Education

Children wave their hands at a private nursery school January 28, 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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AP Newsroom
June 03, 2020 - 4:31 pm
Governor announces COVID-19 health and safety procedures for reopening; Luzerne County Community College announces fall plans.
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MARCH 19: An IEP phone conference is held in a classroom for a student whose parents need English translation at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 in the Manhattan borough of New York City.
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AP Newsroom
May 12, 2020 - 4:55 am
Pa. students expected to return to school in fall, ed chief
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In this April 3, 2020, photo, blue preservation solution is shown at Spectrum DNA in Draper, Utah. The company has developed a test kit to detect the coronavirus in patients' saliva. At least two Utah companies have developed tests and gotten emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: molecular diagnostics company Co-Diagnostics and ancestry-testing kit maker Spectrum DNA. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
AP Newsroom
April 13, 2020 - 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rutgers University researchers have received U.S. government clearance for the first saliva test to help diagnose COVID-19, a new approach that could help expand testing options and reduce risks of infection for health care workers. The Food and Drug Administration authorized the...
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Leanne Francis, first grade teacher at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, conducts an online class from her living room on March 20, 2020
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WILK NEWSROOM
March 27, 2020 - 5:49 am
Local administrators working to get students the proper equipment
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Mar 13, 2020; Millcreek, PA, USA; McDowell High School students leave school on an early dismissal,
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AP Newsroom
March 23, 2020 - 8:46 pm
School closures extended; Wolf issues stay-at-home order
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Kane Richey, a fifth grader at Mooreville Elementary School, concentrates as he competes in the Lee County Spelling Bee Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Tupelo, Miss. (Adam Robinson/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)
AP Newsroom
March 20, 2020 - 10:04 am
The Scripps National Spelling Bee won’t be held as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus. Scripps announced its decision Friday morning, citing recommendations against large gatherings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ongoing state of emergency in Maryland. The bee...
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Pa Dept of Education
WILK NEWSROOM
March 19, 2020 - 6:48 pm
Pa. Dept of Education cancels statewide assessments due to COVID-19.
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Jack Welch appears on CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died at the age of 84. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
AP Newsroom
March 02, 2020 - 10:38 am
BOSTON (AP) — Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died. He was 84. His death was confirmed Monday by GE. The cause of death was...
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A school janitor opens the door to a staff room inside Bothell High School, closed for the day, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Bothell, Wash. The suburban Seattle school was closed Thursday after a staffer's family member was placed in quarantine for showing symptoms of possibly contracting the new virus that started in China - an action health officials say is unnecessary. The school will be cleaned and disinfected while students stay home. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
AP Newsroom
February 28, 2020 - 10:55 am
Schools across the United States are canceling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking “perfect attendance” awards as they brace for the possibility that the new coronavirus could begin spreading in their communities. Districts have been rushing to update emergency plans this...
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Lily Barbour, 5, holds up a campaign sign for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a campaign event in Austin, Texas, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
AP Newsroom
February 24, 2020 - 6:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has joined fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren in proposing that a “wealth tax” can fiance government-funded child care from infancy through age 3 for every American family, then provide universal pre-kindergarten programs after that. Fresh off his win in Nevada,...
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