Primary and secondary education

October 19, 2017 - 10:51 am
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania school district is dealing with a second race-related incident in just over a week, investigating a Facebook photo showing current and former students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols. The Coatesville Area School District says it...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos, left, waves to fans while watching court side with his wife Helen during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Orlando, Fla. The family of Helen DeVos said the philanthropist from western Michigan known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts has died. She was 90. Her family said she died Wednesday, Oct. 18, of complications from a stroke following a recent diagnosis of myeloid leukemia. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
October 19, 2017 - 7:55 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Helen J. DeVos, a philanthropist from western Michigan known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90, her family said Thursday. DeVos died Wednesday of complications from a stroke following a recent diagnosis of myeloid...
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Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin answering questions about a plan to make changes to the state's struggling public pension system on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Frankfort, Ky. Republican state House Speaker Jeff Hoover, left, and Republican state Senate President Robert Stivers, right, crafted the proposal with Bevin over many months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
October 18, 2017 - 12:57 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plans are awash in...
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October 15, 2017 - 8:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia elementary school will remain closed on Monday because of mold. The School District of Philadelphia said in a statement Sunday evening that it's in the "final stages of cleanup." Traces of mold were found in several classrooms at John B. Kelly Elementary School...
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Education secretary Betsy DeVos addresses reporters during her visit to McMinnville High School in McMinnville, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (Rockne Roll/News Register via AP)
October 12, 2017 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos put forth a new set of priorities Thursday for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money. The priorities include school choice, science and technology, special education and school safety. The Education Department awards...
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Firefighter Nick Gonzalez-Pomo, of the San Rafael Fire Department, waters down hot spots on a garage Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Napa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through the California wine country sending thousands fleeing as flames rages unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighborhoods.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 10, 2017 - 11:30 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A Southern California wildfire that destroyed 14 buildings — most of them homes — is now 40 percent contained. Fire officials say winds that propelled the blaze across 12.5 square miles (32 sq. kilometers)...
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This Sept. 28, 2017 photo shows the facade of what once was the Stylofino picture frame factory owned by members of Rhema Community Evangelical Ministry, affiliated with the Word of Faith Fellowship church, in Franco da Rocha, Brazil, in the greater Sao Paulo area. The business and its labor practices are under investigation by Brazilian authorities, just one of several inquiries launched into a pair of Brazilian churches connected to Word of Faith Fellowship, a secretive evangelical sect based in Spindale, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
October 10, 2017 - 12:24 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Every day before work, Liliane Souza says, she and three dozen fellow workers at a Brazilian picture-framing factory affiliated with the Word of Faith Fellowship church were obligated to pray. When workers made a mistake, such as cutting a frame too short, she says they were...
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October 10, 2017 - 5:25 am
MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania wrestling program has been banned from using school facilities after the coach described high school football players as "thugs" in a Facebook post. Ringgold Youth Wrestling Coach Doug Conroy tells WTAE-TV ( ) he used the term in...
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September 29, 2017 - 8:11 am
DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school board have been on strike for a week, and now some parents forming their own picket line, too. Parents in the Dallas School District planned to picket from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. The parents aren't taking sides but are, instead,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. DeVos is scheduled to speak on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 28, 2017 - 7:39 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says any federal mandate on school choice would lead to a "mountain of mediocrity." Instead, DeVos told an audience at Harvard University Thursday night that states will decide the future of school choice — the movement to give students...
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