Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

U.S. 05/19/19, 23:05

Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent.At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks of abuse: Physically hurting you, verbally abusive, can be one-sided. She pauses to seek ...

Former Penn State president richly paid as he fought charges

Sports 05/01/19, 16:39

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier's success this week in getting his child-endangerment conviction overturned capped a seven-year fight to save his reputation and stay out of jail, a period during which he has been richly compensated by the university he once ran. Spanier no longer has an office on campus ...

Poland holds meetings on improving education after strike

Europe 04/26/19, 07:58

A nationwide teachers' strike is spurring Poland's government to hold meetings with educators, parents and experts to discuss ways to improve the country's public schools.Teachers' unions refused to participate in Friday's talks to protest the government's refusal to grant pay increases, the unmet demand behind the nearly three-week strike that ...

APNewsBreak: Teach for America slammed over Oakland strike

Sports 02/12/19, 16:52

Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for telling members to cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service.More than 300 alumni signed the letter delivered Monday to Teach ...

Amazon’s new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code

Science 11/01/18, 09:52

Amazon wants to get more kids thinking about becoming computer engineers.The company launched a program Thursday that aims to teach more than 10 million students a year how to code. Amazon said it will pay for summer camps, teacher training and other initiatives to benefit kids and young adults from ...

Lawyer in civil rights struggle, Michael Trister, dies at 77

U.S. 10/30/18, 23:56

A civil rights lawyer forced from a teaching post at the University of Mississippi in one of the last spasms of segregationist control at that Southern university in the 1960s has died.Michael Trister died Oct. 20 in Washington after battling pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Nancy Duff Campbell. He was ...

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