School curricula

FILE--In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Jenny Parks, CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratories Foundation, criticizes a proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools that would omit or delete references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth, at a public hearing in Santa Fe, N.M. Public education officials in New Mexico have retreated from proposed science standards that would have deleted or omitted references to evolution, human contributions to global warming and Earth's age. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, file)
October 27, 2017 - 4:13 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public education officials in New Mexico have retreated from proposed science standards that would have deleted or omitted references to evolution, human contributions to global warming and Earth's age. Scores of scientists and engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory —...
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William Pockman (seated at table), a professor and chairman of the biology department at the University of New Mexico, speaks at a public hearing Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M. Pockman said proposed state revisions to science standards for public schools would put local students at a disadvantage in the study of genetics in medicine and solutions to climate change. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
October 16, 2017 - 7:28 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing...
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This combination photo shows actresses listed in alphabetical order, top row from left, Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Jessica Barth, Cara Delevingne, Romola Garai, Judith Godreche, Heather Graham, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Lea Seydoux and Mira Sorvino, who have made allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/File)
October 13, 2017 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Katherine Kendall was 23 and fresh out of acting school when she met him. A former ballet dancer working hard to launch herself as an actress, she had just landed a good agent and was juggling a schedule packed with auditions. "He was so warm when I met him and so inviting. He made...
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This combination photo shows Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016, left, and his brother Bob Weinstein at the premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles on March 28, 2005. Harvey Weinstein was fired Sunday by the Weinstein Co., the studio he co-founded with his brother Bob, after a bombshell New York Times expose alleged decades of crude sexual behavior on his part toward female employees and actresses. (AP Photo/File)
October 10, 2017 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The Weinstein Co. board of directors says it is "shocked and dismayed" over the most recent wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and insists the company didn't know about its...
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October 04, 2017 - 9:25 am
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) — A student teacher at a South Carolina high school has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a teen. Local media outlets reported that 23-year-old Kendrick Rashard Roach Jr. of Hopkins was arrested by Goose Creek police and charged with sexual battery of a 16-...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2015, file photo shows telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. Hawaii's land board on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, granted a construction permit for a giant telescope on a mountain that Native Hawaiians consider sacred, a project that has divided the state. The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope has pitted people who say the instrument will provide educational and economic opportunities against those who say it will desecrate the state's tallest mountain, called Mauna Kea. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
September 29, 2017 - 4:23 am
HONOLULU (AP) — One of Hawaii's most divisive issues is centered on a largely barren, wintry mountain — its peak the highest point in the state — accessible via vehicles with four-wheel drive that can navigate a steep gravel road with sharp switchbacks. Breathing can be difficult up there at an...
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This illustration provided by Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) shows the proposed giant telescope on Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. A long-running effort to build one of the world's largest telescopes on the mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians is moving forward after a key approval Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, reopening divisions over a project that promises revolutionary views into the heavens but has drawn impassioned protests over the impact to a spiritual place. Hawaii's land board granted a construction permit for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope atop the state's tallest mountain, called Mauna Kea, but opponents vowed to keep fighting. Protesters willing to be arrested were successful in blocking construction in the past. (Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 11:29 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A long-running effort to build one of the world's largest telescopes on a mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians is moving forward after a key approval Thursday, reopening divisions over a project that promises revolutionary views into the heavens but has drawn impassioned protests...
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School custodians, right, scrub and wash away blood spatter outside Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, Wednesday Sept. 27, 2017, in New York. A high school student fighting with two classmates at the school pulled a switchblade killing one boy and wounding another. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 27, 2017 - 11:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A high school student who hadn't been getting along with two classmates suddenly attacked them with a switchblade during history class Wednesday, killing one boy and gravely wounding another, police said. Fifteen to 20 students witnessed the attack. After leaving the classroom, 18-...
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September 19, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math. Of the states that opted in after the standards were introduced in 2010 —...
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In this Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, photo, the Terry's Texas Rangers cavalry monument, a regiment of Texas volunteers for the Confederate States Army assembled by Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry in August 1861, is silhouetted against the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 22, 2017 - 9:19 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. Some schools emphasize states' rights in addition to slavery and stress how...
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