Education issues

In this photo released by Kyle Kashuv, Frank Krar, a statistics teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School displays his new tattoo in the campus, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in honor of the victims of the shooting at the school, in Parkland, Fla. Students returned to the school as classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14. (Kyle Kashuv via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since a teenager with an assault rifle killed 17 people and thrust the huge Florida school into the center of a renewed...
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February 28, 2018 - 12:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans in the New York state Senate have blocked an effort by Democrats to force a vote on four gun control bills. Democrats tried to bring the bills to the floor Wednesday but were overruled by the Senate's GOP majority. The bills would have strengthened background checks...
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February 28, 2018 - 12:34 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans in the New York state Senate have blocked an effort by Democrats to force a vote on four gun control bills. Democrats tried to bring the bills to the floor Wednesday but were overruled by the Senate's GOP majority. The bills would have strengthened background checks...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks with reporters following weekly policy luncheons where they discussed school safety measures in response to the Parkland, Fla., assault that left 17 dead, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2018 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was convening a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday to discuss school safety, as Republican leaders showed little interest in pursuing stricter gun control laws and Democrats pushed new restrictions following the Florida shooting. Ahead of the session,...
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Students are greeted by law enforcement as they head back to school 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. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 11:25 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and teachers passed through tight security cordons of dozens of officers as classes resumed Wednesday for the first time since a troubled teenager with an AR-15 killed 17 people, thrusting them into the center of the nation's gun debate. The armed police, designed to...
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Students are greeted by law enforcement as they head back to school 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. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 10:36 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and teachers passed through tight security cordons of dozens of officers as classes resumed Wednesday for the first time since a troubled teenager with an AR-15 killed 17 of their friends and classmates, thrusting them into the center of the nation's gun debate. The...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., followed by, from left, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., arrives to meet with reporters following weekly policy luncheons where they discussed school safety measures in response to the Parkland, Fla., assault that left 17 dead, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and guns (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Senate Democrats want President Donald Trump to follow through on his push for "comprehensive background checks" for gun buyers. And they're pressing him to endorse legislation that would extend...
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Students walk to class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Students returned to class for the first time since a former student opened fire there with an assault weapon. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
February 28, 2018 - 8:56 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — About 50 uniformed officers marched into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School early Wednesday, just one aspect of the heavy security as classes resumed for the first time since 17 students and teachers were killed by a troubled teenager with an AR-15, thrusting them into the...
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Volunteers hang banners around the perimeter of Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., to welcome back students who will be returning to school Wednesday two weeks after the mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21 years old. The announcement Wednesday comes two weeks after the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. "When we...
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Volunteers hang banners around the perimeter of Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., to welcome back students who will be returning to school Wednesday two weeks after the mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 8:37 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — About 50 uniformed officers marched into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School early Wednesday, just one aspect of the heavy security as classes resumed for the first time since 17 students and teachers were killed by a troubled teenager with an AR-15, thrusting them into the...
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