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Video: Elementary teacher drags, kicks student out of class

Oct. 22, 2018 7:04 AM EDT

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in South Carolina is accused of dragging an 11-year-old student to the edge of her classroom before kicking him out of way to shut the door. News outlets report a spokeswoman for the Berkeley County School District, Katie Orvin Tanner, announced last...

Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system

Oct. 19, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they believe they saved lives by arresting a heavily armed man who allegedly threatened multiple schools, had a "detailed plan of attack" and was stopped while pulling out of his driveway shortly before the school day ended Thursday. The suspect, Dylan...

Manning stresses importance of financial literacy for kids

Oct. 19, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

Eli Manning recognizes that the numbers in a playbook aren't the only important statistics. Manning wants children, including his three daughters, to have a strong set of financial skills. "I think it's so important for kids to understand what it means to save, to have a budget, to be smart about spending money,"...

City: Don't punish kids over show with police at gunpoint

Oct. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — After initially expressing outrage, leaders in one Mississippi city now say high school band students should not be punished for a performance that depicted police officers being held at gunpoint. The Brookhaven mayor and aldermen on Tuesday voted to ask the Mississippi High School...

Police say teenager baked grandfather's ashes into cookies

Oct. 17, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday. The student and a friend baked the cookies and shared them with at least nine classmates at their public charter high school near...

Chance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts

Oct. 15, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to Chicago Public...

Principal who asked student to remove Trump jersey replaced

Oct. 15, 2018 7:43 AM EDT

ANGIER, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school district has replaced a high school principal for asking a student to remove a jersey with "Trump" on the back. News outlets report the Harnett County School District announced a new Harnett Central High School principal in a Friday release that said students had...

Sexual history survey sent to fifth-graders draws complaints

Oct. 12, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A survey that asked fifth-grade students in Vermont about their sexual history, preference and gender identity has drawn complaints from parents. The survey sent to Windsor Elementary School students was conducted by WISE, a nonprofit domestic violence prevention and advocacy group,...

3 junior high school players charged with felony harassment

Oct. 12, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

EDINA, Mo. (AP) — Three junior high school football players have been charged in juvenile court with felony harassment and their coach has resigned in a case of alleged escalating hazing involving members of a younger football team. Knox County R-1 School District Superintendent Andy Turgeon says he...

Teacher suspended after saying Trump aide ate glue as child

Oct. 12, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district has suspended a teacher who recounted how a senior aide to President Trump ate glue as a third-grader. Nikki Fiske told the Hollywood Reporter that when Stephen Miller was a student in her classroom, he was a loner with a messy desk who...