- Indianapolis coach facing sex charge remaining in custody Updated: Feb-08-16 8:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A former boys basketball coach in Indianapolis who's charged with trying to entice a 15-year-old female student into a sexual relationship told other students after he was forced to resign that the girl was trying to slander him and that he would turn his head if someone were to "mess her up," prosecutors said Monday.
- House sponsor delays voucher vote amid flurry of amendments Updated: Feb-08-16 7:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Proponents of a creating a limited school voucher program in Tennessee first feared that snow flurries would keep enough supporters from arriving for a House floor vote Monday.
- House panel OK's repeal of Arizona technical education cut Updated: Feb-08-16 4:26 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona House committee on Monday unanimously approved a proposal restoring nearly all the cuts made to high school career and technical education programs last year, setting the stage for the full House to consider the emergency legislation.
- Kansas school district realignment bill paused after concern Updated: Feb-08-16 1:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The chairman of the Kansas House Education Committee says it's unlikely that any action will be taken on a bill that would force the consolidation of more than half of the state's school districts.
- Iowa City school busing cuts raise concerns for families Updated: Feb-08-16 1:52 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Community members say they have mixed reactions to the Iowa City Community School Board's decision to eliminate a free busing service.
- West Texas school district makes switch to 4-day school week Updated: Feb-08-16 1:26 pm
DALLAS - The weekend will start a day early for children in a West Texas school district that's adopted a four-day week, a move seen as the first of its kind in this state since lawmakers gave schools greater leeway in setting their calendars.
- With only 29 students, Catholic school in Missouri hangs on Updated: Feb-08-16 1:20 pm
MONTROSE, Missouri - The bell tower of the old Catholic church rises above all else in this tabletop-flat town.
- Bill ending social promotion stalls in New Mexico Senate Updated: Feb-08-16 12:09 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A bill that calls for New Mexico third graders who don't show proficiency in reading to be held back has stalled in a Democratic-controlled Senate committee.
- High school featuring bilingual education opens in Detroit Updated: Feb-08-16 11:52 am
DETROIT - A new high school that includes a bilingual education program in Spanish and English has opened in Detroit.
- Montana allows students to replace Smarter Balanced with ACT Updated: Feb-08-16 10:55 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana will let high school juniors take the ACT instead of Smarter Balanced exams to fulfill national testing mandates this year.
- Broken pipe closes south-central Idaho school district Updated: Feb-08-16 10:32 am
HANSEN, Idaho - Students at a south-central Idaho school district are having a long weekend after a broken pipe caused flooding at the high school.
- Williston college expands scholarship program to 5 counties Updated: Feb-08-16 10:24 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Williston State College has expanded its free scholarship program to five counties in North Dakota's oil patch.
- Video shows student with cerebral palsy pushed down, kicked Updated: Feb-08-16 9:14 am
PENN HILLS, Pennsylvania - A school district in the Pittsburgh suburbs is investigating video on social media showing a student with cerebral palsy being pushed down and kicked.
- Report finds enforcement gap in seclusion, restraint policy Updated: Feb-08-16 5:57 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio schools have gaps in the way they enforce a rule limiting the seclusion and restraint of students whose behavior affects order in schools, a disability rights group said in a report released Monday.
- High school loosens up dress code, OKs pajama pants Updated: Feb-08-16 5:08 am
LAWRENCEBURG, Kentucky - Teachers and parents at a Lawrenceburg high school have voted to allow students to wear a variety of clothing that were previously banned, including pajama pants.
- Apparent gunfire in Dothan hits 3 Christian schools, church Updated: Feb-08-16 4:24 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - Authorities say windows seem to have been shot out at three Christian schools and one church in Dothan.
- Debate continues over high school's Gay-Straight Alliance Updated: Feb-07-16 5:38 pm
WINCHESTER, Tennessee - Supporters and critics of a Franklin County High School group that meets to talk about issues among gay and heterosexual students at the school will discuss the organization at the county school board's upcoming meeting.
- Teacher placed on leave for alleged student relationship Updated: Feb-07-16 2:18 pm
HAMDEN, Connecticut - A teacher at a college preparatory school has been placed on paid administrative leave following allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a high school student.
- Several projects in works at southwest North Dakota schools Updated: Feb-07-16 1:01 pm
DICKINSON, North Dakota - Several schools in southwestern North Dakota are in the midst of or have plans for major construction projects.
- Williston district to hold bond referendum on new school Updated: Feb-07-16 12:35 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A school district in Williston is holding a bond referendum on a new school as officials seek to alleviate overcrowding amid student enrollment growth.
- Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:40 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time.
- Texas standardized test panel asked to consider online exam Updated: Feb-06-16 3:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A panel considering updates to standardized tests for Texas students received suggestions ranging from offering the exams online to no longer requiring students to pass the tests to graduate from high school, a newspaper reported.
- Some Hattiesburg school workers receive salary cuts Updated: Feb-06-16 12:05 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Classified employees in the financially troubled Hattiesburg Public School District will be subject to a 5 percent salary cut for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year. That's according to a letter sent Thursday by interim Superintendent Greg Ladner.
- 5 graduates return to coach Lexington High's speech team Updated: Feb-06-16 11:06 am
LEXINGTON, Nebraska - Five graduates of Lexington High School are coaching the school's speech team, the same team they once competed on together.
- Ballet program encourages Davenport children to read Updated: Feb-06-16 10:51 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa - About 1,400 first-graders in the Davenport Community School District received ballet lessons last week, thanks to a pilot program developed by Ballet Quad-Cities to encourage reading.