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MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Santa Claus came to town.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Teachers across the country rallied for more funding and less testing Monday as part of a national ‘‘Day of Action’’ organized in several states.‘‘The overriding message is reclaiming the promise of public education,’’ said Richard Iannuzzi, president of New York State United Teachers, who took part in an event at Nyack High School with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, parents and legislators.Events also were planned in several other New York cities and in at least two dozen other states.While teachers, students, community groups, and educators tailored their actions to states’ individual concerns, a central theme in many states, including New York, Florida, Idaho and Iowa, was a call for more funding for public schools.
PRINCETON, N.J. — Princeton University has begun vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the United States.Seven students and one prospective student who was visiting campus have been stricken by potentially life-threatening type B meningococcal disease since March. None of the cases has been fatal.Scores of students were lined up in a campus center when the vaccinations became available Monday. University officials said they would release the number of students who received the shots. Vaccines are being given through Thursday, and a booster dose will be given in February. The vaccinations were recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has begun vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the United States.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran court has sentenced four police officers to long prison terms for the 2011 killing of the son of the National Autonomous University's president — a case that set off a campaign to clean up the Central American nation's corruption-plagued police force.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to investigate the civil rights complaint filed by seven women who allege the University of Connecticut responded to sexual assaults on campus with deliberate indifference or worse.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two Vermont teacher unions Monday offered plans for the upcoming session of the state Legislature that included efforts to unionize early childhood educators and recruit highly qualified people into the teaching profession.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent said Monday that he decided to court-martial two midshipmen in a sexual assault case against a military judge's recommendation because it is his duty to make sure the charges are fully examined.
STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) — Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation's first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown officials asked for privacy and joined victims' families Monday in calling for people to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting by performing acts of kindness or volunteering with charities.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors say the former chief operating officer of a county school district in Georgia, her ex-husband and the district's ex-superintendent have been sentenced in a racketeering and theft scheme.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington police say a man is dead after the vehicle he was driving collided with a school bus being driven the other way on a major commuting artery in the Vermont city.