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{FD} Iowa ACLU wants new rules on schools use of seclusion rooms

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa wants the state to change rules regarding public schools’ use of padded seclusion rooms and physical restraints. Continue reading

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{FD} Bomb threat that led to Texas university evacuation was hoax

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Police say a phoned-in bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the University of Texas at Dallas campus was a hoax. Continue reading

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{FD} Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school

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Authorities are searching for a young Chinese scholar who vanished from the University of Illinois three weeks ago as she headed out to sign an apartment lease. Continue reading

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{FD} NY town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors

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About 1,200 high school students in Brentwood, New York, celebrated their futures at a graduation ceremony capping a violence-plagued year that started with the killing of two fellow students. Continue reading

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{FD} NY officer attends graduation of girl he rescued in 2011

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A Long Island police officer has attended the high school graduation of a teen he rescued from icy waters more than six years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ

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John Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. Continue reading

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{FD} Obituary of 15-year-old who committed suicide calls out school bullies

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The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies. Continue reading

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{FD} Porn actress claims Christian school fired her from teaching job because of her sex films

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A budding porn “star” who claims to be a former preschool teacher said she was fired from a Christian school where she allegedly worked after bosses learned about her X-rated side gig. Continue reading

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{FD} Obituary of 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies

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The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies. Continue reading

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{FD} Billy Joel returning to NY hometown to speak at graduation

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Fifty years after he finished short by one English class credit from graduating high school, Billy Joel is returning to his Long Island hometown to speak at this weekend’s commencement ceremony. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia women’s college apologizes for Klan connections

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A historic women’s college in Georgia apologized Thursday for its past connections to racism and the Ku Klux Klan. Continue reading

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{FD} Father of missing Chinese scholar: ‘Give my daughter back’

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University of Illinois police representatives and a campus counseling center will meet with students to discuss the search for a visiting scholar from China. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin Assembly debates bill on campus free speech

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University of Wisconsin students who repeatedly disrupt campus speakers or presentations could be suspended or expelled under a Republican-backed bill the state Assembly debated Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} College closes due to threats made after professor’s posts

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A private college in Connecticut has closed its campus due to threats made against it after a professor’s social media posts that he says were twisted to sound as though they referred to last week’s congressional shooting in Virginia. Continue reading

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{FD} Student takes jab at school dress code with yearbook quote

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A New Jersey high school student is taking a jab at her school’s dress code with a quote in her senior yearbook. Continue reading

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{FD} Mallory Grossman: Friends, family wear light blue to honor middle school girl who died after alleged bullying

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Friends and family of a New Jersey middle school student who died last week donned light blue Monday to honor her memory. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials urged to lift graduation ban for break-in seniors

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Parents of students barred from their New York high school commencement ceremony because of a senior prank are asking district officials to reconsider. Continue reading

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{FD} San Francisco State accused of fostering anti-Semitism

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A group of Jewish students and local residents have sued San Francisco State University, saying administrators foster an anti-Semitic environment. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: APNewsBreak: Otto Warmbier’s death investigated

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The Latest on the death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier after months of detention in North Korea (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Native Americans walk out of musical depicting stereotypes

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The University of Wyoming is warning audiences about offensive material in a traveling musical after Native American high school students walked out of a performance of “The Fantasticks.” Continue reading

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{FD} Teacher’s photo showing LGBT pride next to Trump goes viral

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Rhode Island’s Teacher of the Year is drawing attention for his display of LGBT pride in a photo-op with President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Bus drops off 5-year-old Sacramento girl at wrong school

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For a 5-year-old, there’s nothing like the magic of the first day of school — even summer school. Continue reading

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{FD} School yearbook to be reissued with pro-Trump photos

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A New Jersey school district will issue corrected yearbooks after photos of two high school students were altered to remove President Donald Trump’s name on their clothing. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey high school requiring extra sessions to graduate

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Students at a New Jersey high school where an audit found thousands of irregularities with electronic transcripts and attendance records say they’ve been told they have to do extra school work if they want to graduate. Continue reading

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{FD} University eases guidelines on chalk sidewalk messages

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A Pennsylvania university has eased rules about messages written in chalk on sidewalks following protests from an anti-abortion group. Continue reading

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{FD} Student who writes on racial tension suspended over yearbook

