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Education News

Months of Searching Still Hasn’t Found New Schools Chancellor

Published 02/14/2018 11:32 PM

It’s been hard to find a successor to Carmen Fariña with the skills to run the country’s largest district and a mind-set compatible with the mayor’s.

In District Known for Failure, Will the State Finally Step In?

Published 02/02/2018 12:32 AM

For decades, the Hempstead schools have been marked by corruption, political infighting and low performance. Now leaders face a deadline for change.

Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness

Published 01/28/2018 09:58 PM

With nearly 1,200 students signed up, a course that tells students how to lead more satisfying lives may be the largest in university history.

Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

Published 01/11/2018 06:32 PM

A state “target” meant to limit the number of students receiving special education services violated federal law, regulators said in a letter ordering the state to make amends.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Resigns Amid Outcry Over Daughter’s School Transfer

Published 02/21/2018 01:58 AM

The chancellor, Antwan Wilson, had come under investigation for how his daughter recently transferred to a coveted high school, bypassing about 700 students on a wait-list.

Rhodes Scholarships Go Global as Students From Anywhere Now Qualify

Published 02/20/2018 04:17 AM

The program to study at Oxford, created in 1902 for students from English-speaking countries, has been expanding and opening to more of the world.

How Does a Political Reporter Write a Memoir? First, Read Books. A Lot of Books.

Published 02/18/2018 09:33 AM

A reporter who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns talks about her adjustment to book leave and finding the “foreign land where writers live.”

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A University of, by and for the People

Published 02/16/2018 05:41 PM

Land-grant colleges give all Americans access to an education no matter how much money their parents have.

Target These Easy, Last-Minute Summer Scholarships

Published 06/25/2015 03:00 PM

Hurry up and apply for these cash awards before the college semester starts.

Celebrate Father's Day With These Scholarships for Men

Published 06/18/2015 03:00 PM

Check out these awards for fathers, sons and any men looking to earn money toward an education.

Don't Count Out Scholarships for Community College Students

Published 06/11/2015 03:00 PM

Sticker prices at two-year schools can be significantly less than four-year schools, but cost still remains an issue for students.

Sink Your Teeth Into Scholarships for Future Dentists, Dental Hygienists

Published 06/04/2015 03:00 PM

Students can find financial support through professional dentistry organizations and even the military.

Scholarships Abound for a Variety of Hobbies

Published 05/28/2015 03:00 PM

There's college cash out there for horseback riders and wine enthusiasts.

Head Abroad to Asia with Scholarships for U.S. Students

Published 05/21/2015 03:00 PM

Students studying a critical need language can earn up to $8,000 from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Make Room for These Scholarships on Your Senior Year To-Do List

Published 05/14/2015 03:00 PM

High schoolers can use the summer before senior year to get a jump on scholarship applications.

Aid Your Nursing Degree With These Generous Scholarships

Published 05/07/2015 03:00 PM

Nursing jobs are in high demand, and these awards help support necessary training, including advanced degrees.

Learn to Teach With Scholarships for Educators

Published 04/30/2015 03:00 PM

Aspiring teachers can turn to government grants and private scholarships to fund their studies.

Nurture a Veterinary Education With These Scholarships

Published 04/23/2015 03:00 PM

Animal lovers can turn to these awards to pay for their vet education.

Target Scholarship Opportunities for Student Activists, Volunteers

Published 04/16/2015 03:00 PM

Hours of volunteer work might pay off with these financial awards.

Scholarships for Finance, Accounting Students Can Add Up

Published 04/09/2015 03:00 PM

Earning a degree in finance can open the door to a number of lucrative career paths.

Support Your Study at Prestigious Universities With These Scholarships

Published 04/02/2015 03:00 PM

Top colleges often carry high price tags, and these financial awards can make them more affordable.

Cure Tuition Ills With Medical School Scholarships

Published 03/26/2015 02:00 PM

The costs of studying to become a doctor can really add up.

Plug In to Scholarships for Aspiring IT Professionals

Published 03/19/2015 02:00 PM

Awards range from a coding boot camp to contests for women in technology.

Save Money With These Scholarships for Graduate School Students

Published 03/12/2015 02:00 PM

The cost of advanced degrees has skyrocketed, making free financial awards even more attractive. 

Where to Net Scholarships for Women at All Levels of Higher Education

Published 03/05/2015 03:00 PM

These scholarship programs can support women at all stages of education, from college, graduate and postgraduate degrees.

Cash In With These College Scholarships for Business Majors

Published 02/26/2015 03:00 PM

Get information about awards for a variety of paths, including accounting and finance.

Find Scholarships Across the U.S. to Support Low-Income Students

Published 02/19/2015 03:00 PM

Organizations from Washington to North Carolina offer specific scholarships aimed at families with financial need.

Make a Match With These Valentine's Day-Inspired Scholarships

Published 02/12/2015 03:00 PM

See how a sweet tooth or love of flowers can lead to money for college.

Score Big With Scholarships for Student Athletes

Published 02/05/2015 03:00 PM

Colleges aren't the only places to look for sports-related scholarship awards.

Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges

Published 01/29/2015 03:00 PM

Choosing your intended major or college is a good first step to finding scholarships to study in the States.

Explore Scholarships for Students With Unusual College Majors

Published 01/22/2015 03:00 PM

Even leisure studies students can find ways to score cash for college. 

Kick Off 2015 With 8 College Scholarships

Published 01/15/2015 03:00 PM

Discover awards for social media gurus, penny pinchers, aspiring engineers and more.

Plug Into These Online Education Scholarships

Published 01/08/2015 03:00 PM

Some highly ranked online degree programs award students money.

Celebrate The Season With These Religious Scholarship Awards

Published 12/25/2014 03:00 PM

No matter what your faith, there is likely a college scholarship program for you. 

