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On pandemic ‘learning loss,’ schools look forward, not back

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A complete picture has yet to emerge of how much learning was lost by students during the pandemic. That’s all...

‘So frustrating’: Grave missteps seen in US virus response

NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled...

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school...

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there...

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

ROME (AP) — Italy's leader imposed at least a month of new restrictions across the country Sunday to fight rising coronavirus infections, shutting down...

School districts face hard choices amid pandemic-era cuts

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — The school year in this old industrial city started with a whack of a budget ax. Teachers, classroom aides and...

Analysis: Racial inequity in who takes career, tech courses

Alphina Kamara wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her high school in Wilmington, Delaware. ...

Pandemic widens learning gap in education-obsessed S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students...

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total...

Mayor blasts effort to rename schools during pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The irritated mayor of San Francisco blasted an effort to rename some of the city's public schools, saying the school...

COVID spike arrives late, hits hard in rural Kansas county

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — With COVID-19 cases surging in rural areas across the Midwest, a county sheriff in northwestern Kansas found himself struggling to...

Pandemic leaves American Samoa residents stranded, homesick

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Makerita Iosefo Vaʻa hasn't been home for nearly eight months — the longest she's ever been away from...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice...

DC charters lead the way on in-school teaching experiment

WASHINGTON (AP) — While most of the kids in Washington's public schools are dealing with computer screens and Zoom rooms, a dozen students work...

Italian teenage computer whiz beatified by Catholic Church

ASSISI, Italy (AP) — A 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006 moved a step closer to possible sainthood Saturday with...

Los Angeles school removes name of eugenics backer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school board has renamed David Starr Jordan High School to simply Jordan High School to remove its...

Enrollment drops worry public schools as pandemic persists

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rather than wait to see how her children's Florida public school would teach students this fall, Erica Chao enrolled...

NFL looking at “several” protocol incidents with Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL's investigation into how Tennessee turned into the league's first COVID-19 outbreak found “several specific incidents" of the Titans...

DC unveils plan to open public school buildings in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public Schools in Washington, D.C., will partially reopen their buildings to select students beginning Nov. 9 in a multi-pronged approach as...

Asia Today: Remote learning begins in virus-hit Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Grade school and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home Monday after the coronavirus pandemic forced remote-learning...

Parents: Online learning program has racist, sexist content

HONOLULU (AP) — Zan Timtim doesn't think it's safe for her eighth-grade daughter to return to school in person during the coronavirus pandemic but...

In NYC and LA, returning pupils face battery of virus tests

The two largest school districts in the U.S. are rolling out ambitious and costly plans to test students and staff for the coronavirus, bidding...

Californians to vote on racial, gender preference programs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring,...

Greece: Violence at school rally, concern over nursing home

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police used tear gas Thursday to disperse violently protesting state high school students who have organized scores of school...

Governor vetoes California bill requiring ethnic studies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom late Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement,...

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears...

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia’s coast

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the...

They wanted disruption in 2016. Now they’re Trump defectors

Shawna Jensen’s moment of reckoning came in March, as she sat in her suburban Fort Worth, Texas, living room next to her fireplace. Her...

Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week...

Sex ed mandate sparks bitter Washington state ballot fight

SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year....

Zimbabwe begins gradual reopening of schools amid virus

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s schools Monday reopened for pupils in two grades as part of a gradual process that will see all pupils...

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and...

Dozens of Iowa students quarantine as virus cases rise

Dozens of students in Iowa schools were quarantined after both staff and students tested positive for the coronavirus, while a high school switched to...

Parents sue over distance learning in Los Angeles

Nine parents filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the Los Angeles Unified School District’s distance learning program implemented during the pandemic fails to meet...

US parents delaying preschool and kindergarten amid pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of kindergarten approached and with a baby on the...

Pandemic highlights opportunity gaps in public schools

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day...

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad...

For most NYC students, back to school but not the classroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Monday’s return to New York City schools wasn't the one anyone planned for. For most, it wasn't a return at...

Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into...

NYC mayor ‘very confident’ in new school reopening timeline

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is confident that New York City will meet a revised timeline to bring public school students...

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with...

Trump downplays legacy of slavery in appeal to white voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intensified efforts to appeal to his core base of white voters on Thursday by downplaying the historical legacy...

Federal funding threatened over transgender athlete policy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is threatening to withhold some federal funding from Connecticut school districts if they follow a...

What are the rules on masks in schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools? ...

Doubts persist at start of NYC’s hybrid school year

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's already- delayed school year started remotely Wednesday in a soft opening that will serve as a prologue...

Pandemic spells opportunity for marooned Coast Guard cadets

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Branyelle Carillo was facing the prospect of a summer marooned by the pandemic at the Coast Guard Academy in...

