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Education Dept. removes tweet with movie scene

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie “Bridesmaids” with the words “Help me. I’m poor” imprinted on it as part of an effort […]


President Barack Obama speaks with some of the 2014 White House Science Fair kids behind him, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Self-effacing Obama hails science fair achievers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama confessed to feeling a little bit, well, unaccomplished. There was the catapult-armed mannequin who shot three-point baskets, the 18-year-old cancer researcher and the second-grade Girl Scouts from Tulsa, Oklahoma, […]


Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks to reporters during briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to […]


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Budget cuts nix $90m in federal college aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schools near military bases and tribal lands will face a $60 million shortfall between now and September and aid to college students will be cut by almost $90 million, due to the automatic spending cuts mandated by Congress.



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