Primary and secondary education

June 21, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WALL, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump posted a Facebook message of thanks to two New Jersey high school students whose references to him were removed from their yearbook. Trump on Monday wrote that Wall High School students Montana and Wyatt Dobrovich-Fago "aren't afraid to stand up for what...
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June 21, 2017 - 2:02 pm
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Students at a Southern California high school got a lesson in political corruption after it was revealed that a faculty adviser rigged the election for class president and two other races. In an email last week to parents, the principal of Vista Murrieta High said the...
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This June 16, 2017 photo shows social media app icons on a smartphone held by an Associated Press reporter in San Francisco. Google yourself. Curate your online photos. And as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything online you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. AP spoke with experts on the role of social media in the college admissions process. They offered tips for students on what to post - and not post - if you're trying to get into college. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 19, 2017 - 4:12 pm
Google yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. Guidance counselors have warned college applicants for years to mind their social media posts but can now cite a...
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This June 16, 2017 photo shows social media app icons on a smartphone held by an Associated Press reporter in San Francisco. Google yourself. Curate your online photos. And as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything online you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. AP spoke with experts on the role of social media in the college admissions process. They offered tips for students on what to post - and not post - if you're trying to get into college. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 19, 2017 - 4:06 am
Google yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. Guidance counselors have warned college applicants for years to mind their social media posts but can now cite a...
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The Lighthouse Christian Academy is seen on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. In its brochure the school promises an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and a service to God _ but not for everyone. The school reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because it views their lifestyle as immoral. (AP Photo/Brian Slodysko)
June 19, 2017 - 3:43 am
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Lighthouse Christian Academy promises to provide an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and service to God — but not for everyone. The school says in its admissions brochure that it reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because their lifestyle is...
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June 17, 2017 - 9:09 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A rarely applied experiment in education enabling companies to host taxpayer-funded charter schools for their employees' children may be about to spread. Florida is the only state bringing business-backed charter schools to work sites so far. The first launched in 1999, across...
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June 17, 2017 - 9:08 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A rarely applied experiment in education enabling companies to host taxpayer-funded charter schools for their employees' children may be about to spread. Florida is the only state bringing business-backed charter schools to work sites so far. The first launched in 1999, across...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Dr. Dre attends the WSJ. Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at MoMA in New York. Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School. The Compton Unified School District said Thursday, June 15, 2017, that the producer will help raise additional funds for the new facility, which is expected to break ground in 2020. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
June 15, 2017 - 7:23 pm
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School. The Compton Unified School District said Thursday that the rapper-producer will help raise additional funds for the new facility, which is expected to break ground in...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. A large government survey released Thursday, June 15, 2017, suggests the number of U.S. high school and middle school students using electronic cigarettes fell to 2.2 million last year, from 3 million the year before. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
June 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States. A government survey released Thursday suggests the number of high school and middle school students using electronic cigarettes fell to 2.2 million last year, from 3 million the year before...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2014 file photo, Carmen Stringfield introduces the valedictorian at their commencement ceremony at Pender High School in Burgaw, N.C. In a movement that has gathered steam over about the past decade, schools around the country have stopped numbering students from valedictorian on down. Instead, they've adopted honors that recognize everyone who scores at a certain threshold - by having multiple valedictorians, for example, or awarding college-style cum laude honors. (Jason A. Frizzelle /The Star-News via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 1:34 pm
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past. The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade. In its place are honors that...
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