Education issues

May 06, 2019 - 10:46 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Johns Hopkins University initiative announced Monday will offer short courses to principals and other school leaders as part of an effort to create standards around school health and safety. Topics including student mental health and security technology will be offered through...
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May 06, 2019 - 9:54 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A new Johns Hopkins University initiative will offer short courses to principals and other school leaders as part of a push to create standards around school safety. Topics including student mental health and security technology will be offered through the Center for Safe and...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a visit of the Federal School Safety Commission at Hebron Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Md. Education, it’s safe to say, is not President Donald Trump’s top priority. Instead, he entrusts that realm to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who after two years has emerged as one of the most polarizing figures in the Cabinet but also one of its most enduring members. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
May 06, 2019 - 12:37 am
When President Donald Trump visits a school, it's usually for a campaign rally, not a classroom tour. At his latest State of the Union address, he mentioned education just once. On Twitter, he has used the word "education" six times while in office, compared with 500 uses of the word "border."...
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Parents of Riley Howell, Natalie Henry-Howell, center left, stands next to Thomas Howell, comforting their son Teddy, after a memorial service for Riley Howell in Lake Junaluska, N.C., Sunday, May 5, 2019. Family and hundreds of friends and neighbors are remembering Howell, a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates' lives by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
May 05, 2019 - 9:06 pm
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family, hundreds of friends and a military honor guard on Sunday remembered a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. Riley Howell, 21, was fatally shot Tuesday while tackling the gunman accused of...
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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 6:41 pm
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family and hundreds of friends and neighbors are remembering a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates' lives by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. A memorial for 21-year-old Riley Howell was held Sunday at a 1,900-seat auditorium at a...
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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 10:58 pm
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled to mark the passing of a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. A memorial is scheduled Sunday evening for 21-year-old Riley Howell, who was fatally wounded while...
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Mourners pause to look at a variety of memorials left at Kennedy Hall at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Thursday, May 2, 2019. A gunman opened fire at Kennedy on Tuesday, killing two and wounding four. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
May 03, 2019 - 4:23 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Students frantically call for help as a deadly shooting unfolds on a North Carolina campus in 911 recordings released Friday, with one saying the gunman was "still shooting" as she fled the classroom where he opened fire. Charlotte government officials released 48 emergency...
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May 03, 2019 - 7:50 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A pair of Florida teens saw their prayers answered after becoming stranded about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from shore. News outlets report that 17-year-olds Tyler Smith and Heather Brown were swimming at Vilano Beach near St. Augustine during a senior skip day last month...
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A growing memorial is seen on the steps of a building at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Thursday, May 2, 2019. A gunman opened fire in a classroom on Tuesday, killing two and wounding four. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
May 02, 2019 - 7:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The campus has turned quiet. Flowers and candles fill the steps outside the building where two students were killed. Exams have been postponed or canceled. For students, professors and administrators, Tuesday's shooting that left two dead and four wounded at the University of...
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A growing memorial is seen on the steps of a building at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Thursday, May 2, 2019. A gunman opened fire in a classroom on Tuesday, killing two and wounding four. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
May 02, 2019 - 7:10 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The campus has turned quiet. Flowers and candles fill the steps outside the building where two students were killed. Exams have been postponed or canceled. For students, professors and administrators, Tuesday's shooting that left two dead and four wounded at the University of...
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