Education Issues

The Latest: Judge says bribe size not a factor in sentences

Sep 13, 2019

A federal judge says the size of the bribes paid by parents in a college admissions scam will not influence the severity of their punishments

US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks

Sep 7, 2019

The vast majority of mass shooters have acquired their firearms legally with nothing in their background that would have prohibited them from possessing a gun

Michigan State University fined $4.5 million in Nassar case

Sep 5, 2019

The Education Department says it's fining Michigan State University a record $4.5 million for failing to respond appropriately to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at the school who also worked at USA Gymnastics

Florida school shooting defense wants prosecutors removed

Sep 4, 2019

Defense attorneys in Florida's high school massacre case want a judge to remove the current prosecutors because they won't reconsider seeking the death penalty for the defendant

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen rebel-run prison kill over 100

Sep 2, 2019

Yemeni medics say they pulled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center hit a day earlier by airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition, killing over 100 people and wounding dozens

Yemeni officials: Saudi-led airstrikes kill dozens in prison

Sep 1, 2019

Yemeni officials say airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit detention center in the southwestern Dhamar province, killing at least 52 people

Report: Yale professor sexually assaulted 5 students

Aug 20, 2019

An investigation has concluded that a Yale University psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students at a research facility on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and committed sexual misconduct against at least eight others

All-clear after University of St. Thomas evacuates building

Aug 20, 2019

The University of St. Thomas has issued an all-clear after receiving a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of a building on its St. Paul, Minnesota, campus

Mass shootings give rise to bullet-resistant backpacks

Aug 9, 2019

Mass shootings have led to the rise in bullet-resistant backpacks for children but critics question whether companies are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity

Woman awarded $725k in suit against neo-Nazi website founder

Aug 9, 2019

The first black woman to serve as American University's student government president has won a lawsuit against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her

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