Education

Teachers strike shuts down thousands of Dutch schools

Nov 6, 2019

A daylong strike by Dutch teachers has shut down thousands of schools across the country, the latest mass protest in what is becoming an autumn of discontent in the Netherlands

The Latest: Utility: Power lines may have started 2 fires

Oct 28, 2019

The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility says its power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area

Chicago teachers' strike sidelines athletes, future hopes

Oct 25, 2019

A strike by school teachers in Chicago has spread from the picket line to the playing field

Felicity Huffman released 11 days into 14-day prison term

Oct 25, 2019

Authorities say actress Felicity Huffman has been released from a federal prison in California on the 11th day of a 14-day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal

Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits

Oct 24, 2019

Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister's wife

Oct 21, 2019

Prosecutors seek arrest of the wife of South Korea's former justice minister who resigned last week after allegations against him sparked huge protests and dented president's popularity

Seoul police up security after rally at US envoy residence

Oct 19, 2019

South Korean police have beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students broke into the compound

No classes, parents scramble as Chicago teacher strike looms

Oct 16, 2019

Chicago's public schools have canceled classes after the teachers' union president announced that his bargaining team will recommend teachers vote to go on strike

School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

Oct 15, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is calling on a federal court to stop the suspension of a high school student who was punished for bullying after she charged the school failed to address concerns about sexual assault

Author's speech cancelled after Georgia students burn book

Oct 11, 2019

An author's second appearance at a Georgia university was cancelled after a few students burned copies of her book following a her first speech

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