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Stories with subject: Primary and secondary education
  • new storyAlbuquerque starts new superintendent search amid turmoil story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:32 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Albuquerque Public Schools must enter another superintendent search after its new school chief resigned following the hiring of an administrator facing child sex abuse charges.

  • New study finds Florida's high-stakes school tests valid 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 3:55 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's new high-stakes test , which came under fire after a chaotic rollout this past spring, is valid according to a new outside study released Tuesday.

  • Latest Texas school finance case reaches state Supreme Court story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 3:19 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Attorneys for 600-plus school districts suing Texas told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the GOP-controlled Legislature doesn't provide enough funding for classrooms and distributes it unfairly, especially given ever-tougher academic curriculum standards and a population boom pushing enrollment to record levels.

  • Auditor general: School audits will reflect budget impasse 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 3:01 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania audits of its school districts will highlight unscheduled expenses resulting from the state government's budget impasse now in its third month, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday.

  • Maine charter schools in high demand as school year starts 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:28 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Charter schools in Maine are in high demand as the school year gets underway.

  • Shelby County Schools suing state over lack of funding 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 1:16 pm

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Shelby County Board of Education is suing the state of Tennessee, accusing it of failing to fully fund the county's public schools and forcing students from impoverished areas to cope with overcrowded classrooms.

  • Online education rises in popularity 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 10:38 am

    HOUMA, Louisiana - Online education enrollment has skyrocketed as parents and families search for a more individualized education for their children.

  • Teacher shortage in North Dakota also hits private schools 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:08 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Officials at private schools in North Dakota say they're grappling with the same teacher shortage problems that public schools are facing.

  • Christian school founder in court over sex offender's work 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:06 am

    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - The co-founder and principal of a private Christian school in Fayetteville is due in court after authorities say a registered sex offender was allowed to work there in violation of state law.

  • Teen admits to causing fire that prompted schools closures 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:43 am

    SANTA CRUZ, California - Officials say an early-morning fire that damaged two Northern California schools and a police substation was started by a teenager who placed smoldering ashes from a cardboard box in a trash can.

  • Appeals panel sides with Arkansas school district 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:10 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A lower court was correct to toss a lawsuit filed by parents who claimed the Blytheville School District improperly opted out of an act that allowed them to send their children to neighboring districts, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said Monday.

  • Students suffer minor injuries from school bus accident 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 9:16 am

    POTOMAC, Maryland - More than a dozen high school students have been evaluated by emergency medical personnel after an accident involving two school buses in Montgomery County.

  • New DeSoto County school chief discusses priorities 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 6:17 am

    HERNANDO, Mississippi - DeSoto County's newly-elected school superintendent doesn't see any glaring issues that need immediate attention when he assumes office in January, but he's hoping the district's teachers will educate him if there are needs of which he isn't aware.

  • Academy worker to be sentenced in sex abuse case 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:08 am

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A former police officer will be sentenced this fall after pleading guilty to violating sex abuse laws with students at a residential, educational program run by the Kentucky National Guard.

  • Salt Lake City schools chief to depart after school year 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 4:43 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The chief of Salt Lake City schools, who has weathered controversies in the last year including an ongoing federal probe of alleged racial discrimination, is leaving his post.

  • NH Scholars program adds pathway in arts, science fields 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 3:49 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - A program that encourages New Hampshire high school students to take more rigorous courses is offering new options this fall.

  • Texas business group head questions school graduation rates 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 3:43 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The head of a key Texas business group criticized the state's high school graduation rate as inflated and unsound, questioning a statistic that is a point of pride for state officials.

  • New ND law bolsters student journalists' free speech rights 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 12:01 pm

    Journalism students returning to North Dakota public schools this fall will be able to do their jobs at high school and college newspapers with stronger free-speech protections thanks to a new state law that observers are hoping will also spur changes nationwide.

  • Slow-moving school finance case heads to Texas Supreme Court story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:34 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - Kids who were barely a month into their first year of high school when Texas' latest school finance trial began are now seniors - and there's still no end in sight.

  • Tacoma's 1st charter high school has students feeling free 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 6:17 am

    TACOMA, Washington - They like the food. They like the start time of 8:35 a.m. -- about an hour later than many public high schools.

  • Lincoln school board member to home-school his children 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 7:10 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A newly elected Lincoln Board of Education member is coming under fire for home-schooling his elementary-aged children, despite his campaign promise to enroll them in public school.

  • Church group volunteers offer help to Fort Wayne schools 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 6:43 pm

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Carol Washburn thinks about the student she tutors at Fairfield Elementary School almost as kin.

  • Louisiana's largest school system rethinking past 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 3:31 pm

    GRETNA, Louisiana - In the four months since a union-backed majority took over governance of Louisiana's largest public school system, the Jefferson Parish School Board has embarked on a clear mission to rethink or undo many of the old guard's initiatives. Board President Cedric Floyd is leading the drive, with a take-charge attitude that has ruffled feathers among some colleagues and school system employees.

  • Kansas headed toward another school finance debate next year 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 3:14 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Five months after a new law for funding public schools took effect in Kansas, legislators and education officials are talking about drafting another one next year.

  • Construction delays start of school year in Stafford 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:07 pm

    STAFFORD, Virginia - Students at a new high school in Stafford are getting an extra six days of summer vacation due to a construction delay.