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Many 8th graders score poorly on US history, civics exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time for another history lesson. Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation's Report Card. The 2014 results from the National Assessme ...

Colorado preschooler barred from eating Oreos at lunch

A Colorado mother said her daughter's preschool teacher barred her from eating the Oreo cookies packed in her lunch because they are not "nutritious." Leeza Pearson, whose 4-year-old daughter, Natalee, attends private school The Children's Academy in ...

U-M reverses course, will show 'American Sniper'

After a day filled with intense controversy, the University of Michigan reversed course late Wednesday night and decided to show the movie "American Sniper" at its originally scheduled time and place. "It was a mistake to cancel the showing of the mo ...

NY High School: One Nation Under Allah

PINE BUSH, N.Y. (AP) -- A school in upstate New York has apologized for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic after complaints from district residents who lost family members in the Afghanistan war. The pledge was read in Arabic during Wednesda ...

Janet Napolitano apologizes for disparaging student protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Janet Napolitano, the president of the University of California system and former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, publicly apologized Thursday for calling chants by students protesting tuition hikes "crap," a remark overheard o ...

UC Irvine meeting on flag ban cancelled by threat

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A threat of violence prompted the University of California, Irvine to cancel a Tuesday meeting that was set to discuss a ban on flags — including the U.S. flag — in student government offices. Campus officials on Tuesday receive ...

California Univ. attempts to ban American flag from lobby

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- A panel at the University of California, Irvine on Saturday vetoed a student council vote to ban display of the American flag - or any other national flag - from its lobby, bringing a quick end to a prohibition that lasted just ...

de Blasio says schools will close on Muslim holidays

NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City. Under the new policy, the city's 1.1 million-pupi ...

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 ...


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