- House OKs NC govt spending plan while awaiting budget deal Updated: Jun-29-15 10:34 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Republican leaders in the General Assembly tentatively agreed Monday to a stopgap measure that dictates how North Carolina's government should keep spending as budget negotiations go into overtime.
- Nearly 90 University of Nebraska faculty take buyout Updated: Jun-27-15 3:42 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nearly 90 faculty members at three of the University of Nebraska's four campuses have taken a buyout offered last fall, freeing up $9.2 million to be reallocated into hiring new faculty and staff members for the 2016-17 school year, according to the university system.
- Idaho new laws include official state amphibian Updated: Jun-27-15 1:55 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Summer in Idaho brings not only plenty of outdoor cookouts and floats down the river, but also state laws ready to go into effect.
- Contract talks break down between Chicago teachers and city Updated: Jun-25-15 10:10 pm
CHICAGO - The head of the Chicago Teachers Union says negotiations have broken down days ahead of the teachers' contract expiring.
- Complaint filed over outsourcing of substitute teachers Updated: Jun-25-15 4:34 am
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's teachers union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the city's school district over its decision to outsource more than 1,000 substitute teacher jobs.
- Vermont teachers' union endorses Sanders for president Updated: Jun-25-15 4:06 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Vermont chapter of the National Education Association teachers' union has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.
- Dispute over union fees could return to Supreme Court Updated: Jun-24-15 3:52 am
WASHINGTON - Powerful public-sector unions are facing another high-profile legal challenge that they say could wipe away millions from their bank accounts and make it tougher for them to survive.
- House OKs bill to factor in performance in teacher furloughs Updated: Jun-23-15 8:04 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow public schools to factor in performance when laying off teachers and to cut staff during hard economic times.
- Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials Updated: Jun-23-15 1:25 pm
The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not.
- Newark schools chief to step down after stormy 4-year tenure Updated: Jun-22-15 4:49 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Newark's schools superintendent is stepping down after an often stormy four-year tenure.
- California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core Updated: Jun-22-15 12:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other - California - was conspicuously absent from the debate.
- Green River College, faculty union battle over budget cuts Updated: Jun-22-15 6:19 am
AUBURN, Washington - Faculty and administrators at Green River College in Auburn are squaring off over proposed budget cuts, with the faculty union and management battling over a contract for more than a year.
- Santa Fe teachers, staff see merit-based bump in paychecks Updated: Jun-21-15 2:05 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Santa Fe public school teachers and staff are expected to get nearly $5 million in bonuses as part of a pilot program that some of them have criticized.
- Schools take action to attract students to education careers Updated: Jun-21-15 10:10 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - For years, education groups have warned that lagging pay for teachers in Virginia and other states could lead to fewer people entering the field. Now they have evidence to back up their fears.
- Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college Updated: Jun-21-15 3:05 am
SWEET BRIAR, Virginia - Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women's college open, a rescue deal that caps frantic monthslong efforts to stave off a planned August closure.
- Educators 'pessimistically optimistic' about education study Updated: Jun-20-15 7:59 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota educators say they're holding out hope that a legislative committee created by the governor could produce some solutions to what they see as major issues facing the state's public education system.
- Ybarra: Teacher evaluation system will be audited Updated: Jun-18-15 4:52 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra will wait for an audit on Idaho's teacher evaluation system to be completed before speculating if school administrators are misusing performance reviews tied to teacher pay raises.
- Group upset with minister speaking at teacher training days Updated: Jun-18-15 11:47 am
MADISON, Indiana - A Wisconsin-based group that advocates for the separation of church and state has sent letters to two southern Indiana school districts expressing concerns about a minister's presentations during teacher training days.
- Academic chairs at Northwestern Michigan vote to form union Updated: Jun-17-15 9:02 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Chairs of four academic departments at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City have voted in support of forming a union.
- Judge rejects motion to dismiss teacher evaluation lawsuit Updated: Jun-17-15 7:47 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A state district judge has denied a motion by the New Mexico Public Education Department to dismiss a lawsuit over the agency's contested teacher evaluation system.
- Questions dropped, time added for Missouri teaching exams Updated: Jun-16-15 8:17 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Hopeful Missouri teachers will have more time to answer fewer questions on some certification exams after complaints that not enough candidates were passing, but the State Board of Education stopped short Tuesday of lowering the scores needed to pass.
- Professors appointed as co-deans at New Mexico law school Updated: Jun-16-15 6:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The University of New Mexico law school will soon have two deans.
- Haslam announces members of Governor's Teacher Cabinet Updated: Jun-16-15 4:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the Tennessee teachers who will make up a special group he hopes will provide real-time feedback from classrooms.
- Grant aims to train more math and science teachers Updated: Jun-16-15 8:59 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - A new program at William Carey University could help reduce the shortage of math and science teachers in Mississippi, officials said.
- NY Regents panel OKs hardship waiver for evaluation plans Updated: Jun-16-15 5:51 am
ALBANY, New York - New York school districts unable to come up with a state-approved teacher evaluation system by the November deadline could avoid losing out on the state aid increases tied to the plans.