Education issues

President Donald Trump listens to Justin Gruber, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, during a listening session with high school students and teachers and parents in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 21, 2018 - 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local): 5:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's considering backing proposals to promote concealed carrying of weapons by trained school employees to respond to campus shootings. Meeting with students and parents affected...
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President Donald Trump bows his head during an opening prayer at the start of a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 21, 2018 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened...
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A protester waves a sign as U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colorado, talks during a town hall meeting with constituents in a high school assembly hall Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Greenwood Village, Colo. Coffman was peppered with questions about gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at a school in south Florida last week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 21, 2018 - 4:37 pm
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. "Let's do something for them!" one man yelled at the beginning of Republican Rep. Mike Coffman's town hall Tuesday night. Another...
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A police car is parked outside Jackson Township Middle School, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in Massillon, Ohio. A school official in Ohio says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school. Police say Jackson Middle School, near Massillon, is on lockdown Tuesday and that the students and staff are safe.(Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 4:33 pm
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who police said brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom has died of his injuries. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said the boy died at a hospital Wednesday. Jackson Township police had said the boy shot...
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Vice President Mike Pence addresses the audience during a meeting of the National Space Council Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 2:37 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the administration is putting "renewed energy" into making schools safe. Pence spoke Wednesday at the meeting of the National Space Council at Kennedy Space Center...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard the threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones. A security guard at El Camino High School near the city of Whittier heard a "...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 1:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 12:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 21, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to host students from the Florida high school reeling from a mass shooting Wednesday, as he seeks to show he is taking the highly charged issue of gun violence seriously. The White House said students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will...
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Tyra Hemans, 19, left, and Tanzil Philip, 16, student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, converse aboard their bus between Parkland , Fla., and Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, to rally outside the state capitol and talk to legislators about gun control reform. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 11:13 am
Many students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School have turned into outspoken gun control advocates. Some of them say their stance on gun rights has changed. Others believed if they stayed silent, nothing would change. About 100 of them traveled to the state capital to talk to...
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