Education issues

President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., Thursday, March 2, 2017 after arriving on Air Force One for his first visit to the Hampton Roads area since taking office in January. The purpose of his visit was to deliver a speech in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
March 03, 2017 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be visiting a private, religious school in Florida on Friday, signaling that his education agenda will focus on school choice. The president will tour St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, where he is expected to drop in on classrooms, and meet with...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:40 am
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Federal agents said Thursday that they have caught the members of a violent El Salvadorian street gang who killed three teenagers last year, including two girls who were inseparable best friends at their Long Island high school. Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16,...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos waits for the arrival of President Donald Trump to a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2017 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising the country's historically black colleges and universities as pioneers on school choice. She said in a speech Monday that African-Americans "took it upon themselves to provide the solution" when they were blocked from attending...
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February 28, 2017 - 8:42 pm
Baylor safety Travon Blanchard has been suspended after the school was notified that a protective order had been issued against him. The Baylor athletic department released a statement Tuesday, saying it was aware of the complaint made by a woman against Blanchard through the McLennan County...
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February 28, 2017 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising the country's historically black colleges and universities as pioneers on school choice. She said in a speech Monday that African-Americans "took it upon themselves to provide the solution" when they were blocked from attending...
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February 24, 2017 - 8:44 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Rochester City School District is working to address a diversity gap among teachers. WHEC ( http://bit.ly/2msl5CS ) says the district has started recruiting about two months ahead of schedule — and officials will travel as far as Puerto Rico as part of those...
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Activists and protesters with the National Center for Transgender Equality rally in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Washington, after the Department of Education and the Justice Department announce plans to overturn the school guidance on protecting transgender students. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 22, 2017 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate. The administration came down on the side of states'...
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February 22, 2017 - 7:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — Local authorities say an alert about a possible attack at a school in western Germany that prompted a major police operation Wednesday was a false alarm. Armed officers rushed to the Hoenne vocational school in Menden after receiving an alert before noon. "The report of an attack in...
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February 21, 2017 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday. The announcement alarmed LGBT groups across the country that have urged President Donald Trump to safeguard Obama-era guidelines...
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In this photo taken Feb. 7, 2017, released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arrest is made during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is wholesale rewriting the U.S. immigration enforcement priorities, broadly expanding the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who are priorities for deportation, according to a pair of enforcement memos released Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)
February 21, 2017 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday. The documents represent a sweeping...
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