Education issues

February 22, 2018 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior FBI official acknowledged Thursday that the nation's top law enforcement agency has lost public trust after the revelation that it failed to investigate a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting, a mistake he suggested was the result of bad judgment...
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez wipes away tears during a CNN town hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 3:19 pm
One student was teased about being a "brown, bald lesbian." Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When a group of teens posed for a photo, they were accused of lapping up attention from the cameras and "partying like rock stars." Just days after watching...
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Parent Fred Guttenberg watches a monitor honoring the 17 students and teachers who were killed at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School, during a CNN "Stand Up" town hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. Guttenberg's 14-year-old daughter Jaime Guttenberg was killed on Feb. 14 with 16 others. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 3:15 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The student-driven movement to rewrite gun laws showed no sign of waning a week after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida school, with politicians yielding to pressure to respond. The president endorsed certain gun control moves amid the public outcry and said "there's...
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February 22, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top FBI official acknowledged Thursday that the nation's top law enforcement agency has lost public trust after the revelation that it failed to investigate a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting, a mistake he suggested was the result of bad judgment...
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February 22, 2018 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top FBI official is acknowledging the agency has lost public trust after it botched a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting. David Bowdich is the FBI's acting deputy director. He says the bureau is "doing everything we can" to regain that trust. And he...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 22, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying "there's nothing more important than protecting our children," amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting. Trump...
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February 22, 2018 - 1:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the Texas Board of Education last produced history curriculum guidelines for public schools, experts decried its members for attempting to promote religious and conservative ideology over facts. Now the state is considering revisions to the 2010 standards, which a group of...
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky asks a question to Sen. Marco Rubio during a CNN town hall meeting at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 1:18 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Hundreds have gathered to remember a 37-year-old assistant football coach and security guard gunned down while helping students to safety during a mass shooting at a Florida high school on...
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President Donald Trump arrives to hosts a listening session with high school students, teachers, and others in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 22, 2018 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain firearms and tighter background checks, saying "there's nothing more important than protecting our children," amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting. Trump said he spoke...
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National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 22, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local): 12:02 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's speaking with members of Congress about making schools safer following last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school. Trump is discussing the issue...
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