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{FD} Trump celebrates student model rocket named … Trump

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President Donald Trump is celebrating a student model rocket named after … Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Will Ferrell gives funny USC commencement talk

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The Latest on comedian and alum Will Ferrell’s commencement talk at the University of Southern California (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Hairstyle Violations story

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The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is criticizing a school for disciplining and suspending black and biracial students because their hairstyles violate the school’s dress policy. Continue reading

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{FD} UNC Charlotte investigates anti-Muslim images on campus

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UNC Charlotte is investigating reports of vulgar images targeting racial and religious minorities being displayed in campus dorms. Continue reading

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{FD} Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

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An Ohio coroner has reopened its investigation into an 8-year-old boy’s suicide, and his school district is expected to release video showing a bully knocking him unconscious two days before he killed himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Detroit-area school evacuated after students fall ill

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A suburban Detroit high school has been evacuated and about a dozen students were taken to hospitals as a precaution after they reported feeling ill. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina teacher suspended for making slave reference

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A North Carolina middle-school teacher captured on video comparing a student to a slave has been suspended. Continue reading

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{FD} First Amendment backers see free speech fading at colleges

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Many First Amendment defenders worry free speech is fading as a priority among today’s college students. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota college president: Racist message was fabricated

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The president of St. Olaf College in southern Minnesota says a note left on a black student’s car with racist content was fabricated and not a genuine threat. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 Johns Hopkins students overdose at fraternity party

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Officials say four Johns Hopkins University undergraduates were hospitalized for apparent opiod overdoses following a fraternity house party. Continue reading

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{FD} Band of brothers: 3 siblings graduating from West Point

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The band of brothers from Nederland, Texas, will graduate with the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2017 on May 27. Continue reading

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{FD} Man with sex record is vice principal for day at high school

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A man with a criminal record for exposing himself to women in South Carolina was briefly hired as a vice principal at a Pennsylvania high school. Continue reading

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{FD} Yale professor discusses best-selling book ‘On Tyranny’

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Yale University professor Timothy Snyder was so alarmed by Donald Trump’s election that he posted a list on Facebook of “20 Lessons from the 20th Century on How to Survive in Trump’s America.” His advice ranged from “Be kind to our language” to “Believ… Continue reading

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{FD} DeVos delivering commencement speed despite unrest

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Despite threats of protests, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is delivering the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University. Continue reading

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{FD} Money to prep poor kids for college? Sorry, wrong size type

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Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the w… Continue reading

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{FD} 8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge’s death

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Eight members of a Penn State University fraternity are expected to appear before a judge to face charges that stem from the death of a pledge after an alcohol hazing ritual. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio university OKs concealed weapons on campus

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Trustees at a small university in Ohio have approved allowing faculty and staff with permits to carry concealed weapons on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Frat member told 911: ‘We have a friend who’s unconscious’

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A Penn State University fraternity member calling 911 for help in a case that has led to charges against 18 students following an alcohol-fueled party calmly told a dispatcher “we have a friend who’s unconscious.” The call from Beta Theta Pi member Rya… Continue reading

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{FD} Transgender teen argues case still relevant after graduation

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Lawyers for a transgender teenager who sued his eastern Virginia school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom have filed a new brief arguing his case still is relevant even though he’s about to graduate from high school. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Teen killed by officers left suicide note

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San Diego police say a 15-year-old boy left a suicide note before he was killed by officers after pointing a BB gun at them in a high school parking lot in the dark. Continue reading

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{FD} Threat closes Colorado school after Trump pinata allegation

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A Colorado high school where a Spanish teacher is accused of allowing students to hit a piñata bearing a picture of President Donald Trump has been closed because of a threat against it on social media. Continue reading

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{FD} Educators value after-school program Trump wants to nix

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Supporters of after-school programs say the study help, social skill-building and supervision they provide is at stake if President Donald Trump’s administration cuts the main federal funding for such programs. Continue reading

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{FD} AP: Sex assaults in high school sports minimized as ‘hazing’

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An Associated Press investigation has found that student-on-student sexual assault in the U.S. is perhaps nowhere as dismissed or as camouflaged as in boys’ sports. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado teacher accused of letting kids hit Trump pinata

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School officials in Colorado are investigating allegations that a high school Spanish teacher allowed students to hit a pinata with a picture of President Donald Trump on it during a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuts put spotlight on student race questions on school forms

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Parents were shocked this year when they learned their children’s Los Angeles middle school would lose teachers due to an uptick in white local student enrollment. Continue reading

