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Librarian, tech specialist is Vermont's 2022 teacher of year

Oct. 18, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) — A school librarian and technology integration specialist in Clarendon is Vermont’s 2022 teacher of the year, the state Education Agency announced Monday. Karen McCalla of the Mill River Union High School gives opportunities for hands-on learning...

Alabama library system joins 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Oct. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama library system has joined a program aimed at getting parents to read often to their preschool children. WSFA-TV reports that the Montgomery City-County Public Library System scheduled a kickoff event Monday morning for the “1,000...

Wyoming's Sissy Goodwin remembered with museum exhibit

Oct. 17, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Vickie Goodwin was supposed to meet her husband at the Smithsonian Museum, and he was very, very late. The Wyoming natives were visiting D.C. for her job, and while she attended a meeting, Sissy had gone off to sightsee. Now he was nowhere to be...

Renowned educator, athlete honored in his Alabama hometown

Oct. 17, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Clarence Underwood Jr. left Gadsden in 1953, a proud graduate of Carver High School. He served in the U.S. Army, then went to Michigan State University to pursue opportunities that were not available to him in Gadsden. He made the most of them,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Sex trafficking is an evil beast that steals freedom, wrecks lives, destroys families A councilman running for re-election in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria told a Dispatch reporter that he felt the urge to...

Georgia Historical Society holds open house in new building

Oct. 10, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) — The Georgia Historical Society held an open house on Saturday after moving into a new building. A tour was offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. where visitors could learn more about future plans for the society at the space in the old town clerk's office,...

NYC public libraries will end late fees in push for equity

Oct. 05, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's public libraries will no longer charge late fees and will waive existing fines for overdue books and other materials, city officials announced Tuesday. Late fees had already been suspended since March 2020 because of the coronavirus...

Maine student's anti-racism art stirs complaints and removal

Oct. 04, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

YORK, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school student staged a schoolwide walkout after her anti-racism art display sparked complaints, forcing school officials to remove it. York High School senior Claudia Corcoran's art display was part of a school project that tasked...

Florida library offering anti-racism kits

Oct. 03, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida library is offering anti-racism kits in hopes of making it easier to broach difficult conversations about race in a meaningful way. The Volusia County Public Library made the kits available for checkout on Friday. Each kit centers a...

Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ

Oct. 01, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Books about sex, LGBTQ issues and how to have a baby have public library employees in a deeply conservative Wyoming city facing possible prosecution after angry local residents complained to police that the material is obscene and doesn't belong in sections for...