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Stories with subject: Education issues
  • Teacher pleads guilty to sex charges 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:07 am
  • TYLERTOWN, Mississippi - A Walthall County teacher has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for having sex with four teenage students.

  • Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:19 pm
  • CHICAGO - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiting these places, but discussing issues pertinent to their circumstances.

  • NDSU proposing center to research food security 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:40 pm
  • FARGO, North Dakota - A university located in the middle of fertile North Dakota farmland is planning a new center to research and help develop a safe and healthy food supply for people around the world.

  • Police: Man killed wife outside NW Indiana school 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:52 pm
  • GRIFFITH, Indiana - A man fatally shot his estranged wife in the parking lot of a parochial school in northwestern Indiana and later killed himself at his home after a police officer confronted him, police said.

  • Car fleeing shooting hits Indianapolis school bus 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:50 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A car has struck a school bus in Indianapolis, injuring about a half-dozen children.

  • Correction: URI Police-Guns story 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:31 pm
  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - In a story April 20 about the University of Rhode Island's plan to arm campus police, The Associated Press, relying on information from a faculty union leader, reported erroneously on the date of a meeting of the executive committee of the URI chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The chapter's executive director, Frank Annunziato, said the committee met Tuesday, not Monday.

  • Auburn classes resume after bomb threat cleared 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:09 pm
  • AUBURN, Alabama - One of Auburn University's largest buildings has reopened after a police investigation into a bomb threat.

  • School district evacuated after bomb threat 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:32 am
  • LEECHBURG, Pennsylvania - A western Pennsylvania school district has evacuated nearly 1,000 students after a bomb threat.

  • 30-day sentence in Sherwood teacher sex case 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:43 am
  • HILLSBORO, Oregon - A woman who had sex with her Sherwood High School student was sentenced to 30 days in custody.

  • 2 teens charged in Danbury school threat 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:31 am
  • DANBURY, Connecticut - Two teenagers have been arrested after police say they threatened to harm a student and everyone else at Danbury High School.

  • Trial date set for Madison man accused of threats 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:22 am
  • MADISON, Nebraska - A June trial has been set for a 23-year-old man accused of threatening three students at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

  • Professor may have been beaten over grade 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:16 am
  • MIAMI - Police are investigating the beating of a Miami Dade College music professor to see whether it was ordered by a student angry over a bad grade.

  • Glitches prompt suspension of Oklahoma tests again 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:25 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's public schools superintendent suspended online testing across the state on Monday after middle and high school students systemwide experienced disruptions during high-stakes standardized tests for the second consecutive year.

  • House to take up 2 school voucher bills 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:37 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Education says it was mistaken when it informed the public and reporters last month that all students in the state's school voucher program are currently receiving extra funding that is meant for students from charter schools.

  • Miss. looks to step up reading instruction 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:46 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - State officials say they plan to use bolstered state funding to hire more literacy coaches and better train teachers as schools seek to meet legislative requirements that all third graders read at a basic level by next year or be flunked.

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:09 pm
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 18

  • Walk to Lansing protests exclusion of students 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 11:32 am
  • DETROIT - A group including students and teachers is marching from Detroit to Lansing to protest what they say is the harmful and unnecessary suspension or expulsion of school children for often-minor offenses.

  • Work begins on playground named for Newtown victim 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:46 am
  • MYSTIC, Connecticut - Volunteers in Mystic have begun work on another playground named for a victim of the Newtown school shooting.

  • UK says surveillance cameras helping solve crimes 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:40 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Campus police at the University of Kentucky say new surveillance cameras are helping them fight crime.

  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:58 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.

  • Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:28 pm
  • YORK, Pennsylvania - Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.

  • Bible verse on Parkersburg S. T-shirts questioned 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:47 am
  • PARKSBURG, West Virginia - Wood County school officials have asked their lawyers to review a wrestling team's T-shirts that bear a Bible verse on the back.

  • Feds probe how UC Berkeley handles sexual assaults 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:22 pm
  • BERKELEY, California - Federal officials are investigating how the University of California, Berkeley responds to reports of campus sexual assaults.

  • Univ. of North Alabama student faces threat charge 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:49 pm
  • FLORENCE, Alabama - A University of North Alabama student who police said threatened to "shoot up" the school in an Internet post was charged with making a terroristic threat.

  • U.Va. revokes 2 fraternities' charters for hazing 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:06 am
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - The University of Virginia is revoking the charters of two fraternities for hazing.