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  • Virginia Tech marks start of drone research

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — State and federal leaders are marking the start of research on unmanned aircraft systems being done at Virginia Tech. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others on Wednesday marked the Mid-Atlantic Aviation...

  • Stanford professor 1st woman to win top math prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal. The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize Wednesday to Maryam Mirzakhani (Mari-ee-'AHM Meer-zawk-'AHNI) and three others. The prize and $13,700 is...

  • Northwest Illinois teachers strike over contract

    GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — In the first strike in Galesburg in 37 years, teachers in the northwestern Illinois city began walking the picket lines Wednesday after their union rejected a contract offered by the public school district. The 500-member union and district officials disputed the role...

  • No, 1 in 5 women have not been raped on college campuses

    A shock claim that "one in five women on college campuses have been sexually assaulted" has been parroted by politicians -- including President Obama -- who are hoping to score points defending women in a supposed war against them.

  • Gillibrand wants to expand summer school lunches

    ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation that would expand the summer school lunch program to provide more meals to children when school is out. The New York Democrat plans to announce her bill Wednesday at an event in Oneonta. Gillibrand's office says that...

  • Chinese seek freedom, edge at US high schools

    BEIJING (AP) — After getting a glimpse of the endless cramming for China's grueling college entrance exams from the seniors in his high school, 16-year-old Zhang Kaisheng decided to take a different path. Like a growing number of Chinese teenagers, Zhang plans to enroll this fall in a private...

  • Obamacrats are strangling due process rights on campus: Examiner Editorial

    The presumption of innocence for those accused of crimes is a deeply rooted principle of American law. If federal bureaucrats dilute this principle on campus, who or what will prevent its inevitable defenestration off campus?

  • Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

    The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major television providers in the South. The network will be welcomed by millions of fans of who can't get enough coverage of the most powerful conference in...

  • Stop Common Core ballot line petitions filed in NY

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 62,000 New York residents have signed on to an effort to create a new "Stop Common Core" ballot line to allow voters to voice their concerns about the state's new education standards. Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino and attorney general candidate...

  • Bill de Blasio attacks achievement in New York City schools

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist.

  • 100 NY families to get restitution in schools case

    NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 Chinese immigrant families are getting thousands of dollars in restitution after a fraud investigation at three English-language schools in Brooklyn. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson is presenting about $25,000 in checks to the families on Monday. Some 35...

  • Backlash: College men challenge 'guilty until proven innocent' standard for sex assault cases

    A New Jersey college student who says he was falsely accused of rape by a fellow student is suing his accuser. He says the accusation turned his world upside down.

  • Union members can opt out during National Employee Freedom Week, Aug. 10-16

    It's not surprising that millions of employees want to leave their unions. Many wonder why they should pay for their union's lousy customer service.

  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business. A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can't stop players from selling the rights to their names,...

  • The surprising college major many graduates now regret

    In a survey of Americans' personal financial situations released by the Federal Reserve Thursday, nearly half of the respondents who majored in computer science or information science said that the costs of college outweighed the benefits.

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