Education issues

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. The trial of an ex-University of Illinois grad charged with killing a Chinese scholar is the first federal death-penalty trial in Illinois since it abolished the death penalty and some activists aren't happy about it. Former Gov. George Ryan, who took the first step toward abolishing the state's death penalty by placing a moratorium on executions in Illinois in 2000, a year after the state's last execution, said the federal decision to hold a death penalty trial there subverted the will of the majority of the residents. The trial in which openings are set for Wednesday, June 12, highlights the rarity of such cases. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
June 10, 2019 - 4:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A perplexed prospective juror at the trial of a former graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China said during jury selection last week that she didn't understand how a conviction could carry the death penalty in Illinois when the...
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University of Alabama employees Joe Densmore, left, and Jeremy Scales remove the name of Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. off the School of Law sign in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, June 7, 2019. The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. (GaryCosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 6:25 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on University of Alabama decision to return record donation (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A top donor to the University of Alabama says he believes the school is punishing him after he called on students to boycott enrolling at the university in response to the...
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University of Alabama employees remove the name of Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. off the School of Law sign in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, June 7, 2019. The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. (AP Photo/Blake Paterson)
June 07, 2019 - 2:09 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on University of Alabama decision to return record donation (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A top donor to the University of Alabama says he believes the school is punishing him after he called on students to boycott enrolling at the university in response to the...
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Muslims pray inside the first state-funded mosque in Athens on Friday, June 7, 2019. After years of delays, the government agreed to build the mosque in an industrial area of Athens to serve the city's Muslim migrant community. Education and Religion Minister Kostas Gavroglou said that the mosque will open latest Sept. 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 07, 2019 - 9:56 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's education and religion minister says the country's long-delayed first state-sponsored mosque is likely to begin operating in September, about three years after its construction was approved by parliament. Kostas Gavroglou spoke Friday during a visit to the nearly...
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Muslims pray inside the first state-funded mosque in Athens on Friday, June 7, 2019. After years of delays, the government agreed to build the mosque in an industrial area of Athens to serve the city's Muslim migrant community. Education and Religion Minister Kostas Gavroglou said that the mosque will open latest Sept. 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 07, 2019 - 9:06 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's education and religion minister says the country's first state-sponsored mosque is likely to begin operating in September, about three years after its construction was approved by parliament. Kostas Gavroglou spoke Friday during a visit to the nearly complete mosque...
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June 06, 2019 - 7:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — Authorities in a Colorado community are gauging support for demolishing Columbine High School and rebuilding it nearby. In a letter Thursday, Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Jason Glass says the school building has remained "a source of inspiration" for people with a dark...
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Scot Peterson leaves the Broward County Jail after posting bond, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Peterson, who was the assigned resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 06, 2019 - 5:49 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre was released from jail Thursday after a judge reduced his bail and lifted some restrictions. Scot Peterson walked out of the Broward County Jail...
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Scot Peterson leaves the Broward County Jail after posting bond, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Peterson, who was the assigned resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 06, 2019 - 4:11 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre was released from jail Thursday after a judge reduced his bail and lifted some restrictions. Scot Peterson walked out of the Broward County Jail...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, ten crosses honoring the 10 people killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School were dedicated during a ceremony in Santa Fe, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for students. The bills signed Thursday were passed this year in response to the 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston, in which eight students and two teachers were killed. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File)
June 06, 2019 - 3:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday as major parts of the state's response to a 2018 mass shooting at a high school near Houston. School districts...
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June 06, 2019 - 3:36 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on School Shooting-Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts for failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre has been released from jail after a judge reduced his bail and lifted other...
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