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Parents upset students opened child-proof bottles at school

Nov. 19, 2019 4:15 PM EST

LELAND, Ill. (AP) — Parents of students at a northern Illinois elementary school are angry after an older student led an experiment that asked their children to open child-proof medicine bottles. Parents were not told in advance about Friday’s project at Leland Elementary School in LaSalle County....

Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest

Nov. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to call for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day. The union-organized rally...

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Nov. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged...

Suit: School officials in Tennessee county push Christianity

Nov. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two atheist families are suing a Tennessee school system, claiming district officials there promote Christianity. The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nashville by the American Civil Liberties Union. It claims Smith County school officials engage in...

Student whose parents died of heart attacks has CPR idea

Nov. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) — A Utah high school student who lost both her parents to heart attacks has been nominated for a prestigious scholarship on the strength of her idea for a CPR-assistance device. Kennedy Hall’s idea is to create a device that fits over a person’s nose and mouth and do...

Little Rock teachers consider options after one-day strike

Nov. 15, 2019 10:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers could strike again or take other action to protest Arkansas’ takeover of the local district and the loss of collective bargaining rights, the head of the city’s teachers union said Friday, a day after hundreds of educators walked out for the first...

School district offer birth control in high schools

Nov. 15, 2019 10:03 AM EST

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school district has voted to provide free birth control products and emergency contraception to students who ask to battle a high teen pregnancy rate and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. The Lynn School Committee voted unanimously on the proposal on Thursday...

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Nov. 14, 2019 11:27 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Teachers picketed outside the site of a historic desegregation and dozens of other Little Rock schools Thursday, walking out for the first time in more than three decades to protest the state’s control of the local school system and their loss of collective bargaining...

Pepper spray at middle school sends students to the hospital

Nov. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Twelve students and a staff member at a Boston middle school were taken to the hospital after pepper spray was released in the cafeteria. Boston Public Schools say firefighters responded to the Washington Irving Middle School in the city’s Roslindale neighborhood at about 11 a.m....

Massachusetts high school shocked by death of teacher

Nov. 14, 2019 10:00 AM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school is in mourning after the sudden and unexpected death of a popular teacher. Authorities say 38-year-old Kevin Harrington was pronounced dead at the hospital after collapsing in a classroom at Taconic High School in Pittsfield on Wednesday morning. He...