Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday joined the chorus of shock over the car bomb slaying of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sending a note expressing his condolences Friday to the overwhelmingly Catholic island nation. Popes often send telegrams of condolences after deadly natural disasters or the deaths of prominent world leaders. … Continue reading

Education / National / Politics

DeVos touts school choice, STEM as education priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has announced a set of priorities for states and schools competing for federal grant money. The areas of focus, outlined in a statement on Wednesday, range from school choice to science and technology to special education to school safety. The department distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Local / Virginia

Handling of sexual violence examined at 2 Virginia schools

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating the handling of campus sexual violence at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary. The Daily Press http://bit.ly/2wfsavZ reports that the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating under Title IX, which protects against discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funding. It was not … Continue reading