- Ballet program encourages Davenport children to read Updated: Feb-06-16 10:51 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa - About 1,400 first-graders in the Davenport Community School District received ballet lessons last week, thanks to a pilot program developed by Ballet Quad-Cities to encourage reading.
- 160 schools to compete in Nevada Science Bowl in Las Vegas Updated: Feb-06-16 7:20 am
LAS VEGAS - Northwest Career & Technical Academy of Las Vegas hopes to top 159 other teams and repeat as champions during this weekend's 25th annual Nevada Science Bowl competition.
- Myrtle Point BotCat robotics team roars into competition Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 am
MYRTLE POINT, Oregon - The classroom of Myrtle Point High School math teacher Joshua Hebebrand is buzzing with activity. The BotCats are getting ready to roll; they have just two weeks to prepare for a qualifying tournament in Hillsboro, which will determine whether they will then go on to the statewide tournament in Portland. Not bad for a first-year team.
- Michigan State engineering program gets boost from GE Updated: Feb-05-16 8:03 am
EAST LANSING, Michigan - A revamped third-floor lobby of a dorm on the campus of Michigan State University is designed to be a place for students to collaborate and learn.
- LaGrange College launches $21M project to boost sciences Updated: Feb-05-16 5:12 am
LAGRANGE, Georgia - LaGrange College officials have announced a $21 million project to produce a 43,000-square-foot laboratory facility and renovate a 27,000-square-foot science building.
- Lawsuit: School failed to prevent sexual abuse over warnings Updated: Feb-04-16 11:56 am
NORTHFIELD, New Hampshire - The parents of a 13-year-old say in a lawsuit that a special education school in New Hampshire failed to prevent a student from sexually assaulting their son.
- Education Department investigating Spokane schools Updated: Feb-04-16 11:09 am
SPOKANE, Washington - The U.S. Department of Education is investigating how Spokane Public Schools handles special education after the former director of that program filed a federal civil rights complaint.
- Alabama Senate committee debates repealing Common Core Updated: Feb-04-16 8:18 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The debate over the state's education standards has begun again with a public hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core standards in Alabama public schools.
- Ex-teacher pleads guilty in unlawful sexual relations case Updated: Feb-04-16 3:40 am
OLATHE, Kansas - A former Olathe high school teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student has pleaded guilty in the case.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Feb-03-16 7:10 pm
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:
- West Virginia school board member Wade Linger resigns Updated: Feb-03-16 5:02 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Board of Education member Wade Linger has resigned, citing frustration over what he called the state Legislature's long-term meddling with the board's work.
- Documents: Band director battle cost district $300,000 Updated: Feb-03-16 4:59 pm
GREENWICH, Connecticut - Greenwich Public Schools spent about $300,000 in legal and personnel costs related to the suspension and appeal of a high school band director accused of bullying two students.
- Proposed bill would allow prosecution of Kansas teachers Updated: Feb-03-16 4:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow teachers and school administrators to be prosecuted for presenting material perceived as harmful to minors.
- Utah conservatives vow to fight sex education bill Updated: Feb-03-16 2:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Democratic lawmaker is pushing a measure that would expand sex education in Utah schools, but the proposal is a longshot: conservative groups have already vowed to fight it.
- House passes bill giving more credit for science, math Updated: Feb-03-16 11:47 am
ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving HOPE Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.
- South Carolina editorial roundup Updated: Feb-03-16 11:06 am
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:
- Sinquefields give $2M to University of Missouri music effort Updated: Feb-02-16 10:40 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Conservative donor Rex Sinquefield and his wife have donated $2 million to the University of Missouri to support a music initiative.
- Fifth-graders are budding engineers Updated: Feb-02-16 5:01 am
CHESTERTON, Indiana - There are budding scientists, designers and engineers in Sue Gore's fifth-grade class at Liberty Intermediate School in Chesterton.
- Medal of Art winner Chong's dance piece to premier at U of I Updated: Feb-02-16 4:30 am
URBANA, Illinois - A National Medal of Art winner's dance piece about violence in America and police killings premiers this weekend at the University of Illinois.
- L'Anse students pilot hands-on science lessons Updated: Feb-02-16 4:10 am
L'ANSE, Michigan - Fact: Yeast is used to make bread. Fact: Yeast will thrive in a high-sugar environment. So, what happens when you put yeast in apple juice, or in water, or in a mix of the two? For that, you'll need an experiment. According to L'Anse sixth-graders, you'll probably remember the facts better after the experiment, too.
- Full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual budget address Updated: Feb-01-16 7:21 pm
The full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to lawmakers on Monday:
- Raimondo proposes free SAT, PSAT to encourage students Updated: Feb-01-16 3:56 pm
SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island - Rhode Island public high school students could be able to take the SAT and PSAT for free beginning in the next school year through an initiative proposed by Gov. Gina Raimondo to encourage teenagers to apply to college.
- Southern Indiana facility brings farm education to students Updated: Feb-01-16 8:25 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - In 1948, the U.S. War Assets Administration donated 220 acres of land near the former Freeman Army Airfield to Seymour Community School Corp.
- 30 years since Challenger: Teacher-in-Space finalists gather Updated: Jan-28-16 2:52 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Dozens of educators who competed alongside Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to remember the seven astronauts who perished aboard Challenger 30 years ago.
- Study finds Washoe County schools' gifted program biased Updated: Jan-28-16 11:59 am
RENO, Nevada - A study has found that the Washoe County School District's program for gifted and talented students is biased against poor or nonwhite students.