Education issues

A Douglas County, Colo., Sheriffs Department deputy walks past the doors to the STEM Highlands Ranch school early Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Two high school students used at least two handguns in a fatal Tuesday shooting at the charter school authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 08, 2019 - 9:35 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Colorado that killed one student and injured eight (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The second suspect in a Colorado school shooting has appeared in court. Court records listed the defendant as Maya McKinney, but a public defender said...
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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 - 8:54 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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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 - 10:47 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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Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, right, confers with guard Jamal Murray during a break in the action against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Monday, April 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 07, 2019 - 9:47 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone was shaken Tuesday by the school shooting that occurred in his neighborhood a few hours before his team's playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers. "That's a community I live in. I know thoughts and prayers are never enough, but ... from...
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CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO ROBERT, NOT JOHN - This photo provided by the City of Biloxi, Miss., Public Affairs Department shows police officer Robert McKeithen who was killed Sunday night, May, 5, outside the department building in Biloxi. (City of Biloxi, Miss., Public Affairs via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 9:41 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Residents in a Mississippi Gulf Coast city continued on Tuesday to mourn the death of a longtime officer who authorities said was gunned down by a man whose mental health had, according to his mother, been sliding in recent months. A local NAACP leader said the man had...
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RETRANSMIT WITH ALTERNATE CROP Officials guide students off a bus and into a recreation center where they 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 - 8:09 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburban Denver community not far from Columbine High School , killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading minutes of terror before they were taken into custody with no injuries, authorities...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 22 - FILE - This Tuesday, April 30, 2019, file booking photo provided by Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office shows Trystan Andrew Terrell. A grand jury on Monday, May 6, 2019 indicted Terrell, 22, on murder and other charges in the April 30, 2019 shooting attack at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte that left two students dead and four others wounded. (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 5:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old man on murder and other charges in the shooting attack at a North Carolina university that left two students dead and four others wounded, a prosecutor's office announced Tuesday. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office said...
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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 - 1:17 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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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, ten crosses honoring the 10 people killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School were dedicated during a ceremony in Santa Fe, Texas. Nearly a year after the mass shooting killed eight students and two substitute teachers, Texas lawmakers are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses. They include measures that would arm more school personnel, beef up security plans and boost student mental health resources. But there's no push for new restrictions on the purchase or possession of guns. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 12:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school in which eight students and two substitute teachers were killed, lawmakers in the gun-friendly state are close to passing new measures that they say would harden campuses by adding more armed school personnel, beefing...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke pauses to watch the scenery Monday, April 29, 2019, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 06, 2019 - 11:58 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is learning that reliable jokes during the campaign don't always make kids laugh, especially when they're want to talk about serious issues. The former Texas congressman spoke to an 8th grade civics class in Newton, Iowa, and took...
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