- North Iowa schools suffer from special ed teacher shortage Updated: Aug-01-15 3:52 pm
MASON CITY, Iowa - A shortage of special education teachers has left public school districts in northern Iowa struggling to fill those teaching positions, school officials say.
- ND teacher cleared of charges has 1 more step to keep job Updated: Aug-01-15 2:40 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A former North Dakota teacher of the year who was found not guilty of having a sexual relationship with a former student has one more step before he returns to school.
- Local, low-powered radio stations gaining steam in Wisconsin Updated: Aug-01-15 7:17 am
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - Local radio is on the rise in a big way even though the towers are short, the transmitters the size of home stereo receivers and the talent in need of more polish.
- EXCHANGE: School provides summer lunches for youth Updated: Jul-31-15 7:56 am
WINDSOR, Illinois - Windsor Elementary School cook Julie Finley stands over a lunch line of turkey wraps and corn dogs, fruits, vegetables and milk.
- Nevada accepting applications for education savings accounts Updated: Jul-30-15 5:07 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Treasurer's Office is now accepting applications for education savings accounts, even though state funds likely won't be flowing into them until April.
- Maine House speaker sues governor over loss of school job Updated: Jul-30-15 2:56 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves on Thursday filed a civil rights lawsuit against Republican Gov. Paul LePage for threatening to withhold funds from a school for at-risk youth to get Eves removed from a job, saying it was time for someone to stand up to governor's abuse of power.
- Alaska Editorials Updated: Jul-30-15 1:38 pm
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Baton Rouge sixth grades to tour LSU campus Updated: Jul-30-15 7:20 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - LSU is planning to open its doors on successive Fridays this fall so sixth-graders from public middle schools in Baton Rouge can get a taste of what college is like in hopes that they will later pursue higher education.
- District settles with teacher who claimed discrimination Updated: Jul-30-15 5:04 am
DENVER - A southern Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a teacher who filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination.
- Bryant sets special election for Claiborne school district Updated: Jul-29-15 8:40 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Claiborne County voters will elect a new school board on Nov. 3 as part of the process of returning the district to local control.
- Lawmakers move to restore budget items vetoed by Baker Updated: Jul-29-15 7:38 pm
BOSTON - Lawmakers moved Wednesday to restore nearly $100 million in spending vetoed from the state budget by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, including funds for full-day kindergarten programs and for the University of Massachusetts system.
- Auditor won't review Ohio official over charter omissions Updated: Jul-29-15 7:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Auditor Dave Yost says he won't investigate circumstances surrounding a former state official's decision to exclude failing grades from state charter-school evaluations since the basic facts are known and no state money was involved.
- Astoria summer school helps children of migrant workers Updated: Jul-29-15 5:00 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - Araceny Borja, 11, sat in a classroom at Astoria Middle School Thursday, only two months after she and her mother moved to the North Coast from Mexico for what she called "a better life."
- Picayune high school to allow cellphones Updated: Jul-29-15 4:40 pm
PICAYUNE, Mississippi - Picayune Memorial High School will allow students to use their cellphones on campus beginning this fall.
- Report: 8 serious cheating incidents in Nebraska testing Updated: Jul-29-15 4:19 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A report shows that Nebraska public schools have reported eight serious cheating incidents by school personnel during statewide academic testing since 2010.
- Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders Updated: Jul-29-15 2:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine.
- Grading changes proposed for Lafayette board consideration Updated: Jul-29-15 10:11 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Parish School Board will consider changes to its high school grading practices at its Aug. 5 meeting as part of recommendations to update the pupil progression plan.
- Advisory committee visits overcrowded Houma school Updated: Jul-29-15 8:10 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - Mullberry Elementary School in Houma is so overcrowded that about half of its students are being taught in portable classrooms. That's what a school advisory committee learned Tuesday.
- School district insurance swap for retirees could save money Updated: Jul-29-15 7:22 am
THIBODAUX, Louisiana - By replacing insurance plans for retirees, officials say the Lafourche Parish School District could save more than $300,000 each year.
- Pence touts Indiana charter school expansion Updated: Jul-28-15 4:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence touted a charter school expansion Tuesday that will dramatically increase the number of the privately run facilities in Indiana.
- Colorado history class review leads to recall effort Updated: Jul-28-15 4:32 pm
GOLDEN, Colorado - Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism are turning in signatures to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push.
- Jon Gruden worries about present, future of youth sports Updated: Jul-28-15 12:27 pm
NEW YORK - Jon Gruden looks at the present and predicted future of youth sports. It makes him cringe.
- New rule would make math certification easier for teachers Updated: Jul-28-15 12:17 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Due to concerns over the state's dwindling supply of qualified teachers, the South Dakota Board of Education adopted a new rule on Monday that would make it easier for middle school math teachers to get certified.
- Carbondale elementary schools suspend police visit program Updated: Jul-28-15 11:59 am
CARBONDALE, Illinois - The superintendent of Carbondale schools says he has suspended a program that had police interacting with elementary school children.
- George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirement Updated: Jul-28-15 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions.