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FILE - In this July 31, 2012, file photo, United States' Allison Schmitt holds her gold medal after winning the women's 200-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Schmitt is a graduate student at Arizona State and worked an internship last year counseling students. She’s taking a break from her studies this year while attempting to qualify for a fourth Olympics appearance. Schmitt, who turns 30 on June 7, didn’t initially plan on trying for one more Olympic bid. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza, File)

Gold-medalist Allison Schmitt seeks 4th Olympic swim berth

Jan. 21, 2020 2:05 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Going back to school and training with Arizona State’s swimmers occasionally reminds four-time Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt of her relatively advanced age by her sport’s standards. “I almost feel like a mom sometimes,” the 29-year-old Schmitt...

Design teams meet for intervention of Providence schools

Jan. 17, 2020 2:05 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Parents, teachers, students and activists have met for the first time in teams that were appointed to help turnaround Providence schools. The three Community Design Teams met Thursday night to take on the task of advising the state's Department of Education through its ongoing...

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey smiles as he pauses during his State of the State address as he talks about Arizona's economy, new jobs, and the state revenue as Senate president Karen Fann, R-Prescott, right, and House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, left, listen in on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona governor to close prison, calls for veteran tax cut

Jan. 13, 2020 6:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday said he is renaming the state Department of Corrections to highlight a new focus on rehabilitation and closing the oldest state prison in a move that will save nearly $275 million over three years. The Republican governor highlighted the moves in his State...

One family’s journey in coping with a violent death

Dec. 24, 2019 12:53 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Nariah Andino moved towards her dad who was being loaded onto the back of the ambulance after being shot on the street outside his home. As she moved closer to him she heard him struggle out the words, “go away.” Two days before Christmas last year, at approximately...

City to pay $5M to settle lawsuit over fatal school stabbing

Dec. 20, 2019 2:13 PM EST

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city will pay $5 million to the family of a teenage girl stabbed to death at her high school to settle a lawsuit alleging the district did not properly respond to threats posed by the killer, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Friday. The wrongful death lawsuit against...

This Dec. 5, 2019 photo,  Nnamdi Onyekwuluje, case manager for the School-Justice Partnership program in Macon-Bibb County, talks to a fifth grade class at Springdale Elementary School about making good decisions as they go into middle school.   The School-Justice Partnership program offers students, who commit minor offenses, an alternative to getting suspended, expelled or arrested. They are instead referred to services in the community, such as counseling, mediation, tutoring and community workshops. (Jenna Eason/The Macon Telegraph via AP)

DA’s office partners with schools to develop ‘strong kids’

Dec. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — William Lewis joined a gang in Clayton County when he was in high school. In his sophomore year, he and other gang members were involved in a fight that left one person with a broken jaw. As a result, Lewis and some of his friends faced multiple years in prison. Back then, Lewis was given...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019 file photo, Becky Galvan, center, consoles her daughter, Ashley Galvan, a 15-year-old sophomore, with her father Jose Chavez outside Waukesha South High School in Waukesha, Wis., after gunshots were exchanged between a student and a school resource officer inside the school.  The involvement of school resource officers in two separate student shootings this week in Wisconsin highlights the role they can play in a worst-case scenario. While the thousands of officers in schools are dedicated to law enforcement first, they spend much of their days as counselors and educators. In cases of real and immediate threats to students or teachers, however, the rules on use of force are set by the police departments that assign them to the schools. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

In US schools, resource officers woven into daily life

Dec. 8, 2019 10:47 AM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An imposing presence in uniform at 6-foot-5, Officer Will Chapman towers over students in the halls of Newtown Middle School, but he tries to be as approachable as possible. The school resource officer known as “Officer Will” aims to been seen by each student at least...

Timber town plans for Oregon's new education tax

Dec. 8, 2019 10:02 AM EST

PHILOMATH, Ore. (AP) — Across Oregon, school districts that have long been underfunded are trying to decide how to spend an influx of money – about $1 billion a year – made possible by a new tax on businesses. That tax takes effect Jan. 1. All the detailed rules of the tax aren’t done...

In this Nov. 24, 2019, photo first grade teacher Niva Vargo works with her students on a reading activity at David Leech Elementary in Leechburg, Pa. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Elementary school stands against a tide of poverty

Dec. 7, 2019 8:44 AM EST

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — David M. Keibler wanted his dissertation to mean something more than a fancy title and degree. The Alle-Kiski Valley community he served had crashed from stable jobs to few jobs — from widely comfortable to suddenly not. A grim uptick in poverty had created new hardships that...

NY commission drops investigation into advocate's billboards

Dec. 5, 2019 5:44 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York ethics commission is dropping its investigation of a woman who paid for billboards criticizing the state's molestation laws. The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics in a Wednesday letter says it won’t take further action against Kat Sullivan. Commission lawyers...