Category Archives: Education

Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after assuming his job, Florida's newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after being ex...

Premier Ford wants to pursue child-care deal with re-elected Liberal government

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he wants to make a child-care deal with the federal government. The province has acknowledged it was in discussions with Ottawa about a potential agreement into the last hours before the federal election was

The Latest: New Zealand’s PM hopes to avoid future lockdowns

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she doesn’t want to use lockdowns in the future and sees vaccinations as the “golden ticket” to navigating the pandemic.

Concerns prompt B.C. to return to notifying schools, parents about COVID exposures

VICTORIA — British Columbia is reversing course on notifying parents about COVID-19 exposures at schools after the provincial health officer previously said reporting of single cases caused too much anxiety. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday that parents a...

The Latest: California virus spread lower than other states

LOS ANGELES — California is seeing lower coronavirus transmission than other U.S. states as virus cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19 decline following a summer surge.

Thai campaign to vaccinate schoolchildren makes progress

BANGKOK (AP) — Health officials in the Thai capital made headway Tuesday in their effort to vaccinate children against the coronavirus, giving shots of the Pfizer vaccine to students aged 12 to 18 with underlying diseases.

The Latest: March protests Australia state’s vaccine mandate

MELBOURNE, Australia — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched in the streets of Australia’s second-largest city to protest against mandatory coronavirus vaccine rules in the construction industry.,

Rural schools close as Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine passport system begins

EDMONTON — Two schools in rural Alberta closed their classrooms Monday over the number of students not attending because of COVID-19 infections as Edmonton police introduced tough new vaccine requirements on the first day of the province's new proof-of...

Gunmen release 10 Nigerian students after collecting ransom

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen in northern Nigeria have released 10 more students after a ransom was paid, but 21 others remain in captivity despite a pledge to release them all, officials said Sunday.

B.C. school district to lock doors during class after COVID-19 protests

SALMON ARM, B.C. — A British Columbia school district says it will begin locking its schools' outside doors during classtime after protesters opposed to COVID-19 protective measures entered several facilities on Friday. School District 83 (North Okanag...