Man dies following brawl at middle school basketball game

CNN — A 60-year-old man died following a brawl that broke out on Tuesday night in the town of Alburgh during a middle school basketball game, Vermont State Police (VST) said in a statement Wednesday. Russell Giroux was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans where he was pronounced dead, VST said. … Read more

NY Govt. Hochul unveils FY 2024 budget proposal – Eyewitness News ABC7NY

NY Govt. Hochul unveils FY 2024 budget proposalEyewitness News ABC7NY Hochul’s $227 Billion Budget Plan Targets NYC’s Urgent NeedsThe New York Times Kathy Hochul’s record-breaking $227B NEW budget: Bail, migrants, gas stove banNew York Post Kathy Hochul’s test: The governor is pushing critical policy priorities in this year’s budget; she must wield power wiselyNew York … Read more

Video: Princeton student Edward Tian on his AI-text detecting app GPTZero

CNN runs a human-written script through an AI-text detection app. See what happens The powerful AI tool ChatGPT is already raising concerns that the technology could encourage cheating and help pass off a few seconds at the keyboard as hours of research and writing. 22-year-old Princeton University student Edward Tian developed an app called GPTZero … Read more

Britain hit by biggest day of strikes in a decade as pay disputes escalate

London CNN — As many as half a million workers are striking across Britain on Wednesday, closing schools, canceling university lectures and bringing most of the rail network to a standstill in what unions say will be the biggest single day of walkouts in more than a decade. Teachers, university staff, train drivers and civil … Read more

ChatGPT creator rolls out ‘imperfect’ AI detection tool to help teachers spot potential cheating

CNN — Two months after OpenAI unnerved some educators with the public release of ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that can help students and professionals generate shockingly convincing essays, the company is unveiling a new tool to help teachers adapt. OpenAI on Tuesday announced a new feature, called an “AI text classifier,” that allows users to … Read more

School refusals are on the rise. Experts say it’s a symptom of broader mental health problems among our youth

Mark Catchpole has been looking forward to returning to school in Melbourne this week — he’s got friends to see, hobbies to talk about and big plans for the year ahead. “I think I’m really excited for school,” he said. But the 15-year-old wasn’t always this enthusiastic about going back to the classroom. A few … Read more

DeSantis proposes banning diversity and inclusion initiatives at Florida universities

CNN — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that he intends to ban state universities from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in hopes that they will “wither on the vine” without funding. “It really serves as an ideological filter, a political filter,” the Republican said while speaking in Bradenton, Florida. The proposal … Read more

Video: New security measures as students return to school where 6-year-old allegedly shot teacher

‘More people should lose their jobs’: Parents call for accountability at school where teacher was shot Nearly a month after a 6-year-old allegedly shot his teacher inside a classroom, students at Richneck Elementary are returning to class and navigating new safety protocols. CNN’s Brian Todd reports.

School where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher reopened Monday with stepped-up security and a new administrator, as nervous parents and students expressed optimism about a return to the classroom. Richneck Elementary School in Newport News opened its doors more than three weeks after the Jan. 6 … Read more