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Thousands at vigil for victims of California school shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 2:41 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people held a candlelight vigil to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded. The brother of one of the two...

The Latest: Aunt says family is ‘broken’ over nephew’s death

Nov. 17, 2019 11:05 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a vigil to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school (all times local): 8 p.m. An aunt of one of two students killed in a shooting at Saugus High School says his death has devastated the family. Angie Davidson said...

Parkland commission urges boost in mental health funding

Nov. 1, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A commission investigating the Parkland school shooting is calling for improved mental health services, including more funding, to help schoolchildren deal with the stresses in their lives — a strategy the commission hopes will help prevent more violence from erupting at...

The Latest: Chicago mayor: No makeup days in teachers strike

Oct. 30, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Chicago's mayor refused to grant striking teachers demands to add school days making up for two weeks of classes canceled by the walkout. The union's elected delegates voted Wednesday night to accept a...

Lawsuit: Muslim boy questioned at Ohio school about religion

Oct. 29, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The parents of a 10-year-old Muslim boy who said he was questioned by an Ohio student teacher about his patriotism and religious beliefs and was told to undress to determine if he had been physically abused at home have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the boy's civil rights were violated...

Chicago teachers' strike highlights support staff shortages

Oct. 22, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts nationwide, where shortages of support staff leave educators feeling stretched. Unions and professional groups for such...

Ohio University suspends all fraternities over hazing claims

Oct. 3, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University on Thursday announced it was suspending all its fraternities following allegations of widespread hazing. Suspension of the 15 fraternities at the university was immediate and indefinite. It followed allegations within the past week of hazing at seven of the fraternities,...