Education

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017 file photo, an inside view of a decommissioned Clark County School District buses in the Northwest Bus Yard in Las Vegas. More than a dozen states are trying to take steps to keep kids in school longer, from making kindergarten mandatory to raising the legal dropout age, but it’s not an easy sell. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
June 05, 2017 - 3:41 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A dozen states are trying to keep children in school longer, from making kindergarten mandatory to raising the legal drop-out age. But it's not an easy sell. Nevada is among the states this year that have or are considering proposals to stretch the compulsory attendance age. A bill...
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FILE – In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, center, stand by as Centre County, Pa., prosecutors discuss an investigation into the death of their son Timothy Piazza, seen in photo at right, during a news conference in Bellefonte, Pa. Penn State's board of trustees approved changes to the university's Greek system Friday, June 2, 2017, including taking control of previously self-governing fraternities and sororities, following the Feb. 4, 2017, death of the 19-year-old pledge from Lebanon, N.J. (Abby Drey /Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
June 02, 2017 - 7:13 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is making changes to its Greek system, including taking control of the previously self-governing fraternities and sororities, following the February death of a pledge. The university's board of trustees approved a set of changes during a meeting Friday. Earlier...
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FILE – This file photo combination shows former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz, left, former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, right, and former Penn State President Graham Spanier, center, in Harrisburg, Pa. Schultz, Curley and Spanier are scheduled to be sentenced for child endangerment Friday, June 2, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pa., for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities in 2001. (AP Photos, File)
June 02, 2017 - 6:41 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's former president and two other ex-administrators were sentenced Friday to at least two months in jail for failing to report a child sexual abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky a decade before his arrest engulfed the university in scandal and brought down...
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June 02, 2017 - 4:56 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is making changes to its Greek system, including taking control of the previously self-governing fraternities and sororities, in the wake of the February death of a pledge. The university's board of trustees approved a set of changes during a meeting Friday...
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FILE – This file photo combination shows former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz, left, former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley, right, and former Penn State President Graham Spanier, center, in Harrisburg, Pa. Schultz, Curley and Spanier are scheduled to be sentenced for child endangerment Friday, June 2, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pa., for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities in 2001. (AP Photos, File)
June 02, 2017 - 3:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's former president and two other ex-administrators were sentenced Friday to at least two months in jail for failing to report a child sexual abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky a decade before his arrest engulfed the university in scandal and brought down...
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Relatives of victims grieve as they receive news of their loved ones at a hotel at the Resorts World Manila complex, Friday, June 2, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Police say a gunman stormed a crowded Manila casino and used gasoline to set gambling tables on fire, creating clouds of smoke that swept through the crowds and killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
June 02, 2017 - 5:58 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW TRUMP-STYLE DECISION-MAKING LOOKS His withdrawal from the Paris climate accord is the latest example of a U.S. president that craves drama but is also prone to second-guessing and...
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Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., holds the trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 02, 2017 - 4:18 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Ananya Vinay showed little emotion as she plowed through word after mystifying word in the final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Later, as she stood beside the confetti-covered stage, the newly crowned champion flashed a toothy grin as she inadvertently revealed...
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Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., holds the trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 02, 2017 - 4:14 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — This year's winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee was so confident that she wrote her winner's speech before she even showed up for the competition. Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay, who's from Fresno, California, showed little emotion as she plowed through word after...
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Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., holds the trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 02, 2017 - 1:22 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The 12-year-old from Fresno, California, showed little emotion and didn't take much time as she plowed through word after word. Sometimes she...
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Erin Howard, 12, from Huntsville, Ala., reacts after spelling her word correctly during the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 02, 2017 - 1:04 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee proves every year that word knowledge is personal and idiosyncratic. Words that baffle most of the audience are considered easy by elite spellers. And spellers get tripped up by words that many older people come across frequently. Here are...
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