Latest Education News

Michigan school shooting victims to speak as teen faces possible life sentence

Dec. 08, 2023 05:54 AM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A teenager who killed four other students at a Michigan school will listen to their families and survivors of the mass shooting before a judge decides whether the attack will carry a life prison sentence. Crime victims in Michigan have a right to speak in...

Six French teens await a verdict over their alleged roles in Islamic extremist killing of a teacher

Dec. 08, 2023 05:17 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French juvenile court is handing down a verdict Friday for six teenagers accused of involvement in the killing of teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded by an Islamic extremist after he showed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his class for a debate on freedom of expression. ...

UNLV gunman was unemployed professor who had 150 rounds of ammunition and a target list, police say

Dec. 08, 2023 00:50 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 67-year-old college professor who was denied jobs at various Nevada colleges and universities stuffed loaded handgun magazines into his waistband before walking into a University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus building and killing three faculty members, police said. ...

UNLV gunman had list of targets at the university and 150 rounds of ammunition, police say

Dec. 08, 2023 00:19 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 67-year-old gunman who killed three faculty members and wounded a fourth in a roughly 10-minute rampage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, had a list of targets at the school and more than 150 rounds of ammunition, police said Thursday. Clark County...

University of Michigan launches new effort to fight antisemitism

Dec. 07, 2023 19:16 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has launched a new effort to fight antisemitism and promote religious inclusion amid a rise in hate-inspired attacks globally, its president said Thursday. The university is establishing the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on its Ann...

From SZA to the Stone of Scone, the words that help tell the story of 2023 were often mispronounced

Dec. 07, 2023 18:39 PM EST

Some of the words tied to this year's hottest topics were also among the most mangled when it came to saying them aloud, with stumpers ranging from the first name of “Oppenheimer” star Cillian Murphy to the singer SZA to the name of a sacred slab of sandstone used in the coronation of King...

Seahawks' Metcalf hopes to gain right kind of attention learning and using American Sign Language

Dec. 07, 2023 18:39 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Back in the summer, long before it became a way to quietly send a message, DK Metcalf decided he wanted to learn more about a class on American Sign Language he took in college. He saw it as a hobby to do away from the field that would teach him something new....

University of Nevada, Las Vegas says all four people shot on campus were faculty members

Dec. 07, 2023 16:23 PM EST
LAS VEGAS (AP) — University of Nevada, Las Vegas says all four people shot on campus were faculty members.

He moved into his daughter's dorm and acted like a cult leader. Abused students now suing college

Dec. 07, 2023 15:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former students are suing Sarah Lawrence College, arguing the New York school failed to protect them from Lawrence Ray, who moved into his daughter's dorm after getting out of prison and then manipulated her friends and roommates into cult-like relationships. ...

Ivy League presidents reckon with swift backlash to remarks on campus antisemitism

Dec. 07, 2023 14:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing heavy criticism, the University of Pennsylvania's president walked back some of her remarks given earlier this week at a congressional hearing on campus antisemitism, saying she should have gone further to condemn hate against Jewish students. Penn...