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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} Schools in rural areas shifting toward a 4-day week

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A dynamic shift has begun in rural school districts across the United States, with many considering — and in some cases implementing — a four-day school week. 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} Pennsylvania college student dies after skateboarding accident on campus

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A Pennsylvania college is mourning the loss of one its students after he died from injuries sustained in a skateboarding accident on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland girl allegedly raped in high school bathroom by two teens, at least one here illegally

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A 14-year-old girl enrolled at Rockville High School in Rockville, Md. was violently raped, sodomized and made to perform oral sex in a campus bathroom stall by two older male students, at least one of whom is in the country illegally, police and immig… Continue reading

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{FD} New details emerge in alleged rape of Maryland girl by two teens, one here illegally

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New brutal details emerged Monday in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at a Maryland high school by two male students, at least one of whom was in the country illegally. Continue reading

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{FD} Principal helps 10-year-old with special needs complete 5K

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School principals often push their students to aim high and reach for the stars. 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} Georgia middle school teacher arrested in $6 million drug bust

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Georgia deputies raided a middle school teacher’s home and seized guns and $6 million in cocaine and heroin. 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} Palm Bay Police: Elementary student brought gun to school

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Palm Bay police say a sixth-grade student brought a handgun to Port Malabar Elementary School and showed it off to his classmates. Continue reading

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{FD} NY dropping teacher literacy test amid claims of racism

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Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing it, members of the New York state Board of Regents plans to adopt a task force’s recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Ski… Continue reading

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{FD} NJ parents reportedly outraged over 5th graders’ slave auction poster assignment

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Some parents at an elementary school in New Jersey are slamming a class assignment calling on fifth grade students to make a slave auction posters that were apparently hung in the hallways without explanation. Continue reading

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{FD} Drunk umpire arrested after calling junior high baseball game

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Don’t drink and call strikes. Continue reading

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{FD} School changes name of ‘Father-Daughter’ dance to be more inclusive

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It’s a tradition Patrick Kuske remembers being a part of. Continue reading

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{FD} Transgender teen allowed to use boy’s high school locker room with ‘enhanced privacy’

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After more than a year of waiting for an answer, a transgender teenager and his mother have finally received a decision from the Anoka-Hennepin School District on whether or not he will be allowed to use the boy’s locker room at Coon Rapids High School. Continue reading

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{FD} High school issues 21-page booklet on what students may wear to prom

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A parochial school in Illinois isn’t taking any chances that girls attending its prom will be dressed immodestly. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Day Without a Woman’ supporters got $246M from Soros

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Billionaire George Soros gave $246 million to groups behind Wednesday’s “Day Without a Woman” protest, according to a report by a conservative think tank. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Day Without a Woman’ strike will see some schools shut in solidarity with teachers

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Schools in at least three states are closing tomorrow so teachers can participate in “A Day Without a Woman” strike in which organizers are urging female workers to stay home. 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} Police: Florida teen made bomb threat to get friends out of test

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Authorities say a southwest Florida teen called in a fake bomb threat to a Naples school to help two friends get out of taking a test. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Dallas teacher threatened to kill staff unless he was given raise

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A Dallas teacher was arrested after he reportedly threatened to kill the staff if he didn’t get a raise, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa bill seeks more political balance at state schools

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An Iowa lawmaker has proposed legislation that calls for professors seeking a job at state schools to list their political affiliation on their application. Continue reading

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{FD} Columbia University sent out 277 erroneous acceptance letters

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Columbia University sent acceptance emails to 277 prospective grad students, making their academic dreams come true. 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} NJ teen admits making threats amid Texas school shooting

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A New Jersey teenager has admitted he contacted authorities in Texas and made a series of threats to kill others, including calls that added to the chaos as law enforcement personnel rushed to a school shooting. 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} 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} 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} 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} Michigan university says Hitler card wasn’t made by student

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Central Michigan University says a Valentine’s Day card that mocked Jews who died in the Holocaust wasn’t created by a student at the school. 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} Thief takes UC Berkeley GOP signup sheet after Milo visit, report says

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Authorities at UC Berkeley are searching for the person who stole a signup sheet for the school’s Republican club that was reportedly stolen the day after protests broke out on campus over Milo Yiannopoulos’ canceled talk. Continue reading

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