Education issues

Demonstrators participate in a "lie-in" during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 19, 2018 - 2:06 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Dozens of teenage students spread their bodies on the pavement in front of the White House to demand presidential action on gun control and symbolize the 17 killed in a school shooting in Florida. The...
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Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
February 19, 2018 - 2:05 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has appeared in court for a procedural hearing. Cruz said nothing at Monday's hearing in Broward County Circuit Court, the first he attended in...
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Magaly Newcomb, right comforts her daughter Haley Newcomb, 14, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at a makeshift memorial outside the school, in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 1:47 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has appeared in court for a procedural hearing. Cruz said nothing at Monday's hearing in Broward County Circuit Court, which he attended wearing a...
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Magaly Newcomb, right comforts her daughter Haley Newcomb, 14, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at a makeshift memorial outside the school, in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 12:33 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 12:30 p.m. State Sen. Bill Galvano, a Republican and incoming Senate president, says the Florida Senate is preparing a sweeping package of legislation in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a high...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 19, 2018 - 11:31 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 40 miles from last week's deadly school shooting. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said...
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Magaly Newcomb, right comforts her daughter Haley Newcomb, 14, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at a makeshift memorial outside the school, in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 11:20 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. Press Secretary Sarah...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks as he leaves the White House, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington, for a trip to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 19, 2018 - 10:00 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:55 a.m. President Donald Trump is spending President's Day at his private golf club in West Palm Beach. Trump has been in Florida for the weekend. He spent his time largely at his Mar-a-Lago estate as White House...
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Daniel Bishop, 16, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, cries at a makeshift memorial outside the school, in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 8:13 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump. Several of the students have criticized the president, whose election was strongly supported...
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Magaly Newcomb, right comforts her daughter Haley Newcomb, 14, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at a makeshift memorial outside the school, in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school, is being held without bail in the Broward County Jail, accused of 17 counts of first-degree murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 19, 2018 - 7:59 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 7:50 a.m. The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting. Speaking Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," James and...
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Mourners brought flowers, candles and stuffed animals to a makeshift memorial created by community members outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A gunman entered the school last Wednesday and killed 17 students and teachers. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 2:16 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 10:00 p.m. Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida are focusing their anger at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. David...
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