Education

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos fielded questions about school safety, civil rights and for-profit colleges during a congressional hearing about her department's priorities.

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  The graduating class and administration of Marshall County High School are requesting no loud noise makers at tonight’s graduation ceremony.

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The Council on Postsecondary Education presidential search committee will continue its work Thursday to find a replacement for Bob King who is retiring this summer.  King took over the reins of the statewide university governing organization in 2009.  

Sometimes 11-year-old B. comes home from school in tears. Maybe she was taunted about her weight that day, called "ugly." Or her so-called friends blocked her on their phones. Some nights she is too anxious to sleep alone and climbs into her mother's bed. It's just the two of them at home, ever since her father was deported back to West Africa when she was a toddler.

This week, another school shooting is dominating news headlines. At least 10 people were killed, and 10 others wounded, when a gunman opened fire inside Santa Fe High School, a small-town high school located halfway between Houston and Galveston, Texas.

This is a developing news story, you can check npr.org for the most recent updates.

Betsy DeVos spotlights religious schools on NYC trip

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SIU President Randy Dunn said he won't resign - but acknowledges it will take some time to bring opposing groups back together within the university's system.

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Graves County Public Schools superintendent Kim Dublin said the City of Mayfield’s annexation of some of the school district’s property is ‘taxation without representation.’ Dublin held a press conference on Friday to clear up what the board said is a ‘miscommunication’ regarding pending legal issues with the city.

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A lawsuit charges that a Kentucky student was expelled over commentary on "the recent national trend of school shootings."

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The House lawmaker who represents Southern Illinois University–Carbondale is calling on SIU System President Randy Dunn to resign immediately.

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  An updated child abuse reporting policy has resulted in 611 reports in one Tennessee school district during this school year.

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