Pakistan university attack shatters dreams, stokes fear
Asia / Campus Life / Middle East

Pakistan university attack shatters dreams, stokes fear

CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AP) — When Islamic militants stormed the university campus in this Pakistani town, chemistry professor Hamid Hussain was carrying a concealed pistol. Locking his students in his classroom he opened fire on the assailants, buying his pupils enough time to escape before he was gunned down. The survival of Hussain’s students in a … Continue reading

Senate panel approves bill to make school lunches tastier
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Senate panel approves bill to make school lunches tastier

WASHINGTON (AP) — School meals could become a bit tastier under legislation approved by a Senate committee. The bipartisan measure approved by a voice vote Wednesday is designed to help schools that say the Obama administration’s healthier meal rules are too restrictive. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee introduced the legislation Monday … Continue reading

Senate panel approves bill to make school lunches tastier
Health / Politics

Senate panel approves bill to make school lunches tastier

WASHINGTON (AP) — School meals could become a bit tastier under legislation approved by a Senate committee. The bipartisan measure approved by a voice vote Wednesday, Jan. 20, is designed to help schools that say the Obama administration’s healthier meal rules are too restrictive. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee introduced the … Continue reading

Lifelong friends still going strong at 87
Virginia

Lifelong friends still going strong at 87

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Five Northampton County natives who graduated from high school together 70 years ago have remained friends throughout the decades. The women vacationed together on Chincoteague last month, enjoying shopping, dining out and visiting the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. But mainly they just enjoyed catching up with news of each other’s lives … Continue reading

Health official: States should post local vaccination info
Education / Health / Lifestyle / National / Science / U.S. News

Health official: States should post local vaccination info

NEW YORK (AP) — How many kids are vaccinated at your child’s school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out. Last school year, only 21 states posted vaccination rates for individual schools, school districts, counties or areas of the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been quietly … Continue reading

Va. schools get 4-year waiver extension on No Child Left Behind standards
Virginia

Va. schools get 4-year waiver extension on No Child Left Behind standards

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia will continue to get relief from federal education requirements and No Child Left Behind-era sanctions The Virginia Department of Education says federal officials have approved the state’s request for a four-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver originally approved in 2012. State Superintendent of Public Instruction … Continue reading