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Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic. As they await the arrival next fall of students who sat out the current school ...

Judge asks Kansas attorney general to weigh in on pandemic law

Mission — A judge has asked the Kansas attorney general to weigh in on “significant constitutional problems” raised by a state law that gives those who object to pandemic restrictions such as mask requirements the right to trigger a 72-hour review. David Hauber, a Johnson County judge, ...

New federal COVID-19 safety rules exempt most employers, angering labor advocates

NEW YORK — The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who have spent more than a year lobbying for the protections. The Labor Department included only health care workers in its new ...

Kansas orders less than 1% of its COVID vaccine allocation

TOPEKA — Kansas ordered less than 1% of its vaccine allocation from the federal government for this week, the state health department reported Friday. The disclosure came as the department's data showed that Kansas still had nearly 593,000 unused doses as of Friday, about 21% of the 2.8 ...