Education

Georgia woman admits false threats against daycare centers |Apr 24, 2018

MACON, Ga. (AP) A Georgia woman has admitted making false threats to blow up daycare centers.U.S. Attorney Charles Peeler in Macon said in a news release that 26-year-old Jasmine Bradley pleaded guilty Monday to conveying false information and...

The Latest: Coach denies sexual abuse, affiliation with MSU |Apr 24, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on Michigan State University ties to a Chicago-area coach accused of sexual abuse (all times local):1:00 p.m.A lawyer for a prominent Chicago-area volleyball coach accused of raping six underage girls he trained says his...

Columbia teaching assistants strike, seek union contract |Apr 24, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University have walked off the job to try to pressure the university to recognize their decision to unionize.The graduate students set up a picket line outside the main campus...

Court rejects lawsuit challenging state's charter school cap |Apr 24, 2018

BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts' highest court has upheld a lower court ruling rejecting a lawsuit that aimed to lift the cap on charter schools.The lawsuit had been brought by five Boston students who argued the limits on charter schools violated...

Racially offensive Florida prom invitation stirs backlash |Apr 24, 2018

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) A Florida high school student stirred a backlash when he held up a sign with a racially offensive message to invite his girlfriend to the prom.The Herald-Tribune reports the 18-year-old Riverview High School student's sign...

Judge: Florida school shooting suspect keeps public defender |Apr 24, 2018

MIAMI (AP) A judge has decided that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should continue to be represented by a public defender at taxpayer expense.Broward County Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer's ruling Tuesday says Cruz has at most...

Transgender Kansas teacher honored with award |Apr 24, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A transgender teacher in Kansas has been named "National Educator of the Year" by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.Wichita North High School music teacher Stephanie Byers came out as a transgender woman in 2014,...

Arizona governor pushes for teacher pay deal as strike looms |Apr 23, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushed lawmakers Monday to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week.The Republican...

Dream job: Harley-Davidson interns get a free motorcycle |Apr 23, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program.Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on...

The Latest: Ohio auditor interviewed ECOT whistleblower |Apr 23, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Latest on a whistleblower's claims of data manipulation by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (all times local):2 p.m.A spokesman for Republican Auditor Dave Yost says state auditors also have interviewed a...

Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money |Apr 23, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claim that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous...

18 Syracuse students out of classes after offensive videos |Apr 23, 2018

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Eighteen Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing fraternity members using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person.Department of Public Safety Chief Bobby...

Prosecutors drop top charges in school shooting plot case |Apr 23, 2018

Prosecutors have dismissed the four most serious charges against a teenager accused of plotting to shoot up his former Vermont high school and cause mass casualties in a case that has led to new restrictions in the state's gun laws.A ruling by...

URI will try to improve fisheries management in Philippines |Apr 23, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The University of Rhode Island says it will use a $25 million federal grant to help improve the Philippines' struggling fishing industry.The Coastal Resources Center at URI's Graduate School of Oceanography will implement...

Lawmaker apologizes for calling shooting survivor 'dummy' |Apr 23, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) A Rhode Island lawmaker who called a school shooting survivor a "dummy" for her response to a separate shooting that killed four people at a restaurant in Nashville said Tuesday he's sorry for the remark.But Republican...

Norovirus confirmed after 100 college students fall ill |Apr 23, 2018

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) Health officials have confirmed that norovirus sickened about 100 students at Western Connecticut State University and prompted the school to close for the day for disinfecting.State Department of Public Health officials...

Another crude video surfaces after fraternity's expulsion |Apr 22, 2018

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that members say was intended as satire, but the controversy is continuing with the emergence of more video simulating a sexual assault of a disabled...

Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery |Apr 21, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A Texas charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.Officials at Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio say the...

Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video |Apr 21, 2018

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University announced Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.Chancellor Kent Syverud called the Theta Tau video "racist,...

Los Angeles high school wins national Academic Decathlon |Apr 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) A Los Angeles high school has won the national Academic Decathlon, defeating competitors from across the country.The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday it's the seventh time in the last two decades that El Camino Real Charter...

Deputies: Remains of missing Georgia teacher found |Apr 20, 2018

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) Deputies say human remains found along a highway in Georgia have been identified as those of a high school teacher reported missing three years ago.Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jesse Hambrick tells news outlets...

National Teacher of the Year helps refugees in Washington |Apr 20, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) Undeterred by immigration politics, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a Washington state classroom for refugees that runs on the same promise that's both bestowed upon children and fuels newcomers to the American...

4 plead not guilty in drinking death at Louisiana State |Apr 20, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Four young men pleaded not guilty on Friday to criminal charges in the drinking death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge.Matthew Alexander Naquin, 20, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, was arraigned on a negligent...

Fraternity house suspended as 2 students allege sex assaults |Apr 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A Temple University fraternity house where two teenage students said they were sexually assaulted has been suspended, and police are investigating.A 19-year-old student reported she was assaulted at Alpha Epsilon Pi's...

Minnesota school bus driver removed after leading prayer |Apr 20, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A Minneapolis-area church pastor who also drives a school bus says his rights to free speech and to practice his religion were violated when he was taken off his route for leading students in prayer.It is not the first time...

Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly |Apr 20, 2018

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend."Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently...

1 injured, suspect in custody in Florida school shooting |Apr 20, 2018

OCALA , Fla. (AP) One student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Friday.The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School, which was put on...

