Education

Vaccine rates rise on long-wary 'hippie' island near Seattle

May 20, 2019

An idyllic island near Seattle known for its counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates is seeing an increase in the number of children vaccinated for measles and other diseases

Temple memorial to Florida shooting victims is set ablaze

May 20, 2019

A temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting is burned to the ground in a symbolic gesture of healing

Oprah gives $500,000 to high school after-school program

May 19, 2019

Oprah Winfrey announced she's giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that's aimed at keeping kids off the streets

The Latest: Doctors decry threat of penalties for abortions

May 17, 2019

The Missouri Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says it strongly opposes the threat of criminal penalties for delivering "evidence based, necessary health care."

'Shocking': Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

May 17, 2019

An investigative report says a now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades, and university officials knew what he was doing and did little to stop him

College Board says adversity context rewards resourcefulness

May 17, 2019

Administrators of the SAT college admissions test say considering scores in the context of where a student went to high school will let colleges identify resourceful students they might otherwise overlook

1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

May 17, 2019

A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings

May 16, 2019

Efforts to combat school shootings are shifting toward software and other technology to reduce the number of victims

Many online climate change lessons are actually junk

May 15, 2019

Teachers report having to sift through junk science and misinformation as they work to teach their students about climate change

Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell reserves

May 14, 2019

Education advocates say a Trump administration to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students, could trigger a budgeting crisis within just a few years

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