- Missouri school district adopts transgender policy Updated: Nov-28-15 2:18 pm
MARIONVILLE, Missouri - A southwest Missouri school district has a new policy governing bathroom usage for transgender students that some civil rights advocates are calling discriminatory.
- Groups try to build support for state school choice program Updated: Nov-27-15 2:05 am
LAS VEGAS - As lawyers duke it out over the constitutionality of Nevada's landmark education savings account program and state officials iron out much-needed regulations, a major question facing ESAs has been who will do the work of building the robust public support the program needs to be successful in the long term.
- Daniels creates Purdue safety panel after student protest Updated: Nov-25-15 11:28 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Purdue University is forming a campus safety relations committee following a student demonstration to protest problems with racism at the school's main campus.
- State lawyers question school choice program's military perk Updated: Nov-24-15 6:06 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is getting pushback from state lawyers over a rule he proposed to help military families and kindergartners more easily access Nevada's new education savings accounts.
- 'School choice' community wary of new governor Edwards Updated: Nov-23-15 5:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' alliances with education unions and traditional public school leaders are drawing concern that Louisiana's next governor will seek to revisit legislative battles over charter schools and the state's voucher program.
- Bipartisan agreement on bill to rework No Child Left Behind Updated: Nov-20-15 4:22 am
WASHINGTON - The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. After years of trying, Congress is finally on the verge of rewriting the 2002 law.
- High school Sex Ed teaching 'Yes means yes' rape prevention Updated: Nov-20-15 1:03 am
BELMONT, California - This is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy meet at a school dance. The boy drives her home. They kiss. What happens next, over the girl's protests, leaves him confused and her crying, no longer a virgin.
- Congress finally close to vote on new education law Updated: Nov-19-15 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is finally close to a vote to rewrite the outdated and highly criticized No Child Left Behind education law.
- Lawmakers polled on barring religious schools from program Updated: Nov-06-15 2:06 pm
HELENA, Montana - All 150 Montana lawmakers will be asked to vote on whether the state Department of Revenue undermined a new school-choice law by blocking religious schools from the tax-credit program.
- Nebraska holds off on further action on education law waiver Updated: Nov-06-15 11:06 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's education commissioner has advised the state to hold off on further action on its application for a waiver of some requirements of No Child Left Behind.
- Study: Most states link student learning to teacher reviews Updated: Nov-04-15 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Most states now require that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on student test scores - a move that's drawn fierce criticism from teachers' unions.
- Nebraska college gets $2.25M grant for student retention Updated: Nov-02-15 2:04 pm
CRETE, Nebraska - Nebraska's Doane College has received a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help improve retention rates for male and minority students over the next five years.