- Huron, Bon Homme teachers honored by Obama administration Updated: Jul-02-15 2:28 am
WASHINGTON - Two South Dakota teachers are among 108 nationwide to be recognized by the Obama administration for their efforts in teaching math and sciences.
- Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camp Updated: Jul-02-15 2:19 am
HIGHLAND PARK, Michigan - The weeds and wild grass rose well above Reggie McKenzie's knees as the former NFL star walked the field bearing his name in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park. With two weeks until the start of the youth football camp he's been running for four decades, the city-owned field had yet to be mowed - and something had to be done.
- Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance Updated: Jul-01-15 9:25 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts - including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation - to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million pension bill officials said it couldn't afford.
- Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among new Utah laws Updated: Jul-01-15 7:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - More than 50 new laws took effect Wednesday in Utah, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test, restrictions on electronic-cigarette sellers and expanded death benefits for families of fallen police officers and firefighters.
- Idaho education department releases new test scores Updated: Jul-01-15 6:27 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho students scored higher taking new standardized tests compared with the national benchmarks used to measure English language arts and math proficiency.
- Maine agency to probe blackmail claims against LePage Updated: Jul-01-15 4:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's watchdog agency will look into allegations that Republican Gov. Paul LePage threated to use public funds to punish a political opponent.
- North Carolina high schools suspend driver's education Updated: Jul-01-15 3:56 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - With state funding to help pay for driver's education in question, at least a third of North Carolina's school systems are suspending their programs this summer.
- Principal, nonprofit leader arraigned in embezzlement case Updated: Jul-01-15 1:14 pm
DETROIT - A Detroit high school principal and a nonprofit group leader have been arraigned in the theft of funds designed to help at-risk students.
- Vermont committee propose combined school district Updated: Jul-01-15 6:36 am
ESSEX, Vermont - A Vermont committee has voted unanimously to move forward with combining two school districts.
- Tucson to offer free GED testing Updated: Jul-01-15 6:20 am
TUCSON, Arizona - The city of Tucson is launching a free GED testing program at Pima Community College.
- Plan would let significantly disabled students get diplomas Updated: Jul-01-15 4:58 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Education has unveiled a plan that would allow students with significant disabilities a pathway to a high school diploma.
- Kasich signs $71B, 2-year budget after vetoing 44 items Updated: Jun-30-15 10:44 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday signed a $71.2 billion, two-year state budget that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income-tax cut.
- New taxes, K-12 funding expansion on horizon Updated: Jun-30-15 7:08 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - After a tumultuous and rollicking Nevada legislative session, nearly half of the 549 bills signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval will take effect on Wednesday.
- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: Jun-30-15 6:56 pm
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- Senate, McCrory OK state government funds until budget done Updated: Jun-30-15 3:16 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A stop-gap spending measure to keep North Carolina state government operating for the next six weeks won final approval and was signed into law Tuesday, one day before the start of the new budget year.
- Democrats, public school advocates call for budget changes Updated: Jun-30-15 2:42 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrats and public education advocates say they want to remove budget provisions that would provide special education vouchers and additional private school vouchers.
- If Pennsylvania budget stalls, a rundown of what to expect Updated: Jun-30-15 1:38 pm
If Pennsylvania begins its new fiscal year Wednesday without a budget in place, here's a rundown of what to expect:
- Minnesota testing to be reduced after lawmakers cut funding Updated: Jun-30-15 12:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Students will take significantly fewer statewide tests after Minnesota lawmakers cut the state's testing budget in half during a special legislative session earlier this month.
- Expulsions for uniform violations barred for young students Updated: Jun-30-15 4:08 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's public schools are prohibited from suspending or expelling elementary school students for violating school uniform rules.
- Indiana elementary school making space station call Updated: Jun-30-15 3:49 am
BUNKER HILL, Indiana - Students at a northern Indiana elementary school will be making a very long distance call to the International Space Station later this summer.
- Kansas officials want school funding ruling put on hold Updated: Jun-29-15 5:44 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' attorney general on Monday asked the state's highest court to put on hold a lower court's decision ordering roughly $50 million more in aid to public school districts this week.
- Auditor finds district used general fund money on activities Updated: Jun-29-15 5:33 pm
ASHLAND, Kentucky - State Auditor Adam Edelen has released a report that finds a northeastern Kentucky school district transferred $360,000 to school activity funds over three years with little or no knowledge by the school board.
- Upstate New York school district settles anti-Semitism suit Updated: Jun-29-15 5:20 pm
PINE BUSH, New York - An upstate New York school district will pay $4.48 million and pass curriculum and training reforms to settle a lawsuit filed by five current and former Jewish students who claimed they were victims of anti-Semitism in the schools.
- Colorado's high court blocks school voucher program Updated: Jun-29-15 5:18 pm
DENVER - A school voucher program in suburban Denver violates the state constitution because it provides funding for students to attend religious schools, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday.
- Mississippi bans text-and-drive, repeals inspection sticker Updated: Jun-29-15 4:16 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Several new laws in Mississippi will affect people's everyday lives, including their driving habits. Here's a look at some proposals approved by the Legislature during the 2015 session and signed into law by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant: