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Cheaters beware: ChatGPT maker releases AI detection tool

Jan. 31, 2023 13:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The maker of ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help teachers detect if a student or artificial intelligence wrote that homework. The new AI Text Classifier launched Tuesday by OpenAI follows a...

'School choice' is culture-war focus for Kansas lawmakers

Jan. 31, 2023 10:17 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators in Kansas are focusing on helping conservative parents remove their children from public schools over what's taught about gender and sexuality rather than pursuing a version of what critics call Florida's “Don't Say Gay” law. A...

Virginia says error led to shortage in local school funding

Jan. 31, 2023 09:29 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Education is acknowledging it made a mistake in calculating state aid for K-12 schools, an error that is leaving divisions with less funding than expected. The error stemmed from a failure to reflect last year’s decision to hold...

Adani $2.5B share sale pushes through amid fraud claims

Jan. 31, 2023 07:52 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The closely watched $2.5 billion share sale launched by Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, was fully subscribed on Tuesday, bucking expectations after a turbulent week in which the conglomerate’s shares plunged in a tussle with a U.S. short seller. By the time...

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings

Jan. 31, 2023 02:21 AM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 30: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson Lake Highlands, 22-3; 2. Beaumont United, 25-1; 3. Arlington Martin, 25-3; 4. Allen, 25-6; 5. Katy Seven...

Teen killed, four others injured in shooting at Texas lounge

Jan. 30, 2023 20:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A high school student was killed and four others were injured when a person opened fire over the weekend at a hookah lounge in Austin, Texas, authorities said Monday. Brayden Bolyard, 17, died at the scene of the shooting at the lounge Saturday night, Austin...

School audit shows theft of $1.5M in food, mostly wings

Jan. 30, 2023 18:01 PM EST

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-area school district official has been charged in the theft of $1.5 million worth of food — mostly chicken wings. Vera Liddell, 66, was being held in the Cook County Jail on a $150,000 bond, WGN-TV reported Monday. Liddell worked as...

Bill would require fetal growth film in North Dakota schools

Jan. 30, 2023 17:26 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House on Monday approved a bill that would require school districts to show a video on fetal development as part of life science curriculums. The bill, which now goes to the Senate, passed by a 60-34 vote. It does not specify which grade...

School where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Jan. 30, 2023 17:18 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher reopened Monday with stepped-up security and a new administrator, as nervous parents and students expressed optimism about a return to the classroom. Richneck Elementary School in...

Beshear touts education plan ahead of lawmakers reconvening

Jan. 30, 2023 16:29 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is lagging behind in the “competition for talent” to lead its classrooms, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday in pushing for higher teacher pay as a way to overcome a shortage of educators. He cited grim statistics in making his case for a 5% pay raise...