Get Crafty to Earn College Scholarship Cash

Published 12/18/2014 03:00 PM

Here's how to turn your crafting, knitting or sewing hobby into money for college.

Light the Way With College Scholarships for Jewish Students

Published 12/11/2014 03:00 PM

Many local Jewish organizations support higher education. 

Scholarships From Celebrities Can Fuel a Stellar Education

Published 12/04/2014 03:00 PM

Take advantage of awards from famous musicians, athletes and investors.

Use Thanksgiving Break to Indulge in Culinary Skills Scholarships

Published 11/20/2014 03:00 PM

Organizations from McDonald's to world-class pastry schools offer students food-themed awards.

Find Scholarships That Benefit Veterans' Children, Families

Published 11/13/2014 03:00 PM

Even grandchildren of those who have served may be eligible for thousands of dollars in educational award money.

Reach for the Stars With Space Science Scholarships

Published 11/06/2014 03:00 PM

These programs can help fuel a passion for studying astronomy and aeronautics.

How U.S. Students Can Find College Scholarships to Study in Europe

Published 10/30/2014 02:00 PM

See how heading across the Atlantic could help you pay for a college education. 

Draft an Application to These Construction Industry Scholarships

Published 10/23/2014 03:00 PM

Students can find free money many for a number of construction-related careers, including architecture and civil engineering. 

Pitch Yourself to These Scholarships for Future Entrepreneurs

Published 10/16/2014 03:00 PM

These awards support students with a passion for starting a business, no matter how far along they are in the process. 

Support an Education With Scholarships for Social Workers

Published 10/09/2014 03:00 PM

Students interested in this field can find money to support both graduate and undergraduate studies.

Music Performance Scholarships Reward Talent, Practice

Published 10/02/2014 03:00 PM

Whether students major in music or pursue it as a hobby, musicians can show off their skills to earn college cash.

Connect With Scholarships for Sorority Sisters

Published 09/25/2014 03:00 PM

The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation awards scholarships to more than 200 women each year.

Pledge to Apply for These Fraternity Scholarships

Published 09/18/2014 03:00 PM

Many Greek organizations were founded to support academic achievement and offer college scholarships.

Invest Time in Applying for These Generous Scholarships

Published 09/11/2014 03:00 PM

These monetary awards can make a significant dent in the cost of college tuition. 

Look to Professional Associations to Find Scholarships in Your Major

Published 09/04/2014 03:00 PM

Students can apply for scholarships by finding and joining professional organizations related to their field of study. 

Organize Scholarship Support From a Labor Union

Published 08/28/2014 03:00 PM

More than 14.5 million American workers are in a union and have access to money for college and job training. 

Fund a Semester in America's Capital With These Scholarship Programs

Published 08/21/2014 03:00 PM

Studying in Washington is well-suited to students interested in subjects related to politics, media or international affairs.

Take Advantage of Scholarships From Corporations, Foundations

Published 08/14/2014 03:00 PM

Students at all levels of education can earn money for college with awards from these organizations.

Start a New Chapter With These Scholarships for Bookworms

Published 08/07/2014 03:00 PM

Look to literary foundations for contests that reward an interest in reading with money for college.

How Employers View an Associate Degree

Published 08/04/2014 03:30 PM

Some employers still see a community college degree as inferior to a bachelor's in fields where both are accepted.

Promote a Passion for Psychology With College Scholarships

Published 07/31/2014 03:00 PM

These awards help pay for everything from writing research papers to attending conferences.

Save Time, Money With Easy College Scholarship Contests

Published 07/24/2014 03:00 PM

Students can enter these competitions to try to earn money for college without spending time on long essays or applications.

Pencil in These Scholarships for Animation Students

Published 07/17/2014 03:00 PM

Whether you aspire to be a movie producer or a video game designer, these awards can help you reach your goal.

Find Scholarships That Spotlight Actors, Singers and Dancers

Published 07/10/2014 03:00 PM

These national scholarships can help performers continue their training through college.

Use Your Talents to Earn Scholarships for College

Published 07/03/2014 03:00 PM

From dancing to building robots, these competitions reward students with creative, hands-on skills.

Discover Scholarships for Nontraditional Students

Published 06/26/2014 03:00 PM

These scholarships can break down the financial barriers keeping nontraditional students from pursuing their college educations.

Find Mentoring Programs That Offer Scholarship Support

Published 06/19/2014 03:00 PM

Community organizations focused on youth development are good college scholarship resources. 

U.S. News Releases 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings

Published 06/17/2014 02:00 PM

Two Ohio universities are among a handful of institutions that earned ranks for both elementary and secondary school teacher training.

Avoid Making These 4 Scholarship Search Mistakes

Published 06/12/2014 03:00 PM

Getting a late start and limiting your search can derail your chances at winning college scholarships. 

Make the Most of Summer With Essay Contest Scholarships

Published 06/05/2014 03:00 PM

Summer is an ideal time for students to get a head start on completing essays for these scholarship awards.

Fund Your International Curiosity With Foreign Affairs Scholarships

Published 05/29/2014 03:00 PM

One fellowship offers graduate students up to $90,000 for tuition, internships and other education expenses.

Discover College Scholarships that Honor Asian-American Heritage

Published 05/22/2014 03:00 PM

High school and college students from a variety of Asian-American backgrounds can target specialized scholarship programs.

Turn Summer Jobs Into College Scholarship Opportunities

Published 05/15/2014 03:00 PM

Students should look to restaurant and retail jobs as possible sources of extra income and free college cash.

Scholarships Offer Support for Moms in College

Published 05/08/2014 03:00 PM

These financial awards aim to help mothers balance pursuing higher education and supporting their children. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with College Scholarships

Published 05/01/2014 03:00 PM

Hispanic organizations across the U.S. offer college scholarship money for students pursuing a variety of majors and career paths.

