Primary and secondary education

Nihar Janga, 14, of Austin, Texas, reacts with a prayer after winning the National Geographic GeoBee, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at National Geographic in Washington. Janga is also a past co-winner of the National Spelling Bee, in 2016, when he won in a tie at eleven-years-old. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 22, 2019 - 9:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, Texas, with an already impressive array of awards, has taken top honors in the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee, an elite test of geographic knowledge. Janga triumphed Wednesday during a competition at the National Geographic...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 20, 2019 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber's top Republican, who said he...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to the crowd during a rally at Central Piedmont Community College on the lawn of Overcash Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, May 17, 2019. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 10:31 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has released his plan for reforming public education, including halting federal funding of new charter schools and banning those that are for-profit. Saying charter schools are "exacerbating educational segregation," Sanders...
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May 15, 2019 - 3:41 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens can't buy it. Josh Stein, the top law enforcement official in the traditional tobacco-producing state, said in...
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In this April 25, 2019, photo, science teacher Sarah Ott speaks to her class about climate literacy in Dalton, Ga. Teachers across the country describe struggles finding trustworthy materials to help them teach their students about climate change. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
May 15, 2019 - 8:44 am
When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. "It is a pretty scary topic to take on," said Allen, a teacher at...
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May 10, 2019 - 6:02 pm
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district has placed four teachers on administrative leave after a photo surfaced showing the group smiling as one held a small noose in a classroom. Palmdale School District Superintendent Raul Maldonado said in a statement this week that he is...
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In this April 16, 2019, photo, eighth grade student technicians Mirakle Singleton, left, and Naureen Unaysa, right, instruct teacher Kaila Burgio in the use of a computer program at Buffalo Public School No. 37, in Buffalo, N.Y. The district and others around the country are training students to help with software and hardware issues that arise as teachers and students do more of their daily schoolwork on school-issued laptops and iPads. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
May 10, 2019 - 1:41 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo kindergarten teacher Maria Spurlock was still struggling after trying for more than a week to get a reading app working on all of her classroom iPads. When she learned her building had a new team of technical experts, she put in a request for help. In walked 11-year-old...
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Thousands of teachers and education supporters march in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Tens of thousands of teachers across Oregon walked off the job Wednesday to demand more money for schools, holding signs and wearing red shirts that have become synonymous with a nationwide movement pushing lawmakers to better fund education. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 8:08 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of teachers across Oregon walked off the job Wednesday to demand more money for schools, holding signs and wearing red shirts that have become synonymous with a nationwide movement pushing lawmakers to better fund education. Schools around the state, including...
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Children play in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Residents have been surprised that the water has not receded more quickly as it has in the past when the rain has stopped. More rain is forecast for the coming days. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 3:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Dozens of students in the Houston area had to spend the night at school after flooded roads prevented buses from leaving and parents from reaching their children. Most of the approximately 1,500 students at an elementary school in Cleveland, northeast of Houston, were able to leave...
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Police tape remains near the scene following Tuesday's shooting at STEM Highlands Ranch school, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 08, 2019 - 2:07 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Colorado (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The U.S. Marine Corps says a student who helped subdue one of the Colorado school shooters is Brendan Bialy, a member of the Marines' Delayed Entry Program. The Marines said Wednesday that...
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