Education

Celiah Aker works on her business and administrative services class at her desk at home, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Medina, Ohio. Aker is in ninth grade and it is her fifth year at Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), an online school. As enrollment in online charter schools exploded in recent years, states have struggled to catch up with oversight to ensure that the students taking classes at home via computers get a real education and the "cyber schools" receive the proper amount of public funding. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 26, 2017 - 11:41 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding. The future of virtual schools is part of the larger school-choice debate seeing renewed...
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Celiah Aker works on her business and administrative services class at her desk at home, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Medina, Ohio. Aker is in ninth grade and it is her fifth year at Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), an online school. As enrollment in online charter schools exploded in recent years, states have struggled to catch up with oversight to ensure that the students taking classes at home via computers get a real education and the "cyber schools" receive the proper amount of public funding. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 26, 2017 - 11:40 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As enrollment in online charter schools has soared across the U.S., states have struggled to keep up and to put in place regulations ensuring students get a real education and cyber schools get the right amount of funding. The virtual schools' future is of renewed interest...
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May 26, 2017 - 1:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — One of the Chinese government's most vocal critics is finally falling silent after a yearslong online campaign against him. He Weifang told The Associated Press Friday that he would no longer publish on social media after authorities repeatedly shut down his personal blog, his Weibo...
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Supporters of a lawsuit against the San Diego school district listen during a news conference in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, May 25, 2017. Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. District officials have vigorously defended the campaign, saying bullying of Muslim students is pervasive and vastly underreported. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
May 25, 2017 - 10:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. Charles LiMandri, an attorney for the parents, called the campaign a "politically correct solution...
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Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, center, smiles as he is introduced before being presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree as Baylor College of Medicine professor Huda Zoghbi, left, and actor James Earl Jones, second from left, applaud during Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 25, 2017 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's CEO returned to Harvard Thursday, telling graduates that it is up to their generation to create a purpose for today's world, to care about others, to fight inequality and strengthen the global community. "Change starts local. Even global changes start small — with people...
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Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, center, smiles as he is introduced before being presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree as Baylor College of Medicine professor Huda Zoghbi, left, and actor James Earl Jones, second from left, applaud during Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 25, 2017 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's CEO returned to Harvard to speak to its graduating class on Thursday, telling them it is up to their generation to create a purpose for today's world, to care about others, to fight inequality and strengthen the global community. Mark Zuckerberg received an honorary...
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May 25, 2017 - 1:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina House Republicans unveiling portions of its state government spending proposal (all times local): 1:05 p.m. North Carolina House Republicans have unveiled large sections of their budget proposal that leave out several spending cuts proposed by the...
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May 25, 2017 - 8:44 am
EWING, N.J. (AP) — The College of New Jersey has changed the name of a building amid concern its namesake had racial segregationist leanings. The board of trustees on Wednesday changed Paul Loser Hall to Trenton Hall. President R. Barbara Gitenstein says the new name reflects the school's...
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FILE - In thisMay 12, 2017 file photo, actor Will Ferrell gestures as he speaks at the University of Southern California's Class of 2017 commencement ceremony in Los Angeles. Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston. Those are a few of the speakers who have taken the stage at college graduation ceremonies this month to share their wisdom, joining a wide range of others in entertainment, politics and business. In their efforts to inspire the Class of 2017, they’ve elicited both laughter and tears and, in some cases, jeers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
May 25, 2017 - 4:21 am
BOSTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston. Those are a few of the speakers who have taken the stage at college graduation ceremonies this month to share their wisdom, joining a wide...
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May 25, 2017 - 3:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on Facebook. Zuckerberg, 33, follows another famous Harvard dropout, Bill Gates, who spoke before its graduates a decade ago. Steve Jobs, who dropped out of Reed College in Oregon...
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