Education

Midshipmen from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland
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April 17, 2019 - 7:37 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school...
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FILE - In this May 1, 1999, file photo, demonstrators gather on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver, Colo., to protest against the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, which is being held in the city. Data shows that such shootings are less frequent and with fewer killed than in the years that preceded Columbine. Still, Americans worry about how safe schools are. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:55 pm
The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school. Those fears have only intensified since...
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March 20, 2019 - 10:58 am
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for "...
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 Date night reminder message on a cork board
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February 11, 2019 - 11:30 am
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — It's almost Valentine's Day, and at Towson University in Maryland a mother has been trying so hard to find a date for her son that police are concerned. The Baltimore Sun reports that a woman in her 50s wearing a multicolored scarf approached students in two campus buildings last...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Hudson Falls Police Department use unloaded guns to take part in an emergency drill as they walk through a corridor inside the Hudson Falls Primary School in Hudson Falls, N.Y. With each subsequent shooting forcing schools to review their readiness, parents are increasingly questioning elements of the ever-evolving drills that are now part of most emergency plans, including the use of simulated gunfire and blood, when to reveal it’s just practice, and whether drills unduly traumatize kids. (Omar Ricardo Aquije/The Post-Star via AP, File)
February 10, 2019 - 11:16 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ever since the Columbine shooting, many school districts have held shooting drills to practice emergency procedures. But 20 years later, some parents are questioning whether kids are traumatized by the drills, which can include simulated gunfire and blood and sometimes happen...
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December 12, 2018 - Washington, DC, United States: Governor- elect Ron DeSantis of Florida participates in a meeting hosted by United States President Donald J. Trump with governors-elect at the White House. (Photo by Chris Kleponis/Pool/Sipa USA)
Tom Franklin
February 01, 2019 - 11:08 am
CAPE CORAL, Fla. (KMOX) — Common Core will no longer be taught in the state of Florida as soon as 2020. Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday he is issuing an executive order to eliminate the Obama-era program from schools across teh state. I have heard parents from across the state loud and...
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Missouri State Capitol
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Megan Lynch
January 24, 2019 - 10:22 am
St. Louis, MO (KMOX) - A St. Louis legislator wants to put an end to "food shaming" in Missouri schools. State Representative Ian Mackey says he received free meals as a child. Because of that he says he wore a different colored wristband and experienced having his lunch thrown away because he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, Oneonta's Abby Blackwood, left, shoots over Charles Henderson's Maori Davenport in a girls' Class 4A state basketball semifinal, in Birmingham, Ala. Alabama high school officials are defending the season-long suspension of a top girls basketball player over money she received from USA Basketball. Charles Henderson High School senior and Rutgers signee Maori Davenport was ruled ineligible this season on Nov. 30 after receiving an $857.20 check from USA Basketball for "lost wages". She represented the organization in a tournament in Mexico City over the summer.(AP Photo/Hal Yeager, File)
January 07, 2019 - 5:00 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — One of the nation's top girls high school basketball players appears likely to remain benched for her entire senior season after spending part of last summer playing with USA Basketball. Maori Davenport, who received an $857.20 check from USA Basketball that was later repaid...
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Purdue Boilermakers superfan and honorary bowl captain Tyler Trent before the game between the Purdue Boilermakers and Auburn Tigers
January 02, 2019 - 1:54 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday. He was 20 years old. His family confirmed the death to The Indianapolis Star . Trent wanted to be a sportswriter and was determined to...
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West Main Street leads right to the Capital in Jefferson City
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December 31, 2018 - 10:15 am
When the 2019 legislatives sessions begin, Republicans will control 61 of the 99 state legislative chambers (down from 66 before the November election) and will control both chambers in 30 states.
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