Education issues

In this Feb. 24, 2018 photo, the main entrance of Dalton High School is shown, in Dalton, Ga. Police in Georgia say officers are responding to reports of shots fired at the high school and a teacher who may have been barricaded in a classroom is in custody. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
February 28, 2018 - 3:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt her ankle running when...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Washington, during a meeting with members of Congress to discuss school and community safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 28, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and guns (all times local): 3:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is convening a bipartisan group of lawmakers to find ways of addressing gun violence. Trump says, "We have to do something about it." Trump tells the members of Congress...
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February 28, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gabby Giffords' political organization is targeting six high-profile members of Congress this fall — House Speaker Paul Ryan, among them — in a 2018 midterm strategy that will use high school students to challenge Republican lawmakers it blames for blocking efforts to curb gun...
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A Dick's Sporting Goods store is seen in Arlington Heights, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Dick's had cut off sales of assault-style weapons at Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook school shooting. But Dick's owns dozens of its Field & Stream stores, where there has been no such ban in place. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 28, 2018 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21, the company said Wednesday, as its CEO took on the National Rifle Association by calling for tougher gun laws after the massacre in Florida. The strongly worded...
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In this Feb. 24, 2018 photo, the main entrance of Dalton High School is shown, in Dalton, Ga. Police in Georgia say officers are responding to reports of shots fired at the high school and a teacher who may have been barricaded in a classroom is in custody. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
February 28, 2018 - 2:31 pm
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A teacher barricaded himself inside a locked classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and apparently fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt their ankle running...
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In this photo released by Kyle Kashuv, Frank Krar, a statistics teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School displays his new tattoo in the campus, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in honor of the victims of the shooting at the school, in Parkland, Fla. Students returned to the school as classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14. (Kyle Kashuv via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since a teenager with an assault rifle killed 17 people and thrust the huge Florida school into the center of a renewed...
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February 28, 2018 - 12:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans in the New York state Senate have blocked an effort by Democrats to force a vote on four gun control bills. Democrats tried to bring the bills to the floor Wednesday but were overruled by the Senate's GOP majority. The bills would have strengthened background checks...
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February 28, 2018 - 12:34 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans in the New York state Senate have blocked an effort by Democrats to force a vote on four gun control bills. Democrats tried to bring the bills to the floor Wednesday but were overruled by the Senate's GOP majority. The bills would have strengthened background checks...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks with reporters following weekly policy luncheons where they discussed school safety measures in response to the Parkland, Fla., assault that left 17 dead, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2018 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was convening a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday to discuss school safety, as Republican leaders showed little interest in pursuing stricter gun control laws and Democrats pushed new restrictions following the Florida shooting. Ahead of the session,...
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Students are greeted by law enforcement as they head back to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. With a heavy police presence, classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 11:25 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and teachers passed through tight security cordons of dozens of officers as classes resumed Wednesday for the first time since a troubled teenager with an AR-15 killed 17 people, thrusting them into the center of the nation's gun debate. The armed police, designed to...
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