Feed Your STEM Curiosity With These College Scholarships

Published 04/24/2014 03:00 PM

Students passionate about science, technology, engineering and math have a wealth of college scholarships open to them.

Find College Scholarships That Support Students With Autism

Published 04/17/2014 03:00 PM

These scholarships can help students with autism spectrum disorders finance their education and ease the transition to college. 

Pen an Application to Scholarships for Poets, Writers

Published 04/10/2014 03:00 PM

Don't be shy – submitting your poems or creative writing samples can earn you money for college.

Showcase Creativity, Offbeat Interests for These College Scholarships

Published 04/03/2014 03:00 PM

Believe it or not, zombie or video game enthusiasts can turn their unusual interests into college cash.

Dig Into Scholarships to Cover Extra College Costs

Published 03/27/2014 02:00 PM

Find money to pay for additional college expenses like textbooks, housing and meals.

Check Into These Hospitality Management Scholarships

Published 03/20/2014 02:00 PM

These scholarships can help students who aim for a career in tourism, travel or hotel administration.

Make Your Case for These Law School Scholarships

Published 03/13/2014 02:00 PM

Turn to law schools and law firms to find scholarships aimed at reducing the financial burden of earning a J.D.

Reap the Benefits of Bountiful Farming Scholarships

Published 03/06/2014 03:00 PM

Turn your interest or family background in agriculture into college scholarship money.

Make College Affordable With Scholarships for Low-Income Students

Published 02/27/2014 03:00 PM

Defray the cost of college with state grants or institutional scholarships aimed at low-income students. 

Stretch Your Scholarship Search With Regional Opportunities

Published 02/20/2014 03:00 PM

Don't overlook regional college scholarship opportunities offered by community groups and alumni associations.

Campaign for These Presidential College Scholarships

Published 02/13/2014 03:00 PM

Scholarship programs named for U.S. presidents support subjects as diverse as transportation and natural history. 

Celebrate African-American History With These College Scholarships

Published 02/06/2014 02:00 PM

Check with these African-American organizations for scholarships to support college education expenses. 

Assemble Applications to These Scholarships for Mechanics

Published 01/30/2014 06:04 PM

Scholarships abound for mechanics in the aviation, automotive and travel industries. 

Learn to Score College Scholarships on Campus

Published 01/23/2014 03:00 PM

Ask your college’s financial aid office and academic departments about available student scholarships.

Follow a Scholarship Application Calendar in 2014

Published 01/16/2014 03:00 PM

There are opportunities year-round to focus on the college scholarship search.

Target These 10 Unique Scholarships in 2014

Published 01/09/2014 03:00 PM

Everyone from STEM enthusiasts to artists can find a scholarship to fit their profile.

Avoid 4 Common Scams Aimed at Students

Published 01/02/2014 01:00 PM

International students in particular should be wary of scams, such as scholarships that require fees.

Race Toward Scholarships for Winter Sports Lovers

Published 12/26/2013 03:00 PM

Winter sports scholarships exist for everyone from professional hockey hopefuls to Nordic skiers.

Discover Scholarships to Launch a Cosmetology Career

Published 12/19/2013 03:00 PM

Cosmetology scholarships are available to finance education for both beginning and experienced stylists.

Improve Your Scholarship Hunt With Alternative Search Engines

Published 12/12/2013 03:00 PM

Searching databases early and often is the key to finding a college scholarship match online.

Find Scholarships for College Degrees That Employers Want

Published 12/05/2013 03:00 PM

Supply chain management and actuarial mathematics are two disciplines experiencing rapid growth.

Seek Out Scholarships for Vocational and Trade Students

Published 11/21/2013 03:00 PM

Students earning two-year degrees or certificates can apply for dedicated scholarship programs.

Find Scholarships That Help Veterans Pay for College

Published 11/14/2013 03:00 PM

Veterans and active service members can benefit from tuition reimbursement and assistance programs.

3 Hot Scholarship Trends to Watch for in 2014

Published 11/07/2013 03:00 PM

Scholarship providers will increasingly focus on in-demand majors, such as those in STEM fields.

Treat Yourself to Scholarships for Studying Spooky Subjects

Published 10/31/2013 02:00 PM

Studying something associated with Halloween, like bats or candy, can pay off all year long.

Try Scholarships to Pay for a Gap Year, Time Off From College

Published 10/24/2013 03:00 PM

Scholarships can help finance off-campus internships, semesters abroad and volunteer opportunities.

Investigate Scholarships for Journalism Students

Published 10/17/2013 03:00 PM

Journalism scholarships are available for students interested in writing, photography and broadcasting.

Find College Scholarships for LGBT Students

Published 10/10/2013 03:00 PM

Many well-established LGBT groups offer scholarship support for both high school and college students.

Pursue Wildlife Studies With Zoology Scholarships

Published 10/03/2013 03:00 PM

Students interested in studying life sciences should target both research grants and scholarships.

Find Scholarship Competitions for Technology Enthusiasts

Published 09/26/2013 03:00 PM

Students interested in majoring in a STEM field like robotics can compete for lucrative scholarships.

Make Quick Work of These Easy Scholarship Applications

Published 09/19/2013 03:00 PM

Many scholarships allow students to enter with nothing more than a Tweet or by texting.

Consider Scholarships for High-Paying College Majors

Published 09/12/2013 03:00 PM

When choosing a major, weigh salary potential with your interest in a given field of study.

Uncover Scholarships for Aspiring Fashion Designers

Published 09/05/2013 03:00 PM

Organizations like the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund can help design students finance their education.

Build Your Architecture Career With College Scholarships

Published 08/29/2013 03:00 PM

Studying architecture requires both creativity and practicality and opens up many career paths.

