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Stories with subject: Education policy
  • new storyKansas chancellor vetoes fees for multicultural student body 
    Updated: May-05-16 12:17 pm

    LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has vetoed student funding for a parallel government for minority students.

  • Education officials urged to protect transgender students 
    Updated: May-05-16 9:40 am

    HONOLULU - Transgender community leaders and supporters are calling on Hawaii education officials to implement policies and training for staff to help ensure the safety and fair treatment of transgender students.

  • Lincoln school district amends controversial issues policy 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 12:05 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Lincoln Board of Education has updated its policy on handling controversial issues, saying that the purpose of having conversations on such topics is to develop critical thinkers.

  • State Board of Ed. president urges support for LGBT students 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 1:46 pm

    DEARBORN, Michigan - Michigan's Board of Education president has told policy makers and educators in Dearborn that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students should be acknowledged and embraced in school to help improve learning and life outcomes.

  • Maryland approves scholarships for school choice program 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:44 am

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland General Assembly has approved state-funded scholarships that will enable parents to enroll children in private or parochial schools next fall.

  • Missouri Legislature passes bill to cap school funding goal 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 8:07 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill redefining adequate K-12 school funding so the state can spend hundreds of millions of dollars less but still meet the target for fully funding schools.

  • High court's turn in fight over California teacher tenure story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 7:05 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Teachers across California may have breathed a sigh of relief when an appellate court upheld job protection that has long been considered sacrosanct.

  • State Senate, House almost $50M apart on education proposals 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 6:06 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Lawmakers in the state Senate and House are putting the finishing touches on their school spending packages, queuing up a lengthy debate over the cost and just where that money should come from. Education is one of the few issues so far where lawmakers have shown signs of agreement, but there's still a gulf of about $50 million between their proposals.

  • Students protest over Spain's education law, university fees 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 10:22 am

    MADRID - Thousands of high school students have staged demonstrations in cities across Spain to protest over the country's education law, changes in the duration of university degrees and university fee hikes.

  • Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 12:03 am

    WASHINGTON - It's time for a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren - one that spotlights the importance of science, social studies and the arts, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says.

  • US education secretary to visit Vegas to promote schools act 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 3:56 pm

    LAS VEGAS - The federal government's top education official is due to visit a magnet school in Las Vegas this week as part of a three-state trip promoting the Obama administration's new Every Student Succeeds Act.