Education issues

July 19, 2018 - 2:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has ordered the former president of a suspended fraternity at Temple University to stand trial on sexual assault charges. At a preliminary hearing Thursday, Ari Goldstein has been ordered to stand trial on attempted sexual assault, false imprisonment, simple assault and...
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Judge Patti Englander Henning speaks during a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to determine whether a report about Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz, prepared by the Broward County School District, will be released. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
July 11, 2018 - 10:10 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — In the crucial first minutes after a gunman began shooting students and staff at a Florida high school, law enforcement's response was hampered by quirks in the local 911 system that caused many calls from inside the school to be transferred, the chairman of a commission...
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Sheriff Grady Judd, of Polk county, Fla., listens during a state commission meeting as they investigate the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre and how Broward school district and others access threats, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 10, 2018 - 10:16 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A commission investigating a Florida high school massacre has concluded that the suspect's connection to a student diversion program played no role in the attack. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission agreed Tuesday that Nikolas Cruz's 2013...
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Sheriff and chairperson, Bob Gualtieri, of Pinellas county, Fla., speaks during a state commission meeting as they investigate the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre and how Broward school district and others access threats, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 10, 2018 - 3:44 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mental health counselors told the mother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz she shouldn't let him buy guns, but she ignored their concerns and he began assembling an arsenal before her death last year, officials said Tuesday. Lynda Cruz was "an enabler" who...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2016, file photo Marquette University professor John McAdams speaks at a news conference in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to rule Friday, July 6, 2018, on whether Marquette was correct to fire the conservative professor who wrote a blog post criticizing a student instructor whom he believed shut down discussion against gay marriage. McAdams sued the private Catholic school in 2016, arguing that he lost his job for exercising freedom of speech. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)
July 06, 2018 - 9:19 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that Marquette University shouldn't have fired a conservative professor over his blog post that criticized a student instructor he believed shut down discussion about opposition to gay marriage. The ruling concluded that the Catholic school...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, California's Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is joined by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at a news conference in downtown Los Angeles. Prominent school choice supporters are dishing out campaign money now that key state governor races have begun in earnest. Last week, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs donated $29,200 each, the maximum amount, to Newsom's campaign for California governor. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
July 05, 2018 - 12:48 pm
Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest. June primary contests set up a number of state battles for governor in the midterm elections this November, with both Democratic and Republican candidates that...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 04, 2018 - 6:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said the government would no longer encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift announced Tuesday gives colleges the federal government's blessing...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2018 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would not encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift gives schools and colleges the federal government's blessing to leave...
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Alamo Area Council of Governments instructor Dale Marker addresses participants of school marshal training at at Bexar County Firearms Training Center on Friday, June 29, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The School Marshal Program, which essentially deputizes teachers and other staff members, trains school staff members to carry a concealed weapon and how to respond to an active shooter situation. (Josie Norris /The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
June 29, 2018 - 5:26 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The man and woman creep down the school hallway back-to-back, guns drawn. A tap on the backside signals they are ready to move into the next room. He keeps his weapon pointed straight ahead. She scans for dangers that may spring up behind them. "I'm going in, I'm going in," the...
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June 27, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI leaders and local law enforcement officials are studying shootings in schools to piece together trends and come up with ways to prevent future violence, officials said. The FBI on Wednesday hosted a daylong seminar at its headquarters for dozens of officials to discuss common...
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