Education

Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of "The Band's Visit" accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2018 - 12:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The American, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through...
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Charlotte at Six
June 06, 2018 - 8:08 pm
A historic law passed in Raleigh today allows the towns of Matthews, Mint Hill, Huntersville and Cornelius to establish their own charter schools in defiance of CMS. Mark Garrison takes a look at both sides of the issue.
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People leave a graduation ceremony for Marjory Stoneman Douglas seniors, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. The senior class from Florida's Parkland high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas Sunday and heard from surprise commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon, who urged graduates to move forward and "don't let anything stop you." (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 04, 2018 - 1:06 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Graduating seniors at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas Sunday and heard from surprise commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon, who urged them to move forward and "don't let anything stop you." Four families received diplomas on...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 4:57 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as a "victim" because he may have recently been bullied, causing him to lash out, his father said. In a phone interview over the weekend with Greece's Antenna TV, Antonios...
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Gov. Greg Abbott, his wife, Cecilia, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, along with Sen. Larry Taylor and Rep. Greg Bonnen prepare to place flowers Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Santa Fe High School where a gunman opened fire Friday killing 10 people, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 4:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, "We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children." The governor called the meetings after...
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Educators gather outside the House and Senate chambers with signs during a teachers rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Teachers demanding better pay and more resources filled the streets of North Carolina's capital city Wednesday with loud chants and the color red, continuing the trend of educators around the country rising up to pressure lawmakers for change. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 16, 2018 - 11:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina politicians and the public are waiting to see what happens next after thousands of teachers rallied to demand increased spending on public schools. An estimated 19,000 people marched through the state's capital city. Previous strikes, walkouts and protests in...
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Charlotte at Six
May 16, 2018 - 7:49 pm
Mark Garrison talks to teachers at the education rally today in Raleigh, NC.
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With the Arizona Capitol in the background, thousands of teachers continue to protest Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Phoenix. After an all night legislative budget session the legislature passed the new education spending portion of the budget and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed that part of the budget. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 03, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state's 1 million public school students back to the classroom. Gov. Doug Ducey's...
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Erica Martinez, right, a teacher at Webster Elementary School, hands out a free food bag to one of her students as the teachers donated over 200 food bags to their students and families in front of the school during the fourth day of the state-wide teachers' strike Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 01, 2018 - 9:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers said they will end a historic statewide strike Thursday that shut down schools for days if lawmakers pass a plan that offers big raises and increased school funding but that still falls short of their demands. Organizers made the announcement Tuesday after educators...
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Striking teachers silently cheer using their hands to follow decorum on not clapping or verbally reacting from the Senate gallery while senators meet in Senate chambers in Phoenix, Ariz., Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 30, 2018 - 9:53 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of Arizona teachers gathered for the third day at the Capitol on Monday to protest low pay and school funding, and many schools around the state remained closed, while the Legislature prepared to introduce a budget package that gives them raises but falls short of other...
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