Primary and secondary education

July 19, 2019 - 1:51 pm
KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — dA Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills. The letters sent recently to about 1,000 parents in Wyoming Valley West School District have led to complaints from parents and a stern...
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Eddie Davis walks past tributes on his way to his son Jeremy's gravestone, who died from the abuse of opioids, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Coalton, Ohio. Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America’s Appalachian region. In Jackson County, an average yearly total of 107 opioid pills for every resident were distributed over a seven-year period. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 18, 2019 - 11:41 am
JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural county deep in Appalachia. The newly released federal data is shocking even to people who live here in Jackson County, where nearly...
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July 11, 2019 - 4:07 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch's powerful network that's known for influencing state policy is now targeting education issues like school choice as the movement battles a new wave of hostility from Democrats who oppose charter schools and private school vouchers that use...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2016, file photo, a man smokes a marijuana joint at a party celebrating weed in Seattle. Legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults may have led to a slight decline in teen use. That’s according to research published Monday, July 8, 2019, in JAMA Pediatrics. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 08, 2019 - 9:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults in some states may have slightly reduced teens' odds of using pot. One reason may be that it's harder and costlier for teens to buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries than from dealers, said lead author Mark...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Sumter, S.C, on Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
July 06, 2019 - 11:52 pm
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized for recent comments about working with segregationist senators in his early days in the U.S. Senate, saying he understands now his remarks could have been offensive to some. "Was I wrong a few weeks ago?" Biden asked a...
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FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, Corrie Davis, left, picks up her son Turner from Big Shanty Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga. The previous month, the school invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War. Davis says a white student dressed as a plantation owner approached her son and said "You are my slave." She requested that the school to stop the annual Civil War dress-up day. Recently, an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James found in May that a mock "slave auction" that singled out black students at the private Chapel School in Westchester County had a profoundly negative effect on all involved students. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
July 06, 2019 - 10:05 am
Recent cases of teachers coming under fire for holding mock slave auctions are highlighting schools' struggles in teaching about slavery. An investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James found in May that a mock "slave auction" that singled out black students at a private school in...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden speaks during the National Education Association Strong Public Schools Presidential Forum Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 05, 2019 - 6:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Echoing one of their top Democratic presidential rivals, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promised Friday to nominate an educator as secretary of education if either wins the nomination and defeats President Donald Trump. "We don't treat you with dignity," Biden, the former vice president...
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In this photo taken April 3, 2019, a pair of students walk past a historic mural that includes slaves and a dead Native American at George Washington High School in San Francisco. The San Fransisco school board unanimously voted Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to destroy a controversial mural displayed in a public high school. This is the latest move in recent times to remove New Deal-era art, now considered offensive. (Yalonda M. James/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris speaks during the West Des Moines Democrats' annual picnic, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 03, 2019 - 10:19 pm
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris said Wednesday that busing students should be considered by school districts trying to desegregate their locations — not the federal mandate she appeared to support in pointedly criticizing rival Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden last week...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, future United State Coast Guard graduates arrive at the commencement ceremony in New London, Conn. Released Wednesday, July 3, 2019, a Pentagon report from an anonymous 2018 gender relations survey shows that almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they experienced sexual harassment and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
July 03, 2019 - 11:02 am
Almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a Pentagon survey released Wednesday. The anonymous 2018 gender relations survey completed by cadets at the school...
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