- Sheridan alternative PE classes teach trust, leadership Updated: May-21-15 1:45 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Standing atop a tiny platform perched on a 16-foot wooden beam held erect by children applying equal pressure to ropes tied to all four sides, students in alternative physical education classes at Sheridan Junior High School and Fort Mackenzie High School took the "leap of faith."
- Political argument in Cody over education materials Updated: May-21-15 12:32 pm
CODY, Wyoming - Proposed new reading materials for students in Cody schools have drawn criticism from some who say they promote a liberal agenda, including inaccurate discussion of global warming and a disproportionate focus on the stories of minorities.
- LGBT center teaches students sex ed Updated: May-21-15 10:02 am
LAS VEGAS - The Gay and Lesbian Community Center is offering free sex education classes to high school students as an alternative to the Clark County School District's abstinence-based sex ed.
- Ex-music teacher sentenced to 15 years in child pornography case Updated: May-20-15 2:50 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A former central Pennsylvania intermediate school music teacher has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a federal conviction of production of child pornography.
- Jail inmate finds solace in art, makes do with supplies Updated: May-20-15 2:04 pm
BREMERTON, Washington - After eight months in the Kitsap County Jail, Sally Birge could have taken a turn for the worse.
- Local college student modifies innovative biology technique Updated: May-20-15 10:42 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A local undergraduate student has altered an innovative biology technique developed at Stanford University to make it more cost-effective for researchers at smaller laboratories.
- John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools Updated: May-20-15 9:46 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that "to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible," says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools - and that includes evolution.
- After starting with 13, Victory Christian Academy grows Updated: May-20-15 9:36 am
VALPARAISO, Indiana - Natalie Eichelberg, of Valparaiso, looked on with pride as her preschooler, Elliana Eichelberg, received an award for having read several books over the last few weeks.
- Study: 47 percent of kindergartners ready for curriculum Updated: May-20-15 6:41 am
BALTIMORE - State officials say less than half of Maryland's kindergartners are ready to tackle the Common Core curriculum that's being rolled out in schools.
- School makes yearbook insert for special education students Updated: May-19-15 8:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah mother says the high school that angered her by leaving special education students out of its yearbook has decided to print special inserts with their photos.
- Math tests for nearly 550,000 Florida students won't count Updated: May-19-15 7:23 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Department of Education says that the math tests taken by nearly 550,000 students won't count this school year.
- Blanchard named visiting scholar at Berklee Updated: May-19-15 4:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans-born and based jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard has been named a visiting scholar in the Berklee College of Music's jazz composition department.
- Collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers Updated: May-19-15 2:53 pm
A collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers:
- Officials considering testing alternatives for math teachers Updated: May-19-15 2:03 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota officials are thinking about making it easier for some educators to get the credentials they need to teach high school-level math.
- New science standards include climate change instruction Updated: May-19-15 10:05 am
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - South Dakota's Board of Education has adopted new science education standards that include instruction on climate change.
- Haslam signs bill overhauling special education funding Updated: May-18-15 7:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that overhauls how severely disabled children are educated in Tennessee. The Individualized Education Act will turn over roughly $6,600 in education funds to parents to help their children.
- Residents excited to play music in community jazz ensemble Updated: May-17-15 11:40 am
NORFOLK, Nebraska - During the day, they teach and attend school, treat patients and perform a variety of other important tasks.
- Lawmakers solidify spending plan for Nevada's K-12 schools Updated: May-16-15 7:46 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers met Saturday to finalize budgets for K-12 schools and decide how fully they are on board with Gov. Brian Sandoval's ambitious plan to reinvest hundreds of millions of dollars into at-risk students.
- Fine arts students quit USC, protesting curriculum changes Updated: May-16-15 5:08 pm
LOS ANGELES - The entire graduate class of 2016 at the University of Southern California's art and design school has dropped out, protesting faculty and curriculum changes.
- Police: Mandan special ed teacher had sex with student Updated: May-16-15 12:02 pm
MANDAN, North Dakota - A high school teacher in Mandan is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
- Educator relates stories from Army service to daily lessons Updated: May-16-15 10:44 am
GARNAVILLO, Iowa - A large American flag hangs in Brian Lawrence's Clayton Ridge Middle School classroom.
- Portsmouth teen earns dual high school, college degrees Updated: May-16-15 10:44 am
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - Johnessa Richard graduates from Tidewater Community College this month with an associate of science and general studies degree. And next month she'll graduate from Norcom High School.
- Popular UM chemistry professor gives last lecture Updated: May-15-15 5:11 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - Hundreds of giddy kids raced around the University of Montana Oval on a recent evening stuffing liquid nitrogen-soaked Cheetos into their mouths and laughing wildly as they exhaled the resulting white "smoke" out of their mouths and through their nostrils in big, thick puffs.
- Film airing on PBS stations highlights dance in NYC schools Updated: May-15-15 3:07 pm
NEW YORK - Young dancers from five New York City public schools are the stars of a documentary airing on local PBS stations.
- Office of Civil Rights looks at diversity in magnet schools Updated: May-15-15 3:50 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Federal officials are investigating a discrimination complaint about admissions policies at two magnet schools in the Charleston County School District.