Education issues

President Donald Trump pauses as he arrives to speak about the mass shooting at a South Florida High School from the White House, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 15, 2018 - 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the nation united and grieving with "one heavy heart," President Donald Trump promised Thursday to tackle school safety and "the difficult issue of mental health" in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence. Not always...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room at the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, about the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 15, 2018 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas. Trump's latest budget would slash the major source of public funds for mental...
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Parents meet at a hotel in Coral Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, to pick up their children, following a shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. A former student opened fire at the Florida high school Wednesday, killing more than a dozen people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence. "Im going to be a professional school shooter," a YouTube user with the screen...
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This photo taken from the Facebook page of Aaron Feis shows him with an unidentified girl. Feis, a football coach at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was fatally shot when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Facebook via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 5:35 pm
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old. Here is a look at some of some of those who lost their lives in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: COACH AND SECURITY MONITOR...
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Students grieve outside Pines Trail Center where counselors are present, after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
February 15, 2018 - 5:08 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A law enforcement official says he knows of "no known ties" between the suspect who confessed to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school and a white supremacist group. Lt...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Minnesota center Reggie Lynch plays against Illinois during an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis. An attorney for Lynch said Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, the senior center is dropping his appeal of sexual assault allegations but still maintains his innocence. The university's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office recommended Lynch's suspension and expulsion in January after finding him responsible for the alleged sexual assaults of two women in April 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
February 15, 2018 - 5:08 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." Flanked by his lawyer and mother, the senior center...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Minnesota center Reggie Lynch plays against Illinois during an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis. An attorney for Lynch said Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, the senior center is dropping his appeal of sexual assault allegations but still maintains his innocence. The university's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office recommended Lynch's suspension and expulsion in January after finding him responsible for the alleged sexual assaults of two women in April 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
February 15, 2018 - 4:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." Flanked by his lawyer and mother, the senior center...
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Parents meet at a hotel in Coral Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, to pick up their children, following a shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. A former student opened fire at the Florida high school Wednesday, killing more than a dozen people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 4:51 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence. "Im going to be a professional school shooter," a YouTube user with the screen...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Minnesota center Reggie Lynch plays against Illinois during an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis. An attorney for Lynch said Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, the senior center is dropping his appeal of sexual assault allegations but still maintains his innocence. The university's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office recommended Lynch's suspension and expulsion in January after finding him responsible for the alleged sexual assaults of two women in April 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
February 15, 2018 - 4:47 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." Flanked by his lawyer and mother, the senior center...
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Attendees pray together at a vigil for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the Parkland Baptist Church, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
February 15, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation's gun laws. Four months later, the only gun legislation that has moved in the House or Senate instead eases restrictions for gun...
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