Education issues

In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, students take a quiz in Michael Briggs' seventh grade algebra class at Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson, Nev. Standardized tests are a given in public schools, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. Schools in Nevada's voucher-like program for low-income families are required to begin submitting test results next year and Nevada is trying figuring out what to do with that information. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 19, 2017 - 8:40 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. "We're not one of those schools that find testing expectations to be onerous or unacceptable," said Sue Blakeley, founder of...
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November 18, 2017 - 6:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston University says it has found evidence that a geology professor sexually harassed a graduate student on a research trip in Antarctica more than 10 years ago. BU Provost Jean Morrison says in a letter sent Friday to faculty the findings follow a 13-month investigation into the...
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FILE--This photo from Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 shows New York State Police waiting with families for students to be released after a lockdown at Stissing Mountain Middle School and High School in Pine Plains, N.Y. The president of the National Association of School Resource Officers says schools regularly practice safety plans and have gotten good at taking action anytime they hear about a potential threat in or outside the building. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
November 18, 2017 - 1:47 pm
It's a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that's too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a warrant in the neighborhood. There are reports of shots fired in the area. For a northern California...
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Plywood covers one of the windows at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, that was shot out during gunman Kevin Janson Neal's shooting rampage at Rancho Tehama Reserve, Calif., Tuesday. Neal killed five people, including his wife before being shot and killed by Tehama County Sheriff's deputies. Neal is believed to have spent six minutes shooting into the school before driving off to continue his shooting spree. One student was shot but is expected to survive. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 17, 2017 - 7:15 pm
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A neighbor's account indicates that a Northern California shooter who killed five people this week may have targeted an elementary school as part of his long-running feud with neighbors. Shooter Kevin Neal threatened out loud that he was going to kill Danny...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:07 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — University at Albany men's basketball coach Will Brown and associate head coach John Iati have been suspended for one game for an NCAA recruiting violation. The school said Iati would serve his suspension Friday night against Yale, and Brown will miss Monday's game against...
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November 17, 2017 - 11:45 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island politician says Providence schools need security cameras in every classroom, cafeteria and auditorium to ensure student safety. Democratic city Councilman John Igliozzi introduced a proposal Thursday to expand the use of cameras, which are already in place...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:42 pm
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shaq Calhoun scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting and Courtney Alexander had a double-double to help Tennessee Tech beat Division II Boyce College 105-48 on Thursday night. Alexander made all six of his field-goal attempts and finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven...
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November 16, 2017 - 7:40 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Muslim student athlete who refused to observe the national anthem for religious reasons at a basketball game in Kansas has been kicked off the team following altercations with a team supporter, who accused him of disrespecting the American flag, and a coach. The case has...
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Lynda Patton, left, and Shawnee Flournoy, employees of the Corning Union Elementary School District, react as district superintendent, Rick Fitzpatrick, discusses the shooting rampage by Kevin Janson Neal, during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Neal went on a shooting spree, Tuesday, which included an attack on the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where one student was injured. Neal killed five people, including his wife, before being shot and killed by Tehama County Sheriff's deputies. Fitzpatrick cited quick action by teachers and employees for locking down the school which prevented Neal from entering any of the classrooms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 16, 2017 - 2:03 pm
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — Teacher Jennifer Bauman threw herself against a classroom door that wouldn't lock right, terrified that the gunman shooting outside her small Northern California elementary school would barrel in and find the children huddled under desks. Shooter Kevin Neal, 44...
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November 16, 2017 - 1:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company, NBC, Universal Music Group and others are helping the University of Southern California lead an expanded effort to drive diversity in the entertainment industry. The university's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced Thursday that is...
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