- University of Chicago cancels Monday classes after threat Updated: Nov-29-15 9:36 pm
CHICAGO - The University of Chicago is cancelling all classes and activities on its main campus Monday following an online threat of gun violence.
- Univ. of California joins Bill Gates' clean energy coalition Updated: Nov-29-15 9:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The University of California announced Sunday it is joining a coalition led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates that will invest in the research and development of clean energy technology to fight climate change.
- Rutgers fires coach Flood and AD Hermann after 4-8 failure Updated: Nov-29-15 8:25 pm
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey - Rutgers fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, stripping the athletic department of its most prominent employees after a season that was a failure on and off the field.
- Dissolved Iowa school district to begin settling liabilities Updated: Nov-29-15 5:34 pm
FARRAGUT, Iowa - A southwest Iowa school district that was dissolved now has to close its books, settle its liabilities and dispose of property such as desks and buildings.
- UVa looks to private donors to fund student financial aid Updated: Nov-29-15 4:50 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - The University of Virginia is increasingly looking to private donors to cover tuition costs for low-income students amid shrinking state funding.
- Fall break boosts school custodians' fight against norovirus Updated: Nov-29-15 4:14 pm
RENO, Nevada - School custodians spent hundreds of hours disinfecting surfaces to stem a norovirus outbreak that eventually reached 19 schools.
- Kline, Franken back rewrite of No Child Left Behind Act Updated: Nov-29-15 4:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota will gain more control over its schools if Congress approves a rewrite of the federal No Child Left Behind law, according to two Minnesota lawmakers who helped forge the deal.
- A look how Wolf's budget proposal fared in the Legislature Updated: Nov-29-15 3:21 pm
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature say they expect final budget legislation to emerge for votes this week.
- Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaking at Harvard University Updated: Nov-29-15 2:48 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is speaking at Harvard.
- Mental health facility sues Oklahoma City School District Updated: Nov-29-15 1:46 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A mental health facility is suing the Oklahoma City School District after the district declined to renew its contract.
- 'Sting trailers' offer glimpse into world of cargo thieves Updated: Nov-29-15 12:24 pm
WILLINGTON, Connecticut - Somewhere in America, a tractor-trailer loaded with hidden surveillance equipment is parked at a truck stop or warehouse while authorities wait for thieves to steal it.
- Wisconsin school nixes reading of book about transgender kid Updated: Nov-29-15 12:06 pm
MOUNT HOREB, Wisconsin - A southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children's book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue.
- Teach for America to begin providing teachers in W. Virginia Updated: Nov-29-15 10:37 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Teach for America will soon place a handful of teachers in West Virginia schools.
- EXCHANGE: Joliet educators work with Hispanic families Updated: Nov-29-15 10:24 am
JOLIET, Illinois - Rene Valenciano has watched the number of Latino and Hispanic students grow at Joliet Public Schools District 86 from when he first started working there in 2011.
- Harrisburg High School wins $100K in safe-driving contest Updated: Nov-29-15 10:10 am
HARRISBURG, South Dakota - Students at Harrisburg High School have won a safe-driving contest sponsored by State Farm Insurance.
- At least 17 high school football coaches get six-figure pay Updated: Nov-29-15 10:06 am
MOULTRIE, Georgia - The head coach of Colquitt County's football team is one of at least 17 coaches earning a six-figure salary in Georgia, according to The Moultrie Observer's analysis of state data and requests for public information submitted to dozens of local school districts.
- Man overcomes cerebral palsy to open business in Selma Updated: Nov-29-15 10:01 am
SELMA, Alabama - Daryl Thomas was surrounded by family, co-workers, old friends and fraternity brothers on Nov. 21 as he took the first cut into a future he has been working toward since his days at the University of Alabama.
- Parkersburg High School teacher publishes 3rd detective book Updated: Nov-29-15 9:46 am
PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - Joe Stephens, an English teacher at Parkersburg High School for almost 18 years, has recently published the third book "In The Shadow" in his series "The Shalan Adventures."
- Colleges trying to find ways to deal with racial incidents Updated: Nov-29-15 8:01 am
WASHINGTON - Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.
- Southern Miss to host national marathon safety summit Updated: Nov-29-15 6:11 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - The University of Southern Mississippi plans a second summit about security at marathons.
- Anacortes fifth-graders help restore Bowman Bay Updated: Nov-29-15 2:05 am
BOWMAN BAY, Washington - Bracing against the wind at Deception Pass State Park's Bowman Bay, 10-year-old EmmaLee Grove put the force of her entire body into digging a hole on the beach's newly restored shoreline.
- LSU athletic director: Miles will return as coach Updated: Nov-29-15 12:57 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says Les Miles will remain the coach of the Tigers.
- Former ambassador to Russia to receive honorary MSU degree Updated: Nov-28-15 8:27 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia, will receive an honorary degree from Montana State University during fall commencement Dec. 12.
- Texas Tech rallies to hand Hawaii its first loss, 82-74 Updated: Nov-28-15 7:47 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - Hawaii was gouging Texas Tech off the dribble, building up a double-digit first-half lead.
- UW student class larger than 2014 Updated: Nov-28-15 7:34 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming now has 13,440 students enrolled this fall semester and the number is expected to increase as outreach students continue to sign up.