3 Tips for Living Frugally in College

Published 08/22/2013 03:00 PM

Stretch your college budget by becoming familiar with free campus resources included in your tuition.

Target Scholarships That Put an Art Degree Within Reach

Published 08/15/2013 03:00 PM

There are many scholarships that support degrees in art, graphic design, drafting and advertising.

Find Scholarships to Finance a Private College Education

Published 08/08/2013 03:00 PM

Private schools have made a concerted effort to expand their financial aid packages.

Explore Scholarships to Make Public Universities Affordable

Published 08/01/2013 03:00 PM

Take advantage of scholarships and state residency to lower the cost of attending a public university.

Get Money for College Through ROTC Programs

Published 07/25/2013 03:00 PM

Stipends and merit-based scholarships are two financial benefits of joining a ROTC program.

My Art Is a Reflection of My Story: National PTA Reflections Student Arts Showcase at ED

Published 02/14/2018 12:55 AM

President's Budget Expands Education Freedom, Protects Vulnerable Students

Published 02/12/2018 05:38 PM

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education today released the Administration's budget request for the 2019 fiscal year. The budget builds upon President Donald J. Trump's commitment to expand education freedom for all families and return power to local leaders.

Why You Should Celebrate National School Counseling Week

Published 02/09/2018 11:28 PM

It just figures that National School Counseling Week starts the day after the Super Bowl. The country gorges on guacamole-covered chicken wings on Sunday, and when America’s most misunderstood group of educators asks for three nacho chips and a high five on Monday, the country is too tired to party.

Educator Self-Care Is Social Emotional Learning

Published 02/08/2018 02:25 AM

Note: February 5-9, 2018 is National School Counseling Week.

Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program

Published 02/02/2018 02:09 PM

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new flexibility for school districts to create equitable, student-centered funding systems under a pilot program authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "This is a great opportunity for local district leaders to put students first," said Secretary DeVos. "Instead of relying on complex federal rules to allocate funds, local leaders can use this flexibility to match funds—local, State or Federal—to the needs of students."

Secretary DeVos Convenes Higher Education Summit: Innovation Blends Technology and the Personal Touch

Published 02/02/2018 01:00 AM

“We need to question everything; to look for ways in which we can improve, and embrace the imperative of change.

U.S. Department of Education Personnel Announcement

Published 01/31/2018 02:48 PM

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Education announced today one new hire and additional personnel announcements:

Statement from Secretary DeVos on President Trump's State of the Union Address

Published 01/31/2018 03:59 AM

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement at the conclusion of President Donald J. Trump's first State of the Union address: "America must do better to prepare our students for success in the 21st century economy. I join the President in calling on Congress to act in the best interest of students and expand access to more education pathways."

Secretary DeVos Convenes K-12 Summit: Innovation Starts with a Focus on the Learner

Published 01/31/2018 01:07 AM

“There are a number of challenges and opportunities facing American students,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. “And Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Education Launches New English Learner Data Story

Published 01/29/2018 06:56 PM

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new interactive web page dedicated to data on English Learner students (ELs).

National #SchoolChoice Week 2018: Recognizing the Diverse Career Goals And Academic Needs of Students

Published 01/27/2018 02:18 AM

January 21-27, 2018 is National School Choice Week! President Donald J.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Regarding Michigan State University

Published 01/26/2018 06:09 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today issued the following statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos regarding recent events at Michigan State University. "My heart breaks for the survivors of Larry Nassar's disgusting crimes. What happened at Michigan State is abhorrent. It cannot ever happen again — there or anywhere. Students must be safe and protected on our nation's campuses. The Department is investigating this matter and will hold MSU accountable for any violations of federal law."

Secretary DeVos Forms New Strategy and Transformation Office at FSA

Published 01/25/2018 11:34 PM

As work continues to improve customer service and overall operations of the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the formation of a Strategy and Transformation unit to improve the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families. Secretary DeVos asked A. Wayne Johnson to lead the Office of Strategy and Transformation. James Manning will lead FSA as Acting Chief Operating Officer.

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Published 01/25/2018 02:46 PM

Thank you, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, for that kind introduction. And thank you for your leadership on the Conference's Jobs, Education and Workforce committee. I'm honored to be here today with this group of city leaders and I know each of your communities is deeply interested in the work you do here and what we'll discuss today. Yours are perhaps the most hands-on jobs in public service. You serve people directly… when the snow needs plowing, the garbage needs collecting or the lights need fixing, you are the first line of contact.

Kent Talbert Joins Department of Education as Senior Policy Advisor

Published 01/23/2018 05:30 PM

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the appointment of Kent D. Talbert as Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Secretary. Mr. Talbert has been delegated the duties of the Deputy Secretary pending the confirmation of General Mick Zais by the U.S. Senate.

Head Of D.C.'s Schools Resigns After Personal Scandal And Amid District Tumult

Published 02/20/2018 11:52 PM

The D.C. public school chancellor resigned amid ongoing graduation issues and under pressure after news emerged that he had improperly transferred his child from one highly desired school to another.

Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

Published 02/20/2018 10:51 PM

The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.

After Florida Shooting, Students Are Lobbying For New Gun Regulations

Published 02/20/2018 09:17 PM

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are headed to Tallahassee to lobby state lawmakers to pass new gun regulations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times about the state of play and Gov. Rick Scott's relationship with the NRA.

Memoirist Retraces Her Journey From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge Ph.D.

Published 02/20/2018 06:07 PM

Growing up, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, never saw a doctor and didn't go to school. She writes about her awkward transition into the mainstream in Educated: A Memoir.

The Columbine Generation

Published 02/20/2018 03:06 PM

Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are dedicated to making sure it's the last.

How Do You Teach Slavery?

