School curricula

In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 photo, Jonathan Blank, center, 16, talks with his friends outside his home in Parkland, Fla. Blank and his friends are juniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a shooter killed more than a dozen people on Wednesday. Four people were killed in Blank's classroom by the gunfire, and he was able to escape after police cleared his classroom. "I've never heard anything that loud, ever," Jonathan said of the gunshots. (AP Photo/ Jason Dearen)
February 16, 2018 - 7:58 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would...
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February 15, 2018 - 8:44 am
FAYETTEVILLE N.C. (AP) — A large school system in North Carolina has voted to get rid of its sex education program, which some parents said was too graphic. Media outlets reported the Cumberland County School Board voted Tuesday to ditch the "Get Real" sex education program it started in 2016 and...
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February 14, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman says Education Secretary DeVos will donate her nearly $200,000 salary to four charities focusing on education and special needs. Department spokeswoman Liz Hill said in a statement Wednesday that DeVos' one-year salary of $199,700 will be divided evenly among the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart waits with his team to run onto the field before the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Pasadena, Calif. There's a strange sense of calm that has replaced the tumult typically associated with this time of year on the college football recruiting calendar. The December signing period has removed much of the suspense from the traditional national signing day that takes place the first Wednesday of February. Most of the top high school prospects already signed in December. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:17 pm
The Latest on college football national signing day (all times Eastern): 10:15 p.m. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh dialed down the hype on signing day after being part of pomp and circumstance the previous two years at a downtown theater and the school's basketball arena. When asked why, Harbaugh said...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018, photo,people walk past Paul Robeson High School in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Five years after the nation's largest mass closure of public schools, Chicago is forging ahead with plans to shutter four more in one of the city's highest-crime and impoverished areas while school officials are pitching the closure and demolition of Robeson in Englewood to make way for a new $85 million school they insist will better serve students and reverse low enrollment. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
February 05, 2018 - 6:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Five years after the largest mass closure of public schools in an American city, Chicago is forging ahead with a plan to shutter four more in one of the city's highest-crime and most impoverished areas. School officials are pitching the new closures around Englewood, a neighborhood...
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February 05, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is seeking to delay an Obama-era rule meant to counter racial disparities in special education, an official said Monday. In December 2016, the Obama administration said "students of color remain more likely to be identified as having a disability and face...
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Aaron Moorer uses a pipette to draw liquid in a biology lab at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Moorer is from Fairfax County Va., where It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, when hundreds of second-graders trooping off to private psychologists, taking IQ tests to prove they're worthy of the county's advanced academic programs. Data shows that worthy black and Hispanic students are mostly left out. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 03, 2018 - 5:45 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they're worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools. The competition is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 1985 file photo, Christa McAuliffe tries out the commander's seat on the flight deck of a shuttle simulator at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts on the International Space Station will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes. (AP Photo)
January 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station. As NASA's...
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January 04, 2018 - 11:55 pm
ARMOREL, Ark. (AP) — Eighth-grade science students have used a 3-D printer to create a prosthetic leg for a duck found without a foot shortly after he hatched. The students in northeastern Arkansas created the leg at Armorel High School's environmental and spatial technology lab for an 8-month-old...
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December 20, 2017 - 10:39 am
SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — A building at the Long Island high school that Billy Joel helped save from closing has been renamed after the performer's mother. Newsday reports the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer attended a ceremony Tuesday at the newly dedicated Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theatre...
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