- Law fails to stop Illinois schools from fattening pensions Updated: May-23-15 2:29 pm
CHICAGO - A 2005 state law has failed to discourage many Illinois school districts from using large pay raises to fatten the pensions of retiring educators, according to a newspaper examination of state records.
- School funding question top task for Deal's education panel Updated: May-23-15 11:20 am
ATLANTA - A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to review the way Georgia funds education heads into a key meeting this week.
- Sandoval announces bonuses, scholarships to attract teachers Updated: May-22-15 11:40 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Friday that he wants to launch a teacher training scholarship program and a series of bonuses aimed at tackling Nevada's severe teacher shortage.
- Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature Updated: May-22-15 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.
- Public ed chief: Less time on testing to help state schools Updated: May-22-15 5:03 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's top public school official said Friday that teachers will have more time to spend with children in the classroom rather on bureaucratic processes thanks to a decision to reduce the time students spend taking tests based on the Common Core standards.
- North Dakota seeking input on education 'equity plan' Updated: May-22-15 6:14 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The state Department of Public Instruction is seeking public comment plan meant to ensure that all North Dakota students are taught by excellent educators.
- GOP's NC budget proposal gets lots of Democratic votes Updated: May-22-15 4:36 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - House Republicans experienced the first showing of strong bipartisan support for a budget bill since before the Great Recession as the chamber passed a two-year spending plan that benefited from a revenue windfall.
- Taxpayers dedicated proceeds to teachers Updated: May-21-15 4:24 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Parish School Board is trimming the number of employees who are eligible to receive salary bonuses from sales tax revenues dedicated for teacher salaries.
- Albuquerque teachers burn their evaluations in protest Updated: May-21-15 10:27 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - More than three dozen teachers burned their teacher evaluations as a sign of protest in front of the Albuquerque Public Schools headquarters.
- Spokane teachers approve one-day walkout May 27 Updated: May-21-15 1:35 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane public school teachers and staff have voted to participate in a one-day strike on May 27, saying they want state lawmakers to fully fund basic education.
- Michigan Senate approves new educator evaluation standards Updated: May-20-15 6:09 pm
LANSING, Michigan - New state standards for evaluating teachers and school administrators would take effect in the 2017-18 academic year - four years later than planned - under legislation approved Wednesday.
- Winners and losers in the fiscal year 2016 Oklahoma budget Updated: May-20-15 10:20 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Budget negotiators for the Oklahoma House, Senate and Gov. Mary Fallin's office announced a $7.1 billion agreement Tuesday that funds state government for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
- Lawmakers to consider alternatives for teacher licenses Updated: May-19-15 9:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin schools would be able to hire people who don't have a bachelor's degree to teach subjects like math, science, technology and engineering under a proposal backed by Republicans on the Legislature's budget-writing committee.
- Lawmakers want to punish teachers who go on strike Updated: May-19-15 9:05 pm
SEATTLE - After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle on Tuesday as part of a one-day walkout, lawmakers heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike.
- Officials considering testing alternatives for math teachers Updated: May-19-15 2:03 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota officials are thinking about making it easier for some educators to get the credentials they need to teach high school-level math.
- Unequal schools in France prompt strike, soul-searching Updated: May-19-15 1:35 pm
PARIS - France is trying to shake up a top-down system of teaching, end an elite bilingual program and give schools more say in how students spend their time, saying entrenched inequality in education threatens the country's future.
- Milwaukee school head's chief of staff on leave for gesture Updated: May-18-15 8:10 pm
MILWAUKEE - The chief of staff for the Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent is on paid leave after he allegedly made an obscene hand gesture at a recent school board budget meeting.
- UO hopes academics will soon join football in top rankings Updated: May-17-15 9:31 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Chuck Lillis thrills to the sight of the University of Washington rising to the top 50 in rankings of American universities.
- Georgia school districts plan changes on foreign teachers Updated: May-16-15 12:02 pm
ATLANTA - Two large Georgia school districts are making changes in how they hire foreign teachers from contract recruiters.
- Negotiations over teacher salaries stall in Rapid City Updated: May-15-15 7:29 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Contract negotiations between teachers and district officials in South Dakota's second-largest city have stalled.
- Judge rules against education union in charter school suit Updated: May-15-15 12:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's public school financing formula didn't violate the state constitution by steering $60 million to charter schools authorized by the state education board, a judge decided Friday, ruling against an education union that challenged the spending.
- University of Michigan awards $6.4M for faculty projects Updated: May-15-15 10:20 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan has awarded nearly $6.4 million of Third Century Initiative funding to six faculty projects that could transform learning for students.
- New law encourages suicide prevention training for teachers Updated: May-14-15 6:32 pm
HELENA, Montana - In the state with the worst suicide rate in the nation, Montana now has a law aimed at helping to curb suicide among young people.
- University of Southern Maine criticized for faculty cuts Updated: May-14-15 6:22 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A national association advocating for university and college faculty has issued a report criticizing the University of Southern Maine for recent faculty and academic cuts.
- Rankin schools superintendent, employees get pay raises Updated: May-14-15 4:16 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - The Rankin County School Board has approved 4 percent salary increases for cafeteria workers, assistant teachers, bus drivers and administrators effective July 1.