Primary and secondary education

FILE- In this Nov 7, 2016 file photo, U.S. Singer Madonna, right, and her son David Banda perform in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Washington Square Park. The Queen of Pop is also a soccer mom and she's getting ever more involved in the beautiful game. Madonna has plans to open a soccer academy in Malawi, inspired by her adopted son David Banda who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica's youth academy. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP file)
August 16, 2018 - 10:00 am
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The Queen of Pop is also a soccer mom, and she's getting ever more involved in the beautiful game. Madonna has plans to open a soccer academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club...
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August 13, 2018 - 5:16 pm
The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. While the Pentagon began addressing sexual assault in the ranks a decade ago, an Associated Press...
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In this Monday, June 18, 2018 photo, Jennifer Samuels, a teacher and a Democratic candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives in LD15, speaks to other teacher candidates and constituents at a campaign event, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Samuels was part of the Red For Ed movement by Arizona teachers successfully striking for higher pay and funding for schools. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 13, 2018 - 11:59 am
The spring of teacher uprisings has given way to summer, but these are anything but lazy days for educators continuing the fight though their own election campaigns. Hundreds of teachers are running for office in November elections, campaigning primarily on promises to address public education...
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In Friday, Aug. 8, 2018, photo, Namio Matsura, 17-year-old member of the computation skill research club at the Fukuyama Technical High School, watches Hiroshima city before atomic bomb fell in virtual reality experience at the high school in Hiroshima, western Japan. Although it's impossible to relive a moment in history, a group of the students have recreated the moment an atomic bomb dropped over the city through VR to portray the livelihood of people that was taken away as a result of the bombing. (AP Photo/Haruka Nuga)
August 06, 2018 - 8:37 pm
FUKUYAMA, Japan (AP) — It's a sunny summer morning in the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Cicadas chirp in the trees. A lone plane flies high overhead. Then a flash of light, followed by a loud blast. Buildings are flattened and smoke rises from crackling fires under a darkened sky. Over two years, a...
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In this July 30, 2018, photo, Paul Whiterock smells marijuana for sale at 420 Sahara Wellness in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of adult-use marijuana sales has exceeded their expectations. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 03, 2018 - 11:36 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by 25 percent. Numbers from June are still outstanding but are...
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FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2011, file photo, Andre Agassi, center, following the announcement he would be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, speaks at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas. With the 2018 launch of a public school in Akron, Ohio, built in a partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron City Schools, the NBA basketball star has joined a long list of celebrities who have sought to leave their mark on education centers in the U.S. and abroad. At left is Mark Stenning, chief executive of the International Tennis Hall of Fame; at right is Christopher E. Clouser, chairman of the hall. (Jessica Ebelhar/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 7:58 pm
With the launch of a public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, LeBron James has joined a long list of celebrities who have sought to leave their mark on education centers. The NBA star, who recently left the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, was on hand Monday to...
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July 24, 2018 - 7:15 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for an Oregon high school who was disciplined for wearing a T-shirt promoting President Donald Trump's effort to build a border wall say they have reached a settlement of his lawsuit. The lawyers say that settlement entails a $25,000 payment from the Hillsboro School...
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July 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A judge has continued the cases of three Connecticut school administrators charged with failing to report an alleged student "fight club" to August. The Norwich Bulletin reports Montville Superintendent Brian Levesque, Montville High School Principal Jeffrey Theodoss and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2010, file photo, characters from Sesame Street Live appear on the street by Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the live touring stage shows based on the PBS television series. in New York. From left are Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Cookie Monster (foreground), Abby Cadabby, and Zoe. The Sesame Street company is taking its beloved, critically-acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum. It's a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to sink their teeth into a sacred learning space. Sesame Workshop and McGraw-Hill Education announced their new partnership Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
July 20, 2018 - 12:54 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2016 photo, Director of Chemistry Ravi Swamy, of Aqua Pro-Tech Laboratories, uses inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy to test drinking water samples at the facility, in Fairfield, N.J. A survey of school districts around the country finds that less than half test their water for lead, and among those that do more than a third detected elevated levels of the toxin, according to a federal report released Tuesday. The report, released by the Government Accountability Office, is based on a survey of 549 school districts across the United States. The report estimates that 41 percent of school districts, serving 12 million students, did not test for lead in the water in 2016 and 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 17, 2018 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of school districts around the country finds that less than half test their water for lead, and among those that do more than a third detected elevated levels of the toxin, according to a federal report released Tuesday. Lead can cause brain damage and learning...
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