Education issues

March 02, 2018 - 12:08 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Central Michigan University (all times local): 12 p.m. Parents trying to pick up students following a fatal shooting at Central Michigan University are being asked to stay off campus. The school says parents are being told to go to a local...
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This undated photo provided by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office shows Jesse Randal Davidson. Social studies teacher Davidson barricaded himself inside a classroom at Dalton High School in Dalton, Ga., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. (Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 10:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom had three rifles taken away after setting the family car ablaze two years ago, according to a sheriff's report obtained Friday by The Associated Press. Deputies said they brought social studies teacher Jesse Randal...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduces a three-point plan on guns that's supported by the Democratic Caucus, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Schumer indicated he was surprised at remarks by President Donald Trump yesterday on gun safety in the wake of the student massacre in Parkland, Fla., last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 02, 2018 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress — not for a lack of bipartisan proposals, but because President Donald Trump's stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused, irritated and scrambling to figure out what to do next. Republicans squirmed...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduces a three-point plan on guns that's supported by the Democratic Caucus, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Schumer indicated he was surprised at remarks by President Donald Trump yesterday on gun safety in the wake of the student massacre in Parkland, Fla., last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 02, 2018 - 2:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress — not for a lack of bipartisan proposals, but because President Donald Trump's stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused, irritated and scrambling to figure out what to do next. Republicans squirmed...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduces a three-point plan on guns that's supported by the Democratic Caucus, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Schumer indicated he was surprised at remarks by President Donald Trump yesterday on gun safety in the wake of the student massacre in Parkland, Fla., last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 02, 2018 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in Congress — not for a lack of bipartisan proposals, but because President Donald Trump's stunning shift on gun policy left some in his party confused, irritated and scrambling to figure out what to do next. Republicans squirmed...
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March 02, 2018 - 12:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has awarded a $1 million emergency relief grant to the Florida school district where 17 people were killed in a shooting last month. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement on Friday that the grant to Broward Country public school system...
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March 01, 2018 - 11:56 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company's decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline to relocate. Governors from Connecticut, New York and Virginia have pitched their...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, photo, shoppers walk outside the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean said in a statement late Thursday, March 1, 2018, that it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
March 01, 2018 - 11:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart,...
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This Feb. 21, 2018 photo made available by Lex18 News, shows a group protesting school safety in Laurel County, KY. In the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school, parents and educators are mobilizing to demand more school safety measures, including armed officers, security cameras, door locks, etc. (Claire Crouch/Lex18News via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 10:38 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Kentucky, parents have pooled money to pay an armed officer to begin patrolling schools. A mayor outside Cleveland, Ohio, is urging a security levy to pay for guards. And a town in New Jersey has begun assigning off-duty police to stand vigil inside all its school...
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This Feb. 21, 2018 photo made available by Lex18 News, shows a group protesting school safety in Laurel County, KY. In the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school, parents and educators are mobilizing to demand more school safety measures, including armed officers, security cameras, door locks, etc. (Claire Crouch/Lex18News via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 10:37 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Efforts to ramp up school security are accelerating in the aftermath of Florida's high school shooting rampage, but some parents are saying it's just not enough. For years, U.S. schools have been stepping up the security investments. Now many school districts around the...
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