Education

In this June 6, 2017 photo, Daniel Buscaglia, 17, looks through the program from the previous night's senior awards banquet at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, N.Y. Buscaglia's 101.9 grade point average earned him the honor of valedictorian of his graduating class of nearly 500 students, but at many American high schools, the tradition of ranking students from No. 1 on down is being replaced by honors that recognize everyone who scores at a certain threshold. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
June 15, 2017 - 10:48 am
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past. The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade. In its place are honors that...
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Fans walk along the 10th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
June 15, 2017 - 8:37 am
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Phil Mickelson withdrew from the U.S. Open a little more than an hour after the sun climbed over Erin Hills, realizing there was no chance to get from his daughter's high school graduation in California and make his Thursday afternoon tee time. This is the first time Mickelson has...
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This June 6, 2017, photo, Utah resident Doug Rice administers the CBD oil Haleigh's Hope, a cannabis compound used by his daughter Ashley at their home in West Jordan, Utah. Utah lawmakers balked again this year at joining more than half of all U.S. states and passing a broad medical marijuana law. Rice says Utah's approach means his daughter, who has a genetic condition, is missing out on the one drug that eliminates her frequent seizures. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 14, 2017 - 7:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers balked again this year at joining more than half of all U.S. states and passing a broad medical marijuana law. Instead, they gave state colleges and other institutions a green light to study the medical impacts of the drug with the hope of having comprehensive...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will change two key Obama-era rules governing student loan forgiveness in cases involving fraud and misconduct by universities. The department said it will convene special committees to rewrite Borrower Defense to Repayment and...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo filmmaker Steven Spielberg, left, speaks with Harvard President Drew Faust, right, while sitting for a photograph before Harvard University commencement exercises, in Cambridge, Mass. President Faust, who was the first woman to lead Harvard University, announced Wednesday, June 14, 2017, that she will leave her post after the upcoming academic year saying in a letter "it will be the right time for the transition to Harvard's next chapter, led by a new president." (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 14, 2017 - 5:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nearly a decade after she became Harvard University's first female president, Drew Faust is making plans to step down. Faust, 69, announced Wednesday that she will leave her post at the end of the upcoming school year, which will also mark the end of a major fundraising campaign...
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Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas is placed into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Members of Congress were practicing for a game when a gunman started shooting. (AP Photo/Kevin S. Vineys)
June 14, 2017 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times local): 1:10 p.m. George Washington University Hospital says one of the two patients it was treating following the shooting at a congressional baseball practice has died while the other remains in critical...
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June 14, 2017 - 12:20 pm
ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A school district superintendent says he was asked to drop a complaint he made to state police about local officers breaking into a high school and playing basketball in the gym. Abbeville School District Superintendent Jonathan Phipps told The Index Journal of Greenwood (...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, file photo, Eastern Michigan University graduates socialize before their commencement at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich. In recent years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission have closed only seven companies that lured consumers with rosy promises to reduce or forgive student loan debt. But more than 130 student loan debt relief businesses operating during the period had records of questionable or illegal behavior, according to a NerdWallet review of public records. (Leisa Thompson/The Ann Arbor News via AP, File)
June 14, 2017 - 11:16 am
Fraudulent "debt relief" companies are preying on the most vulnerable of the 44 million people with student loans, as federal officials dispute who's to blame and what to do, a NerdWallet investigation has found. U.S. enforcement agencies — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 7, 2017, South Sudanese refugee children, one carrying a baby, walk barefoot across a dirt field towards the Ombechi kindergarten in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, northern Uganda. There is an urgent need to educate children in this overcrowded settlement that is home to over 270,000 refugees from South Sudan's civil war, despite them often having to walk long distances to the nearest school, funding shortages and a reduction in food rations for some refugees. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
June 14, 2017 - 6:26 am
BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — At this kindergarten on the edge of the world's largest refugee camp, there are no notebooks. When it's time to practice writing skills, children sit under a tree to doodle in the dirt while teachers use a blackboard. "Maybe this term we will provide the books," said Kevin...
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President Donald Trump, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, third from left, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, second from right, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, right, tour the Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — The man who parlayed a run on TV's "The Apprentice" into a winning presidential campaign said Tuesday the nation needs a stronger system of apprenticeship to match workers with millions of open jobs. "I love the name apprentice," President Donald Trump declared. He said he...
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