- Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day Updated: May-03-16 7:21 am
DETROIT - Nearly all Detroit public schools are closed as mass teacher sick-outs over pay roll into a second day.
- Long Island's first science-focused high school is closing Updated: May-03-16 6:38 am
SYOSSET, New York - Long Island's first science-focused high school is slated to close in June due to a $1 million budget gap and low enrollment.
- EXCHANGE: Club introduces skills for high-tech future Updated: May-03-16 6:09 am
QUINCY, Illinois - Teagan Mitchell had almost finished describing the coding club and all it has to offer when she remembered one more thing.
- Grandparent: Teacher hangs boy hung from chalkboard by belt Updated: May-03-16 5:56 am
CONYERS, Georgia - A Georgia woman says her grandson's teacher made him hang by his belt from the top of a chalkboard as punishment.
- House sends health exam requirement for students to Senate Updated: May-03-16 4:44 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Public school students would be required to have a wellness exam before entering kindergarten and sixth grade, if the Louisiana Senate agrees to a proposal that has won support from a divided state House.
- Testing at Tacoma schools shows improvements in lead levels Updated: May-03-16 3:37 am
TACOMA, Washington - Officials say further testing at three Tacoma elementary schools that previously had high levels of lead in their drinking water indicates the water is now safe to drink.
- Chicago light pole falls on 3 girls, injuring 1 Updated: May-02-16 10:49 pm
CHICAGO - A Chicago high school student is reported in serious condition after a light pole fell on a group of students on their lunch break.
- Missouri House proposes expanding A+ Scholarship for college Updated: May-02-16 8:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri students in private schools would be eligible for the state's A+ Scholarship under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
- Connecticut governor offers up possible budget compromise Updated: May-02-16 8:05 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered Democrats another possible budget compromise on Monday, agreeing to scale back some of his earlier proposed cuts to hospitals and local education in hopes of garnering support as the legislative session deadline looms.
- Mississippi seeks more computer science teaching in schools Updated: May-02-16 7:22 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Greene County School Superintendent Charles Breland sees the need for more Mississippians trained in computer science.
- Christie will require state's schools to test for lead Updated: May-02-16 5:45 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - All of New Jersey's public schools will test for lead in water starting next school year, Gov. Chris Christie said Monday.
- Inslee orders steps to reduce lead exposure in state Updated: May-02-16 5:44 pm
SEATTLE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday ordered a review of an unenforced and unfunded rule requiring schools to test water for lead following a week where unsafe levels of the toxic chemical were found in the drinking water at 13 Tacoma schools.
- School bus, vehicle collide in eastern Pennsylvania Updated: May-02-16 5:40 pm
SINKING SPRING, Pennsylvania - Authorities say a school bus and a car were involved in a crash in eastern Pennsylvania, sending the car driver and 17 students to the hospital, but no major injuries were reported.
- Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws Updated: May-02-16 5:34 pm
BOSTON - Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.
- Duck leads ducklings on annual waddle through school's halls Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm
HARTLAND, Michigan - A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings - with the help of students and staff - to safely get to a nearby pond.
- Deal highlights pay raises, new construction in state budget Updated: May-02-16 4:29 pm
ATLANTA - Thousands of state employees will receive pay raises under a state budget Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign Tuesday.
- Kansas standoff that scrapped classes in 2 districts ends Updated: May-02-16 3:54 pm
MONTEZUMA, Kansas - Authorities in southwestern Kansas' Gray County say a home standoff that forced the cancellation of classes in two rural districts has ended with the man's arrest.
- Louisiana's high school graduation rate continues to improve Updated: May-02-16 1:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana four-year high school graduation rate for public school students continues its upward trend, reaching 77.5 percent in 2015, the state education department announced Monday. That marked an all-time high and the fifth year that the rate has improved.
- The Latest: Hundreds of Detroit teachers picket over pay Updated: May-02-16 12:21 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on the sick-out by teachers that's closed dozens of Detroit schools on Monday (all times local):
- Fraction of Central American migrant kids land in Rockies Updated: May-02-16 10:46 am
DENVER - A fraction of the thousands of children who've fled poverty and violence in Central America alone in recent years are now scattered across Colorado, Wyoming and Montana living with relatives and other sponsors.
- Since 2013, more than 5,000 migrant children placed in NJ Updated: May-02-16 10:20 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - The federal government has placed more than 5,000 migrant children from Central America with adult sponsors in New Jersey since the fall of 2013, where they are expected to attend school while they seek legal status in immigration court.
- Louisiana expected to tweak rules on training new teachers Updated: May-02-16 7:53 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana education officials are considering changing teacher licensing requirements, two years after the state implemented an experimental program aimed at shoring up new teachers' classroom skills.
- Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year Updated: May-02-16 7:52 am
WASHINGTON - A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school senior will enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected.
- Young entrepreneurs gather for CEO trade show Updated: May-02-16 5:05 am
KOKOMO, Indiana - Landscaping, interior design and locally produced and sold honey were just some of the businesses on display at the second Kokomo CEO trade show Wednesday.
- Tiny fraction of migrant youths are in Arizona Updated: May-02-16 4:12 am
TUCSON, Arizona - Just a fraction of the total number of migrant youths who arrived in the United States without parents since the fall of 2013 have been placed in Arizona.