California judge orders school to stop in-person classes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered classrooms closed at a private school in California’s Central Valley that has defied state and...

Cyprus police probe tossing of chickens, rabbits at school

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Police in Cyprus launched a probe Tuesday into reports that a group of students hurled live chickens and rabbits from...

Italy’s initial virus hotspot back to school after 7 months

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — The morning bell Monday marked the first entrance to the classroom for the children of Codogno since Feb. 21, when...

Trump, DeVos raise school choice in appeal to vexed parents

As millions of American children start the school year online, the Trump administration is hoping to convert their parents’ frustration and anger into newfound...

The Latest: NYC teachers union will block school reopening

NEW YORK — The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person classes this month...

Russian schools open with classroom, cafeteria precautions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian children have returned to schools after attending classes online since the coronavirus pandemic swept the country in late March. ...

Nebraska to end nearly all social distancing restrictions

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will end nearly all of his state's social-distancing restrictions on Monday even as the number of...

The Latest: S Korea’s coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the recent viral resurgence is...

Teacher deaths raise alarms as new school year begins

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school...

Big drop reported in vaping by US teenagers

NEW YORK (AP) — Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. ...

The Latest: Illinois university quarantines all student body

PEORIA, Ill. — Bradley University in central Illinois is requiring its entire student body to quarantine for two weeks because of clusters of COVID-19...

Fearing virus, parents in Spain rise against back to school

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ángela López hardly fits the profile of a rule-breaker. But the mother of a 7-year-old girl with respiratory problems has...

China detains 23 in crackdown on Inner Mongolia protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in China's Inner Mongolia region have detained at least 23 people following protests last week against a new policy...

In pandemic, Nigerian teacher can ‘teach the whole world’

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — For many 12th graders, the closure of Nigeria’s public schools to combat the spread of COVID-19 presents a particular problem:...

Navajo woman who survived COVID-19 finds joy in simple steps

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An ambulance whisked Carol Todecheene from her house in late March as some of her 13 rescue dogs barked and...

Jill Biden drawing on classroom time for case against Trump

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — When Jill Biden introduced herself to millions of Americans during last month's Democratic National Convention, she did so from a...

The Latest: Nevada reports 390 new virus cases, 13 deaths

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada health officials on Saturday reported 390 additional COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths, bringing the statewide totals to 71,102...

Refugee families face unique struggles with online school

PHOENIX (AP) — Samuel Lavi knew he'd have to find unique ways to stay connected to refugee families when the coronavirus pandemic shut down...

Thai students turn agitators for educational reform

BANGKOK (AP) — She‘s...

Students in Inner Mongolia protest Chinese language policy

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) —...

Virus crisis easing across Sun Belt but could heat up again

The torrid coronavirus summer...

It’s class time again across Europe, virus or no

PARIS (AP) — Tugging...

At military academies, COVID-19 is the enemy to be defeated

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) —...

Across South, a push to change Confederate school names

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —...

The Latest: S. Korea sees 299 new cases as virus spikes

SEOUL, South Korea --...

Asia Today: Cases still rise in S.Korea, Malaysia stays shut

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

The Latest: SKorea prepares for more restrictions in capital

SEOUL, South Korea ---...

Asia Today: South Korea tightens distancing as cases mount

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

The Latest: China nears full re-opening of schools

BEIJING — China began...

Judge blocks rule that moves relief funds to private schools

LANSING, Mich. (AP) —...

The Latest: SKorea reports highest new virus total in months

SEOUL, South Korea --...

California children slowly being let back into classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Judge refuses to close California school classrooms

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) —...

California OKs school return for kids with special needs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

DeVos softens position on schools reopening in Georgia visit

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) —...

UK government ditches advice on masks at English schools

LONDON (AP) — Following...

The Latest: SKorea closes schools in greater capital area

SEOUL, South Korea --...

As world grapples with pandemic, schools are the epicenter

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —...

AP EXCLUSIVE: US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

The Latest: S Korea orders nationwide pandemic restrictions

SEOUL, South Korea —...

Schools close in California county after virus list issue

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) —...

Quarantines, closures: Confusion reigns as schools reopen

Frightening calls from the...

Nigerian boy gains fame with dance video as stars pay homage

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) —...

Alabama restarts prep football in test of virus precautions

THORSBY, Ala. (AP) —...

The Latest: Virus spike in S Korea capital may be spreading

SEOUL, South Korea —...

Dozens of California elementary schools allowed to reopen

Dozens of California elementary...

Teachers could stay in classroom if exposed to COVID-19

ATLANTA (AP) — New...

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