Primary and secondary education

June 18, 2019 - 4:57 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas says he doesn't want to stand on the education reforms the House passed this year. Lucas said Tuesday he wants to pass legislation in 2020 to expand pre-kindergarten programs, improve high school graduation rates and possibly allow...
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Oklahoma state Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, listens to a question during an interview in her office Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Hicks is a Democrat and former elementary school teacher who won what had been a Republican-held seat in northwest Oklahoma City last November. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 15, 2019 - 10:50 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Teachers who staged successful walkouts to demand better pay and public school funding in several states last year are showing they're intent on staying politically engaged. Teacher unions in Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky and West Virginia report increases in membership, and many...
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This combination of undated photos provided by Scholastic shows National Student Poets winners from left to right, Alondra Uribe, Julie Dawkins, Taylor Fang, Christian Butterfield and Salma Mohammad. The students poets, who will be formally appointed during a July 2019 ceremony at the National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, D.C., will serve as regional literary ambassadors through readings, workshops and other programs. (Scholastic via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Five 10th and 11th graders have been named National Student Poets and will serve as regional literary ambassadors through readings, workshops and other programs. The winners, each of whom receive $5,000, include Christian Butterfield of Bowling Green, Kentucky; Julie Dawkins of...
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, third-grade student Miles Stidham uses an East Webster High School laptop to do homework in Maben, Miss. The Stidhams are unable to get internet at their home in the country, so they take advantage of the internet in the school's library. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 10, 2019 - 3:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send...
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May 30, 2019 - 7:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation has determined a teacher at a suburban Atlanta school gave students a math formula sheet from a state exam ahead of the test. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that the Gwinnett County 8th graders were allowed to use notes they took on the formula...
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Rescuers work at the scene of an attack in Kawasaki, near Tokyo Tuesday, May 28, 2019. A man wielding a knife attacked commuters waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo during Tuesday morning's rush hour, Japanese authorities and media said. (Kyodo News via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 7:00 am
KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you!" attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two and injuring 16 before killing himself, officials said. Most of the victims were students at...
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May 25, 2019 - 11:45 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Teachers in Greenville County Schools will be paid a starting salary of $40,000 — the highest out of any school district in South Carolina — after school board members unanimously approved a 6-mill tax increase. Under the $668.4 million budget, teachers would get a 5% to 10...
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In this May 7, 2019 photo, black female cadets with the Class of 2019 pose at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the class. The cadets say they're proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. (Cadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 1:15 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly...
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Nihar Janga, 14, of Austin, Texas, reacts with a prayer after winning the National Geographic GeoBee, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at National Geographic in Washington. Janga is also a past co-winner of the National Spelling Bee, in 2016, when he won in a tie at eleven-years-old. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 22, 2019 - 9:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, Texas, with an already impressive array of awards, has taken top honors in the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee, an elite test of geographic knowledge. Janga triumphed Wednesday during a competition at the National Geographic...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 20, 2019 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber's top Republican, who said he...
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