Primary and secondary education

FILE - In this June 12, 2013 file photo second-grade teacher Vickie Boudouris goes over a an English work sheet with her students at the Cordova Villa Elementary School, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The California State Board of Education is set to vote, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, on new guidance for teaching sex education in public schools. The guidance is not mandatory but it gives teachers ideas about teaching a wide range of health topics. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 08, 2019 - 9:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and give advice to LGBT teenagers for navigating relationships and having safe sex. LGBT advocates praised the new...
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Kurt Rowland surveys the scene at the intersection of Austin Parkway and Sweetwater Blvd. in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Rowland bought the kayak shortly before Hurricane Harvey and was glad to have it, he said. Residents have been surprised that the water has not receded more quickly as it has in the past when the rain has stopped. More rain is forecast for the coming days. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 8:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — It was a scene that has repeated itself countless times in the Houston area: heavy rainfall made area roadways impassable and flooded homes, schools and businesses. On Wednesday, the Houston area was drying out after severe thunderstorms a day earlier caused flash flooding ,...
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Thousands of teachers and education supporters march in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Tens of thousands of teachers across Oregon walked off the job Wednesday to demand more money for schools, holding signs and wearing red shirts that have become synonymous with a nationwide movement pushing lawmakers to better fund education. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of teachers across Oregon walked off the job Wednesday to demand more money for schools, holding signs and wearing red shirts that have become synonymous with a nationwide movement pushing lawmakers to better fund education. Schools around the state,...
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Parents gather in a circle to pray at a recreation center where students were reunited with their parents after a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 07, 2019 - 11:47 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a school shooting in suburban Denver (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Authorities have released the name of an 18-year-old student accused of opening fire with a classmate inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver, killing a teenager and...
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In this April 10, 2019 photo educators from across the metro are gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to press the Oregon Legislature for more school funding. Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding. Schools around the state, including Oregon's largest district, Portland Public Schools, will close for at least part of Wednesday, May 8, 2019 as educators press for more money from lawmakers. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 9:39 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon Senate were a no show for a $1 billion education tax vote, bringing the chamber to a halt the day before teachers across the state were to stage a walkout to protest funding levels for schools. All 12 Republicans were missing Tuesday, denying the Senate...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Grant Berardo, a student at Wall High School, flips through his 2017 school yearbook in Wall, N.J. The yearbook includes a photo of him wearing a digitally altered T-shirt that originally included the words "Trump Make America Great Again." Berardo's Trump T-shirt was digitally painted a nondescript black even though the shirt did not violate the school's dress code. Susan Parsons, the Wall High School yearbook adviser who was suspended after photos of two students were altered to remove President Donald Trump's name on their clothing is now suing the district. Parsons says school officials requested the changes in 2017 but then set her up to "take the blame." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 2:17 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A high school yearbook adviser who was suspended after photos of two students were altered to remove President Donald Trump's name from their clothing is suing the district, saying she was made a scapegoat. Teacher Susan Parsons says in her lawsuit, filed Monday, that officials...
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From left to right, Marcell Ibarra, 18, Daffne Anselmo, 16, and Jamilet Fragoso, 16, comfort each other after talking about their close friend Thomas Torres, a Desert View High School student who was taken into custody on May 2 by Border Patrol after a traffic stop by a Pima County Sheriff's Department deputy in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, May 6, 2019. The students chanted, held a news conference and then were bussed back to school. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
May 06, 2019 - 9:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player who has been in the U.S. since he was a toddler was in custody for possible deportation to his native Mexico, prompting a protest Monday by classmates outside an Arizona sheriff's office. Thomas Torres, who is scheduled to graduate May 22 from Desert...
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May 02, 2019 - 10:34 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state lawmaker says her children were threatened online by a person who opposes mandatory vaccinations for all school children. Democratic Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire, posted Wednesday on Facebook that state Capitol police are investigating what she...
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Oprah Winfrey arrives at THR's Empowerment in Entertainment Gala at Milk Studios on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2019 - 6:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey may have been the main honoree at The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural Empowerment in Entertainment luncheon, but it was a group of underprivileged high school students who stole the show and even brought Winfrey to tears. At the event Tuesday in Los Angeles, 20 local...
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California Sen. Kamala Harris speaks ahead of round table discussion with teachers in Columbia, South Carolina, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The Democrat is discussing her proposal to increase teacher pay ahead of a rally in which thousands of South Carolina teachers are planning to rally at the Statehouse, seeking smaller class sizes, better pay and a guaranteed daily break. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
April 30, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is wading into a roiling debate over education in the early voting state of South Carolina, calling it imperative to give public school teachers the support they need to be effective educators. The senator from California...
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