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U of Florida: Professors can't make sick kids leave class

Feb. 14, 2020 2:10 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s flagship university is warning its professors to stop requiring students who may be visibly sick to leave class and be tested for the new coronavirus. The orders from the University of Florida reflect rising anxieties about the illness on a campus with more than...

Singing from the soul: Minot student performs at Carnegie

Feb. 10, 2020 1:02 AM EST

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot High School Central Campus sophomore was given an opportunity of a lifetime to audition for the 2020 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Jersey Johnson made the audition and traveled to New York City to perform on Feb. 2. Johnson has had a passion for singing...

In a Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 photo, Beau Remington works with his teacher, Steve Hilton, to fill a coffee order at Scooper Sam's Awesome Coffee Hut at Sturgis Brown High School in Sturgis.  (Deb Holland/Black Hills Pioneer via AP)

Sturgis students run own classroom coffee shop, learn skills

Feb. 10, 2020 1:02 AM EST

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Students in Steve Hilton’s life skills classroom at Sturgis Brown High School are learning job and life skills one cup of coffee at a time. On a recent Thursday, the students held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for their Scooper Sam’s Awesome Coffee Hut which is...

SC school team picked for spaceflight experiments program

Feb. 10, 2020 12:02 AM EST

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — It's back to space again for Alice Drive Middle School. On Jan.30, another all-girl team at the Miller Road school discovered its experiment had been selected by a national review board of researchers and distinguished educators to participate in a student spaceflight experiments...

Virginia teacher back on job after exchange with student

Feb. 9, 2020 6:51 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach middle school teacher is back on the job after he was placed on leave when a video of a confrontation with a student circulated online. WAVY-TV reports that Karl Whitley returned to the classroom Thursday at Kempsville Middle School. Whitley, a 30-year teaching...

FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, pedestrians cross over University Avenue on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. As concerns about China’s virus outbreak spread, universities all over the world are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs. One diagnosis was confirmed at ASU and another at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, which said the infected student had recently traveled to Wuhan. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

Feb. 6, 2020 10:57 AM EST

As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. From Europe to Australia and the United States, universities in countries that...

University suspends travel to China for students, faculty

Feb. 4, 2020 9:27 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has suspended its study abroad programs and faculty travel to China amid the global spread of coronavirus. Chancellor Ronnie Green said the university will follow the advisory issued by the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC recommended Jan. 6 that...

This image from video by Jenna Fabian shows a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter on a ladder rescuing a man who had climbed out on the side of a 25-story high-rise apartment, escaping flames from a burning apartment balcony, after a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels in West Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Courtesy of Jenna Fabian via AP)

Man, 19, gravely injured in Los Angeles high-rise fire dies

Feb. 1, 2020 1:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 19-year-old French citizen who was gravely injured when flames tore through a high-rise apartment tower this week died Friday evening at a hospital, authorities said. The Fire Department announced the death but provided no details. The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, a construction worker rests at the site of the Huoshenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China as of Wednesday has more infections of a new virus than it did in with SARS, though the death toll is still lower. (Chinatopix via AP)

New Mexico State to halt student trips to China amid virus

Jan. 29, 2020 5:13 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University says its study abroad office will not be sending students to China amid a new virus that has sickened thousands and killed more than 100. University spokeswoman Minerva Baumann told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the school will follow the U.S....

West Virginia students explore real-world uses of drones

Jan. 25, 2020 9:00 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty gifted education students from across Cabell County put their heads together, with the buzzing of drones just inches above them, to solve real-world problems the morning of Jan. 21 at the Robert C. Byrd Institute in Huntington. Classrooms at Martha Elementary School in...