Primary and secondary education

March 17, 2018 - 10:21 am
AVON, Conn. (AP) — A school board will debate a proposed settlement of a lawsuit that accuses four educators of "indoctrinating" three sisters into a religious cult that celebrates death. The Avon Board of Education in Connecticut is scheduled to discuss and possibly vote on the proposal Tuesday...
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March 16, 2018 - 3:33 pm
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on turtle eats puppy (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Idaho officials have euthanized a snapping turtle at the center of an investigation over whether a biology teacher gave it a sick puppy to eat in front of students. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture in a...
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March 16, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — Threats have been made to an Idaho school where a biology teacher was accused of feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle and police in response stepped up school security. Police Chief Mike Peterson in the small, southeastern town of Preston said Friday the threats were vague but...
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March 12, 2018 - 6:48 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jennifer Ruef, University of Oregon (THE CONVERSATION) When I was teaching mathematics in the 90s, before the internet, I had a book of “women mathematicians.” This was helpful for...
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March 07, 2018 - 8:00 am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are giving Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology $30 million to help improve the literacy skills of elementary school students across the nation. The Reach Every Reader program will...
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March 05, 2018 - 4:47 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a bizarre lawsuit that accused four Connecticut high school educators of "indoctrinating" three sisters into a religious cult that celebrates death and causing the siblings to suffer severe personality changes. The suit, which was filed nearly...
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March 01, 2018 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan (THE CONVERSATION) Academia is in the midst of a crisis of relevance. Many Americans are ignoring the conclusions of scientists on a variety of...
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February 22, 2018 - 1:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the Texas Board of Education last produced history curriculum guidelines for public schools, experts decried its members for attempting to promote religious and conservative ideology over facts. Now the state is considering revisions to the 2010 standards, which a group of...
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February 21, 2018 - 12:11 am
BOYS BASKETBALL= Class A Lower State= Quarterfinal= C.E. Murray 46, Low Country Prep 42 Hemingway 69, Bethune-Bowman 50 Class A Upper State= Quarterfinal= Lewisville 69, Great Falls 63, OT Ridge Spring-Monetta 68, High Point Academy 64 Class AA Lower State= Quarterfinal= Carvers Bay 58, Andrews 37...
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February 17, 2018 - 8:55 pm
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Class AA Lower State= Second Round= Carvers Bay 71, Batesburg-Leesville 33 Marion 66, Silver Bluff 62 Class AA Upper State= Second Round= Gray Collegiate Academy 83, St. Joseph 31 Greenville Technical Charter 52, Central 42 Lee Central 76, Abbeville 48 W.J. Keenan 52, Landrum...
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