Published 02/19/2018 04:06 PM

Americans' knowledge of slavery is varied, and often inaccurate.

'Tell Them We Are Rising' Tackles Impact Of Historically Black Colleges

Published 02/18/2018 11:00 PM

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Stanley Nelson, who showcases the history of black colleges and universities in a new documentary Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.

Navajo President: Go To College, Then Bring That Knowledge Home

Published 02/18/2018 12:24 PM

Half of Native Americans say college was never part of the conversation growing up. Their graduation rates are far below the national average. Navajo leaders say those who go to college don't return.

How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

Published 02/18/2018 11:11 AM

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has children all over the country asking difficult questions. Here are a few tips for their parents and teachers.

Trans Students, School Shooting, And Bill Gates Answers A Tough Question

Published 02/18/2018 09:56 AM

What's become of some very large sums of money directed (or not) towards education? Plus, DACA's impact on college-going, in our weekly roundup.

Should The Parkland Shooting Change How We Think About Phones, Schools and Safety?

Published 02/17/2018 11:00 AM

Security experts say allowing students to have their phones with them during the school day is unlikely to make anyone safer. Maybe even the opposite.

Is There Any Way For Schools To Prevent Shootings?

Published 02/15/2018 05:43 PM

There is no one profile of a school shooter, but whole-school approaches to mental health and discipline have the potential to reduce violence.

The Nation Processes Another Shooting

Published 02/15/2018 04:06 PM

How do we cope with school shootings, and are we at risk of becoming numb to mass violence?

17 Killed In Deadliest School Shooting Since Sandy Hook

Published 02/15/2018 03:06 PM

We get an update from Florida.

Who's Missing From America's Colleges? Rural High School Graduates

Published 02/15/2018 11:00 AM

Fewer than 1 in 5 rural adults ages 25 and older have college degrees.

Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'

Published 02/20/2018 03:39 PM

President Trump declared on Tuesday that he has been “much tougher on Russia” than President Barack Obama, despite evidence that the opposite is true.

Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For Souvenir

Published 02/19/2018 09:56 PM

Some people’s idea of justice is an eye for an eye, but China wants “severe punishment” for a man who stole a clay thumb.

Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio and the NRA

Published 02/19/2018 04:03 PM

Students who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are demanding action on gun control — and they continue to call out President Trump's response to last week's massacre.

Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting

Published 02/20/2018 07:43 PM

Three Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed during last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have been awarded the Medal of Heroism by the U.S. Army.

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

Published 02/19/2018 03:51 PM

Nikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.

Florida School Shooting Suspect Obtained 10 Rifles In Roughly The Past Year

Published 02/19/2018 11:43 PM

The suspect in last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, obtained 10 rifles in the past year or so, an unnamed law enforcement source told CNN Monday.

Dad Arrested for Impregnating Daughter Granted Bond; She Remains Jailed

Published 02/21/2018 01:12 PM

A father who impregnated and married his biological, adult daughter was granted bond Tuesday in Henrico County, Virginia.

Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events

Published 02/21/2018 05:01 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups said on Wednesday. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his drug war which the government says has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 suspects. Human rights groups charge that thousands more have been killed by shadowy vigilantes.

Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year

Published 02/20/2018 05:38 AM

Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people.  Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit:  ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung is about 47 miles southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. "In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres," he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft tall volcano is among Indonesia's most active. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated. 

Russia and Trump campaign may still have colluded, suggests top Democrat

Published 02/19/2018 07:02 PM

Evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia could still come to light, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee has suggested, even though the indictment handed down last week against Russians and Russian companies did not indicate that an American was knowingly involved in US election meddling. A portion of the 13 Russians that were indicted last week for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election are said to have communicated with “unwitting” individuals associated with the Trump campaign, according to court documents. “It’s very clear from this 37-page indictment that this was a massive Russian operation and part of its design was to promote the campaign of Donald Trump,” Congressman Adam Schiff told radio station WNYC.

Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School Shooting

Published 02/19/2018 06:58 PM

A high school teacher shot to death while protecting students in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once considered that he could die in such violence, and gave his fiancee instructions on what to say if it happened.

Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk

Published 02/19/2018 05:34 PM

By Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy of pro-government militia fighters near the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk late on Sunday, killing at least 27 of them, the government-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces said on Monday. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. A security official said Iraqi forces were pursuing the militants, who had disguised themselves in police uniforms to carry out the ambush.

Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached.

Published 02/19/2018 10:48 PM

The impeachment of Clarence Thomas is a pipe dream.

Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

Published 02/20/2018 11:31 PM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.

Trump Administration Takes Another Step To Roll Back Obamacare

Published 02/20/2018 02:52 PM

Republican efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s insurance reforms continued Tuesday, when the Trump administration proposed regulations that would make it easier for health insurers to sell cheap, short-term policies that leave out key benefits and are available only to people in good health.

In honor of Rihanna's birthday, we're sharing our favorite Fenty Beauty products

Published 02/20/2018 07:30 PM

It's hard to believe that it was over 10 years ago when we first heard 'Pon de Replay' on the radio by an 'unknown' Rihanna at the time.

A U.S. Postal Worker Has Been Found Fatally Shot Inside a Mail Truck in Texas

Published 02/20/2018 02:08 AM

Investigators are treating the case as a homicide

Teens hold a 'lie-in' at White House calling for gun control

Published 02/19/2018 06:59 PM

A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside of the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control.“We have organized this protest in solidarity with all of those who were affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida,” the organization said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America’s youth and end these tragic mass shootings!”Dozens of teenagers participated in Monday’s lie-in. More than 700 people RSVP’d for the event on Facebook.Read the FULL STORY by Dylan Stableford/Yahoo News >>>_____See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.

