Primary and secondary education

Marie Louise Gorsuch, wife of Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch touches his shoulder during a break in testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 22, 2017 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a glide path toward confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch parried fresh attacks from Democrats Wednesday on abortion and special education, insisting that "when you put on the robe, you open your mind" as he faced a final day before the Senate Judiciary Committee...
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March 21, 2017 - 12:13 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina legislators are advancing a bill that would eliminate more standardized exams for public school students, many of them in high school. A House education committee voted Tuesday to get rid of state-created final exams for a host of subjects, leaving it to...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down "separate but equal" laws that kept schools segregated. From the time Americans roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in, and even who they might be spending the night with, the court's rulings are woven into daily life in ways large and small. (AP Photo)
March 20, 2017 - 3:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhythms of daily life for ordinary Americans may seem far removed from the rarified world of the U.S. Supreme Court. But from the time people roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in at night, the court's rulings are woven into their lives in ways large and small. So...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down "separate but equal" laws that kept schools segregated. From the time Americans roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in, and even who they might be spending the night with, the court's rulings are woven into daily life in ways large and small. (AP Photo)
March 20, 2017 - 3:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Quick, name a Supreme Court justice. OK, name three. One of the current justices, Stephen Breyer, once noted wryly that their names are less well-known than those of the Three Stooges. But from the time Americans roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in, the court's...
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In this Friday, March 10, 2017 photo, Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin works in his office in Honolulu. Hawaii was the first state to file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. For Chin, the son of Chinese immigrants, fighting the travel ban is personal. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher).
March 18, 2017 - 3:02 am
HONOLULU (AP) — For Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, the fight against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban is personal. Born in Seattle to Chinese immigrant parents, Chin recalls being one of a few Asian students in his high school. Moving to Hawaii in 1989 and experiencing the state's...
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March 17, 2017 - 5:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas school district says Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is raising unfounded concerns about religious freedom over a spare classroom where Muslim students pray. Muslim students at Liberty High School in Frisco have been allowed since 2009 to pray in a classroom that...
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A gust of wind blows snow back at Roger Lane, a custodian at Yonkers Public School 17, as he clears a sidewalk in front of the school with a snow blower during a snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A 23-month-old in need of a heart transplant has been escorted by snowplows and state police troopers through a heavy snowstorm from one hospital to another in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom...
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A worker plows a walkway on the Hudson River waterfront near Frank Sinatra Park, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 14, 2017 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm hitting the Northeast (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Strong winds have toppled a wind turbine at a Rhode Island beach. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the wind knocked over the turbine at Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett on Tuesday. It's owned...
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Joshua Pinckard, originally from Houston, walks along Lake Michigan as the Chicago area gets it's first significant snowfall since December, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 14, 2017 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a strong winter storm expected in the Northeast (all times local): 7:30 a.m. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is delaying school and work in Washington. Officials are urging people to stay off the roads Tuesday while crews clear them. While many surrounding...
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March 07, 2017 - 6:45 am
LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Teenage identical twins have made academic history at a Long Island high school WCBS-TV reports ( http://cbsloc.al/2lzN9Iw ) that Locust Valley High School seniors Nick and Matt Rizzo have the top two highest grade-point averages in their Nassau County graduating class...
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