Education issues

Anne Ramsay, mother of Parkland High School shooting victim Helena Ramsay, speaks to the media during a news conference on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The family is suing to obtain mental health records of shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 15, 2018 - 7:33 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle speaks to his supporters as he enters a runoff with Brian Kemp during an election-night watch party in Gainesville, Ga. Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after Cagle was secretly recorded saying that he backed a favorable school choice law in the state because he claimed that there was campaign money from the Walton family's non-profit foundation at stake. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
June 15, 2018 - 5:36 pm
Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family's non-profit foundation was at stake. Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle admits making...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott waves to delegates as the arrives for the Texas GOP Convention, Friday, June 15, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 15, 2018 - 4:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month's mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people. Abbott headlined the Texas GOP Convention in...
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Yue Jiang is shown in large photographs at a memorial over two years after her death in Tempe, Ariz. on Monday, June 11, 2018. The family of 19-year-old Yeu Jiang traveled from China to Arizona this week to plead with a judge to reject a deal that prosecutors made with suspect Holly Davis that reduces her charges. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)
June 15, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a Chinese college student came to Arizona to tearfully plead for harsh punishment against the woman who shot the 19-year-old to death after a minor car crash, but a judge honored a plea agreement Friday to send her to prison for 25 years. Holly Davis, 34, was initially...
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FILE - This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations shows William Howard Hughes Jr., after being captured in June 2018, at left, and an image from his time at the U.S. Air Force. Hughes, a Kirtland Air Force Base officer with top security clearance, who deserted 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California. (U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations via AP, File)
June 13, 2018 - 2:49 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force officer with top security clearance who vanished 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California system, former colleagues said. University system colleagues knew William Howard Hughes Jr. as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, a tribute to student Joaquin Oliver and coach Aaron Feis is left at the base of a white cross at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Fla. The ESPYs are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire. Family members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heroes Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel, and Chris Hixon will receive the honor during the award show on July 18 in Los Angeles, the ESPN network announced Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
June 13, 2018 - 11:19 am
MIAMI (AP) — The ESPYs are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire. Family members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heroes Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel, and Chris Hixon will...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 19, 2018 file photo, crosses representing victims of gun violence stand outside Collins Academy High School in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as way to fight what it calls a public health crisis. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)
June 12, 2018 - 7:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis. At its annual policymaking meeting, the...
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Students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama department react after performing "Seasons of Love" 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 12, 2018 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The drama students from Florida's Parkland school have made another surprise stage appearance in New York. This time it was at a fundraiser in Central Park for The Public Theater. The benefit Monday night included a production of the 1978 Tony-nominated show, "Runaways" by the late...
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June 12, 2018 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sexual harassment is rampant in academic science, and colleges and universities that train new scientists need a system-wide culture change so women won't be bullied out of the field, a national advisory group said Tuesday. In fact, it's time to treat sexual harassment as...
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June 11, 2018 - 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — University of Michigan policies prohibiting harassment and bullying on campus are unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, the Justice Department said Monday in siding with a free-speech group that has challenged the school in court. The Trump administration argued that the school...
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