Education issues

March 01, 2018 - 5:15 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Recent accusations of sexual harassment against children's author Daniel Handler apparently have cost him the role of commencement speaker at Wesleyan University. Students and alumni had protested Handler's selection, and the private school in Connecticut announced his...
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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 01, 2018 - 5:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When a north Georgia high school teacher was charged this week with firing a gunshot from inside a barricaded classroom and setting off a frantic lockdown and evacuation, it was not his first troubling encounter with police. Just over a year ago, school employees and a police officer...
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In this June 15, 2017, photo, a person exits a Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. Kroger said Thursday, March 1, that it’s raising the minimum age to buy firearms and ammunition at all Fred Meyers stores to 21 years old, a day after Dick’s and Walmart announced similar moves. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 01, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The moves by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart — and retribution on Delta by lawmakers — emphasizes...
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Annabel Claprood, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School touches one of the roses at the Pulse night club, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. Parents and students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School made a stop at the site of the nightclub attack on their way back home from Tallahassee. Students returned to class at the high school, Wednesday, following the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed several students and teachers. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 3:38 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Resuming classes two weeks after a mass shooting at a Florida high school has been a traumatic adjustment for some parents of children who survived the tragedy. Melissa Broccoli and Christine Dunhill were shaking as they reunited Thursday at their usual pick-up spot outside...
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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 01, 2018 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and the gun debate (all times local): 3:10 p.m. President Donald Trump will be meeting with members of the video game industry next week as he continues to discuss ways to prevent school shootings. White House spokeswoman Sarah...
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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 01, 2018 - 3:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When a north Georgia high school teacher was charged this week with firing a gunshot from inside a barricaded classroom and setting off a frantic lockdown and evacuation, it was not his first troubling encounter with police. Just over a year ago, school employees and a police officer...
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This Thursday, March 1, 2018 shows a vandalized billboard near Interstate 15 in Las Vegas. The advertisement inviting tourists to fire an assault-style rifle, which originally said "Shoot a .50 caliber only $29," was changed to say, "Shoot A School Kid Only $29." (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 2:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A freeway-side billboard for a Las Vegas gun range was vandalized late Wednesday or before dawn Thursday to change an advertisement inviting tourists to fire an assault-style rifle to say, "Shoot A School Kid Only $29." The message, which had said "Shoot a .50 caliber only $29,"...
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Students wait to cross the street after their first day back at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The students were greeted Wednesday morning by police officers carrying military style rifles and an array of counselors and therapy dogs. They missed two weeks of school following the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed several students and teachers. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
March 01, 2018 - 2:59 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Resuming classes two weeks after a mass shooting at a Florida high school has been a traumatic adjustment for some parents of children who survived the tragedy. Melissa Broccoli and...
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Students wait to cross the street after their first day back at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The students were greeted Wednesday morning by police officers carrying military style rifles and an array of counselors and therapy dogs. They missed two weeks of school following the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed several students and teachers. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
March 01, 2018 - 2:09 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Florida Gov. Rick Scott brought the father and brother of a 14-year-old girl killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to the House and Senate floor to help push his school safety and...
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From left, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., participate in a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, with President Donald Trump and members of congress to discuss school and community safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 01, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and the gun debate (all times local): 1:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has phoned Sen. Pat Toomey to express support for his proposal on background checks for gun purchases. Toomey and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia...
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