- Special-needs advocates worry about proposed diploma changes Updated: Oct-09-15 11:21 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Advocates for Indiana's developmentally disabled students worry that a proposed revamping of the state's diploma system could make it much harder for special-needs youth to get a high school diploma.
- Respect on the menu for lunch crowd Updated: Oct-08-15 5:02 am
JASPER, Indiana - Riding in the back seat of a police car has become a good thing at Jasper High School.
- MU graduate students take further steps toward unionizing Updated: Oct-02-15 12:13 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Graduate workers at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia are moving closer to unionizing.
- Chicago Public Schools lower graduation rate after errors Updated: Oct-02-15 9:48 am
CHICAGO - Officials with Chicago Public Schools have slightly lowered the district's touted graduation rate after statistical errors were discovered.
- Fraction of eligible students enroll in scholar program Updated: Oct-02-15 5:01 am
KOKOMO, Indiana - Northwestern High School senior Matt Jaeger plans to study agricultural economics in college, and thanks to a decision he made in eighth grade, he'll receive a scholarship to cover his tuition at any state university.
- 56 new troopers graduate from the academy Updated: Oct-01-15 7:55 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - There are 56 new troopers ready to hit the road for the Florida Highway Patrol.
- Washington, Virginia, Wisconsin school districts recognized Updated: Oct-01-15 12:06 am
SEATTLE - Four school districts across the nation that have found success in using school data - not just test scores - to improve student achievement were honored this week by the Data Quality Campaign. They are Henrico County, Virginia; Tacoma, Washington; Madison, Wisconsin; and Goochland County, Virginia.
- Reconstructionists to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners Updated: Sep-30-15 9:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Judaism's Reconstructionist movement announced Wednesday it will allow rabbinical students with non-Jewish partners to become rabbis, a decision that ends years of debate and that officials anticipate will help retain students who go on to become "wonderful rabbis."
- Complaint over service for graduating seniors resolved Updated: Sep-30-15 7:41 am
BYRON CENTER, Michigan - Officials say a complaint that a public school district in western Michigan helped plan and promote a religious service for graduating seniors has been resolved.
- New high school program guides teens to graduation Updated: Sep-24-15 5:05 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Ninth-grader Gabrielle Atkinson doesn't like to look at her grades because it stresses her out. But when the Jefferson High School student checked on a recent Thursday, they weren't bad: six A's, one B and an F.
- Congressman seeks Ranger School records after women graduate Updated: Sep-23-15 11:35 am
COLUMBUS, Georgia - An Oklahoma congressman is seeking training records from the Army Ranger School at Georgia's Fort Benning, where two soldiers made history last month by becoming the first females to graduate.
- Haslam hosts summit to discuss improving graduation rates Updated: Sep-21-15 6:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Introducing students to real-world experience in high school and improving assistance for students transitioning from two- to four-year colleges were among the suggestions business and education leaders offered to Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday as they gave him feedback on his program to improve graduation rates in Tennessee.
- State program helps students reach higher education Updated: Sep-20-15 1:31 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Today's economy and job market are making a college degree or trade school education almost mandatory, and one group is helping students reach their goal of a higher education.
- UM law school graduates having tougher time passing bar Updated: Sep-20-15 1:19 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - University of Montana law professors are concerned about the drop in the number of UM graduates who pass the Montana bar exam over the last two years.
- WyoTech grads thrive after school is sold Updated: Sep-19-15 2:04 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - For WyoTech, 2015 has been a year of changes.
- Arizona short on residency programs for med school grads Updated: Sep-19-15 1:00 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona medical schools say more residency positions are needed if the state doesn't want a doctor shortage on its hands.
- Nonprofit: $15M in college tuition help for Guilford County Updated: Sep-17-15 12:43 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Foundations and philanthropists promised students of North Carolina's third-largest public school system on Thursday that they'll get extra help to graduate from high school and money to afford college.
- Washoe County School District sees record graduation rate Updated: Sep-15-15 5:30 am
RENO, Nevada - The Washoe County School District has seen a record graduation rate of 75 percent this year, an increase of 2 percentage points from 2014.
- Aerospace program to give high schoolers path into industry Updated: Sep-12-15 10:23 am
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - This year, students in Bill Catnull's wood shop class at Granger High School will be building graphite longboards, guitars and wooden safes. When they graduate, they could be building parts for the F-35 fighter jet, rocket engines with Orbital ATK or Boeing 757s.
- Nebraska lawmakers hear options for more affordable college Updated: Sep-10-15 5:18 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers on Thursday began looking at ways to make college more affordable in response to the rising cost of tuition, fees, textbooks, and room and board.
- College graduate pays parking tickets over 40 years later Updated: Sep-10-15 4:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - It's better late than never for Kent Broyhill, who sent $100 to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to pay off his old parking tickets after graduating more than 40 years ago.
- New Jersey delays using test as graduation requirement Updated: Sep-10-15 8:25 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Students currently in 9th grade will not have to pass a new standardized test as a high school graduation requirement in New Jersey.
- Free-tuition program Kalamazoo Promise delivers for students Updated: Sep-10-15 1:32 am
KALAMAZOO, Michigan - A decade after the Kalamazoo Promise was made, the free-tuition program's impact reverberates in its home city and beyond.
- Martinez: State 'falling short' on higher ed, reforms needed Updated: Sep-09-15 6:06 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico is "failing short" on graduating college students on time, and universities should consider a number of reforms to battle the state's high poverty rate, Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday.
- Ivy Tech president to retire from position next year Updated: Sep-09-15 4:26 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder is stepping down next year after leading the statewide system since 2007.