Primary and secondary education

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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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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December 05, 2017 - 1:00 pm
A Republican proposal would allow parents to put money they save for their children's college costs toward K-12 education in a measure hailed as a win by school choice supporters. The last-minute amendment to the Republicans' tax plan allows parents to use up to $10,000 each year from 529 education...
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Les Lilly, center, walks by a Douglas County, Colo., Sheriffs Department officer after Lilly spoke during a Douglas County School Board meeting Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Castle Rock, Colo. A new anti-voucher majority on the board was set to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 04, 2017 - 10:01 pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board voted Monday night to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers. The...
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November 16, 2017 - 6:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia could move another step closer to gaining control of the city's struggling public school system after 16 years of state oversight. The School Reform Commission on Thursday is set to vote on whether to dissolve itself. Mayor Jim Kenney wants to replace the commission...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, actors Owen Wilson, left and Julia Roberts pose for a portrait photograph while promoting the film "Wonder" in London. "Wonder" could have been designed as an antidote to the headlines. It's a thoroughly positive movie about the importance of kindness. Based on R.J. Palacio's best-selling kids' novel, the movie follows Auggie Pullman, a boy with a craniofacial deformity, as he takes his first anxious steps into an intimidating world. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2017 - 5:59 am
LONDON (AP) — "Wonder" could have been designed as an antidote to the headlines. It's a thoroughly positive movie about the importance of kindness. Based on R.J. Palacio's best-selling children's novel, the movie follows Auggie Pullman, a boy with a craniofacial deformity, as he takes his first...
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Houston Astros fans celebrate before a parade honoring the World Series baseball champions, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 03, 2017 - 3:19 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on festivities in Houston celebrating the Astros' World Series win (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Astros players have climbed atop fire trucks in downtown Houston for a parade honoring their World Series title. The World Series trophy was carried by series MVP George...
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Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga walks to his car after making a statement to the media in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. In his first public statement since President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the Oct. 26 election, Odinga called the election a "sham" and said he wants a new vote to be held. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 31, 2017 - 12:13 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's repeat election (all times local): 7:10 p.m. European Union election observers say actions by Kenya's rival political camps have damaged the electoral process and put Kenyans and their institutions in "an extremely difficult position." EU observers say in...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, left, leave the East Room of the White House in Washington, after speaking on the opioid crisis, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 27, 2017 - 6:04 pm
President Donald Trump is promising a "massive advertising campaign" as part of his administration's response to the worst drug crisis in U.S. history, but past marketing efforts have shown few results and experts say other measures could be more effective in curbing the current epidemic. Trump...
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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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