Maryland governor honors deputy who fired at school shooter |Apr 20, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A school resource officer who fired at a student gunman in Maryland is receiving more honors.Blaine Gaskill, a deputy first class with the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, received a governor's citation on Thursday. The...

No tuition increase at California State University next year |Apr 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) California State University will not raise tuition at its 23 campuses for the 2018-19 academic year.Chancellor Timothy White says the country's largest university system will drop its proposal to consider raising tuition by...

Sheriff's office: Deputies have suspect in custody, one injured in shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida |Apr 20, 2018

OCALA, Fla. (AP) Sheriff's office: Deputies have suspect in custody, one injured in shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida.

Deputies hold vote on sheriff after Florida school massacre |Apr 20, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) The union that represents the deputies who responded to the Florida high school massacre is holding a no-confidence vote on the sheriff.The Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association is conducting a poll of its...

Berkeley teacher who brought bazooka to class on paid leave |Apr 20, 2018

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) A high school teacher who brought a decommissioned bazooka into this Berkeley classroom has been placed on paid administrative leave.The San Francisco Chronicle reports Berkeley High School history teacher Alex Angell was...

Video: Officers searching for trapped teen stayed in cruiser |Apr 20, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) Newly released police body cam footage shows officers staying in their cruiser as they searched for an Ohio teenager who became trapped in the back of a minivan and called 911 for help but died.Cincinnati officials are trying to...

Kansas teacher moves after receiving threats for being gay |Apr 19, 2018

SENECA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas teacher said he abandoned his job and home state following months of harassment for being gay.Former Nemaha Central High School teacher Michael Hill was the target of cyberbullying and received threats by mail after...

Superintendent withdraws from Los Angeles job consideration |Apr 19, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The leader of the Indianapolis school district has withdrawn his name from consideration for a job heading the Los Angeles district.Lewis Ferebee informed Michael O'Connor, the president of the Indianapolis school board, on...

Trump: honored to be speaker at Naval Academy graduation |Apr 19, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) President Donald Trump says it's his great honor and pleasure to give the commencement speech to the U.S. Naval Academy's 2018 graduating class.The White House on Thursday confirmed Trump as the speaker for the May 25...

School administrators arrested in student 'fight club' case |Apr 19, 2018

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) A school superintendent, a principal, and an assistant principal have been arrested for not telling authorities about a student "fight club" at a Connecticut high school.State police on Thursday charged Montville...

Man convicted in Southern California university threat |Apr 19, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) A man who posted videos of himself holding guns and describing a desire to go on a killing rampage at a Southern California university has been found guilty of making criminal threats.The Orange County District Attorney's...

Defense pushes to dismiss charges in school shooting plot |Apr 19, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A judge is now open to considering a request to dismiss charges including attempted aggravated murder against a Vermont teen accused of planning to shoot up his former high school.The judge said Wednesday he was...

Police arrest 8-year-old with loaded gun in school backpack |Apr 19, 2018

PARK HALL, Md. (AP) Police in Maryland say they've arrested an 8-year-old boy after a loaded gun was found in his book bag in his elementary school.The Washington Post reported that it happened Wednesday at Park Hall Elementary School in St....

College apologizes to students after professor curses |Apr 19, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) A community college in New Jersey has issued an apology after one of its professors was captured on video cursing at a student who considers himself a conservative.Howard Finkelstein used the vulgarity to Christopher Lyle...

Michigan State names 2 faculty athletic reps after 1 quit |Apr 19, 2018

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State University has named two faculty athletic representatives, replacing one who resigned over the school's handling of a sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar.The university...

Lecturer slams school for not backing Bush-tweet professor |Apr 19, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted after posting a tweet that Donald Trump "must hang" says the university president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former...

Protesters want release of frat video deemed racist, sexist |Apr 19, 2018

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Protesters at New York's Syracuse University are demanding that the school release video showing racist and sexist behavior by members of a now-suspended fraternity.School officials say the videos involved members of Theta...

Correction: Barbara Bush-Professor Investigated story |Apr 18, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) In a story April 18 about an English professor who called former first lady Barbara Bush a racist, The Associated Press used the incorrect pronoun in referring to an attorney for the ACLU, Abre Connor.A corrected version of...

California Editorial Rdp |Apr 18, 2018

April 18Los Angeles Times on the Supreme Court delivering a victory for due process for deportees:The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a case from California that if a law is deemed to be so vague that it is impossible for the government to use...

Yale's Skull and Bones warns students of pranks by impostor |Apr 18, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Skull and Bones, the secret society at Yale University, is warning of an impostor who has called some students purporting to recruit them and then asking them to complete a humiliating challenge.The campus society has...

Senate OKs anti-hazing bill drafted after Penn State death |Apr 18, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Criminal penalties for hazing would become more severe under a bill approved Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Senate that was inspired by the death last year of a Penn State pledge after a night of heavy drinking.Senators...

Private Connecticut school uncovers cases of student abuse |Apr 18, 2018

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) The headmaster of a Connecticut private school says an independent investigation has found that two former teachers sexually abused at least eight students during their tenures from the late 1960s through the 1990s.The...

Judge: Release more video outside school during shooting |Apr 18, 2018

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) A Florida judge has authorized the release of more surveillance video showing events outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine's Day massacre that killed 17 people. The Sun...