Iranian official threatens to flatten Tel Aviv if Israel attacks 

Published 02/20/2018 04:21 AM

Iran issued a fiery warning to Israel on Monday threatening to raze Tel Aviv if Benjamin Netanyahu followed through on his recent threat to act against it. "About Netanyahu's unwise words, I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move against Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground and will not give any opportunity to Netanyahu to flee,” said Mohsen Rezaie, Iran’s expediency council secretary, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. With tensions increasing in the Middle East over Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen and as US President Donald Trump presses for a tougher approach on Tehran, Israel is seeking wider support to contain its regional nemesis. The two countries traded harsh words during the Munich Security Conference at the weekend. Mr Netanyahu brandished a piece of what he said was an Iranian drone after its incursion into Israeli airspace earlier this month and said: "Israel will not allow the regime to put a noose of terror around our neck. "We will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies but against Iran itself.” He also urged his audience to help contain Iran and made his point with a map which he said illustrated Iran’s growing influence across the Middle East. But Mr Rezaie played down the remarks as a theatrical move and a childish game, according to Fars, and added: "The US and Israeli leaders don’t know Iran and don’t understand the power of resistance and therefore, they continuously face defeat." At a glance | Islamic Republic of Iran The tough words on both sides at the international event come as Israel is increasingly seeking to cooperate with Sunni Arab states that share its worries about Shia Iran. For months, Mr Netanyahu has touted what he describes as unprecedented levels of behind-the-scenes cooperation. Among Israel's main concerns is Lebanon, where the heavily armed Iran-backed Shi'ite militia Hezbollah is part of a coalition government. Telegraph view: The theatre of war Israel last fought a war against Hezbollah in 2006. Tension between Israel and Lebanon has increased as Hezbollah has gained strength fighting in Syria, and the two countries also have a maritime border dispute. Israel has carried out air strikes in Syria against suspected Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah and has accused Tehran of planning to build missile factories in Lebanon.

Trump Hit Florida Golf Course Amid Funerals Of Shooting Victims

Published 02/20/2018 08:07 PM

President Donald Trump visited his Trump International Golf Course in West Palm Beach, Florida, while funerals for victims of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting were going on just miles away. His apparent leisure time in the wake of this tragedy is raising some eyebrows.

Turkey vows to lay siege to Syria's Afrin 'in coming days'

Published 02/20/2018 03:07 PM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkish forces would soon lay siege to Syria's Afrin as a cross-border offensive targeting a Kurdish militia entered its second month. On January 20, Ankara launched an air and ground operation supporting Syrian rebels against the People's Protection Units (YPG) in the Afrin region of northern Syria.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues New Congressional Map To Replace Gerrymandered One

Published 02/19/2018 08:06 PM

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Monday issued a new congressional map to replace the state’s current one, which the court said is so partisan it violates the state’s Constitution.

Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground

Published 02/20/2018 04:56 PM

These Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows.” (Caters News)

Photos: Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts, spews towering ash cloud

Published 02/20/2018 01:04 PM

Mount Sinabung erupted on Monday morning, sending an ash cloud more than 5,000 meters (16,000 feet) towering into the atmosphere. No fatalities or injuries have been reported.

Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'

Published 02/21/2018 12:46 AM

Vicky Cornell, the widow of rock singer Chris Cornell, believes a prescribed medication is the reason her husband of 13 years killed himself in a Detroit hotel room last May.

7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school

Published 02/20/2018 10:15 PM

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio seventh-grader who brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom just before classes began on Tuesday also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction, police said.

Florida shooting: Family who took in Nikolas Cruz call him a 'monster' and say they saw no warning signs

Published 02/19/2018 02:26 PM

The family who took the Florida school shooting suspect into their home after his mother died have labelled him a “monster”. Kimberley and James Snead said Nikolas Cruz was lonely and depressed, but they saw no warning signs. The 19-year-old is accused of killing 17 and leaving more than a dozen injured, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a small city about 50 miles north of Florida.

Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly

Published 02/21/2018 01:30 AM

Democrats flipped a GOP-held Kentucky state House seat on Tuesday, handing the party its 37th state legislative pickup nationwide since Donald Trump won the presidency.

James Corden delivers a passionate speech about gun control in the U.S.

Published 02/21/2018 12:21 PM

After a week-long break, James Corden started his Tuesday night edition of The Late Late Show with a passionate speech addressing the recent school shooting in Florida. SEE ALSO: After the Parkland shooting, the gun control debate isn't fading away "I may not be American, but I have experience of what happened in my country when a mass shooting happened," says Corden in the clip above. "And I also have children who are American, and they go to school here." Corden goes on to show a graph illustrating just how huge a problem mass shootings are in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world, before using the UK and Australia as examples of countries who have used gun control to make a positive impact. To finish, he highlights the number of surviving school children who are now demanding change — and who have organised March For Our Lives on 24 March. "Don't listen to me," says Corden. "[...] But you can listen to America's children."

5 officers killed in overnight Sufi protests in Iran

Published 02/20/2018 09:14 AM

Iranian police said Tuesday the number of security officers killed in overnight protests by a Sufi sect had risen to five, with around 300 people arrested. Footage on state television showed a bus ploughing into a group of policemen in northern Tehran, which police said led to three deaths. On Tuesday, police spokesman Saeed Montazer Almehdi said two members of the hardline Basij militia, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guards, were also killed.

Chelsea Clinton Throws Subtle Shade At Donald Trump Jr. Over India Foreign Policy Speech

Published 02/20/2018 08:34 AM

Chelsea Clinton joined in the criticism of Donald Trump Jr.’s trip to India, with the throwing of some wonderfully subtle shade.

Struck by Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Gun Owner Saws His AR-15 in Half

Published 02/20/2018 07:57 PM

Scott Pappalardo's Facebook video has been viewed nearly 18 million times.

