School curricula

May 28, 2017 - 3:30 am
BRAVES-GIANTS Blach helps Giants snap 4-game skid with 6-3 win over Braves SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ty Blach pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and gave San Francisco's struggling offense a boost with an RBI single during a three-run fourth that helped the Giants snap a four-game losing streak...
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May 15, 2017 - 12:26 am
A timeline of court rulings and evolving regulations that have affected how schools respond to student sex assault allegations: — 1967: The Office for Civil Rights is created as a federal agency to enforce school desegregation, three years after passage of the Civil Rights Act. OCR eventually...
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April 25, 2017 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016, file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Beyonce marked the one-year anniversary of her album "Lemonade" on April 25, 2017, by announcing scholarships for black women to attended selected colleges. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:11 pm
Beyonce is marking the anniversary of her album "Lemonade" by announcing scholarships for women to attend selected colleges. The singer announced that her Formation Scholars Award will go to one female student at each of four schools. The schools are Boston's Berklee College of Music, New York's...
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April 25, 2017 - 12:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders...
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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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