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  • Ben Carson ‘Much More Comfortable’ If Kindergarten Teachers Had Guns

    Ben Carson ‘Much More Comfortable’ If Kindergarten Teachers Had Guns“You obviously are not going to have a weapon sitting on the teacher’s desk, but be secured in a place where kids cannot get to it,” Carson said on ABC’s “The View” today. “They aren’t likely to go into a place where they are likely to get shot,” Carson told USA Today. Carson has said to stop gun violence that data collection is needed to prevent mass shootings from happening.


  • Arkansas teachers top off a sweet day for Peltz' Trian hedge fund
    Billionaire fund manager Nelson Peltz on Monday added a big new client when he took in $150 million in cash from the Arkansas Teachers Retirement System, part of a trio of welcome victories for the activist, whose portfolio has faced a bumpy ride lately. The $14.5 billion pension fund's decision to invest with Peltz' Trian Fund Management rounded off a sweet day for the 73-year old veteran investor, who also unveiled a $2.5 billion stake in General Electric and saw his investment in chemicals maker DuPont jump 5.64 percent after CEO Ellen Kullman said she was retiring. "The Trian team are like mechanics who can tell you what's wrong with your old car by hearing you drive up to the garage," said George Hopkins, executive director of the fund, which pays out $80 million in monthly benefits to 42,000 retirees.More

  • 7 Sobering Reasons 59 Million Kids Around the World Don’t Have Teachers

    7 Sobering Reasons 59 Million Kids Around the World Don’t Have TeachersIf it’s Oct. 5, that means it’s World Teachers’ Day, the annual celebration in which folks take to social media to express their admiration and thanks for the educators in their lives. Perhaps all the stressed-out teachers who read the many messages of gratitude will remember the creative spark that made them want to enter a classroom—the same energy that got Robin Williams standing on a desk reciting the Walt Whitman poem “O Captain! My Captain!” in Dead Poets Society.


  • Not all anti-bullying laws created equal
    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - - Anti-bullying policies in most U.S. states aim to protect kids against abuse from their peers in school and online, but their effectiveness varies widely depending on where students live, a study suggests. In states where the laws followed at least one U.S. Department of Education (DoE) recommendation for anti-bullying policies, teens were 24 percent less likely to report bullying and 20 percent less likely to report cyber-bullying, the study found. The DoE recommends, for example, that laws include explicit descriptions of prohibited behaviors and spell out clear reporting practices and specific consequences.More

  • Why are Philadelphia colleges on alert today?
    “Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5,” the agency said in a statement. Recommended: Gun laws: How much do you know?More

  • Why student debt is worsening for college graduates
    America's $1.2 trillion in student debt is having consequences in far-reaching ways. College dropouts and students who borrowed to attend for-profit colleges are at risk of default. Many Generation X parents ...More

  • Trump latest to recommend guns in classrooms. What do teachers say?
    “How have our nation’s priorities gotten so far out of order?” asked NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, pointing out that banks, sports events, and power plants are typically protected by armed guards. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? Although gun control advocates had hoped Sandy Hook would prove a turning point, 28 states currently allow adults who own legal guns to bring them on school property.More

  • NYC celebrates 150th anniversary of 'Alice in Wonderland'
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is marking the 150th anniversary of "Alice in Wonderland" with an array of events celebrating the adventures and characters in the beloved children's tale.More

  • Students get tutoring, encouragement at Santa Ana PAAL program

    Students get tutoring, encouragement at Santa Ana PAAL programMore than 160 elementary, middle and high school students attend Santa Ana's Police Athletic and Activity League's after school program.


  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term

    In this Sept. 14, 2015 file photo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks during a town hall meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Duncan is stepping down in December after 7 years in the Obama administration. Duncan says in a letter to staff that he’s returning to Chicago to live with his family. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education.


  • Acting education secretary says teachers saved him

    Senior Education Department official, John King Jr., left, accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, after Obama announced that Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December after 7 years in the Obama administration. Duncan will be returning to Chicago and Obama has appointed King, to oversee the Education Department. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's incoming secretary, John King Jr., recognizes that education can be the difference between life and death. After all, he said Friday, it was for him.


  • Arne Duncan to resign: Who will head Department of Education?
    Arne Duncan, one of President Obama's longest-serving advisors announced Friday that he will step down in December. Education Secretary Duncan sent an email to his staff saying that he is moving back to Chicago to live with his family. With the departure, Mr. Obama is losing one of his remaining original cabinet members.More

  • Cairo University bans teachers from wearing face veil
    CAIRO (AP) — The recent decision to ban all female staff from wearing the full face veil aims to put an end to student complaints of "poor communication" in class, the head of Egypt's Cairo University said Friday.More

  • Man charged in deaths of 2 Virginia college students gets 3 life sentences in 2005 sex assault
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Man charged in deaths of 2 Virginia college students gets 3 life sentences in 2005 sex assault.More

  • Sensitive student data at risk on top college websites
    In one of the most glaring recent examples, some 80,000 students of the California State University system had personal data exposed in an early September breach. Cal State has plenty of company, too. Using the website encryption analysis tool SSL Labs, Passcode analyzed sites for the eight Ivy League schools and top eight public schools as ranked by US News & World Report to determine which schools employ HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), a security measure that ensures students connect only to secure versions of their school's site.More

  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping downEducation Secretary Arne Duncan, one of the longest-serving members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet, will step down in December, officials said Friday.


  • AP sources: Education Secretary Arne Duncan to step down in December
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Education Secretary Arne Duncan to step down in December.More

  • Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing case against Bill Cosby

    FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla. Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, that police had presented the results of their investigation into model Chloe Goins’ accusations that Cosby drugged and accosted her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion in August 2008. There is no timetable for when prosecutors will determine whether to file a case against the comedian. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing an investigation into a model's accusations that Bill Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion, an official said Thursday.


  • Jesuit university rescinds 2012 degree awarded to Bill Cosby
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Jesuit Catholic university in San Francisco is the latest college to revoke an honorary degree awarded to disgraced comedian Bill Cosby.More

  • Newark teachers union not in love with breakthrough contract
    It was hailed as a breakthrough when the bargain was struck: Top-performing teachers in Newark could get bigger paychecks. The provision in a 2012 contract struck between the state-run school district ...More