Education

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, the Capitol is illuminated in Washington. Lawmakers are honing their messaging for the midterm elections as their summer recess looms. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 25, 2018 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have a plan for helping students afford the growing costs of college, in part by creating a partnership with states to provide two years of tuition-free community college. They also want to take $5 billion House Republicans have proposed for President Donald Trump'...
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July 25, 2018 - 11:55 am
The Trump administration is proposing new rules that could make it harder for students to get their loans erased in cases of fraud. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the proposal Wednesday after months of negotiations to replace Obama-era rules. Her proposal would allow students to get...
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A young girl writes a message on the sidewalk at a site remembering the victims of a Sunday evening shooting on Danforth Avenue, in Toronto on Monday, July 24, 2018. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 5:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Of all the things people in Toronto are horrified by in the aftermath of the shooting that killed two people and injured 13, this stands out: The man responsible had a handgun. To mass shooting-weary America — where there are about 300 million guns of all kinds — possession of a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, students follow a Tibetan-language lesson at the Lhasa-Beijing Experimental Middle School on the outskirts of Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China. An official Chinese Communist Party newspaper says Tibetan children have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer 2018 school holidays. (AP Photo/Aritz Parra, File)
July 24, 2018 - 1:03 am
BEIJING (AP) — Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reported. The Global Times quoted an education official in the regional capital of Lhasa as saying that...
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July 23, 2018 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two former Temple University police officers have been sentenced to decades in prison in the beating death of a woman two years ago. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 49-year-old Aaron Wright was sentenced Friday to 60½ to 141 years and 43-year-old Marquis Robinson was...
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July 22, 2018 - 9:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A crash involving two buses in downtown Pittsburgh has left more than 20 ballet students injured. Authorities say the crash happened around 6 p.m. Sunday when one bus rear-ended another bus. Many students have been hospitalized with minor injuries. The buses were carrying students...
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Former Johnson Space Center Director Gerry Griffin, left, a flight director for all of the crewed Apollo missions, sits next to Apollo astronauts Harrison Schmitt, Rusty Schweickart, Walt Cunningham and Tom Stafford, from second from left, during a panel discussion at the Apollo Celebration Gala at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, July 21, 2018. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration of the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
July 22, 2018 - 4:21 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction. The...
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Greg Priore, the former Oliver Room archivist at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, is taken in cuffs after arraignment at City Court, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Authorities on Friday charged Priore and John Schulman, owner of an antique bookstore, with stealing millions of dollars' worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pittsburgh library over a 20-year period. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 5:03 pm
An archivist and an antique bookseller were charged Friday with stealing millions of dollars' worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pennsylvania library over a 20-year period, including Isaac Newton's "Principia," considered a watershed of science. In some cases, the...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss. More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by Strauss, the now-dead Ohio State University team physician, at the center of an ongoing investigation, the university said on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
July 20, 2018 - 4:26 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by the now-dead Ohio State University team physician at the center of an ongoing investigation, the university said on Friday. Over 200 former students and university employees have been...
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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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