- Judge dismisses lawsuit against Metro Nashville Schools Updated: Feb-12-16 5:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a student against the Metro Nashville Public School system alleging she was pulled out of an algebra class so she wouldn't have to take a test, allowing her school to artificially inflate its scores.
- Department of Education looking for work group applicants Updated: Feb-12-16 2:05 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Department of Education says it's looking for people who want to review education content standards.
- Landry drops fight with Edwards over Common Core lawsuit Updated: Feb-11-16 6:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general ended a political feud with the state's new governor on Thursday over Common Core, saying he agrees it is time to drop a lawsuit claiming that federal authorities were trying to force states to adopt the math and English education standards.
- The Latest: Landry drops 'Common Core' fight with Edwards Updated: Feb-11-16 5:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on a disagreement between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry over whether to pursue a lawsuit against the federal government over Common Core education standards (all times local):
- Bill to limit student testing advances in Legislature Updated: Feb-11-16 1:01 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A bill that would limit the number of hours Wyoming students can spend taking statewide assessment tests is moving on to the House floor.
- State: No carcinogens found in air at Portland schools Updated: Feb-10-16 8:11 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Air tests at five Portland schools have found no traces of carcinogens that have been found in other neighborhoods of the city.
- Ohio report cards to reflect students who opted out of tests Updated: Feb-09-16 6:50 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio education officials say district performance ratings for last year will reflect the impact of students who opted out of high-stakes standardized testing.
- The Latest: Department of education scraps online test Updated: Feb-08-16 7:07 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Latest on school assessment testing computer glitches. (all times local)
- 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.
- Test reveals elevated lead in water at Greentown school Updated: Feb-05-16 4:42 pm
GREENTOWN, Indiana - A rural school district in central Indiana isn't allowing students or employees to use its tap water after testing discovered elevated levels of lead.
- Jefferson County Public Schools stops requiring some tests Updated: Feb-05-16 12:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Jefferson County Public Schools has announced it is not requiring teachers to give students diagnostic tests for the rest of the year.
- Test finds lead in water fixtures at 2 Gig Harbor schools Updated: Feb-05-16 4:16 am
TACOMA, Washington - The Peninsula School District has informed families that high levels of lead have been found in water fixtures at two Gig Harbor schools.
- Jindal lawsuit against Common Core scrapped by new governor Updated: Feb-04-16 6:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he is ending Louisiana's lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration over the Common Core education standards.
- Alabama Senate committee debates repealing Common Core Updated: Feb-04-16 8:18 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The debate over the state's education standards has begun again with a public hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core standards in Alabama public schools.
- GED scoring adjustment means 647 Virginia test takers passed Updated: Feb-04-16 1:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - More than 600 people who barely failed their high school equivalency test in Virginia have now passed without retaking the exam.
- Panel Oks Common Core changes for education board vote Updated: Feb-02-16 6:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A 26-member panel of Louisiana educators overwhelmingly approved a package of revisions Tuesday to the Common Core education standards used in the state, although two members questioned whether teachers can be adequately prepared to make the transition in time for the next school year.
- The Latest: Panel approves common core revisions Updated: Feb-02-16 1:47 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on a state panel's work to revise the Common Core standards (all times local):
- House passes bill that would cut high school science test Updated: Jan-25-16 6:27 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington House has passed a bill Monday that would eliminate the need to pass a science test to graduate from high school.
- Omaha education board approves new sex education standards Updated: Jan-21-16 6:46 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Omaha Board of Education has approved an update to sex education standards after months of debate.
- In Omaha, and much of US, debate over sex education rages on Updated: Jan-17-16 9:20 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Rival factions yelling at one another amid angry pushing. Tirades about condoms, and claims of misinformation. A parent declaring that children are being force-fed course material "straight from the pits of hell."
- School districts add Native American culture to curriculum Updated: Jan-17-16 2:02 am
MOUNT VERNON, Washington - Though a channel divides the town of La Conner from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community reservation, the two cultures are intertwined in Michael Carrigan's shop class at La Conner High School.
- Kitten found in school parking lot tests positive for rabies Updated: Jan-15-16 7:25 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Health officials in North Dakota say a kitten that was found in the parking lot of a high school in Fargo has tested positive for rabies.