The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end

Published 02/19/2018 11:34 PM

BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local):

Sheet Pan Chicken Recipes For Everyone Who Hates Doing Cleanup

Published 02/20/2018 10:45 AM

Some people are just not emotionally equipped to handle kitchen cleanup with any level of chill.

Depraved UK academic who blackmailed victims into sending abuse photos jailed for 32 years

Published 02/20/2018 03:10 AM

A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy. Dr Matthew Falder, 29, a geophysicist employed as a researcher at Birmingham University in central England, duped victims by masquerading as a depressed female artist on forums and mainstream online advertising websites. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA), said he approached more than 300 people worldwide, with 45 victims represented in the charges against him.

Pit bull dog 'protects child from burglar' in Nebraska

Published 02/19/2018 06:37 PM

A pit bull protected a nine-year-old boy who was home alone during an attempted robbery in Nebraska. Shane Shafer's mother had left him to go and pick up her other children. While he was alone, a man with ski mask broke in and Shane called on his dog, Baby Girl, to help.

Mueller charges lawyer with making false statements

Published 02/20/2018 03:20 PM

Judge Napolitano analyzes the latest developments in special counsel Mueller's investigation.

Shepard Smith Flames Trump For Not Condemning Russia — Ever

Published 02/20/2018 01:08 AM

President Donald Trump blasted the FBI, his own Justice Department and national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the previous Congress, Democrats, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey in a Twitter tirade in the wake of indictments against 13 Russians in the investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election.

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

Published 02/19/2018 04:59 PM

The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.

Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN Agency

Published 02/21/2018 03:12 AM

The United Nations agency that helps the world’s needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas.

FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean

Published 02/20/2018 05:14 PM

  A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Caribbean on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder over the death of Isabella Hellmann, 41, on May 15 last year. He was charged in a Miami court where, according to local television station WPTV, he was also sentenced to seven months in jail for transporting valuable rare coins. After his wife's disappearance Bennett told investigators she was lost at sea when their 37ft catamaran, Surf into Summer, was struck by an unknown object near the Bahamas. According to to the FBI Bennett said he had gone below deck and left Ms Hellmann above to keep watch. He described being woken up at 1am by a jolt and the vessel was taking on water. Bennett told investigators he could not find his wife and had to abandon ship on a life raft. In an affidavit FBI special agent James Kelley said the bureau now believed Bennett "knowingly and unlawfully killed" Ms Hellmann. The FBI affidavit ​claimed ​Bennett​ ​​had damaged the inside of the boat causing it to flood. Isabella Hellman and her British husband Lewis Bennett. She went missing during a honeymoon sailing trip. When Ms Hellmann disappeared the couple, who had a daughter now aged 17 months, were sailing back from Havana, Cuba to their home in Delray Beach, Florida. The daughter was not on the boat. Bennett made an SOS call in the early hours and was later spotted by a US Coast Guard helicopter. He was rescued alone from the life raft. The search for Ms Hellmann was called off three days later and her body was never found. When Bennett was rescued nine plastic tubes of silver coins were found in the life raft. They included 158 English “Year of the Horse” one-ounce silver coins and 77 Canadian Maple Leaf coins, worth about £3,200. The coins were among a batch that had been reported stolen from another boat in St Martin the previous year. Bennett had been a crew member on that boat. According to the owner of the boat the total value of the coins stolen in 2016 was around $100,000. After he was rescued Bennett said of his wife: "She is my soulmate. I thought we were going to be together forever. "I understand why they have to investigate and that is fair enough. I have got nothing to hide. They have to do what they have to do.”​

11 Cherry Cobblers That'll Convince You To Switch It Up From Pie

Published 02/20/2018 07:46 PM

Dallas Politician Tells NRA To Get Lost Unless It's Ready To Talk Reform

Published 02/20/2018 11:58 AM

A gun-owning Dallas politician said he won’t support the National Rifle Association holding its annual convention in his city this year after last week’s Florida school shooting unless the group will discuss gun law reform.

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

Published 02/20/2018 03:50 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.

Florida Principal Posts Emotional Video Message For Students: 'I Will Hold You As Long as You Need'

Published 02/19/2018 08:26 PM

Principal Ty Thompson posted the message online three days after 17 of his students and staff were killed.

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

Published 02/20/2018 04:07 PM

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday. Early action to cut greenhouse gas emissions would limit the long-term rise, driven by a thaw of ice from Greenland to Antarctica that will re-draw global coastlines, a German-led team wrote in the journal Nature Communications. Sea level rise is a threat to cities from Shanghai to London, to low-lying swathes of Florida or Bangladesh, and to entire nations such as the Maldives in the Indian Ocean or Kiribati in the Pacific.

Anderson Cooper Shreds Trump: ‘He Went To Play Golf While They Held Funerals’

Published 02/20/2018 05:33 AM

CNN’s Anderson Cooper took Donald Trump to task on Monday for a weekend in which the president fired off angry messages on Twitter about Democrats, the Russia investigation, Oprah Winfrey and more.

Richard Branson announces Hyperloop plan for India

Published 02/19/2018 02:25 PM

Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic transport startup backed by British tycoon Richard Branson, has announced plans for a superfast rail network linking India's financial capital Mumbai to the city of Pune. The proposed hyperloop -- which aims to deliver transport at near-supersonic speeds in sealed tubes -- would reduce travel time between the Indian cities from 3 hours to around 25 minutes, the company said. Branson said Sunday the company had signed a preliminary agreement with the Maharashtra state government to build the first phase of a hyperloop network that could eventually criss-cross India.

U.S. Ice Dancing Team Breaks Down After 'Heartbreaking' Mistake

Published 02/20/2018 04:41 AM

The dream of an Olympic medal came to a crashing end Tuesday for U.S. ice dancing team Madison Chock and Evan Bates.

