Education issues

In this image made from video and provided by WUSA TV-9, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at Fort Meade, Md. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. A suspect has been held, taken from the black SUV that stopped at barrier after a shooting outside National Security Agency. (WUSA TV-9 via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 9:16 am
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — One person was wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade. Authorities surrounded a handcuffed man after a black SUV ran into a barrier outside the Maryland base. Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed...
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FILE - This Oct. 5, 2016 file photo shows Dale Hall, dressed as Superman, next to the casket for his brother, Jacob Hall at Oakdale Baptist Church on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Townville, S.C. A teenager charged with killing his father at their home and a first-grader on a school playground said he kissed his bunny Floppy and three dogs goodbye after shooting his father and then headed to the school to resume shooting, according to the boy's videotaped statement played in court Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)
February 13, 2018 - 3:54 pm
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — When a teen began firing at students on a South Carolina elementary school's playground, the principal said her horror became even worse when she recognized him as a former student. "He's been here. He knows where our kids are. He knows how we drill," Townville Elementary...
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February 13, 2018 - 12:07 pm
The NCAA has denied Notre Dame's appeal of a decision to vacate 21 victories because of academic misconduct, including all 12 wins from the school's 2012 national championship game run. In a letter to Notre Dame alumni, University President Fr. John Jenkins criticized the decision, saying the...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Garrison Keillor, creator and former host of, "A Prairie Home Companion," talks at his St. Paul, Minn., office. The University of Minnesota has removed a plaque honoring humorist Garrison Keillor after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Keillor's plaque is no longer displayed on the school's Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding university faculty and alumni. On his Facebook page, Keillor said Monday, Feb.. 12, 2018, the removal of his plaque was "a relief." (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)
February 12, 2018 - 8:16 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has removed a plaque honoring humorist Garrison Keillor after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Keillor's plaque is no longer displayed on the school's Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding university faculty and alumni, Minnesota Daily...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:59 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has removed a plaque honoring humorist Garrison Keillor after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Keillor's plaque is no longer displayed on the school's Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding university faculty and alumni, Minnesota Daily...
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February 12, 2018 - 2:28 pm
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The teenager who shot and killed a child on a South Carolina school yard cried and apologized afterward and said it was a good thing his gun jammed before he could shoot more children, a detective testified Monday. Anderson County Det. Ronald Wood comments Monday came during a...
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February 12, 2018 - 10:33 am
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — He was 14 years old when authorities say he fatally shot his father and then drove to a nearby schoolyard, firing into the playground during recess and killing a 6-year-old boy. Should he now be tried as an adult? A hearing starts Monday in South Carolina to answer this...
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President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., Thursday, March 2, 2017 after arriving on Air Force One for his first visit to the Hampton Roads area since taking office in January. The purpose of his visit was to deliver a speech in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
March 03, 2017 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be visiting a private, religious school in Florida on Friday, signaling that his education agenda will focus on school choice. The president will tour St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, where he is expected to drop in on classrooms, and meet with...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:40 am
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Federal agents said Thursday that they have caught the members of a violent El Salvadorian street gang who killed three teenagers last year, including two girls who were inseparable best friends at their Long Island high school. Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16,...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos waits for the arrival of President Donald Trump to a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2017 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising the country's historically black colleges and universities as pioneers on school choice. She said in a speech Monday that African-Americans "took it upon themselves to provide the solution" when they were blocked from attending...
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