Education

In this Saturday, May 20, 2017 photo, provided by Chapman University, Judy O'Connor, center, sits with her son, MBA graduate Marty O'Connor, during commencement at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Chapman University gave a surprise honorary degree to Judy O'Connor, mother of Marty O'Connor a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned a master's degree. (Chapman University via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 6:15 pm
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O'Connor, a retired elementary-school teacher, pushed...
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May 23, 2017 - 5:56 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University investigated an alleged sexual assault and found that three football players violated campus policy, a lawyer said Tuesday. Michigan State said federal law bars it from releasing the report or discussing the findings. But the report was shared...
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May 23, 2017 - 1:20 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A school in Poland unveiled a plaque Tuesday that commemorates 87 Jewish girls who were expelled in 1939 during the Nazi occupation of the country. The event in Krakow is one in a growing number of efforts by teachers and children to commemorate the Jews who lived in Poland...
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In this Saturday, May 20, 2017 photo, provided by Chapman University, Judy O'Connor, center, sits with her son, MBA graduate Marty O'Connor, during commencement at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Chapman University gave a surprise honorary degree to Judy O'Connor, mother of Marty O'Connor a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned a master's degree. (Chapman University via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 12:25 pm
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O'Connor, a retired elementary school teacher, pushed...
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May 22, 2017 - 9:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government released a report Monday that casts a critical light on the poor conditions of roads on tribal lands nationwide, highlighting the widespread challenge of getting Native American children to school during bad weather. The General Accounting Office sent a team to...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas - though it may only apply to public schools. Abbott has said he wants to sign a bathroom bill into law. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 22, 2017 - 1:21 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the...
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Shawnee Mission East High School seniors from left, Katie Kuhlman, Katherine Crossette, Natalie Roth, Hannah Breckenridge, Kendall Dunbar, Ireland Hague and Brena Levy stand for a photo in front of their campus in Prairie Village, Kan., on May 15, 2017. The friends organized a campaign to wear black clothing to class in hopes of drawing attention to the issue of school sexual assault after girl reported being attacked by a male student in a bathroom the previous fall. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 22, 2017 - 11:20 am
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates. Unsure at first what to do, the...
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Shawnee Mission East High School seniors from left, Katie Kuhlman, Katherine Crossette, Natalie Roth, Hannah Breckenridge, Kendall Dunbar, Ireland Hague and Brena Levy stand for a photo in front of their campus in Prairie Village, Kan., on May 15, 2017. The friends organized a campaign to wear black clothing to class in hopes of drawing attention to the issue of school sexual assault after girl reported being attacked by a male student in a bathroom the previous fall. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 22, 2017 - 12:31 am
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates. Unsure at first what to do, the...
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This Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo shows the Downtown Miami Charter School in Miami. In 2012, the mother of a second-grade student at the school filed suit after she said she pleaded in vain for months for administrators to protect her son from sexual abuse by an older boy at the charter school. Eventually, the 7-year-old tried to kill himself by walking into traffic with his eyes closed, according to the family’s lawsuit. Two years later, the boy testified, he still had nightmares his tormenter would crawl in through his bedroom window and kill his mother. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
May 22, 2017 - 12:21 am
When children sexually assault other children at school, sometimes the only measure of justice comes through the courts. The barriers are formidable, and can lead to long, grueling fights: Public schools in many states enjoy powerful shields, including caps on damages if they lose a lawsuit and...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas - though it may only apply to public schools. Abbott has said he wants to sign a bathroom bill into law. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 21, 2017 - 10:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools. A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the...
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