Education

In this May 7, 2019 photo, black female cadets with the Class of 2019 pose at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the class. The cadets say they're proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. (Cadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army via AP)
AP News Staff
May 23, 2019 - 1:27 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly...
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Mark Riddell arrives at federal court Friday, April 12, 2019, in Boston, where he was scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Riddell, a former Florida prep school administrator, has pleaded guilty to rigging students’ entrance exam scores in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
AP News Staff
April 12, 2019 - 2:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities across the country. Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the SAT and ACT for students...
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AP News Staff
January 09, 2019 - 3:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and two dozen other drug companies brought by 37 cities and towns in the state, which blame them for the opioid crisis and seek to recoup millions of dollars spent on emergency response and other services. Judge...
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Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology
Dan Weinbaum
July 25, 2018 - 6:19 am
A Kansas City charter school has closed, about two weeks before the scheduled start of classes. The Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology was in operation for 18 years. The school at Meyer and Rockhill was under charter from the University of Central Missouri. Banneker loast the charter...
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Hundreds of students gather outside at Oak Park High School as part of a nationwide walkout on Wednesday
Jim Cunningham
March 14, 2018 - 1:16 pm
Kansas City, MO - Students across the Metro joined others nationwide for a walkout on Wednesday morning, marking the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 people died. About 250 students at Oak Park High in the Northland took...
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Lauren Hoffman
January 25, 2018 - 11:13 am
The Walt Disney Company announced earlier this week that they will give more than 125,000 employees a one-time $1,000 cash bonus.
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Lauren Hoffman
December 07, 2017 - 10:08 am
The students of Clements High School in Limestone Country, Alabama recently came together to gift their teacher with something that would lift his spirits.
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Governor Eric Greitens
December 01, 2017 - 2:28 pm
The Missouri State Board of Education has voted to oust Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven, hours after Republican Gov. Eric Greitens appointed a new member to the board. Greitens has been trying to get a majority of board members to fire Vandeven, but the attempt failed on a 4-4 tie vote last...
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Dan Weinbaum
October 18, 2017 - 6:53 am
Kansans can say good bye to Common Core education standards, but not because some people believe the program is controversial. Common Core is a set of K-12 academic standards in mathematics and language arts with goals that outline what students should know at the end of each grade. In development...
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Lauren Hoffman
September 12, 2017 - 11:08 am
Amiah Van Hill of Idaho spent her summer helping others. At just 6-years-old, she saved up her earnings from selling lemonade to eventually donate it to pay off her classmates lunch debt. According to Inside Edition , the second-grader was inspired to start "Lemonade 4 Lunch," after realizing...
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