Education

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. One of the nation's largest teachers' unions sued the U.S. Education Department on Thursday, July 11, 2019, over a federal program that promises to forgive student loans for public workers but has been beset by problems. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews. Speaking at a Justice Department summit on anti-Semitism, DeVos issued a scathing rebuke of the BDS movement, a campaign led by pro-...
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In this Wednesday July 10, 2019 photo, Abdul Aziz, left, and his wife Farah Naz, the parents of Santa Fe High School shooting victim Sabika Aziz Sheikh, 17, talk about the impact of Sabika's death during an interview at their home in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
July 11, 2019 - 4:57 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The family of a Pakistani exchange student who was one of 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last year is on a two-week visit to learn more about her nine months in the U.S., including her final moments. Sabika Aziz Sheikh's parents, three siblings and...
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July 11, 2019 - 4:07 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch's powerful network that's known for influencing state policy is now targeting education issues like school choice as the movement battles a new wave of hostility from Democrats who oppose charter schools and private school vouchers that use...
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In this Friday, July 3, 2019 photo, an integrated group of students leave the Cleveland Central Middle School after finishing up their summer school studies for the day in Cleveland Miss. After a weeklong trial in 2015, a federal judge ordered the two middle schools and two high schools combined, and in August 2017, the school district began operating a new Cleveland Central Middle School based at the old East Side High, which had been predominantly African-American.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 11, 2019 - 12:25 pm
CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — This small Mississippi Delta town serves as a reminder that fierce debates over the integration of black and white students are not a thing of the past. Two rival high schools in Cleveland, one historically black and the other historically white, had to be merged just two...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 10, 2019 - 4:55 pm
When President Donald Trump welcomed the emir of Qatar to Washington with a lavish Treasury Department dinner, the guest list included the president of Georgetown University, one of six U.S. schools that operate branch campuses in the tiny Persian Gulf nation. But even as Trump stood before his...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, a student hops off the school bus at Dixie Elementary School in San Rafael, Calif. The Dixie School District Board of Trustees will vote Tuesday, July 9, 2019, on proposed new names for its school and district. Trustees voted in April to change the name of the 150-year-old district after critics linked it to the Confederacy and slavery. (Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
July 10, 2019 - 12:19 am
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Trustees of the Dixie School District voted Tuesday to change the name of the 150-year-old district, which critics linked to the Confederacy and slavery. Dixie will be renamed the Miller Creek Elementary School District, trustees decided. The vote was 3-1 with one...
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People walk past a dormitory at the University of Nevada, Reno, as work crews with a crane examine damage from a July 5 explosion, in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Nevada's state fire marshal says a small explosion in a basement boiler at the university dormitory caused a natural gas leak that triggered a much larger blast last week, severely damaging two dorms and injuring eight people. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
July 09, 2019 - 8:03 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A small explosion in a basement boiler at a University of Nevada, Reno dormitory triggered a much larger natural gas blast last week that left part of the building looking like an earthquake had struck but caused only minor injuries to eight people, officials said Tuesday. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, photo, architect Phil Freelon responds to a question during an interview at his office in Durham, N.C. Freelon, the architect of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and other libraries, museums and schools, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Freelon was 66 years old and had suffered from ALS for several years. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Architect Phil Freelon, who designed buildings ranging from local libraries to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, died Tuesday in North Carolina. Freelon, 66, had suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease for several years. He died in Durham...
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FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Jurors who will decide whether the former University of Illinois doctoral student should be executed for the kidnapping and brutal slaying of a Chinese scholar are hearing about what the victim meant to those closest to her. A federal jury that last month found Christensen guilty in the killing is deciding if he should be put to death. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:09 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The parents of the Chinese scholar who was kidnapped and killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student described the loss they feel during testimony Tuesday. "How am I supposed to carry on living?" said Lifeng Ye, the mother of Yingying Zhang, whose testimony was on...
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FILE -- In this March 20, 2019 file photo a home that once belonged to Peter Brand sits among trees, in Needham, Mass. Harvard University has fired Brand, its longtime fencing coach, over the sale of his suburban Boston home to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 5:24 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday...
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