Primary and secondary education

September 05, 2019 - 10:48 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Parents who defame their children's public high school coaches don't have legal protections when they make false claims, the Minnesota Supreme Court says. The state's highest court ruled Wednesday that the coaches are not public officials under First Amendment law so they...
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LeBron James speaks during the debut of the new basketball court at I Promise School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Akron, Ohio. The NBA superstar is spending more than $1 million on various upgrades for the school. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 9:44 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went back to school and back in time on Wednesday. Joined by four high school teammates, the NBA superstar dedicated a multicolored outdoor basketball court at the I Promise School, which he founded last year for underprivileged children in his hometown. James took a...
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Claire Hofstra plays "Heroes of the Storm," at Hathaway Brown School, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Hathaway Brown launched the country's first varsity esports program at an all-girls school. Coach J Collins hopes to encourage more girls to stick with video games through their teenage years, something that might have a ripple effect across an industry grappling with gender disparity. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 23, 2019 - 2:50 am
As a liaison at the U.S. Department of Education, J Collins watched as colleges by the dozen rolled out varsity esports programs, complete with scholarships, coaches and even some arenas. Collins had a gnawing concern: Gaming was beginning to have an impact on education, and at least anecdotally,...
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NFL player Mario Addison of the Carolina Panthers complains to the referee as he coaches a young team during the final tournament for the UK's NFL Flag Championship, featuring qualifying teams from around the country, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The new stadium will host its first two NFL London Games later this year when the Chicago Bears face the Oakland Raiders and the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 14, 2019 - 3:01 am
LONDON (AP) — For the past three years, the only way Sergei Starodoubtsev experienced the NFL was by watching highlights of JuJu Smith-Schuster and other players on Instagram. That the 17-year-old found himself sharing a field with the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver — he was the one in workout...
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July 01, 2019 - 3:03 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football. Seattle-based VICIS already produces the helmet that rated best for three straight years at reducing head impact severity,...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon, left, and right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) celebrate the team's 2-1 win against the Dallas Stars in two overtimes in Game 7 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in St. Louis. Maroon had other offers for more money and more years but chose to sign with his hometown St. Louis Blues. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 03, 2019 - 11:06 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Each morning Anthony Maroon woke up during a visit to see his father, he'd ask his grandmother how many days he had left with him. Nine? All smiles. The goodbyes were brutal. Patti Maroon told her grandson she couldn't guarantee she wouldn't cry, but she'd try. By the last day, she...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles walks the field before the NCAA college football team's game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Briles, the former Baylor football coach fired three years ago after an investigation found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct and violence, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon Superintendent says its board of trustees has approved a two-year contract with Briles, who was 65-37 in eight seasons with Baylor. Before coaching in college, Briles had a successful 20-year career as a high school coach in Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 24, 2019 - 8:28 pm
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year...
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May 08, 2019 - 10:28 am
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A former assistant dive coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces four years in prison after reaching a plea agreement in a sexual misconduct case involving two female students. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 20-year-old Jatwone London of Portage entered guilty...
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February 24, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Andraya Yearwood hears the comments, usually from adults and usually not to her face. She shouldn't be running, they say, not against girls. Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning...
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Flamengo soccer club president Rodolfo Landim, right, attends a mass in honor of the 10 teenage soccer players who were killed by a fire at the Flamengo training center last Friday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The victims were between 14 and 16 years old. Police are still investigating what caused the fire. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 16, 2019 - 12:06 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year history. Soccer greats around the world expressed condolences, Rio de Janeiro's mayor declared three...
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