Primary and secondary education

June 18, 2017 - 5:59 pm
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — 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." The walkout happened Thursday during intermission, The Laramie Boomerang reported. It wasn...
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In this May 24, 2017, photo Tabarek Kadhim, a sophomore at Deering High School in Portland, Maine, wears a sports hijab while playing a tennis match in Windham, Maine. Deering High School is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable and boosting their participation in sports. Tennis co-captains Liva Pierce and Anaise Manikunda solicited private donations to avoid criticism for using taxpayer funds on religious apparel, and ended up with enough to outfit all teams, including lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, softball, field hockey and track. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
June 08, 2017 - 1:12 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off. Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable — and boosting their...
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback comments during a news conference about the Legislature's override of his veto of a bill increasing income taxes to fix the state budget, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback says the resulting tax increases will be bad for the long-term health of the state's economy. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
June 07, 2017 - 6:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Republicans acknowledged Wednesday that the sudden end of Kansas' aggressive income tax reductions serves as a cautionary tale for other GOP-dominated states about the pitfalls of moving too far too quickly, even as they press ahead with tax-cutting goals. The GOP-...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to reporters during a news conference, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback promised early Tuesday, June 6, to veto an income tax increase approved by the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature to fix the cash-strapped state’s budget and meet a court mandate on funding for public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
June 07, 2017 - 12:18 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators Tuesday night repudiated the tax-cutting experiment that brought Gov. Sam Brownback national attention, with even fellow Republicans voting to override his veto of plan reversing many of the income tax reductions he's championed in recent years as a way to fix...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to reporters during a news conference, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback promised early Tuesday, June 6, to veto an income tax increase approved by the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature to fix the cash-strapped state’s budget and meet a court mandate on funding for public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
June 06, 2017 - 11:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators Tuesday night repudiated the tax-cutting experiment that brought Gov. Sam Brownback national attention, with even fellow Republicans voting to override his veto of plan reversing many of the income tax reductions he's championed in recent years as a way to fix...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to reporters during a news conference, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback promised early Tuesday, June 6, to veto an income tax increase approved by the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature to fix the cash-strapped state’s budget and meet a court mandate on funding for public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
June 06, 2017 - 9:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-cutting experiment faced an uncertain fate Tuesday as fellow Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature worked to round up enough votes to override his veto of a plan that would essentially reverse the income tax reductions he's championed in recent...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to reporters during a news conference, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback promised early Tuesday, June 6, to veto an income tax increase approved by the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature to fix the cash-strapped state’s budget and meet a court mandate on funding for public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
June 06, 2017 - 6:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-cutting experiment faced an uncertain fate Tuesday as fellow Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature sought to round up enough votes to override his veto of a plan that would essentially reverse the income tax reductions he's championed in recent...
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Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., is kissed by her father Anupanna Vinay moments after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
June 01, 2017 - 11:41 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay has won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee. The sixth-grader from Fresno, California, won by spelling "marocain," a French word for dress fabric made of...
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Supporters of a lawsuit against the San Diego school district listen during a news conference in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, May 25, 2017. Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. District officials have vigorously defended the campaign, saying bullying of Muslim students is pervasive and vastly underreported. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
May 25, 2017 - 10:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. Charles LiMandri, an attorney for the parents, called the campaign a "politically correct solution...
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View of flower tributes at St Ann's square in central Manchester, England, Thursday May 25 2017. More than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 25, 2017 - 9:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. Here what's known about them so far: ___ Chloe Rutherford, 17, and her boyfriend Liam Curry, 19, were described as a perfect couple who "wanted to be together...
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