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Delaware schoolboy reportedly bullied over Trump surname

Dec. 12, 2018 4:40 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Officials with a Delaware school district say they've taken steps to support a middle-school student who reportedly has been bullied for the past two years because his last name is Trump. Brandywine School District officials say Joshua Trump's parents raised concerns about their...

More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

Dec. 12, 2018 2:47 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to find out whether a later start to the school day would help them get more sleep. It did, adding 34 minutes of slumber a night. They also reported less...

Portland school board votes to pay for police in schools

Dec. 12, 2018 12:35 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland school board has approved an agreement to pay police officers for an increased presence in schools. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports students, teachers and parents pleaded with the school board to delay the vote to allow more discussion about whether it is wise for the...

Feds: Ohio plot suspect wrote to Charleston church shooter

Dec. 11, 2018 5:05 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of buying bomb-making supplies and plotting domestic terrorism attacks exchanged letters with the man convicted in the South Carolina church shooting and visited Columbine High School, federal authorities said. Prosecutors described how Elizabeth Lecron had a fascination...

ACLU condemns Nevada school policy for background checks

Dec. 11, 2018 5:05 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Civil rights leaders in Nevada are condemning a new school district policy requiring background checks for parents visiting their children's Reno-area schools, warning the practice could have a chilling effect on immigrant families. The Washoe County School Board approved the policy in...

Thousands of Albanian students step up rally against fees

Dec. 11, 2018 1:54 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Public university students protesting the cost of tuition fees have gathered for the largest rally to date, threatening to escalate it unless their demands are met. Thousands of students on Tuesday held posters, blew vuvuzelas and shouted "Lower the tariffs!" in front of the...

Teacher nixes ban on 'Large Afros' at concert after uproar

Dec. 10, 2018 3:54 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A middle-school music teacher apologized Monday and backed off his instructions that students should not have "Mohawks, Large Afros, or any other outlandish" hairstyles at an upcoming chorus concert. Vocal music teacher Steven Reeves' letter to students touched off a social media...

'Bye, Felicia': School bans flip shirt honoring dead seniors

Dec. 10, 2018 6:55 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi high school has banned students from wearing a class t-shirt that lists the names of three seniors who died this year and the dismissive phrase "Bye, Felicia." The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports Pascagoula School Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich on Friday banned the...

Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

Dec. 9, 2018 6:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers...

Chicago charter school network seeks order to end strike

Dec. 8, 2018 10:39 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago charter school network is seeking help in halting a teachers' strike for much of the past week. The Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times report Acero filed complaints Friday with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board and National Labor Relations Board against the Chicago Teachers...