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A black student who has written about racial tension at her New Jersey high school has been suspended after submitting a yearbook photo that included artwork that contained a racial slur and images of lynchings. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl challenging graduation ribbon ban to honor dead friend

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A Pennsylvania girl says her school’s “no ribbons” policy at graduation makes no sense. Continue reading

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{FD} Principal apologizes for banning Army uniform at graduation

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A Northern California high school principal on Monday issued a public apology and handed a diploma to an Army reservist who was not allowed to wear his military uniform at his graduation ceremony last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Principal challenges students to stay off screens for $100

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A Washington school principal is offering students $100 each if they turn off their electronics for one day a week during summer break. Continue reading

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{FD} Teacher suspended after pro-Trump yearbook photos altered

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A New Jersey school district has suspended a teacher after yearbook photos of two high school students were altered to remove President Donald Trump’s name on their clothing. Continue reading

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{FD} Small Maine town holds first graduation ceremony in 20 years

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With graduation season nearly over, a small island town off the coast of Maine still managed to get in on the fun, having enough students to hold its first graduation ceremony in nearly two decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Some parents upset by purchase of rifles for school officers

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Some parents of Shawnee Mission School District students in eastern Kansas aren’t happy to learn the public school district has bought eight semi-automatic rifles for its school resource officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Shakespeare scholar to hold position in Stephen King’s honor

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A Shakespeare scholar who grew up reading Stephen King’s books will hold a University of Maine position named in honor of him. Continue reading

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{FD} School probing why pro-Trump yearbook photos were altered

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A New Jersey school district is investigating why the yearbook photos of two high school students were altered to remove President Donald Trump’s name on clothing they wore. Continue reading

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{FD} High school bars Marine from graduation day over uniform

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A Marine was turned away from his high school graduation ceremony in Indiana this week when he showed up in his dress blues instead of the standard cap and gown. Continue reading

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{FD} Frank Lloyd Wright Phoenix home given to architecture school

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A Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix that the famous architect designed for his son and was saved from demolition by its current owner was donated Thursday to the architecture school that Wright founded. Continue reading

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{FD} World War II vet finally receives high school diploma

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A World War II veteran has received his high school diploma — more than 70 years overdue. Continue reading

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{FD} Sporty hijabs help Muslim girls keep up pace in athletics

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Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off. Continue reading

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{FD} Report cites improper use of school seclusion rooms in Iowa

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The Iowa City Community School District occasionally sent students to padded seclusion rooms for minor infractions such as stepping out of line, though the rooms are intended to be used to prevent students from harming themselves or others, according t… Continue reading

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{FD} Book returned to library more than 50 years overdue

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A book has found its way back to a Connecticut library — 52 years overdue. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas teacher who gave student ‘terrorist’ award let go

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A Houston-area school district says it no longer employs a teacher who gave a student a mock award naming her “most likely to become a terrorist.” Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 2 male teens found dead night before graduation

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Two teens were found dead in a car in the Maryland suburbs of Washington on the night before their high school graduation. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska school district helps refugee students with trauma

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Lincoln Public Schools has a new program to help refugee students deal with the trauma that made them flee their home countries. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI eyes Minnesota ticket sales records after manager firing

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The University of Minnesota’s athletic department has had a mountain of trouble to navigate over the last few years, unrelated to wins and losses and off the fields, courts and mats. Continue reading

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{FD} University of Maryland announces unity pledge to fight hate

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The University of Maryland is taking additional steps to fight hate and increase safety after a fatal stabbing that is being investigated as a possible hate crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia principal assaulted in student brawl

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Officials say a Philadelphia principal was hit in the face with a brick after trying to break up a fight between students. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘I knew them all’: Confident Ananya Vinay wins spelling bee

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This year’s winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee was so confident that she wrote her winner’s speech before she even showed up for the competition. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

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The Latest on the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Four spellers remain in the Scripps National Spelling Bee nearly two hours after the primetime finals began. Continue reading

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{FD} Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee proves every year that word knowledge is personal and idiosyncratic. Continue reading

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{FD} Police mum on school janitor’s rape conviction, officials say

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A New York school custodian convicted last month of raping a minor more than a year ago was allowed to continue working his job after police failed to tip off district officials about the crime, a superintendent wrote in a letter to concerned parents a… Continue reading

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