Education issues

July 01, 2018 - 2:17 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — As Texas A&M University faces backlash from current and former students over its handling of sexual assault allegations, records since 2003 show that 20 students were allowed to continue attending classes after the school found them responsible for sexual...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2008, file photo, Ball State linebacker Wendell Brown, left, stands with cornerback Trey Buice near the end of an NCAA college football game in Muncie, Ind. A lawyer for former Ball State football player Brown said Thursday, June 28, 2018, that a Chinese court has sentenced the Detroit native to four years' prison for his involvement in a September 2016 bar fight. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
June 28, 2018 - 5:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced former American football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison Thursday for being involved in a bar fight, a punishment his lawyer and an activist called excessive. Brown, a native of Detroit who played for Ball State University in Indiana, had been...
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June 25, 2018 - 7:49 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of Alabama has been arrested on drug charges in Florida. Pinellas County Jail records show 50-year-old Keith McCants was arrested early Monday near St. Petersburg. He's charged with a felony count of...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney is photographed during practice in Austin, Texas. The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney. Kearney attorney Jody Mask on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018, told The Associated Press that the case will be dismissed. University spokesman Gary Susswein confirmed the school agreed to settle. Terms were not immediately disclosed. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 12:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out of her job in 2013 after the school learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier. Kearney, who is black,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, a tribute to student Joaquin Oliver and coach Aaron Feis is left at the base of a white cross at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Fla. The ESPYs are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire. Family members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heroes Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel, and Chris Hixon will receive the honor during the award show on July 18 in Los Angeles, the ESPN network announced Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
June 13, 2018 - 11:19 am
MIAMI (AP) — The ESPYs are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire. Family members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heroes Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel, and Chris Hixon will...
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June 08, 2018 - 3:10 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nine black former and current University of Minnesota football players who say their rights were violated in a sexual misconduct investigation sued the school on Friday, alleging they are victims of racial and gender discrimination. The federal lawsuit stems from the university's...
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Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, right, shakes hands with teammate James Harden after a 95-92 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 23, 2018 - 2:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets will wear patches on their jerseys to honor the victims of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors. The patches will read: "Santa Fe HS." It's one of several tributes...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, reaches for the ball held by Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
May 18, 2018 - 6:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by an area school shooting that left 10 people dead. Paul says: "It's tough, man. It's scary that that's become the norm here. We've got to do something about it." The...
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FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Ma'lik Richmond, center, of Steubenville, Ohio, and his attorney Susan Stone, left, walk out of U.S. District Court in Youngstown, Ohio. An Ohio judge ordered Friday, May 11, 2018, that Richmond, a former high school football player convicted in 2013 of raping a girl from West Virginia, be removed from Ohio's sex offender registry for juveniles, as allowed by law. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
May 11, 2018 - 3:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered that an ex-Ohio high school football player convicted of rape be removed from the state's sex offender registry for juveniles, as allowed by law. The ruling by Judge Thomas Lipps came in the case of Ma'Lik Richmond, a former Steubenville High School...
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In this March 4, 2017, photo provided by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, students compete in the association's air rifle championships at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. A New York lawmaker is taking aim at riflery and archery programs in schools, contending they promote a “gun culture.” Manhattan Democrat Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal says she introduced her bill to ban such programs in the state after it was revealed that the Parkland, Fla., school shooting suspect had honed his shooting skills in a marksmanship program at the very school where he’s accused of killing 17 people. (New York State Public High School Athletic Association via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 11:20 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jillian Zakrzeski's skills with an air rifle earned her three New York state high school shooting championships, a berth in the Junior Olympics and even recruitment to a college rifle team. "It's an amazing sport. It's not popular like soccer or tennis. But it changed my life,"...
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