Education issues

In this Sept. 17, 2018 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. The Education Department released a plan Friday that would require schools to investigate sexual assault and harassment only if it was reported to certain campus officials and only if it occurred on campus or other areas overseen by the school. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 16, 2018 - 9:14 am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment, and narrowing the types of cases schools would be required to investigate. Under the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz listens during a status check on his case at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Authorities say Cruz attacked a detention officer at the county jail, Tuesday, Nov. 13, and now faces new charges. Cruz is charged with killing 17 people and wounding 17 others in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
November 15, 2018 - 5:11 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For months, members of the panel investigating Florida's high school massacre have called the sheriff's deputy assigned to guard the campus "a coward" for hiding and not rushing inside in an attempt to stop the shooter. Given an opportunity to confront his critics Thursday, now...
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November 15, 2018 - 8:11 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has been sued for allegedly allowing three psychology professors to sexually harass and abuse scores of female graduate students for years, including two who said they were raped. The federal lawsuit against Dartmouth's trustees was filed in New Hampshire on...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2018, file photo, Law enforcement vehicles are seen behind a school sign after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind. The 13-year-old boy who opened fire inside the school, wounding a classmate and a teacher before being tackled by the teacher, was expected to learn his punishment on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
November 14, 2018 - 10:35 am
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has shown no remorse for shooting his teacher and a classmate at his Indianapolis-area school, and he will remain the responsibility of the state juvenile detention system until he is 18, an Indiana judge ruled Wednesday. Hamilton County Circuit Court...
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In this Oct. 25, 2018, photo Aura Wharton-Beck, left, an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas and a graduate of the school, clasps hands with Kevyn Perkins, center, during a moment of silence before a protest in the Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. The protest was in response to a racial slur written on the dorm door of Perkins, a University of St. Thomas freshman, on Oct. 19. At right is St. Paul mayor Melvin Carter. (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 2:40 pm
Kevyn Perkins stopped cold when he saw the letters scrawled on the door to his dorm: "N----- go back" it said, inked in messy red marker. First he was blinded by confusion. Then rage. And then all he could think about was dropping out, finding a new school, escaping for good. "I thought maybe I don...
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University of Utah Police Lt. Brian Wahlin talks to members of the media outside of the South Medical Tower on the University of Utah campus during a search for a man they say shot and killed a University of Utah student outside of a dormitory on campus, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The female student's body was found in a car near the medical towers, Wahlin said. The man they are searching for and the student had "a previous relationship," Wahlin said. (Kristin Murphy//The Deseret News via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 9:38 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The man who shot and killed a University of Utah student on campus was a former boyfriend and he was found dead inside a church about three hours after the shooting that prompted officials to lock down the campus, police and university officials said Tuesday. Lauren McCluskey...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, after more than an hour of delay over procedural questions, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 21, 2018 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A source close to Christine Blasey Ford says she plans to meet with FBI agents about death threats she says she's received since...
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September 17, 2018 - 9:35 am
MADRID (AP) — Church officials in northern Spain say the Vatican has suspended a priest for 10 years over allegations that he abused schoolchildren more than three decades ago. The priest, Jose Manuel Ramos, is required to serve out his suspension in a monastery outside of his Astorga diocese,...
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September 14, 2018 - 5:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Body camera video from two campus police officers in Oregon shows they ordered a legally armed black man to drop a gun before opening fire, killing him. Portland State University released the video Friday after Officers James Dewey and Shawn McKenzie were cleared of wrongdoing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Austin Boutain, a suspect in the fatal shooting of University of Utah student Chenwei Guo, is led out of the University of Utah Department of Public Safety in Salt Lake City. Boutain, an ex-convict charged with gunning down a University of Utah student with a weapon stolen from a slain Colorado man, pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping charges Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP, file)
September 12, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ex-convict pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a University of Utah student from China using a gun stolen after another slaying. Austin Boutain, 24, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the plea agreement that allowed him to avoid the death...
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