- Disabled students funneled out for truancy file complaint Updated: May-27-15 8:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Disabled students say they were charged with truancy and funneled out of public schools, according to an official complaint they filed Wednesday, accusing 13 districts and the Texas Education Agency of violating federal law.
- Dayton and lawmakers refocus budget fight on education Updated: May-27-15 8:07 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With the location of a special session sorted, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders zeroed in on a budget impasse Wednesday that touches several areas of state government but hinges mostly on the state's public schools budget.
- Committee approves prevailing wage repeal bill Updated: May-27-15 8:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's prevailing wage law, supported by the construction industry and opposed by conservative Republicans, would be repealed under a bill passed Wednesday by an Assembly labor committee.
- Senate OKs bill allocating money for private school students Updated: May-27-15 7:57 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada senators have approved a bill that would allow students to use the state funds designated for their public education at a private school.
- Connecticut bill restricts physical restraint of students Updated: May-27-15 7:42 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly that restricts the use of restraints and seclusion rooms in schools to only emergencies.
- Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee Updated: May-27-15 7:40 pm
OXON HILL, Maryland - An impressive field of 283 young spellers was narrowed to 49 semifinalists during Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The remaining spellers will compete on Thursday for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.
- House passes testing reform, change in grad requirements Updated: May-27-15 7:21 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced a dramatic change in Washington's high school graduation requirements.
- Illinois school funding would increase in Democratic budget Updated: May-27-15 6:59 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Funding for Illinois' public schools would increase by roughly $240 million next year under a proposal Democrats are advancing in the Legislature.
- California awards $250M to high school career prep programs Updated: May-27-15 6:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California is betting big - $1.4 billion over five years - that connecting high school studies to specific careers will get more students to graduate, go on to college and find well-paying jobs.
- Doggett appointed Utah State's interim athletic director Updated: May-27-15 5:10 pm
LOGAN, Utah - Jana Dogget has been appointed Utah State's interim athletic director.
- Appeals court keeps school redistricting challenge alive Updated: May-27-15 4:06 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A ruling by a federal appeals court has kept alive the challenge to Wake County school board election maps drawn in 2013 by the Republican-led state legislature.
- Lockdown lifted at Hiram school after shooting elsewhere Updated: May-27-15 4:05 pm
HIRAM, Georgia - A precautionary lockdown at Hiram High School has been lifted after a shooting elsewhere.
- Snapped pole impales Michigan student near eye at track meet Updated: May-27-15 3:35 pm
DEXTER, Michigan - A Michigan high school athlete has been injured by a pole that snapped and became impaled near his eye during a track meet.
- Bentley swears in new Alabama 2-year college system board Updated: May-27-15 2:52 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley swore in members of a newly appointed two-year college system board created by legislation passed this session.
- Teachers to work during sit-in protest of education funding Updated: May-27-15 2:29 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Tacoma teachers are protesting the state legislature's lack of progress on pay and class sizes by putting their after-school work on display.
- Indiana State University equips police with opioid antidote Updated: May-27-15 2:24 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Indiana State University Police are the first higher education law enforcement division in the state to learn how to use a drug that can revive people who overdose on opioids or heroin.
- Waterloo schools using art to encourage end to violence Updated: May-27-15 2:20 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa - Twelve Waterloo schools are using art to help promote peace following a recent rash of shootings and stabbings.
- Teacher to face trial on charges he ID'd pupil in sex case Updated: May-27-15 1:47 pm
PITTSBURGH - A high school teacher charged with intimidating a student by pointing her out to classmates as the person who accused his co-worker of an inappropriate sexual relationship was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on witness intimidation charges.
- UNC system drops 46 degree programs, consolidates 10 others Updated: May-27-15 1:41 pm
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - The University of North Carolina system has decided to discontinue 46 academic degree programs and consolidate 10 others.
- 1st appointments made to revamped Indiana education board Updated: May-27-15 12:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The head of an online charter school and a retired school superintendent from northeastern Indiana have been named to the revamped State Board of Education.
- Madison college students create algae-removal system Updated: May-27-15 12:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A system that clears up surface-level algae by slurping it away and depositing it into a dumpster will make its debut this summer in Madison lakes.
- St. John's College picks outgoing president's replacement Updated: May-27-15 12:33 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A Colorado college's top administrator is coming to New Mexico to serve as the newest president at St. John's College.
- Religion news in brief Updated: May-27-15 12:22 pm
11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning
- Duquesne University to raise employee minimum wage to $16 Updated: May-27-15 12:15 pm
PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University is increasing its employee minimum wage to $16 an hour, slightly more than twice the state and federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
- Drunk teacher on leave, banned after removal from classroom Updated: May-27-15 12:10 pm
NEWPORT, Pennsylvania - A teacher who appeared to be passed out at his desk in a central Pennsylvania high school classroom has been placed on leave and banned from school grounds indefinitely.