Education

Sen. Lamar Alexander listens as Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks to students at Sevier County High School, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Sevierville, Tenn. The pair spoke about the newly launched myStudentAid mobile application. (Robert Berlin/The Daily Times via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says ballooning student debt has caused a crisis in higher education and that the traditional path to college might not be the best choice for everyone. Speaking at a conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, DeVos raised a "red warning flag" that the...
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Ferguson-Florissant School District Administration Building.
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October 11, 2018 - 9:05 am
STEAM Academy & early childhood program being added
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California Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, second from left and staff Camille Wagner, left, Graciela Castillo-Krings, right, at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Sunday is the last day for Brown to approve or veto bills passed by the legislature. Brown, who will be leaving office in January, is acting on some on the last pieces of legislation in his tenure as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 30, 2018 - 9:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday. The measure requires at least one female director on the board of...
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A large, empty classroom with wooden chairs.
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September 20, 2018 - 7:58 am
You'll soon be seeing some new billboards across Illinois.
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September 20, 2018 - 7:13 am
Two of the Trump Administration's highest-ranking medical professionals are stopping in Madison County.
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September 12, 2018 - 9:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study finds that fiction reading is down, poetry is up and adult Americans are renewing their interest in museums, arts festivals and the performing arts. On Wednesday, the National Endowment for the Arts published "U.S. Trends in Arts Attendance and Literary...
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September 05, 2018 - 1:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A ban intending to clamp down on hard liquor at frat house parties following pledge deaths last year has been ordered for most fraternities in the United States and Canada, unless the drinks are served by someone with a liquor license. All international and national fraternities...
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Mike Parson, left, celebrates his election as Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, on November 8, 2016, at the Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, Mo.
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August 31, 2018 - 9:55 am
Parson wants the legislature to consider bills he vetoed on STEM education and expanding drug treatment courts.
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Cathleen Dacey, right, a Quinnipiac University law student, talks to Jeanne Piccirillo, 90, and Cairisse Miessau, 85, at Masonicare at Ashlar Village, a retirement community in Wallingford, Conn. Dacey will live at the center this school year as part of an intergenerational learning program. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
August 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college. The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, says she and Beth lived in the same building and spent hours talking about everything from boyfriends to baking. Her...
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Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team take the field to begin practice for a new season just after midnight on Monday, July 30, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. The players, their school, and community still grieve for the 17 lives lost at the school on Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
July 30, 2018 - 10:53 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The first practice of the new season was over, and the only sound on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was dozens of football players screaming in delight. It was 2:15 a.m., and they were having a water balloon fight . At last, on a campus shaken by tragedy,...
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