Education

December 11, 2017 - 6:10 am
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Westmont Hilltop schools in Cambria County are closed following a social media threat to harm students. In a statement, Superintendent Timothy Williams on Monday said Upper Yoder Police are trying to determine the credibility of the threat. However, because the process is...
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December 11, 2017 - 12:33 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A fraternity's chapter house property at Penn State is closing this month after alumni became aware of "several reported violations." Sigma Alpha Epsilon's House Corporation Alumni Board decided to make a "proactive, executive decision" to close the property on Dec. 17 for...
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December 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A study by The Chronicle of Higher Education found that average pay for private university presidents increased 9 percent in 2015, to nearly $570,000. Ten presidents received more than $2 million in total earnings, up from eight in 2014. Compensation figures include yearly salaries,...
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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, a Heisman Trophy finalist, takes a question Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
December 09, 2017 - 10:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football. The brash, flag-planting Sooners star became the sixth Oklahoma player to the win Heisman Saturday night in one of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016 file photo, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush attends a Veterans Day celebration in Dallas. Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is making the unusual move of running again for his old office against Bush, his successor and fellow Republican. Patterson said Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, that he's entering the Republican primary. He ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2014 and endorsed Bush for land commissioner that year. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
December 08, 2017 - 10:45 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — What some Texas conservatives are calling the "new battle of the Alamo" has triggered an unlikely, intraparty squabble involving the rising-star scion of one of the nation's most famous political families. Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said Friday that he is...
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In this undated photo provided by the San Juan County Sheriff's Office is William Atchison. A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Atchison, a former student at small-town Aztec High School, had legally purchased a handgun at a local store a month ago and planned the attack, authorities said. (San Juan County Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 6:23 pm
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday. William Atchison, a former student at small-town Aztec High...
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Aztec High School is shown in Aztec, N.M., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors or in closets, as a gunman opened fire Thursday inside a New Mexico high school, (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
December 08, 2017 - 1:51 pm
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Authorities say heroes helped save lives during a deadly shooting at a New Mexico high school. San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters Friday that a substitute teacher heard the...
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Police escort buses moving students and faculty from Aztec High School after a shooting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Aztec, N.M. (Jon Austria /The Daily Times via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 5:17 pm
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local): 3:15 p.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says several acts of bravery helped save lives during a deadly shooting at a small-town high school. Authorities say a student opened fire Thursday at Aztec High...
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Students are led out of Aztec High School after a shooting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Aztec, N.M. The school is in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation. (Jon Austria /The Daily Times via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 2:58 pm
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A shooting at a New Mexico high school left two students and the suspect dead Thursday, authorities said as schools throughout the small town shut down for the day. Police did not release any details about the shooter but confirmed the other two people who were killed attended...
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December 07, 2017 - 12:46 pm
RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have obtained warrants for the arrest of a man charged with attacking a teacher at an elementary school in what authorities said was a random act of violence. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said in a news release that the warrants...
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