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School District brought to heel over student's service dog

Stevie is a good dog. He doesn't eat from the table or have accidents in the house. And he never pulls on his leash. The white-and-tan Staffordshire terrier also has a special talent: He alerts caregivers when his little boy, Anthony Merchante, is go ...

How much does the government know about your kids?

Traci Burnett, a Monument mother of three, doesn't consider herself an alarmist or a conspiracy theorist. And she's never been an activist. But something has her so riled up that she's sounding a loud Big Brother distress call. Burnett, and growing r ...

No easy road back for one violent teen

HARRISON, Mont. (AP) -- After Spencer Ore was banned from a Montana high school in 2013 for bringing two pistols to campus and was accused of making threats, his parents sought help with the hope that one day he would reintegrate into society. Margar ...

US colleges bring in 'humanist chaplains' to serve the nonbelievers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing. It wasn't so much that the pastor's son no longer believed in God; he'd never been that much of a believer anyway. What ...

Fourth-grader suspended after using magic from 'The Hobbit'

A Kermit parent said his fourth-grade student was suspended Friday for allegedly making a terroristic threat. His father, Jason Steward, said the family had been to see "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" last weekend. His son brought a ring ...

School discipline replaced by relationship therapy

After a decade in classrooms, cheering on young people and believing in their progress, David Levine's faith finally wilted. Three of his top students had walked into the front office at Big Picture High School reeking of marijuana at the precise mom ...

Government Schools Increasingly Serving 3 Meals a Day to Students

[caption id="attachment_30149" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. Fo ...

Syracuse Appoints Nation of Islam Member to School Board

[caption id="attachment_37663" align="alignright" width="300"] Mayor Stephanie Miner, Democrat[/caption]Critics are calling into question Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner's decision to appoint Mark Muhammed, a member of the Nation of Islam, to the scho ...

Exams Postponed for Law Students Traumatized by Ferguson

Columbia Law School is granting final exam postponements to students who say they were traumatized by recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers responsible for killing unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. ...

Harvard and UNC sued over racial admission policies

BOSTON (AP) -- Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely o ...


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