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School district official apologizes for 'Scalp the Indians' float

A school in Oklahoma is facing backlash after students built a homecoming float with a phrase considered to be insensitive to Native Americans. The float was a wagon featuring a homemade Native American hanging off the back with the words, “Scalp the Indians,” across the side. >> Read more trending ...

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Student’s grades lowered after she refuses to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

California teen Leilani Thomas has chosen to honor her Native American heritage since the second grade, sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance each morning as her school day commenced. It was only after San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick brought attention to that particular form of silent protest that ...

Kindergarten teacher writes heartwarming letter to parents

On the first day of school, kindergarten teacher Rosangela Paine is almost as attentive to the freshly grieving mothers – and fathers — as her new 5-year-old charges. "They just want to hang for a little bit. There’s tears," says the 26-year veteran of goodbyes. But parents at Palm Beach ...

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9-year-old boy who hanged himself was ‘bullied to death,’ family says

The family of a West Virginia third-grader who hanged himself Saturday at his home said his death came after months of bullying by other children. Jackson Grubb, 9, of Sophia, died Sept. 10, the date designated as World Suicide Prevention Day. NBC affiliate WVVA reported that the boy’s family and ...

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Princeton and Harvard are the best colleges in the nation again

Princeton and Harvard are still at the head of the class when it comes to the best colleges in the nation. At least, that's according to the 2017 rankings list from U.S. News & World Report.  >> Read more trending stories Princeton scored the No. 1 spot again for the sixth ...

Grandmother says first-grader was left on bus for hours

A grandmother is furious after she says her granddaughter was left to ride the school bus for hours on her first day of first grade. "My blood is boiling inside me, I can't relax since this happened and I just want answers," Olga Curto told WFXT. Talia Brown attends the ...

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Students rally behind deaf teen whose backpack was stuffed in toilet by bullies

High school students in Omaha, Nebraska, are rallying behind a deaf classmate after he was the target of bullies. >> Watch the video from Newsy Earlier this month, students at Burke High School shoved Alex Hernandez's backpack into a toilet during lunch. "It's not OK to bully someone who is disabled, ...

Robert Morin, a librarian for nearly 50 years at the University of New Hampshire's Dimond Library, left his entire $4 million estate to the university. Morin, a 1963 graduate of UNH, died last year at the age of 77. 

'Very unusual' university librarian leaves school $4 million fortune

Robert Morin lived a simple life, working for nearly five decades in the library at the University of New Hampshire. He spent little money in his 77 years, driving a 1992 Plymouth and eating, according to friends, Fritos and Coke for breakfast and TV dinners for supper. That frugal lifestyle ...

Kindergartner Royce Thompson was running late for school when he stopped for the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo: Heather Nelson/Facebook)

Kindergartner running late for school stops to say pledge, pray

Kindergartner Royce Thompson, already running late for school, stopped in his tracks Thursday at the entranceway to Wollam Elementary School. He placed his hand over his heart in honor of the Pledge of Allegiance, which had just begun. >> Read more trending stories “I couldn’t believe that he acknowledged that that ...

John Carroll, (January 8, 1735 – December 3, 1815) was the first Roman Catholic bishop and archbishop in the United States -- serving as the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He is also known as the founder of Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic university in the United States, and the Georgetown Preparatory School, the oldest Catholic day and boarding school in the United States. (Photo: Flickr/Serge Melki)

Georgetown University to make reparations for past ties to slavery

Georgetown University is taking steps to atone for its historical ties to slavery.  The plan includes giving the descendants of slaves the same admissions advantages that children of alumni receive. Two buildings on campus will also be renamed. One will honor Anne Marie Becraft, an African-American woman who opened a school for ...

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