- Arizona awarded $24 million to boost charter schools Updated: Oct-08-15 8:56 am
PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Education will use a federal grant to support new and expanding charter schools.
- Detroit schools reducing district-level mandated testing Updated: Oct-08-15 8:08 am
DETROIT - The Detroit Public Schools plan to reduce total district-level mandated testing days by 50 percent, boosting instructional time.
- Cheyenne high school hosts visiting French teens Updated: Oct-08-15 7:28 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Students from a small town in France met the American West through Cheyenne's East High.
- Lawsuit: Reverse Little Rock School District takeover Updated: Oct-08-15 6:54 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A federal lawsuit to reverse Arkansas' takeover of the Little Rock School District has been filed against the state and school district leaders.
- Philadelphia Rotary Club gives dictionaries to third graders Updated: Oct-08-15 6:04 am
PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi - The Philadelphia Rotary Club, in celebrating its 90th year, has donated dictionaries to third graders at two schools this year.
- Respect on the menu for lunch crowd Updated: Oct-08-15 5:02 am
JASPER, Indiana - Riding in the back seat of a police car has become a good thing at Jasper High School.
- Purdue seeks leader for its newly formed charter high school Updated: Oct-08-15 4:00 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Purdue University is searching for a leader to helm its new charter high school that will boast a science- and math-focused curriculum.
- Gas leak forces evacuation at Anchorage elementary Updated: Oct-07-15 7:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage school officials say there are no injuries and all students are safe after a gas line break forced the evacuation of an elementary school on Wednesday.
- Northern Indiana school district sued over Nativity scene Updated: Oct-07-15 5:42 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A high school student and a parent are challenging the constitutionality of a live Nativity scene that's been included in a northern Indiana school district's annual Christmas show for decades.
- Ohio lawmakers OK bill overhauling charter school oversight Updated: Oct-07-15 5:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - After years of emotional public debate, Ohio lawmakers passed an overhaul of the embattled charter-school system with new performance, accountability and reporting requirements, which supporters say should assure federal officials that millions of dollars in charter funding headed to the state will be wisely spent.
- Anchorage library loans out skulls, furs and mounted animals Updated: Oct-07-15 4:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Need to borrow a polar bear fur? Or a walrus skull complete with tusks? Or how about a beluga whale vertebrae or piece of baleen?
- Official: Stopping teacher evaluations would hurt students Updated: Oct-07-15 2:42 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A witness for the New Mexico Public Education Department said during a hearing that if a judge stops the state's new teacher evaluation system it would negatively impact students and the school system in general.
- Language arts teacher named New Jersey's teacher of the year Updated: Oct-07-15 2:38 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A sixth-grade language arts teacher in Salem County has been named New Jersey's teacher of the year.
- GOP lawmakers want gender restrictions in school bathrooms Updated: Oct-07-15 2:33 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Two Republican legislators are proposing a law that would bar transgender students from using the locker room or bathroom assigned to the gender with which they identify.
- Jennifer Hudson sings at Brooklyn charter schools rally Updated: Oct-07-15 1:56 pm
NEW YORK - Grammy- and Oscar-winning star Jennifer Hudson, introduced by two little girls, performed Wednesday for thousands of cheering charter school supporters in Brooklyn.
- Baker schools superintendent announces more layoffs Updated: Oct-07-15 10:51 am
BAKER, Louisiana - Nine more teachers and staff have been laid off from the Baker School System, according to Superintendent Herman Brister Sr..
- Colorado high school suspends 7 athletes over alcohol, pot Updated: Oct-07-15 9:29 am
DURANGO, Colorado - A Colorado high school has suspended seven members of its boys cross country team after discovering marijuana and alcohol in their hotel room.
- Bond proposal going to Ascension voters on April 9 Updated: Oct-07-15 7:25 am
DONALDSONVILLE, Louisiana - The Ascension Parish School Board has approved 14 projects that it hopes will be accomplished with a $120 million bond proposal going before voters on April 9.
- Educator named Teacher of the Year at surprise ceremony Updated: Oct-07-15 3:32 am
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine - A third-grade teacher from Cape Elizabeth has been named Maine's teacher of the year following a surprise celebration in which students and teachers gathered to supposedly celebrate the school's 250th anniversary.
- Chandler woman charged with misusing state school funding Updated: Oct-06-15 6:58 pm
PHOENIX - A Chandler woman is facing four felony charges for allegedly defrauding a state program that provides money to parents to send their children to private schools.
- Gorham High School ends school dances because of grinding Updated: Oct-06-15 11:31 am
GORHAM, Maine - The principal of a Maine high school says the school will not offer any school dances this academic year with the exception of prom, because administrators believe modern dance culture is too suggestive for them to condone.
- South Bend students get manufacturing pitch Updated: Oct-06-15 5:01 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - When trying to get a work permit for his 14-year-old son, Dan Adams, co-owner and chief technology officer of Manufacturing Technology Inc., ran into some frustrating misconceptions about his industry.
- Students watch as Tennessee Supreme Court hears arguments Updated: Oct-06-15 4:01 am
LEBANON, Tennessee - More than a thousand high school and college students have expanded their educations with a visit from the Tennessee Supreme Court.
- Seniors can apply until Nov. 2 for free tuition program Updated: Oct-06-15 3:32 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - There's less than a month left for high school seniors to apply for Tennessee promise, the governor's free tuition program.
- Publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers' Updated: Oct-05-15 7:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America "workers" in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state's combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews.