Tensions over Hong Kong unrest flare on US college campuses

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As political tensions flare back home, Hong Kong students on U.S. college campuses say they have been ostracized and in some cases threatened by fellow students from mainland C...

Nominations to military academies on the rise for women

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising, but men are still put forward nearly three times as o...

Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools

AVON, Conn. (AP) — Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system's network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the att...

Looking for climate change info, teachers find propaganda

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as education...

Hero students highlight shift in school shooting guidance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools around the country, they also reflect gui...

Former AG Sessions calls for moving past Mueller report

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions says it is time to move past special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and "get on with the business of America." ...

Newtown dad who probed violence dies in apparent suicide

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — On the day of his 6-year-old daughter's funeral, as Jeremy Richman and his wife gathered with loved ones, an idea emerged for a way to channel their grief: a foundation to promot...

School lessons increasingly a target for climate skeptics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians around the country are pushing back against the scientific consensus that global warming is real and...

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challe...

Should parents be banned from visiting school lunchrooms?

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — One mother shed tears when she read the superintendent's announcement. Another said it felt like a body blow. After struggling with growing numbers of parents in...

APNewsBreak: Racial bias probed at Coast Guard Academy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and inadequate follow-up by the sch...

Vacant office parks repurposed as school, college buildings

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Across the U.S., office parks that have lost their luster with employers are being repurposed as school buildings. Colleges and school districts willing to th...

Racial climate at US Coast Guard Academy faces new scrutiny

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — At the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, officers-in-training spend four years together at a riverside campus steeped in shared values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Yet for ...

Yale's Skull and Bones warns students of pranks by impostor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Skull and Bones, the secret society at Yale University, is warning of an impostor who has called some students purporting to recruit them and then asking them to complete a humi...

Deaths of dad, daughter, baby, other man tied to incest case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who had an incestuous relationship with his daughter and fathered a child with her shot and killed her and her adoptive father in a pickup truck on Thursday and then kille...