• Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

  • Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

  • New Mexico school district looking for money to fund cut

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school district has announced it will restore 30 spots for students interested in an elementary summer program.

  • Kobe Bryant dishes an assist to test-weary high schoolers

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam.

  • Santa Fe school district to save $1.6M in new budget

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe school district is cutting dozen of jobs and consolidating some high school programs in its recently approved budget.

  • Budget mess forces hospitals to cut school sports trainers

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Springfield’s Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John’s Hospital will stop providing athletic trainers for area high schools by this summer because of the state budget holdup.

  • New Mexico pueblo attempts to save language from extinction

    PUEBLO OF ACOMA, N.M. (AP) — With fewer than 100 speakers remaining, the Acoma Keres language is on the verge of extinction. Few young people under the age of 40 have learned the language. If no action is taken, the Native American Pueblo of Acoma stands to lose a fundamental part of its heritage, an Acoma educator said. Acoma’s Department of Education and the Language Conservancy have created an Acoma Language Recovery Plan to restore the Keres language and preserve the pueblo’s legacy for future generations. They wrapped up the first phase of the project mid-March.