Primary and secondary education

February 21, 2018 - 9:40 am
BOSTON (AP) — Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests. More than 32 percent of Massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last year scored a three or better on at least one test,...
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In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, University Prep Academy High School students react in Detroit to an announcement that all 600 students will see the film "Black Panther." As the film debuts in theaters across the U.S., educators, philanthropist, celebrities, and business owners are pulling together their resources to bring children of color to see the film which features a black superhero in a fictional, un-colonized African nation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
February 20, 2018 - 11:49 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Educators, philanthropists, celebrities, and business owners are pulling together their resources to bring children of color to see the film "Black Panther." Elementary school students in Detroit, middle school students in Atlanta and students living Los Angeles public...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city is paying eighth-graders to not fight. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Mitchell Elementary School Principal Stephanie Andrewlevich is taking the innovative approach to manage behavior at the...
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The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 12, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed 2019 budget (all times local): 1:40 p.m. President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is receiving a frosty response from Democratic members of Congress. The president's plan would use $200 billion in federal money to leverage local...
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This undated photo provided by Taimei Elementary School shows new school uniforms designed by Italian brand Armani. The Tokyo public school has adopted expensive Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school tuition is already burdening young parents.(Taimei Elementary School via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 3:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school tuition is already burdening young parents. Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo's upscale Ginza shopping district has announced plans to introduce the optional...
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February 06, 2018 - 11:45 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's election-year budget plan will renew battles with Republican lawmakers over imposing a Marcellus Shale natural gas tax and increasing the minimum wage. Wolf's...
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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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Robot barista named "Sawyer" makes a coffee at Henn-na Cafe, Japanese meaning "Strange Cafe"in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The cafe's robot barista brews and serves coffee as the rapidly aging country seeks to adapt to shrinking workforce. The arm robot "Sawyer" debuted this week in Tokyo‘s downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 03, 2018 - 11:54 am
FAMILY'S DOG TURNS UP 10 YEARS AFTER VANISHING FROM HOME APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing. Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo, but decade-old sadness turned...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 photo provided by Sophia Muys, students pass under one of James Franco's paintings displayed above a stairwell in the Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif. Actor and director Franco is a 1996 graduate of the school. Franco's former high school has taken down a mural he painted and plans to remove other art donated by the celebrity alumnus who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. A statement from the school district Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, said removing the artwork was "in the best interests of our students." (Sophia Muys/Paly Voice via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 8:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — James Franco's former high school has taken down a mural he painted and plans to remove other art donated by the celebrity alumnus who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. Removing the artwork from Palo Alto High School is "in the best interests of our...
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February 01, 2018 - 2:23 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Twenty-two years after a state takeover, Newark officially regained control of its schools Thursday, a milestone hailed by local officials as the beginning of a new era for the state's largest city. Mayor Ras Baraka, a former school principal and son of late poet and activist...
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