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{FD} Grandmother, 72, graduates from Tennessee State University

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Fifty-five years after she cut short her college education when she fell in love, Darlene Mullins has finally graduated. Continue reading

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{FD} Students who shouted down guest speaker question discipline

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Some Vermont college students who shouted down a guest speaker who co-authored a book discussing racial differences in intelligence are questioning the discipline they’re facing. Continue reading

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{FD} “Black cousin” remark at commencement sparks criticism

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A Boise businesswoman says she meant no offense for the remarks she made during a University of Idaho commencement address that has since sparked criticism from attendees. Continue reading

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{FD} Joe Paterno’s son elected to Penn State’s board of trustees

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A son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been elected to the university’s board of trustees. Continue reading

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{FD} Dress code crackdown suspends 150 students, brings criticism

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A one-day sweep in which over 150 high school students were suspended for dress code violations is bringing new criticism to a Connecticut district of predominantly Hispanic and black students that was already under scrutiny for having low numbers of m… Continue reading

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{FD} Travyon Martin will receive posthumous degree in Florida

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A university will award Trayvon Martin a posthumous Bachelor of Science Degree in aviation five years after the black teenager was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in a central Florida neighborhood. Continue reading

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{FD} Students sue over suspensions for ‘likes’ on racist posts

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A California school district suspended a high school student after racist images that included nooses drawn around the necks of a black student and coach appeared on his social media site. Continue reading

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{FD} Amanpour to address graduates at Northeastern University

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Northeastern University’s newest graduates will hear from journalist Christiane Amanpour. Continue reading

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{FD} No bats about it: Principal who made ‘smash space’ resigns

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An elementary school principal in Washington D.C.’s suburbs is resigning amid controversy over the “smash space” she created for teachers to relieve tension by swinging baseball bats at furniture. Continue reading

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{FD} Study: school system more likely to hire whites than blacks

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A study by professors at George Mason University has found that Virginia’s largest school system is far more likely to hire a white teacher applicant than an African-American. Continue reading

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{FD} Noose Found Inside University of Maryland fraternity House

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Authorities at the University of Maryland are investigating a noose discovered in a fraternity house. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota prof’s coloring book pokes fun at college life

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Julie Schumacher found plenty of fodder for her career detour into adult coloring books from two decades teaching at the University of Minnesota, which has its own therapy animals for stressed-out students to pet. Continue reading

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{FD} DeVos’ invitation to speak at black college draws criticism

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A granddaughter of Bethune-Cookman University’s founder says Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shouldn’t speak at the historically black college’s graduation next week as scheduled. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 dead at Texas community college

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Two people — including the suspected shooter — were found dead at a Dallas-area community college Wednesday, in an incident that sparked a lockdown and reports of an “active shooter.” Continue reading

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{FD} Texas community college on lockdown amid ‘intruder’ report

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A Dallas-area community college says it’s on lockdown following reports of an intruder, possibly armed. Continue reading

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{FD} School disciplines student who made racial Snapchat post

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A North Carolina school system says it’s disciplined a student who posted a racially offense comment on Snapchat that referenced slavery. Continue reading

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{FD} Colgate University official suspended after lockdown over black student with glue gun

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A Colgate University campus safety director has been placed on leave while officials review a lockdown prompted by a black student carrying a glue gun for an art project. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds march at American University after noose incident

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Hundreds of students have been marching at American University in Washington a day after bananas were found hanging from string in the shape of nooses on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: ‘Armed’ person’ at Colgate was student with glue gun

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Officials at an upstate New York college say a lockdown prompted by reports of an armed person on campus was actually a student using a glue gun for an art project. Continue reading

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{FD} Colgate University warns of ‘armed person’ on campus

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A private liberal arts college in New York is warning students of a possible “armed person” on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Bananas hanging from noose-shaped strings found on DC campus

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Officials at American University in the nation’s capital are investigating what they says are racist incidents in which bananas were found hanging from string in the shape of nooses on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Suspect in stabbings active in campus group

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The Latest on the stabbings at the University of Texas (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Protesters at St. Olaf reach deal with college

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The Latest on protests against racist incidents at St. Olaf College (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pelosi urges Fisk students to mobilize against prejudice

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday urged a group of graduating students at Fisk University to mobilize against prejudice and inequality. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: 1 dead, several hurt in U. of Texas stabbings

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Emergency responders say one person is dead and three others have been taken to a hospital with “potentially serious injuries” after a stabbing attack on the University of Texas campus. Continue reading

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