- Court finds Washington charter school law unconstitutional Updated: Sep-04-15 10:14 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state's voter-approved charter-school law is unconstitutional, throwing the new school year into chaos for about 1,200 pupils enrolled in the system.
- Judge orders Pasco teachers back to school Updated: Sep-04-15 8:13 pm
SEATTLE - A judge on Friday ordered striking Pasco teachers to return to school on Tuesday, one week after their walkout began, while contract talks continued in Seattle under threat of another strike.
- Brownback says Kansas public pension system on right track Updated: Sep-04-15 7:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback is satisfied that Kansas' public pension system is on a solid financial footing, though he said Friday that he's still open to big changes such as creating a 401(k)-style plan for new teachers and government workers.
- Idaho Freedom Foundation sues Boise School District Updated: Sep-04-15 1:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A free-market think tank has filed a lawsuit against the Boise School district, citing constitutional concerns about the district's association with a teacher's union.
- Officials wrench control of schools from Mexico unions Updated: Sep-04-15 12:10 am
OAXACA, Mexico - It looked like a normal first day of school at Patria Libre elementary. Uniformed kids sporting brand-new backpacks with their favorite cartoon characters - Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, the "Frozen" heroines - reunited with classmates and sang the national anthem.
- The Latest: Seattle educators vote to strike if no agreement Updated: Sep-03-15 10:59 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The latest on teacher strikes in Washington state (all times local):
- Union, other advocates unveil preschool plan for New Mexico Updated: Sep-03-15 5:30 pm
LOS RANCHOS DE ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding was unveiled Thursday by a national teachers union and other preschool advocates.
- Ritz names panel that will study decline in teacher licenses Updated: Sep-03-15 11:29 am
INDIANAPOLIS - State schools chief Glenda Ritz has announced the members of a panel she's formed to investigate why a declining number of people are becoming teachers in Indiana.
- Judge's order halts Scranton teachers strike plans Updated: Sep-02-15 2:00 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - A judge's order has halted plans by teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school district to strike on the first day of school.
- New school year, but Common Core standards remain Updated: Sep-02-15 11:52 am
A later Labor Day this year means early school start dates in many New Jersey districts.
- Pasco School District goes to court to try to stop strike Updated: Sep-01-15 7:16 pm
PASCO, Washington - The Pasco School District has filed an injunction to try to stop a teachers strike going into its second day Wednesday.
- Ex-North Carolina education board member accused of fraud Updated: Sep-01-15 6:28 pm
MONROE, North Carolina - Misdemeanor fraud charges have been filed against a woman for alleged activities while on the State Board of Education and Union County school board.
- State IDs Minnesota schools making achievement gap progress Updated: Sep-01-15 3:46 pm
ROSEVILLE, Minnesota - Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota's schools are making significant progress in closing achievement gaps in reading and math, the Minnesota Department of Education said Tuesday.
- GOP leaders struggle to find schools superintendent prospect Updated: Aug-31-15 2:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Republican leaders are having a hard time finding a candidate to challenge the current Democratic state schools superintendent in Indiana.
- Newport teachers plan unfair labor practices complaint Updated: Aug-31-15 7:58 am
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - An attorney for Newport's public school teachers says the union is filing an unfair labor practice complaint against the school committee with the state.
- Former teacher spearheading new literacy campaign Updated: Aug-29-15 3:07 pm
DANVILLE, Kentucky - Elaine Wilson-Reddy of Danville has weaved in and out of education much of her adult life, now spearheading an early literacy campaign for children and families.
- Ex-treasurer admits to stealing $65,000 from teachers union Updated: Aug-29-15 1:05 pm
CHARLEROI, Pennsylvania - The former treasurer of a western Pennsylvania teachers union has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $65,000 from the organization's emergency strike fund.
- New Hampshire teachers file complaint over new schedule Updated: Aug-28-15 3:52 pm
CLAREMONT, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire teacher's union has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the Claremont School Board over a new high school schedule.
- Christie signs bill expanding teacher arbitration panel Updated: Aug-28-15 2:47 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation that increases the size of a panel that hears contested cases involving the dismissal or pay reductions of tenured teachers.
- School district: We can't make payroll amid budget stalemate Updated: Aug-28-15 12:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - One of Pennsylvania's poorest school districts says it cannot afford to pay its staff amid an entrenched state budget stalemate, and district and state officials had no immediate answers Friday about where they will find the money to keep the schools operating.
- 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.
- Report: Teacher pension perk not uncommon across Illinois Updated: Aug-26-15 6:58 am
CHICAGO - Hundreds of school districts across Illinois cover either all or most of their teachers' retirement contributions.
- Teacher survey shows concerns with test prep, evaluations Updated: Aug-26-15 5:55 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - With new tests on the way in math and English for students in grades three through 11, a new survey shows Tennessee teachers worried that they're spending too much time on testing and test preparation.
- Belle Vernon Area teachers won't strike, reach new contract Updated: Aug-25-15 7:14 am
BELLE VERNON, Pennsylvania - School is still out in the Belle Vernon Area School District in western Pennsylvania, but not because its teachers are on strike.
- Mexico's jailed teachers' union leader denied home detention Updated: Aug-23-15 7:28 pm
MEXICO CITY - A Mexican federal court has denied home detention to former teachers' union head Elba Esther Gordillo, once a feared political operator who has been in jail since 2013 on charges of embezzlement and organized crime.