- Colorado lawmakers conclude work with testing compromise Updated: May-06-15 10:33 pm
DENVER - Colorado lawmakers concluded the 2015 legislative session Wednesday by passing a major education overhaul that reduces student testing statewide, one of several substantial bills they finished hours before they adjourned.
- The Latest: Major developments on final legislative day Updated: May-06-15 10:16 pm
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- Montana governor signs bills to preserve Indian languages Updated: May-06-15 7:08 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's governor signed bills Wednesday aimed at encouraging schools to develop American Indian language immersion programs and preserving Indian languages.
- Oklahoma governor signs tobacco-free schools bill into law Updated: May-06-15 6:46 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's public schools and off-campus school-sponsored events will be tobacco-free zones under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mary Fallin.
- 2 Sioux Falls students charged with vandalizing high school Updated: May-06-15 6:41 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Authorities in Sioux Falls say two students vandalized a local high school early Wednesday morning, leading officials to delay classes and postpone an Advanced Placement exam.
- Bad budget news for Wisconsin: No new money over 2 years Updated: May-06-15 5:43 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin tax collections won't grow beyond earlier projections, state lawmakers were told Wednesday, forcing Republican legislative leaders to consider an accounting move to fulfill their promises to undo Gov. Scott Walker's proposed $127 million cut to public schools.
- Whatcom health officials say 45 sick from E. coli outbreak Updated: May-06-15 5:14 pm
LYNDEN, Washington - The Whatcom County Health Department has updated the numbers of E. coli cases after the recent outbreak at the Milk Makers Fest.
- Missouri student transportation, scholarships funds released Updated: May-06-15 4:22 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon released $67 million in restricted spending for this year's budget Wednesday, while the Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $300 million of bonding for state building repairs that had been delayed because of lagging revenues.
- Vos: Voucher expansion can't be done as Walker wants Updated: May-06-15 2:30 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says expanding the private school voucher program probably can't be done as Gov. Scott Walker has proposed.
- Tupelo Middle School set to expand online course offerings Updated: May-06-15 11:49 am
TUPELO, Mississippi - Tupelo Middle School is expanding its online course offerings this fall.
- Pa. school candidate loses GOP support over offensive posts Updated: May-06-15 8:07 am
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - A suburban Philadelphia school board candidate has lost a party endorsement after racist and anti-Semitic posts appeared under his name on social media.
- Many Arizona classrooms vulnerable to measles spread Updated: May-06-15 7:58 am
PHOENIX - Many kindergarten classrooms in Arizona are vulnerable to the spread of measles because so few students have been vaccinated.
- Chicago teachers, school board at odds over pension payments Updated: May-06-15 4:43 am
CHICAGO - Contract talks between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Board of Education have gone public with the teachers saying the board wants them to pay the full amount of their pension contributions. They say that would amount to a 7 percent pay cut.
- With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores Updated: May-06-15 3:14 am
WASHINGTON - Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.
- Student testing showdown dominates end of lawmaking term Updated: May-06-15 12:11 am
DENVER - An intense debate over student testing requirements had Colorado lawmakers scrambling Tuesday to resolve long-simmering disputes over how best to reduce standardized tests.
- Vaccine skeptics try star power; moms encourage vaccines Updated: May-05-15 8:55 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Author, activist and Kennedy family scion Robert F. Kennedy Jr. brought his vaccine skepticism to the Vermont Statehouse on Tuesday, urging lawmakers not to do away with the philosophical exemption that allows parents to avoid having their children fully vaccinated.
- Mississippi gets $2.4 million to improve reading teachers Updated: May-05-15 8:31 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi will get $2.4 million to subsidize summer programs for struggling readers and improve teachers' reading instruction methods.
- Discrimination lawsuit against Va. principal withdrawn Updated: May-05-15 7:01 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia - A discrimination lawsuit against a Fairfax County elementary school principal has been withdrawn.
- Montana unlikely to meet test participation requirement Updated: May-05-15 6:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's top education official said on Tuesday the state is unlikely to reach the required participation rate in student achievement tests this year.
- Senate moves spending plans for state departments, education Updated: May-05-15 5:38 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Senate approved $53.9 billion in spending for state departments and education Tuesday, with plans that mostly follow the recommendations of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.
- Kreole Elementary 2nd-grade students get books Updated: May-05-15 5:17 pm
MOSS POINT, Mississippi - Children at Kreole Elementary School in Moss Point got the perfect gift for the upcoming summer months. It was the gift of reading.
- Program in works to help children affected by test cheating Updated: May-05-15 4:00 pm
ATLANTA - The Fulton County District Attorney, local community leaders and other are planning a program to help students who were impacted by the Atlanta Public Schools test cheating scandal.
- Third graders wait as Mississippi to set reading test score Updated: May-05-15 3:49 pm
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - On a rain-drenched day in April, students at Pascagoula's Cherokee Elementary sweated out a computerized 50-question multiple choice test. Third grader Lacey Peeler admitted she was a little nervous about the high stakes attached to the test.
- Ala. program seeks to teach teens to navigate police stops Updated: May-05-15 2:49 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - Federal prosecutors are working with the FBI and police in Mobile on a program meant to teach teens how to navigate encounters with police.
- Coeur d'Alene school may ban 'Of Mice and Men' Updated: May-05-15 12:13 pm
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Some Coeur d'Alene parents are taking on the American classics.