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NEW YORK (AP) — With a donation of $1.5 million from author James Patterson, Scholastic Book Clubs has launched “The United States of Readers.” It’s a classroom program designed to address literacy inequity. Scholastic announced Monday that United States of Readers will help bring books to 32,000 kids nationwide, grades K-8, from low-income families. Patterson

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will begin conducting weekly, random COVID-19 tests of unvaccinated students in the nation’s largest school district in an attempt to more quickly spot outbreaks in classrooms. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement Monday, a day after the city’s teachers’ union sent de Blasio a

NEW YORK (AP) — Classroom doors are swinging open for about a million New York City public school students in the nation’s largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The start of the school year Monday coincides with several other milestones in the city’s pandemic recovery that hinge on vaccine mandates. Nearly all

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District has ordered all students ages 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The board of the nation’s second-largest school district voted Thursday to require the vaccinations to protect children and the broader community from COVID-19 and to help keep classrooms open for instruction.