School curricula

April 20, 2017 - 9:13 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts high school teacher who was chosen National Teacher of the Year on Thursday is believed to be the first from a charter school to win the award. Sydney Chaffee, who teaches at the Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston, was selected for the honor by the Council...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama signs the "Every Student Succeeds Act," a major education law setting U.S. public schools on a new course of accountability, in Washington. States are grappling with as they are working to submit blueprints of how they will implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, a landmark education law meant to help struggling schools. The law allows states greater flexibility in dealing with low performing schools, but the flexibility also comes with the risk or doing too little, too much or too differently. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 17, 2017 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place? States are beginning to outline new ways to evaluate their schools, rather than relying just on traditional measures such as test scores. The plans are...
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A traditional Rubik’s Cube sits on a podium in the foreground while a person operates an oversized version shortly after its unveiling inside the University of Michigan’s G.G. Brown engineering building in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, April 13, 2017. Some of the past and present mechanical engineering students designed and built the 1,500-pound tribute to one of the world’s all-time great brain teasers. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
April 13, 2017 - 3:46 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan mechanical engineering students have made one of the most popular puzzle games much larger. And tougher to solve. Seven former and current students unveiled a 1,500-pound Rubik's Cube during a ceremony Thursday inside the G.G. Brown engineering...
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Lena Hammerling and her daughters Melissa, left, and Maci, right, and an unidentified child look at a sidewalk memorial dedicated to the teacher and student who were shot to death Monday at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 11, 2017 - 9:00 pm
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The man who opened fire in a San Bernardino school was a deeply religious Navy veteran who accused his newlywed wife of infidelity. They had separated and when he failed to win her back, he went to her special-education classroom and fatally shot her and one of the...
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April 10, 2017 - 12:07 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is soon to decide whether New Hampshire schools must give parents two weeks' notice before teaching sex education or human sexuality. Backers of the bill, which has passed the Legislature, say it will let parents ensure their children are learning...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 file photo, cosmonaut Georgy Grechko stands in front of a painting showing Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, at the Russian cosmonauts living quarters in northern Moscow, Russia. Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Saturday, April 8, 2017 Soviet-era cosmonaut Georgy Grechko has died at age 85. Grechko made three trips into space between 1975 and 1985, spending a total of 134 days off the Earth. His longest was a stay of more than three months aboard the Salyut-6 space station in 1977-78. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, file)
April 08, 2017 - 11:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian space agency Roscosmos says Soviet-era cosmonaut Georgy Grechko has died at age 85. Grechko made three trips into space between 1975 and 1985, spending a total of 134 days above the Earth. His longest was a stay of more than three months aboard the Salyut-6 space station...
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April 02, 2017 - 10:49 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Scientists and science teachers in Georgia are preparing for what they see as the educational opportunity of a lifetime — a total eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21. The Athens Banner-Herald reports ( ) that University of Georgia professors Julie Luft and...
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Joanna Kowalska, an English teacher, who takes part in a teachers' strike, sits in a classroom in a school Warsaw , Poland, Friday, March 31, 2017. Teachers across Poland staged a one-day strike on Friday to protest a sweeping overhaul of the education system by the populist government that will see middle schools eliminated this coming fall. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 31, 2017 - 2:54 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers across Poland went on strike Friday to protest a sweeping educational overhaul by the populist government that will eliminate middle schools this fall. Many fear the change is a pretext for introducing a more nationalistic curriculum that will leave children less...
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South Carolina head coach Frank Martin answers questions after a practice session for their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 30, 2017 - 3:41 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on preparations for the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Pressure? Yes, South Carolina coach Frank Martin knows all about it. In his words, it's 35 students, 27 desks, 18 textbooks, 180 days, and making sure all those kids get an...
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From right, Ivanka Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, John R. "Jack" Dailey, director of the National Air and Space Museum and NASA Astronaut Kay Hire, applaud at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, during an event to celebrate Women's History Month. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 28, 2017 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are calling on young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. They say those fields will provide the jobs of the future. Trump and DeVos spoke to students at the National Air and Space Museum in the...
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