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Atlanta schools offer $3K to lure teachers for online class

Oct. 25, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta public school officials are offering a $3,000 bonus to try to recruit new teachers for additional virtual classes. The district announced the hiring bonus recently amid a jump in the number of students seeking online instruction, The Atlanta...

Wisconsin students collecting supplies for Afghan refugees

Oct. 25, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) — When Lt. Col. Ryan Casper was deployed to Iraq in 2004-05 and Afghanistan in 2008-09, he found the most rewarding part of the experience to be collecting school supplies for children. Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as they received...

Iowa superintendent's wife donates to school board candidate

Oct. 24, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wife of the Des Moines school district's superintendent is raising eyebrows with her $400 donation to a local school board candidate's campaign. School board experts and government watchdogs say the donation Jami Bassman Ahart made is legal...

Leader of charter school to quit following hedge fund losses

Oct. 24, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The founder of a St. Paul charter school that lost $4.3 million in a hedge fund investment is quitting as superintendent and chief financial officer, the Hmong College Prep Academy board said in a posting on its website. The board said it plans to...

Arizona conservatives launch alternative to education group

Oct. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new organization calling itself a nonpartisan school board association is headed by Republican activists, including the first vice chair and treasurer of the Republican Party of Arizona, and the daughter of the chairwoman. The Arizona Coalition of...

Education officials say about 8K students still homeschooled

Oct. 24, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Many of the students who began homeschooling in Maine during the pandemic have returned to the classroom, but about 8,000 kids remain at home, according to new data from the education department. The Sun Journal reports that the number of students...

'Tyhoid Mary' play at Wyoming school takes on timely topic

Oct. 24, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne’s Central High School theater program is returning in full capacity with a surprisingly relevant and intimate production of “Typhoid Mary.” The play tells the story of Mary Mallon, an Irish cook who immigrated to America in the early...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 24, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abington 36, Pennsbury 35 Abington Heights 41, West Scranton 0 Abraham Lincoln 28, Overbrook 0 Albert Gallatin 50, Charleroi 16 Aliquippa 42, Blackhawk 14 ...

Japanese, southern cultures blend in northeast Mississippi

Oct. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mieko Kikuchi remembers what it was like coming to the United States from Japan. Kikuchi, Renasant’s Japanese liaison and member of Japan-America Society of Mississippi’s board of directors, said she was an active member of her community when...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Annandale 21, Falls Church 18 Archbishop Carroll, D.C. 54, Bishop O'Connell 0 Atlantic Shores Christian 70, Fredericksburg Christian 41 Beacon Hill 20, North Wake Christian, N.C. 8 ...