Education issues

Faculty and staff greet police officers stationed outside of 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. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 7:14 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the return of students and teachers to class following the killings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The Florida congressman who represents the town where 17 people were shot and killed in a high school says...
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Faculty and staff greet police officers stationed outside of 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. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 7:09 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the return of students and teachers to class following the killings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 6:45 p.m. (Eds: Rocxanne is correct spelling) A judge in Florida is looking into assets that the man accused of the Florida...
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President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, with members of congress to discuss school and community safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 28, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation's gun laws on Wednesday, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting for being too fearful of the National Rifle Association to take action. In a...
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People hug one another outside of the Dalton Convention Center on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Dalton, Ga. Students from Dalton High School were evacuated to the Dalton Convention Center after social studies teacher Randal Davidson allegedly barricaded himself in a classroom and fired a handgun. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 6:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. No Dalton High School students were in the classroom when the...
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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 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and guns (all times local): 6:05 p.m. One of the Senate's leading gun control proponents says he is pleased that President Donald Trump expressed support for expanded background checks and other measures during a bipartisan meeting at...
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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 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and guns (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The top Republican sponsor of legislation to require background checks for a broader range of gun sales says he is optimistic that support from President Donald Trump could drive it to passage...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, about bipartisan legislation on gun safety. 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 violence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 28, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gabby Giffords' political organization is focusing on 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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February 28, 2018 - 4:59 pm
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on shots fired at high school in Georgia. (all times local): 5 p.m. A Georgia teacher accused of firing a gun inside his high school classroom is facing six charges, including aggravated assault involving a gun and terroristic threats and acts. The only injury from the...
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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 - 4:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun in what may have been a warning shot, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt her...
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This Oct. 17, 2016, photo shows U.S. Rep. Don Young gesturing while speaking with a reporter after a debate in Anchorage, Alaska. The most senior member in the U.S. House has argued against gun control by wondering how many Jews "were put in the ovens" during the Holocaust because they weren't armed. Young, a Republican from Alaska, made the comments at a meeting in Juneau when responding to a question about what the federal government and municipalities can do to stop school shootings. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
February 28, 2018 - 4:56 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Republican and most senior member of the U.S. House argued against gun control by wondering how many Jewish people "were put in the ovens" because they were not armed. U.S. Rep. Don Young, who has a history of off-the-cuff remarks that can draw criticism, made the...
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