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{FD} 6-year-old got gun at LA-area school; families kept in dark

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Authorities learned a 6-year-old brought a gun to an elementary school outside Los Angeles, but parents of other students didn’t learn about it for nearly two weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: University leader got fitness freebies

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An investigation has found that the outgoing leader of the University of California’s Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness. Continue reading

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{FD} Heimlich hero: Video captures student saving friend’s life

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A Wisconsin high school student is being called a hero for using the Heimlich maneuver to rescue a choking friend in the school cafeteria. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Oregon board approves deal on tribal mascots

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The Latest on an Oregon schools and tribal mascots (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Shrimp fossil is named for British naturalist Attenborough

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He recently had a polar research vessel named in his honor. Continue reading

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{FD} UCF fraternity remains under suspension after gun incident

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A police report says fraternity brothers at a now-suspended University of Central Florida fraternity were uncomfortable when a pledge-master brandished an unloaded shotgun at blindfolded pledges, but did nothing to intervene. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 schools named after eugenics advocates to get new names

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School officials in Palo Alto have unanimously voted to rename two middle schools that bear the names of leaders in the eugenics movement. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers want to dismiss mother’s lawsuit over Bible classes

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Lawyers for a West Virginia public school system are asking a judge to maintain a 75-year practice of putting children in Bible classes. Continue reading

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{FD} Detroit school board OKs lawsuit to keep schools open

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Detroit’s board of education has voted to sue the state to prevent any school closures after more than two dozen city schools were identified for potential shutdown. Continue reading

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{FD} Flip the script: Cursive sees revival in school instruction

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Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting and printing out their words longhand. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials close Penn State frat where pledge had fatal fall

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Authorities are shutting down a Penn State fraternity where a pledge was fatally injured in a fall down the stairs. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas ex-teacher appeals after firing for porn-acting past

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A Dallas teacher who was fired when her past as a pornographic actress was exposed on social media says she was a teenage victim of “sex slavery” and that she wants her teaching job back. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student government is demanding free tuition for black students. Continue reading

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{FD} Students push Ivy League to drop fee for needy applicants

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Ivy League students are asking their schools to automatically waive the application fee for applicants who are low-income or the first in their family to attend college. Continue reading

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{FD} Reports: Student rammed hotel window before fatal fall

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Witnesses told police a University of Southern Mississippi student who fell to his death early Saturday repeatedly rammed a window in a New Orleans hotel before breaking through it. Continue reading

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{FD} Businessman who homeschooled kids to lead schools department

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New Hampshire’s next education commissioner has been confirmed, despite concerns from the public and state board of education about his lack of a professional background in public education. Continue reading

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{FD} Player benched when ice rescue causes him to miss team bus

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A New York high school basketball player who helped rescue an ice fisherman from Lake Ontario was kept from suiting up for a game because the heroics caused him to miss the team bus. Continue reading

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{FD} Rutgers condemns anti-Muslim poster found at cultural center

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Rutgers University officials are condemning an anti-Muslim poster found hanging outside a cultural center on the New Jersey school’s campus in Piscataway. Continue reading

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{FD} Sarah Jessica Parker to chair library association book club

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Sarah Jessica Parker is adding another credit to her life as a bookworm. Continue reading

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{FD} Family plans to seek compensation for Henrietta Lacks’ cells

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The son of Henrietta Lacks is seeking compensation for the unauthorized use of his mother’s cells in scientific research since her 1951 death, as detailed in a best-selling book. Continue reading

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{FD} Gun owners angry after UMass rejects youth shooting program

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A group representing gun owners says a “social bias” against firearms was behind a decision by the University of Massachusetts to nix a 4-H youth program that teaches competitive shooting sports. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore County teacher accused of videotaping cheerleaders

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A Baltimore teacher has been charged after police say he tried to use his cellphone to videotape the school’s cheerleading team changing in his classroom. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa State could lose thousands on sale of president’s plane

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Iowa State University expects to lose tens of thousands of dollars unloading an airplane it purchased 2 ½ years ago for his President Steven Leath’s travel. Continue reading

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{FD} Secretly recorded comments lead to teachers’ reprimand

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Six western Michigan teachers have been reprimanded and a school secretary has resigned after they were secretly videoed saying whether they would have sex with, marry or kill certain co-workers and students. Continue reading

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{FD} Philly prep star playing for Towson shot in hometown visit

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A Towson University basketball player who starred at a Philadelphia high school has been wounded in a shooting after leading his team to a victory in his hometown. Continue reading

