Primary and secondary education

In this Aug. 30, 2018 photo, Lorena Alaniz, a senior at Wisdom High School in Houston, reads a textbook in her Spanish class. Alaniz maintained a 3.5 GPA despite having to work part-time to help her family rebuild their flooded home after Hurricane Harvey. Wisdom and other Houston schools defied expectations and showed improvement in state scores, a feat attributed to perseverance in the face of adversity, and changes to the state accountability ratings that put more emphasis on progress. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
October 02, 2018 - 12:51 am
HOUSTON (AP) — In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Principal Jonathan Trinh feared the worst for his Houston high school. He took in a hundred new pupils displaced by the storm, his students' overwhelmingly low-income families were struggling with lost jobs and other distractions, and...
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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy declined to answer questions from reporters about the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a luncheon held for high school civics students in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
September 28, 2018 - 7:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose retirement created the vacancy that produced the no-holds-barred confirmation fight over Brett Kavanaugh, said Friday maintaining civil discourse is critical to democracy's survival. Kennedy never spoke directly about...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool Image via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 7:10 am
ROME (AP) — The magazine of the Jesuit religious order in the United States has publicly withdrawn its endorsement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice following testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by the Jesuit-educated Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexually...
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The motorcade transporting President Donald Trump drives down Pennsylvania Avenue heading towards the Trump Hotel in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2018. Trump is having a private meeting and dinner with supports (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 27, 2018 - 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump described Thursday's heated Senate hearing as "brutal" and "hard to watch" during an evening GOP fundraiser. But Trump also praised Supreme Court nominee Brett...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Abandoning his previous restraint, Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, Sept. 21 declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 22, 2018 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life. There are myriad reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people who experience sexual...
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September 21, 2018 - 3:43 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's cyber operations program has been formally accredited. The academy said Friday the program was accredited recently by ABET, a leading nonprofit accrediting agency. Three other universities also were accredited under the new cybersecurity criteria: the...
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An Alameda High School student poses for photos wearing ripped jeans on the school's campus in Alameda, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 19, 2018 - 7:08 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, an unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device near the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but results published Monday, Sept. 17, mean a little more than 2 million middle and high school students have used the devices to get high. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:11 pm
A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances,...
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Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash. Fights over teacher salaries and work conditions are escalating along the West Coast, and the disputes are particularly acute in Washington, a state that has infused at least $1 billion for teacher pay to resolve a long-running court battle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 07, 2018 - 2:09 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states. The teachers in these blue states — with robust teachers' unions, the right to strike and...
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A Palestinian refugee student sits inside her classroom as she attends the first day of a new school year, at one of the UNRWA schools, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The United Nations' Palestinian relief agency celebrated the start of the school year in Lebanon on Monday, managing to open its schools on schedule despite a multi-million dollar budget cut on the heels of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding to the agency. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
September 03, 2018 - 11:59 am
BEIRUT (AP) — United Nations schools for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon started the new school year on time on Monday, despite the U.S. decision to cancel funding to the international body's Palestinian relief agency. Students were giddy as they arrived at the Haifa Intermediate School in Beirut's...
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