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Undated photo provided by ADF International on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 shows the German Wunderlich family. The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday rejected the appeal of a German couple who have been fighting for years to home school their kids, saying the government was within its rights to temporarily remove their children. Home schooling is illegal in Germany and the Strasbourg, France-based court noted it had already upheld that law in previous decisions. (ADF International via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 9:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday rejected the appeal of a German couple who have been fighting for years to home school their kids, saying the government was within its rights to temporarily remove their children. Home schooling is illegal in Germany and the Strasbourg,...
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Children test the gavel as they gather around House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi of California before she takes the oath at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 03, 2019 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — They "dabbed" on the House floor. One tiny voice from somewhere deep in Democratic ranks yelled, "Boring!" And when their parents swore to faithfully serve as members of the new 116th Congress, many of them raised their little hands, too. The children of the new House and Senate...
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January 03, 2019 - 5:35 pm
A company that owns two national for-profit college chains said Thursday that it will erase nearly $500 million in debt incurred by former students as part of a settlement with 48 states and the District of Columbia. The deal with Career Education Corporation will resolve allegations that it lied...
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December 21, 2018 - 7:01 pm
The Trump administration has formally scrapped an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial discrimination in schools but that became tangled in a national debate over school safety. Officials from the Education and Justice departments finalized the rollback Friday, just days after it was...
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December 14, 2018 - 10:32 am
The U.S. Education Department says it will start forgiving federal loans for 15,000 former students whose colleges closed before they could graduate. Department officials say the $150 million in loans will automatically be wiped clean, including about $80 million for former students of the defunct...
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Senior Hazel Ostrowski attends her first period AP statistics class at Franklin High School Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Seattle. High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, according to a study on later school start times. Ostrowski was among a group at Franklin and another Seattle high school who wore activity monitors to discover whether a later start to the school day would help them get more sleep. It did, adding 34 minutes of slumber a night, and they reported less daytime sleepiness and grades improved. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 12, 2018 - 2:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to find out whether a later start to the school day would help them get more sleep. It did, adding 34 minutes of slumber a night. They also...
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FILE - This 2014 file electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows numerous, spheroid-shaped Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) virions. Doctors have suspected a mysterious paralyzing illness, acute flaccid myelitis, might be tied to the virus. This year has seen a record number of cases of the mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Yiting Zhang/CDC via AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after...
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December 06, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The national school lunch program will allow refined grains back onto menus, scaling back some of the contested changes implemented under President Barack Obama. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its decision will give flexibility to schools struggling to serve only whole...
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December 06, 2018 - 9:37 am
With new Democrats set to take over the governor's mansion across the country, the charter school movement may face a shifting political landscape in several key states. The incoming governors elected in November in California, Michigan, Illinois and New Mexico have all said they want to take the...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, toys sit on the shelves at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Pediatricians say the best toys for young children are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles rather than costly electronic games or the latest high-tech gadgets. The advice is in a new report on selecting toys for young children in the digital era. It was published Monday, Dec. 3 by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 03, 2018 - 12:25 am
Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity. "A cardboard...
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