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{FD} Swimsuit costs cause stir at Chicago-area school district

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The U.S. Department of Education has scrutinized the cost of swimsuits for physical education classes at a suburban Chicago school district, alleging discrimination because female students were charged more for the suits than male students. Continue reading

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{FD} Black players harassed with racist chants at ‘Hick Night’

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Parents say black high school basketball players were targeted with racist chants during a game in western Pennsylvania where the home team was celebrating “Hick Night.” The parents tell the Uniontown Herald Standard (http://bit.ly/2kY9fDj ) that Conne… Continue reading

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{FD} Penn State puts stop to fraternity parties serving alcohol

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Penn State has indefinitely halted fraternity and sorority parties where alcohol is available because of a student’s recent death and what the school calls growing allegations of hazing, sexual assault and other misconduct. Continue reading

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{FD} Rutgers moves to honor slaves, 1st black graduate

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Rutgers University is renaming buildings and a walkway as part of an ongoing effort to confront the New Jersey school’s historical ties to slavery. Continue reading

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{FD} Steven Van Zandt to speak at Rutgers University commencement

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Musician and actor Steven Van Zandt has been named the speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony at Rutgers University. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania school district sued over lead levels in water

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A western Pennsylvania school district where high levels of lead in an elementary school’s water went unresolved for months faces a federal lawsuit. Continue reading

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{FD} University of Missouri launches Institute for Korean Studies

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The University of Missouri is launching a new Institute for Korean Studies. Continue reading

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{FD} When school’s out, many campuses play host to summer camps

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After most college students have packed up and moved out of their dorms for the summer, many campuses and research centers across the country stay open, making their dorms and other facilities available to kids eager for academic summer adventure. Continue reading

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{FD} Summer’s a great time to dive into a foreign language

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For a lot of kids, summer is a time to travel intellectually as well as literally, to dive headlong into new languages and cultures in a way that classroom learning alone doesn’t allow. Continue reading

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{FD} Help not called for hours after PSU student falls down steps

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A Penn State University student fell down some steps during a party at a fraternity house, and police say paramedics weren’t called until about 12 hours later. Continue reading

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{FD} Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college student

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Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of a missing college student. Continue reading

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{FD} Free tuition doesn’t mean free college, students point out

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They don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but … Continue reading

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{FD} AP PHOTOS: Talented young dancers compete in Chicago.

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Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of nine and 19 auditioned in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semi-finals this weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina teacher creates unique greetings for students

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A North Carolina fifth-grade teacher who designed unique and lively greetings for each of his students has become an internet sensation. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Man walked on school bus to slap teen

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Authorities say a 36-year-old man walked onto a South Carolina school bus and smacked a student who had bothered his girlfriend’s daughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas votes to keep science lessons challenging evolution

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The Texas Board of Education has moved closer to tweaking — but still preserving — high school science curriculum requirements that teachers and academics say cast doubt on the theory of evolution. Continue reading

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{FD} Protests erupt at NYU amid event by conservative speaker

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Fights have broken out at a protest at New York University amid an appearance by a conservative speaker, who school officials say was hit by pepper spray. Continue reading

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{FD} Court: Older refugee students can choose regular high school

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A U.S. appeals court has agreed that older refugee students can choose to attend a mainstream high school instead of an alternative school in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia students solve problems with help from musician

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Philadelphia public school students received a surprise during an educational project with The Aspen Institute. Continue reading

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{FD} Violent protesters block Berkeley talk by Breitbart editor

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A crowd protesting a right-wing commentator’s appearance at the University of California at Berkeley hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and sparked a massive bonfire, prompting officials to call off the event. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Milo Yiannopoulos’ Berkeley talk canceled

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The Latest on a talk at the University of California, Berkeley by polarizing Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Violent protesters block Berkley talk by Breitbart editor

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Protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire prompting University of California at Berkeley officials to cancel a talk Wednesday by a polarizing editor of Breitbart News out of safety concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas votes to change science lessons challenging evolution

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The Texas Board of Education has preliminarily voted to ease — but not completely eliminate — state high school science curriculum requirements that experts argued cast doubt on the theory of evolution. Continue reading

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{FD} Drive-by near school kills 2; packed ball game locked down

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New Orleans police say a drive-by shooting killed two men in front of a high school during a basketball game. Continue reading

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{FD} Body of Ivy League student reported missing found near New Hampshire river

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Police have recovered the body of a missing Dartmouth College student in a river near the campus. Continue reading

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