Education

Parkland parents urge steps to improve school safety

Apr 18, 2018

The father of a 14-year-old boy killed in the Parkland school shooting is calling for national standards for school safety, including measures to "harden" schools with bulletproof glass and technology that allows teachers to communicate during a crisis

420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

Apr 18, 2018

Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and universal slang for smoking weed.

Parkland students David and Lauren Hogg have book deal

Apr 18, 2018

Two survivors of the deadly mass shooting this year at a Florida high school have a book deal

Senate OKs anti-hazing bill drafted after Penn State death

Apr 18, 2018

Criminal penalties for hazing would become more severe under a bill approved by the Pennsylvania Senate that was inspired by the death last year of a Penn State pledge after a night of heavy drinking

Audit finds fault with Education Dept. clearance process

Apr 18, 2018

An Education Department watchdog has found that the agency has not been properly screening its contractor employees

School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott

Apr 18, 2018

A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school is calling for a boycott of two of what he calls the biggest investors in gun manufacturers _ BlackRock and The Vanguard Group

Yale's Skull and Bones warns students of pranks by impostor

Apr 18, 2018

Skull and Bones, the secret society at Yale University, is warning of an impostor who has called some students purporting to recruit them and then asking them to complete a humiliating challenge

Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

Apr 18, 2018

A Wyoming school district in an area where the U.S. education secretary suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears has voted to let staff carry firearms

Free food for thought: Campus food pantries proliferate

Apr 18, 2018

Hungry for more than knowledge: More colleges make free food pantries standard

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Apr 18, 2018

Family spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of President George W. Bush, dies at age 92

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