US manufacturer recalls dog food after execution drug found in tins

Published 02/20/2018 12:22 AM

A drug used to execute American prisoners and to put animals to sleep has been discovered in canned dog food in the US, triggering an emergency recall. The Food and Drug Administration said it found low levels of pentobarbital in tins of Gravy Train dog food produced by JM Smucker. The drug is most commonly used by vets as a sedative or anaesthetic and to euthanise pets. At high doses in humans it cause respiratory arrest and has been used to carry out executions often as the first step – inducing unconsciousness - in a three-drug protocol. It was one of the drugs used by Marilyn Monroe when she took her own life. The brand affected Credit: JM Smucker The recall followed an investigation by WJLA, a TV station in Washington, which found pentobarbital in almost two thirds of cans it tested. The FDA said: "Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and inability to stand. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death.” It concluded that the small amounts detected posed little risk to dogs. "However, any detection of pentobarbital in pet food is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act—simply put, pentobarbital should not be in pet food," it said. The FDA said the low levels presented little risk Smucker said it had identified the problem at a single supplier, from a single, minor ingredient, used at one manufacturing facility. “We take this very seriously and are extremely disappointed that pentobarbital was introduced to our supply chain. We will continue to work closely with our suppliers and veterinarians to ensure the ingredients used in our products meet or exceed regulatory safety standards and our high-quality standards,” said Barry Dunaway, president of the companies pet foods division. “Above all, we are a company that loves pets and understand the responsibility we have in providing high quality food for the pets our consumers love.”

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

Published 02/21/2018 01:18 AM

MPs launch an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health.

Theresa May's university review will not scrap fees

Published 02/19/2018 07:45 PM

The prime minister says university costs are too high, but students must pay back for degrees.

Lab v lecture hall: Whose tuition fees are you paying?

Published 02/19/2018 02:58 PM

Students voice their views on subsidising each other's courses through tuition fees.

Jersey to consider paying students' tuition fees

Published 02/19/2018 05:54 PM

Jersey's chief minister says he does not want students to "worry about financing" university.

Education Secretary calls for tuition fee 'variety'

Published 02/18/2018 01:12 PM

The education secretary suggests degree prices should reflect their value to society.

Lecturers want 'radical' tuition fee review

Published 02/16/2018 10:40 AM

Lecturers want fundamental changes to how universities are funded and not 'tinkering at the edges'.

Lack of good religious education ‘leaves pupils at risk’

Published 02/16/2018 02:01 AM

Quality RE lessons help stop religious stereotyping, says the Religious Education Council.

Teenagers' spending habits revealed

Published 02/15/2018 12:52 PM

Girls spend £2.90 a week more than boys at the age of 13 to 15 as boys avoid buying soap and cosmetics.

'University fees need to come down,' says Lord Adonis

Published 02/19/2018 09:27 AM

Lord Adonis, the architect of tuition fees, says the government now needs to cut them for all courses.

Is loneliness affecting your health?

Published 02/14/2018 05:33 PM

BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness

Transgender child: 'I think I'm a girl in a boy's body'

Published 02/12/2018 11:21 AM

Kiera Puddefoot, 13, who is transgender, was previously known as Lucas.

Dealing with debt: The mini-bankers learning how to save

Published 01/14/2018 12:46 AM

Schoolchildren from Kirton Primary in Boston run their own bank with its own currency to learn about saving money.

Dorset schoolgirl 'lost confidence after fat letter'

Published 02/12/2018 12:50 AM

A cricket-loving schoolgirl says she lost her passion for the sport after receiving the letter.

'Guns and survivalists but no school until 17'

Published 02/14/2018 10:11 AM

Tara's fundamentalist family in rural Idaho would not let her go to school, but she got a PhD from Cambridge.

Bill Gates announces UK teacher in global top 10

Published 02/14/2018 02:57 PM

A London teacher, nominated for a global teaching prize, warns of deprivation for her pupils.

The mysterious moments before sleep

Published 02/07/2018 01:15 PM

Researchers investigate the creative and confusing moments between waking and sleeping.

'I was 12 when I married a 35-year-old'

Published 01/31/2018 12:21 AM

A campaign in several African countries wants to stop child brides and keep girls in education.

England and US pull schools from tolerance test

Published 01/24/2018 10:05 AM

The OECD's new school test in respecting other cultures is being ducked by some leading countries.

UK university could get EU funds post-Brexit

Published 01/17/2018 01:38 AM

A partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.

Reality Check

Published 02/19/2018 01:27 PM

Would cutting university tuition fees without changing anything else make the system less progressive?

University challenge

Published 02/18/2018 02:45 AM

The inner-city parents who took a trip to Cambridge in a bid to tackle university inequality.

Saying 'no' and date-rape

Published 02/08/2018 01:39 AM

Former teenage mothers says revised sex education must cover issues such as saying 'no' and date-rape drugs.

Kids online

Published 02/10/2018 12:16 AM

Do children spend too much time online and does social media use make them anxious and unhappy?

No pets on board

Published 02/06/2018 10:02 AM

Airlines are stopping hedgehogs and turkeys being brought on board, after 76,000 requests for 'emotional support pets'.

Counting calories

Published 02/01/2018 02:34 AM

A campaign to tackle childhood obesity draws criticism from those living with eating disorders.

Hate mail and firebombs

Published 02/05/2018 02:38 AM

Rarely seen documents reveal how a prominent suffragette was "trolled" over 100 years ago

Help for hoarders

Published 01/29/2018 07:40 AM

How a decluttering buddy scheme in Croydon helped one woman face up to her tendencies to stockpile.

School league tables

Published 01/25/2018 04:48 PM

Secondary school tables just published show one in eight in England is below government standards.

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