- Teachers still sought in home economics field Updated: Jul-04-15 10:37 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Forty years ago, when Cheryl Tschetter started teaching at what was then McMillan Junior High, boys were for the first time allowed to take home economics and girls could enroll in shop class.
- EXCHANGE: Special ed student heading to college Updated: Jul-04-15 9:41 am
DECATUR, Illinois - Audrey Walker danced with her male counterpart on MacArthur High School's prom court, flashing a megawatt smile at the cameras and looking for all the world like a typical high school girl.
- Students on Omaha zoo duty learn about the workaday world Updated: Jul-03-15 12:02 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Eight special education students have learned something about the workaday world, thanks to their month on duty at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.
- Washington students seem to find new tests more challenging Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm
SEATTLE - Preliminary results in Washington state from the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards show students are finding the new exams more challenging than the old state tests.
- 2 Nevada teachers honored by President Obama Updated: Jul-02-15 11:47 am
RENO, Nevada - Two northern Nevada teachers have been honored by President Obama for helping students succeed in the fields of math and science.
- Pianist Chi-Chen Wu brings new skills to UW Updated: Jul-02-15 5:02 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - After more than 30 years of piano experience and world-wide studies, assistant professor Chi-Chen Wu ended her trek three years ago at the University of Wyoming Department of Music, ready to teach students skills not easily found.
- Huron, Bon Homme teachers honored by Obama administration Updated: Jul-02-15 2:28 am
WASHINGTON - Two South Dakota teachers are among 108 nationwide to be recognized by the Obama administration for their efforts in teaching math and sciences.
- Plan would let significantly disabled students get diplomas Updated: Jul-01-15 4:58 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Education has unveiled a plan that would allow students with significant disabilities a pathway to a high school diploma.
- Minnesota testing to be reduced after lawmakers cut funding Updated: Jun-30-15 12:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Students will take significantly fewer statewide tests after Minnesota lawmakers cut the state's testing budget in half during a special legislative session earlier this month.
- Ex-special ed teacher pleads guilty to possessing child porn Updated: Jun-29-15 8:53 pm
GREENBELT, Maryland - A former special education teacher has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.
- Texas students' science project was aboard SpaceX rocket Updated: Jun-29-15 1:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Some Austin-area students have lost their science experiment in the weekend explosion of the unmanned SpaceX rocket after a launch from Florida.
- 89-year-old Indiana piano teacher has no plans to slow down Updated: Jun-29-15 9:29 am
FARMERSBURG, Indiana - When a Sullivan County woman combined her love for music and teaching, the result was a half a century of sharing her talent with Wabash Valley residents of all ages.
- High schoolers' experiment lost again on launch failure Updated: Jun-28-15 8:07 pm
Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.
- UW professors show students highlights of engineering Updated: Jun-28-15 1:28 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - In an effort to promote the career fields of engineering and computer science, the University of Wyoming hosted 36 high school juniors and seniors from around the country this past week.
- 8 decades later, EKU music camp still a summer destination Updated: Jun-27-15 12:06 pm
RICHMOND, Kentucky - Five students sat in a semi-circle waiting for practice to begin. One cleaned his mouthpiece. Another adjusted her music on the stand.
- Hassan vetoes bill on parental notice of sexual topics Updated: Jun-26-15 3:25 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan says a bill that would require schools to give parents two weeks' notice before using sexually explicit material in class would make it harder for young people to receive public health education or study important literature.
- Former school music teacher admits child pornography charge Updated: Jun-26-15 2:02 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A former high school music teacher has admitted he posed as a teen online to try and convince underage girls to send him nude photos.
- Science teachers, minority students work on tech knowledge Updated: Jun-26-15 10:49 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The University of South Carolina is hosting science teachers and more than 100 minority high school students to enhance the students' science, technology, engineering and math skills.
- Prestigious Boston performing arts schools discuss merger Updated: Jun-26-15 7:46 am
BOSTON - Two prestigious performing arts schools in Boston are exploring a merger that officials say would create "the world's most dynamic and comprehensive programs for music, dance and theater education."
- NY legislators approve rent controls, tax rebate Updated: Jun-26-15 12:52 am
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers approved legislation Thursday night to continue rent controls in New York City and a statewide property tax cap while providing rebates to homeowners over four years.
- Kansas Wesleyan unveils new majors, changes to curriculum Updated: Jun-25-15 4:10 pm
SALINA, Kansas - Kansas Wesleyan University said it plans to offer 17 new majors and a revamped core curriculum in an effort to give students a more well-rounded education.
- Test score results show gains in all high school subjects Updated: Jun-25-15 3:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State education officials say they're taking steps to address reading test scores that have remained relatively flat in early grade levels over the past five years.
- Ohio State denies ex-band director's defamation claims Updated: Jun-25-15 12:34 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The reputation of Ohio State University's fired band director was not harmed by the university or anyone acting on its behalf, the school said in a court filing asking a judge to dismiss the director's $1 million defamation lawsuit.
- Kansas gets extension on No Child Left Behind waiver Updated: Jun-24-15 4:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas will get a three-year extension on its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, the U.S. Department of Education said this week.
- Iowa committee suggests computer science for high school Updated: Jun-24-15 5:49 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - A computer science committee has recommended to Gov. Terry Branstad's STEM Advisory Council that Iowa high school students should have to complete computer science coursework to graduate.