- Witt to retire as University of Alabama system chancellor Updated: Aug-26-15 9:56 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - University of Alabama System Chancellor Robert Witt has announced plans to retire next year.
- Chicago school board passes $5.7 billion spending plan Updated: Aug-26-15 9:41 pm
CHICAGO - The Chicago Board of Education has passed a budget based on borrowing and hope the state of Illinois will come through with additional funding.
- Indiana administration expects athletes to behave better Updated: Aug-26-15 9:29 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana University President Michael McRobbie sent a tough message to the athletic department this week: It's time for Hoosiers athletes to shape up or they may be on their way out.
- 'Cougar nation' remembers WSU President Elson Floyd Updated: Aug-26-15 9:16 pm
PULLMAN, Washington - Everyone in Washington state seemed to be part of the "Cougar Nation" on Wednesday as students, politicians, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Washington State University to remember President Elson S. Floyd, who died in June.
- Treasurer restarting search for IT vendor amid 'red flags' Updated: Aug-26-15 7:31 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Treasurer's Office is going back to the drawing board after lawmakers raised concerns about an IT vendor tapped to work on the new Education Savings Account program.
- OSU announces plan to increase rural doctors in Oklahoma Updated: Aug-26-15 7:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma State University officials on Wednesday announced a six-year, $3.8 million grant from the state's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to help fund a medical residency program in mostly rural parts of the state.
- Free-spirited Tretola leads Arkansas' offensive line Updated: Aug-26-15 6:28 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - Sebastian Tretola slowly stands at the mere mention of his possible obsessive compulsive disorder, and for a moment you aren't sure if this dreadlocked, 325-pound behemoth means you harm.
- Former Little Rock school board member running for US House Updated: Aug-26-15 6:22 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A former member of the Little Rock School Board said Wednesday she's running for a U.S. House seat in central Arkansas, the first Democrat to launch a congressional bid in the state for 2016.
- Man pleads guilty in high school shooting Updated: Aug-26-15 5:39 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - One of two men charged in a shooting that wounded two teenage boys outside a high school basketball game has pleaded guilty for his role in the incident.
- University of Michigan launches new alcohol, drug policy Updated: Aug-26-15 5:07 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan is launching a new pilot program designed to notify the parents of first-year students who repeatedly violate the school's alcohol and drug policies.
- Troubles for an Albuquerque superintendent not new Updated: Aug-26-15 4:50 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Embattled Albuquerque Schools Superintendent Luis Valentino, facing calls for his resignation for hiring an administrator facing child sex charges, follows a long line of Albuquerque school chiefs who were ousted over various controversies.
- School makes guns available to trained staff this year Updated: Aug-26-15 4:44 pm
GARDEN VALLEY, Idaho - This academic year marks the first that a remote Idaho school district will make guns available to trained staff members in the event that an active shooter is on the 300-student campus.
- Students encouraged to 'stake their claims' this school year Updated: Aug-26-15 4:25 pm
BEATRICE, Nebraska - School officials and Beatrice city leaders gathered this week to help encourage hundreds of young students to better their communities this school year through academic achievement.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Aug-26-15 3:38 pm
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
- Kentucky ACT results lagging national levels Updated: Aug-26-15 3:32 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky students improved but still lag behind national averages for ACT college-readiness benchmarks in four core subjects, with the biggest deficit in math scores.
- Rutgers coach: Didn't know of investigation when contacted Updated: Aug-26-15 3:24 pm
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey - Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said Wednesday that when he was contacted by university officials about communicating with a faculty member regarding the academic status of a player, he didn't know he was being investigated for possibly violating school or NCAA rules.
- Eugene developer buys land, could build student apartments Updated: Aug-26-15 3:03 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - A Eugene developer has purchased a parcel of vacant land near the University of Oregon and might use it to build a six-story, 251-unit student housing complex.
- Wyoming high school students improve ACT scores Updated: Aug-26-15 2:56 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The percentage of Wyoming high school seniors ready for college increased with the 2015 class.
- Ex-Abilene schools leader gets probation over fraud, abuse Updated: Aug-26-15 2:52 pm
ABILENE, Texas - A former West Texas educator must serve three years of probation for not immediately reporting alleged improper relationships between teachers and students.
- 2015 Oklahoma grads' college readiness rate remains static Updated: Aug-26-15 2:46 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A new report shows the percentage of Oklahoma's 2015 graduating seniors who demonstrated college and career readiness in four core subjects on the ACT exam has remained static since last year.
- Agreement reached on spending targets, salaries Updated: Aug-26-15 2:45 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers say there has been significant progress in negotiations to work out a two-year government budget.
- University leaders forced out land in high-paid faculty jobs Updated: Aug-26-15 2:40 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The resignation of the top administrator at the University of Illinois' flagship campus is following a familiar script: Step down under pressure, take a year off with pay, then return as one of the highest-paid members of the faculty.
- Correction: 24-Hour Library story Updated: Aug-26-15 2:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - In a story Aug. 25 about Salt Lake City's library exploring a 24/7 operating schedule, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a plan to test the schedule had been approved. The library's board voted to establish a test plan but the plan has not been approved. The story also should have made it clear that the board hired a consultant to conduct a study, not a survey, of how many people might visit the library.
- Springfield district identifies 807 homeless students Updated: Aug-26-15 2:13 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - The Springfield school district, the largest in Missouri, has a record number of homeless students starting school this year.
- Salaita attorneys again say U of Illinois destroyed evidence Updated: Aug-26-15 1:37 pm
CHICAGO - Attorneys for a professor who is suing the University of Illinois over a lost job offer have asked a federal judge to restore claims that evidence in the case was destroyed.