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Stories with subject: Primary and secondary education
  • Georgia releases 2 years of school scores 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:25 am
  • ATLANTA - New data on Georgia's schools suggests the state's elementary and middle schools have improved during the last two years. But high schools haven't made the same gains statewide.

  • Kansas schools resume state testing after glitches 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:07 am
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Schools in Wichita and surrounding districts are resuming state testing this week after many of the bugs in the new assessments appear to have been worked out.

  • Livonia High to take in 180 new students this fall 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:07 am
  • NEW ROADS, Louisiana - The shutdown of Pointe Coupee Central High School has some residents questioning whether Livonia High School will be able to handle the influx of new students next school year.

  • Workforce training center underway in Lafourche 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:13 am
  • THIBODAUX, Louisiana - Construction on a Career Magnet Center has been moving smoothly despite recent weather delays, Lafourche Parish officials said.

  • Schools slash heating bills with stimulus project 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:40 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry.

  • Alaska village advances to national mascot finals 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 8:55 am
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The northwest Alaska village of Deering may be tiny - with just 130 residents - but its school mascot is in the running for a national championship of nicknames.

  • New program uses art to teach science 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:10 am
  • MELBOURNE, Florida - It's a challenge tackled by engineers in the space program: Design a garment that can withstand a certain level of heat.

  • State not finished with El Paso cheating scandal 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:49 pm
  • El PASO, Texas - Texas education officials want to repeal the state certifications of 11 administrators linked to an El Paso classroom cheating scandal.

  • Students turn trash into art, display it in town 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:53 pm
  • GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - First, Trinity Lutheran students found throw-away objects to make art.

  • Iowa City police, students connect over hoops 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:01 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Basketball is helping students in Iowa City see local police in a whole new light, thanks to the idea of one officer's wife.

  • Mo. mulls state funds to districts for preschool 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:37 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are moving to put more of the state's money where their mouths are in supporting preschool and early childhood programs.

  • Plays' topics hit home for teens 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:08 am
  • PITTSBURG, Kansas - The first line of Pittsburg High School's coming theater production asks: "Do you ever take time to look around you? To truly see?"

  • Wheeling police warn of student target game 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:08 am
  • WHEELING, West Virginia - Nearly 300 Wheeling-area high school students are sneaking around neighborhoods, hiding in yards and cars and stalking their targets with water guns that could be mistaken for real weapons. Some are wearing camouflage, masks and bandannas.

  • Charter school under development in Jefferson 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:49 am
  • GRETNA, Louisiana - Organizers say a new charter elementary school proposed in Jefferson Parish would focus on college preparation and literacy.

  • Lafourche schools get new welding equipment 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:34 am
  • CUT OFF, Louisiana - Welding students at Central and South Lafourche high schools are benefiting from new equipment made possible through a $10,000 grant.

  • Chester launches school construction effort 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:05 am
  • CHESTER, Illinois - A southwestern Illinois school district has begun work to replace an elementary school's gymnasium and two classrooms rendered unusable because of structural issues.

  • Superintendent to return to work following order 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:19 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Cindy Hill says she intends to be back on the job Monday morning running the Wyoming Department of Education following a judge's ruling that puts to rest her bitter legal battle to regain the office.

  • Illinois approved for No Child Left Behind waiver 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:43 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

  • Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:28 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

  • Classes of 2017, 2018 get proficiency tests break 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:31 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Passing math and English classes with a D and simply taking the proficiency test will be all that Nevada high school freshmen and sophomores need to do in 2014 and 2015 to meet future graduation requirements, according to a state Board of Education decision.

  • Miss. reworks school ratings to accent graduation 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:52 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation.

  • Judge rules in favor of Picayune School District 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:45 pm
  • PICAYUNE, Mississippi - A Pearl River County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Picayune school officials were liable for a high school baseball player's injuries by failing to protect him from a hazing incident.

  • Delaware approves 4 new charter schools, rejects 1 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:49 pm
  • DOVER, Delaware - Delaware education officials have approved four new charter schools, all in New Castle County.

  • ND students help fund construction with pennies 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:01 am
  • POWERS LAKE, North Dakota - When efforts to fund a $7.5 million school construction project in Powers Lake fell $1 million short, students turned to their piggy banks.

  • Walker voters to decide on school bond issue 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:58 am
  • WALKER, Louisiana - Walker area voters will decide May 3 whether to approve issuing $25 million in bonds to pay for facility and technology improvements in the Walker school district.