These Missourians served their time, but they’ll spend the rest of their lives looking for housing | KCUR 89.3

After serving time in prison, Christine McDonald found herself living on the streets of Kansas City and in a pay-by-the-week motel. Robert Richardson, who also has a felony record, settled for a bug-infested apartment with an open hole in the front. They are far from alone in the struggle to find adequate, affordable housing as … Read more

US education secretary to Florida LGBTQ kids: Got your back

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In another clash between President Joe Biden’s administration and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke with LGBTQ students to say the federal government supports them even if the governor does not. Cardona’s call Thursday with students, parents and teachers was a response to Florida legislation opponents … Read more

Education Department teams with Forward Arkansas to address teacher shortage | opinion

The state Education Department has partnered with a non-profit organization called Forward Arkansas to address a growing teacher shortage in Arkansas. They have launched a new website – TeachArkansas.org – to recruit new teachers. It also helps current teachers improve their skills by getting certified in new fields, which allows them to advance professionally and … Read more

High suicide rates in American Indian/Alaska

March 18, 2022 – Rates of suicide among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) veterans have risen sharply in recent years, reports a study in the April issue of medical care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. Age-adjusted suicide rates among AI/AN veterans receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system … Read more

Area students, businesses connect at first Penn Highlands CareerFest | news

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Moving among five rooms at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College on Friday, area students explored job opportunities and educational tracks at the school’s first CareerFest. “We want to reach the students in our service area, not to convince them to come to Penn Highlands Community College, but to show them pathways to careers,” … Read more

Fort Thomas Education Foundation has been on patrol this week — with surprise grants to teachers

The FTEF (Fort Thomas Education Foundation) conducted an annual fun tradition this week with its annual Grant Patrol, surprising some FTIS teachers with the news that their FTEF Grant request has been funded. This year, the FTEF is celebrating a recording-giving year, funding nearly $120,000 in teacher grants, thanks to the generous donations from families … Read more