- US lawyers looking into 2014 school civil rights complaint Updated: May-23-15 10:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Education have been in New Orleans this week to look into a year-old complaint alleging racial inequities in the city's public schools.
- Up & Down in Texas politics: Tax cuts; crunch time calm Updated: May-23-15 9:05 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott used his January inaugural address to promise "lasting" property tax cuts.
- Waterbury teachers seek to help underprivileged students Updated: May-23-15 3:04 am
WATERBURY, Connecticut - Several years ago, Marcos Pacheco Hernandez was known as the toughest kid at Kennedy High School.
- Sandoval announces bonuses, scholarships to attract teachers Updated: May-22-15 11:40 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Friday that he wants to launch a teacher training scholarship program and a series of bonuses aimed at tackling Nevada's severe teacher shortage.
- Newark students crowd streets to protest administration Updated: May-22-15 7:32 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Hundreds of students crowded city streets to protest the public school administration on Friday.
- School apologizes to 6th-grader for barring Bible verse Updated: May-22-15 6:15 pm
LAS VEGAS - A public charter school in North Las Vegas has apologized to a sixth-grader after telling her she couldn't use a Bible verse for a classroom assignment.
- Assembly OKs bill to convert struggling schools to charters Updated: May-22-15 6:02 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Assembly has approved a measure that would allow the state to turn persistently low-performing public schools into charter schools.
- Dayton takes preschool pitch to Minnesota's tiniest students Updated: May-22-15 5:56 pm
APPLE VALLEY, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton took his pitch for statewide preschool directly to Minnesota's smallest students on Friday as he gears up to convince legislators to fund one of his top priorities.
- Legislature approves extension of reading test exemptions Updated: May-22-15 5:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a bill making it easier for Oklahoma third-graders to advance to fourth grade even if they can't demonstrate basic reading skills.
- Public ed chief: Less time on testing to help state schools Updated: May-22-15 5:03 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's top public school official said Friday that teachers will have more time to spend with children in the classroom rather on bureaucratic processes thanks to a decision to reduce the time students spend taking tests based on the Common Core standards.
- Sheridan alternative PE classes teach trust, leadership Updated: May-22-15 4:55 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Standing atop a tiny platform perched on a 16-foot wooden beam held erect by children applying equal pressure to ropes tied to all four sides, students in alternative physical education classes at Sheridan Junior High School and Fort Mackenzie High School took the "leap of faith."
- Albuquerque schools won't pay $1.4 million for PARCC testing Updated: May-22-15 3:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Albuquerque Public Schools won't be reimbursing the state education department for this spring's PARCC testing costs.
- Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training Updated: May-22-15 11:35 am
BURIEN, Washington - When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass.
- Elementary school students study Celery Bog Nature Area Updated: May-22-15 9:22 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - On a sunny Wednesday morning when most students were stuck at their desks, nearly 100 Edgelea Elementary School fourth-graders headed out to the Celery Bog Nature Area to learn about the environment.
- Teacher accused of passing pot brownies to students Updated: May-22-15 7:59 am
COVINGTON, Louisiana - A former Archbishop Hannan High School teacher turned herself in after being accused of passing out brownies laced with marijuana to two girls.
- More NC budget changes made before House gives initial OK Updated: May-22-15 12:50 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A solid bipartisan majority in the House gave initial approval Thursday night to the chamber's state budget proposal for the next two years that was buoyed by additional expected funds from a recovering economy for pay raises, reserves and Medicaid.
- Sophomore says high school denied her anti-abortion club Updated: May-21-15 9:44 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas high school sophomore says administrators denied her application to form an anti-abortion club on campus, and lawyers are demanding the Clark County School District reverse its decision.
- Kansas House approves variety of election changes Updated: May-21-15 8:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House approved a measure Thursday that would move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years in a bid to boost turnout.
- Bill to limit grounds for expulsions clears Oregon House Updated: May-21-15 7:13 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A measure trimming back the reasons school children can be kicked out of school in order to address what supporters call the "school-to-prison pipeline" cleared the Legislature on Thursday with bipartisan support.
- Ballot error could cause election redo in Idaho Updated: May-21-15 4:41 pm
CALDWELL, Idaho - An Idaho city may have to redo its school board election after officials found problems with ballots in one district.
- Grant will aid school counseling Updated: May-21-15 4:07 pm
CORINTH, Mississippi - The Corinth School District has received a federal grant to establish and expand counseling programs.
- 2 more applications for charter schools in Washington Updated: May-21-15 2:45 pm
SEATTLE - Two organizations have submitted applications this spring to open charter schools in Washington state.
- Bill ending at-risk student requirement goes to NC governor Updated: May-21-15 1:14 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina legislature has agreed reports from teachers documenting a proposed pathway for an at-risk public school student to academic improvement is now unnecessary and should be repealed.
- Program gives students a head start toward college Updated: May-21-15 12:58 pm
STANFIELD, Oregon - High school graduation usually marks the beginning of a new journey, but for most Stanfield students graduating Sunday the transition from high school to college won't seem like much of a transition at all.
- Political argument in Cody over education materials Updated: May-21-15 12:32 pm
CODY, Wyoming - Proposed new reading materials for students in Cody schools have drawn criticism from some who say they promote a liberal agenda, including inaccurate discussion of global warming and a disproportionate focus on the stories of minorities.