Education

FILE - In this May 31, 2019 file photo, Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds a press conference at City Hall in Chicago. Teachers in Chicago, the nation's third-largest school district, are inching closer to a strike that could take place as early as next month. After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class sizes. The labor dispute is one of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's first major tests after taking office this year. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP File)
September 26, 2019 - 8:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers have voted to authorize their union leaders to call a strike, setting the stage for a possible work stoppage next month in the nation's third-largest school district, officials announced Thursday. Chicago Teachers Union delegates are set to meet next week to set a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner speaks during a product announcement at his company's headquarters in San Francisco. LinkedIn wants users to step outside their professional silos to boost someone else’s career. Weiner on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, made a push to narrow a “network gap” that disadvantages people who don’t have access to strong professional or alumni networks. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 26, 2019 - 11:23 am
DALLAS (AP) — LinkedIn wants users to step outside their professional silos to boost someone else's career. The company pushed Thursday to narrow a "network gap" that disadvantages people who don't have access to strong professional or alumni networks. The service says it's not reversing its...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., pauses during an interview in his office at the school in Lynchburg, Va. The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University says it has asked the college for more information about recent media reports that have questioned Falwell's leadership style and personal business interests. Falwell, the head of the nation's most high-profile evangelical college, previously told The Associated Press the stories are the result of an “attempted coup” orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees who are leaking information to the press. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
September 25, 2019 - 1:12 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University says it has asked the college for more information about recent news reports that have questioned President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s leadership style and personal business interests. Janea Johnson is a spokeswoman for the...
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Devin Sloane, middle, leaves federal court after his sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 24, 2019 - 5:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles business executive was sentenced Tuesday to four months in prison for paying $250,000 to get his son admitted to the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit. Devin Sloane, 53, pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy. He is...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 24, 2019 - 3:04 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas wasted little time issuing a forceful response to the NCAA after it received a notice of allegations that leveled serious accusations against its storied men's basketball program and its Hall of Fame coach. Not only did the school deny many of the...
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Student protesters run from tear gas fired by police officers during a protest in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Thousands of students have staged rallies across Indonesia against new law that considered has crippled means in fighting the country's endemic corruption. (AP Photo/Masyudi Syachban Firmansyah)
September 24, 2019 - 4:38 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons Tuesday to disperse thousands of rock-throwing students protesting a new law that they said has crippled Indonesia's anti-corruption agency. Several thousand university students are enraged that Indonesia's parliament passed a law...
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In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, photo, Darrin Kelly, president of the AFL-CIO's Allegheny County Labor Council, points out voter registration data while at his office in Pittsburgh, that shows that Democrats across western Pennsylvania have been voting Republican. Kelly is warning national Democrats that the party is moving too far left for many middle-of-the-road Democrats in western Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Steve Peoples)
September 24, 2019 - 2:20 am
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — The Democrats of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, crowded onto the steps of a local courthouse, dozens of union men protesting a looming power plant closure that would put their livelihoods at risk. The crowd was overwhelmingly white and male, and few had college degrees. Left unsaid...
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Rylee Cupp, University of Akron's College Republican president welcomes students from area colleges and universities at the start of a Trump Victory voter registration training at the UA's Student Union in Akron, Ohio, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump's re-election campaign are rolling out an effort to register young voters and mobilize supporters on college campuses. The "Make Campus Great Again" initiative puts a college twist on their grassroots voter registration effort, offering dozens of participants free pizza and training, plus swag like campaign buttons and drink insulators to distribute. It started at four schools in Ohio last week. Organizers describe it as a national effort, with similar swing state trainings held or planned for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Denver and Michigan college Republicans. (Mike Cardew, Beacon Journal/Ohio.com via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 5:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican National Committee is putting a college twist on its grassroots voter registration efforts, seeking to mobilize President Donald Trump's supporters. The "Make Campus Great Again" initiative is offering dozens of participants training and free pizza, plus swag...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos listens during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is threatening to cut grant funding to a Middle East studies program at the University of North Carolina and Duke University, saying it’s misusing federal funding to advance “ideological priorities” and unfairly promotes “the positive aspects of Islam” but not Christianity or Judaism. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 23, 2019 - 3:49 pm
The University of North Carolina is disputing federal allegations of bias in a Middle East studies program it runs with Duke University. In a letter Friday to the U.S. Department of Education, the university defended the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, saying it has been a leader in...
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This Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Fla. A Justice Department spokeswoman said McMahon was indicted in Virginia on charged that include bias-motivated interference with a candidate for elective office. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 3:42 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia was ordered Monday to remain in custody, in a case that could test the boundaries of when online trolling becomes a criminal threat. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Wilson ordered...
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