Laura Edghill

Laura is an education correspondent for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Northwestern University graduate and serves as the communications director for her church. Laura resides with her husband and three sons in Clinton Township, Mich. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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A ‘finger-in-the-eye’ strike

Education | West Virginia teachers unions may have won a battle against the state legislature, but critics argue it is parents and students who are losing the war
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/27/19, 03:50 pm

West Virginia teachers unions celebrated a dubious win last week, returning educators and students to their classrooms after a two-day strike that temporarily shuttered 54 of the 55 public school districts in the state.

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Covington Catholic in the clear

Education | Independent report exonerates students accused of racism
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/20/19, 03:35 pm

An independent report released last week appears to clear Covington Catholic High School students of any wrongdoing in a widely publicized confrontation with a Native American protester after last month’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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The lowdown on lockdowns

Education | Examining active shooter drills a year after Parkland
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/13/19, 05:31 pm

In the year since the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., schools across the country have revisited their active shooter protocols, trying to come up with the best way to prepare for the worst. Seventeen people were killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, rampage, the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. Shooting suspect and former student Nikolas Cruz remains in jail awaiting trial.

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