- Senator: New York schools need federal funds to test water Updated: Apr-29-16 12:20 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing new legislation that would help school districts across New York state test their drinking water for potential lead contamination.
- Tests show 6 more Tacoma schools with lead in water Updated: Apr-28-16 5:27 pm
SEATTLE - A review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools in Tacoma with unsafe amounts of lead in some sources of drinking water, officials said Thursday.
- Iowa lawmakers agree on oversight bill for boarding schools Updated: Apr-28-16 4:55 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa will have clear regulatory authority over private boarding schools in the state under a legislative deal reached Thursday that also protects religious curriculum at such institutions and other educational facilities.
- Nearly 400K Virginia students to take shorter SOL math tests Updated: Apr-28-16 4:38 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Nearly 400,000 Virginia elementary and middle school students will take shorter Standards of Learning math tests this spring.
- State abruptly cancels contract with TNReady creator Updated: Apr-27-16 9:04 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state of Tennessee on Wednesday abruptly terminated a $107.7 million contract with a testing company following repeated failures with the rollout of the new assessment called TNReady.
- State proposes gradual rise in diploma test score standard Updated: Apr-27-16 2:13 pm
BALTIMORE - The Maryland State Board of Education says it plans to gradually increase the standardized test scores that students must achieve to earn a high school diploma starting next school year.
- Schools plan more water testing after elevated lead found Updated: Apr-27-16 5:26 am
FARMINGTON, Michigan - More testing is planned of water in a suburban Detroit school district's buildings after slightly elevated levels of lead were found at some drinking fountains and other fixtures.
- Schools getting $2M to help test for lead in drinking water Updated: Apr-26-16 2:35 pm
BOSTON - School districts that want to test for lead in their drinking water are getting a $2 million boost from the state.
- The Latest: Employee placed on leave over school lead levels Updated: Apr-25-16 10:04 pm
TACOMA, Washington - The Latest on tests that showed high levels of lead at two Tacoma elementary schools (all times local):
- Common Core testing begins Monday in La. public schools Updated: Apr-25-16 1:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - About 300,000 public school students are taking tests this week tied to the Common Core education standards without the boycotts or heated political rhetoric that marked the testing last year.
- Why this school doesn't have tests, grades or homework Updated: Apr-23-16 10:03 am
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio - Oskar Dennis sees the tiny green plant on the forest floor and abruptly stops, sliding a bit in the mud.
- School board chairman accused of cheating to get his GED Updated: Apr-21-16 4:54 pm
BARBOURVILLE, Kentucky - The chairman of a Kentucky school board, who dropped out of high school at 17, hoped to settle the controversy raging around whether a diploma he bought online was real. So Dexter Smith signed up to take the GED exam.
- Computer glitch forces schools to postpone PARCC tests Updated: Apr-20-16 4:10 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A computer glitch has caused many New Jersey schools to postpone PARCC testing.
- Court rejects religious challenge to science standards Updated: Apr-20-16 11:35 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A federal appeals court has rejected a nonprofit group's claim that science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism.
- The Citadel considers exception to allow Muslim headscarf Updated: Apr-15-16 4:56 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - An incoming freshman female student at The Citadel has asked the military college to let her wear a traditional Muslim headscarf when she begins classes in the fall, the first time such a request has been made at the school known for its buttoned-up uniforms and close-cropped haircuts.
- Arkansas Board of Education adopts new math standards Updated: Apr-15-16 1:04 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Board of Education has adopted new math standards for grades kindergarten through 12, which revises more than half of the national Common Core standards that are now in place.
- Kansas Wesleyan optimistic about nursing accreditation Updated: Apr-15-16 12:53 pm
SALINA, Kansas - Kansas Wesleyan University President Matt Thompson says he is optimistic the school's nursing program will regain accreditation this fall.
- High copper or lead levels seen in 19 Detroit schools' water Updated: Apr-14-16 6:30 pm
DETROIT - Detroit's hard-pressed school system has found elevated levels of lead and copper in nearly a third of its elementary schools, contamination that one expert says could be found nationwide, wherever school authorities spend the time and money to look.
- New Mexico seeks charter school standards Updated: Apr-13-16 12:15 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's public education secretary is urging state lawmakers to establish standards for closing charter schools that do not measure up to academic standards and financial controls.
- Missouri Senate OKs subsidizing high school equivalency test Updated: Apr-12-16 9:26 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri would pay testing fees for residents taking a high school equivalency test for the first time under a proposal that has won initial approval in the state Senate.
- Des Moines schools testing drinking water for lead Updated: Apr-12-16 7:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Des Moines Public Schools officials say the district is testing school drinking water for lead.
- Most school districts in New Jersey go untested for lead Updated: Apr-09-16 1:12 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Fears are growing in New Jersey over how much lead is in school water.
- State official: Answers erased on about 14,220 STAAR tests Updated: Apr-06-16 1:55 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The state's top education official says a computer glitch erased answers on about 14,220 standardized tests taken by Texas high school students.
- Pros, cons voiced as New York's Common Core testing begins Updated: Apr-05-16 5:29 pm
BUFFALO, New York - Common Core testing got under way in schools across New York Tuesday as questions remain about whether shortening the exams and removing results from teacher evaluations did anything to lessen the number of students "opting out."
- Group gathering signatures to expand Oregon outdoor school Updated: Apr-05-16 10:44 am
CORVALLIS, Oregon - About half of all Oregon students participate in outdoor school at some point in their education.