- House sends health exam requirement for students to Senate Updated: May-03-16 4:44 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Public school students would be required to have a wellness exam before entering kindergarten and sixth grade, if the Louisiana Senate agrees to a proposal that has won support from a divided state House.
- TOPS payment rate restriction wins final passage from House Updated: May-02-16 6:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - New cost controls are planned for TOPS as lawmakers struggle to pay for the nearly $300 million college tuition program.
- Wyoming drops out of education consortium Updated: May-02-16 5:13 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - State schools Superintendent Jillian Balow says Wyoming has dropped out of the state consortium that is involved with Common Core education tests.
- Tennessee disregarded red flags with TNReady testing firm Updated: May-02-16 11:42 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee officials knew of concerns about a testing company's ability to fulfill a $107.7 million contract to administer the new online TNReady standardized test even before this year's failed rollout, internal documents show.
- UConn again bringing in therapy dogs for finals week Updated: May-01-16 10:56 am
STORRS, Connecticut - The University of Connecticut is providing its students with therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of final exams.
- Deal considers measures as deadline looms Updated: Apr-30-16 11:41 am
ATLANTA - Several pieces of legislation continue to wait on the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal, as the May 3 deadline looms for Deal to sign, veto or opt to not take action on the measures.
- Hudson High classmates share perfect ACT score Updated: Apr-29-16 8:06 am
HUDSON, Wisconsin - Achieving a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam is a feat that less than one-tenth of one percent of American students achieve annually.
- IU hospital in Muncie taking precautions for Legionella Updated: Apr-28-16 11:19 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - An Indiana University hospital in Muncie is keeping water restrictions in place after tests last week found a positive test for the Legionella bacteria.
- Suspended teacher: Students call themselves idiot, retarded Updated: Apr-28-16 10:38 am
WESTMINSTER, South Carolina - A South Carolina school district has suspended a special education teacher after she used the terms "idiot," ''stupid" and "retarded" in a letter requesting her students be exempted from taking standardized tests.
- 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.
- Slow connection to statewide online test for some students Updated: Apr-27-16 6:22 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi students taking an online, statewide assessment have experienced some trouble connecting to the program.
- 5 educators arrested in El Paso schools fraud scheme Updated: Apr-27-16 6:05 pm
EL PASO, Texas - Five veteran El Paso school district educators were arrested Wednesday after a federal grand jury indicted them on conspiracy charges in an alleged scheme to rig the district's high-stakes test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms.
- Supreme Court considers lowering score required to pass bar Updated: Apr-27-16 3:08 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The state Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a proposal to lower the score aspiring attorneys need to pass the bar exam in Montana.
- 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.
- Small school, big payback Updated: Apr-27-16 2:05 am
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - When Terri Armstrong brought out a rack of eggs, the students couldn't hold back their excitement.
- 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.
- EXCHANGE: Battle underway against Rockford's education gap Updated: Apr-23-16 4:10 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - A pilot program launched in October is showing signs of success as educators look to arm thousands of adults in Boone and Winnebago counties with a high school equivalency certificate and skills that will land them a sustainable job.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Apr-20-16 1:49 pm
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
- DC schools chief asked contractor for $100K Updated: Apr-19-16 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The chancellor of Washington's public schools asked a food-service contractor for a $100,000 contribution to a Kennedy Center gala honoring teachers, weeks after the company was accused in a whistleblower lawsuit of cheating the city out of millions of dollars, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.
- Newspaper: Florida's top teachers found at affluent schools Updated: Apr-17-16 1:28 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - New bonus payments aimed at attracting and keeping good teachers in Florida have gone disproportionately to those who work with students from affluent families, an analysis by a Florida newspaper has found.
- Risky change in teaching pays off at Bellevue high school Updated: Apr-16-16 3:05 am
SEATTLE - About six years ago, Sammamish High School teachers decided to take a risky departure from how they had been teaching - providing fewer lectures and more opportunities for students to work together applying what they were learning to real-world problems.
- Resurrected sex education restrictions draw public ire Updated: Apr-15-16 9:41 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Public commenters berated two Wasilla legislators for inserting controversial language restricting sex education in schools in a parental rights and student testing bill.
- 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.
- Editorials from around New York Updated: Apr-13-16 12:47 pm
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
- Marsh says teacher evaluation bill is 'shelved' Updated: Apr-13-16 6:38 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate says he is shelving his education bill for the session after continued resistance to the idea of tying teacher evaluations to test score improvement.