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Mississippi school district OKs $5K incentive for recruiting

May. 22, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district has approved a $5,000 incentive to help recruit teachers. Natchez-Adams School District will pay some teachers in areas of “critical need” a $5,000 sign-on bonus to come work for them following a unanimous vote of the Board of...

New Mexico advocates review plan aimed at education deficits

May. 22, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor has presented a long-awaited plan that would set goals for academic proficiency as the state struggles to resolve a lawsuit by frustrated parents who won a court ruling saying the state is failing to provide an adequate education for the vast majority...

Seventh graders taking class to water was a stroke of genius

May. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — Taking dozens of seventh graders kayaking along Broad Creek wasn’t a dare. Maybe a challenge for some. And a test of patience for others. But leading swaths of life jacket-clad students — fueled with field trip exuberance and teenage wit — tandem...

Microsoft’s TechSpark project to expand tech in Mississippi

May. 21, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Long Beach native and Jackson resident JJ Townsend will spearhead a new effort in Mississippi by Microsoft called TechSpark. The program is part of an effort to expand technology education and business development in regions like Mississippi that are short on...

Knowledge, veg thrive in Louisiana school's garden

May. 21, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Just like reading, writing and arithmetic, Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics' sixth graders are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with the help of the Good Food Project. The Good Food Project is a program of the Food Bank of Central...

Tennessee State starts scholarship for public school grads

May. 20, 2022 04:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University has announced a new full scholarship program for 100 Nashville public school graduates to study business, education, engineering and heath sciences. The Nashville university says the "Trailblazing to TSU” scholarships will begin...

Report finds falling student achievement in K-12 schools

May. 19, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's public schools, which have long enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence, have experienced a yearslong trend of declining student performance exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a critical state report released Thursday. A...

Father: Student hurt worst in chemistry experiment has burns

May. 18, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

FARMERSBURG, Ind. (AP) — The most severely injured among four western Indiana high school chemistry students hurt during an experiment that went awry will require skin graft surgery and therapy, his father said Wednesday. David Hooper said his son, Ethan, was airlifted Tuesday to...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 18, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers must fix housing crisis in special session Palm Beach County and many parts of Florida have become too expensive to live. It shouldn’t take skyrocketing housing and insurance costs to convince state leaders to get...

Southern Miss student wants to 3-D print homes

May. 15, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Alkendria “Desiree” McNair’s passion for technology began with video games and evolved into an interest in 3-D printing houses. “I started off playing video games, then I went to kind of fixing phones. I’ve always just had my hand in technology,...