- Ohio lawmakers OK bill overhauling charter school oversight Updated: Oct-07-15 5:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - After years of emotional public debate, Ohio lawmakers passed an overhaul of the embattled charter-school system with new performance, accountability and reporting requirements, which supporters say should assure federal officials that millions of dollars in charter funding headed to the state will be wisely spent.
- Illinois to implement new ratings for schools, districts Updated: Oct-05-15 11:56 am
CHICAGO - Schools and school districts across Illinois will be subject to a rating system that was recently signed into law and is scheduled to launch this year.
- Indiana governor says 10 schools have received federal award Updated: Oct-02-15 6:53 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Ten schools in Indiana are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for "exemplary work" and innovation.
- 8 Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon recognition Updated: Sep-30-15 10:36 am
BALTIMORE - The U.S. Department of Education has named eight Maryland schools 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
- 5 Oklahoma schools honored for academic excellence Updated: Sep-30-15 8:37 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Department of Education is honoring five Oklahoma schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for their overall academic excellence.
- US Education Department honors 5 Arkansas schools Updated: Sep-30-15 8:35 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Department of Education is honoring five Arkansas schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for their overall academic excellence.
- Texas wins conditional 'No Child Left Behind' reprieve Updated: Sep-29-15 7:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Department of Education has granted Texas a conditional waiver to avoid academic accountability standards under the No Child Left Behind law.
- 3 New Mexico schools honored by US Department of Education Updated: Sep-29-15 5:38 pm
MELROSE, New Mexico - Three New Mexico schools will be honored at a November ceremony in the nation's capital after being named National Blue Ribbon Schools.
- RePublic Schools charter network gets $9.6M for expansion Updated: Sep-28-15 5:33 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - An operator of charter schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is in line to receive $9.6 million in federal funding, with plans to spend the money on expansion.
- Probe launched into Gwinnett schools' sex assault cases Updated: Sep-28-15 4:01 am
LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia - The U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Office has launched a federal investigation into the Gwinnett County Public School District's handling of two cases in which students have been accused of sexual misconduct.
- Arkansas students to take international assessment Updated: Sep-27-15 1:31 pm
LEPANTO, Arkansas - East Poinsett County 10th-grader Heath Cavitt enjoys competing.
- Preschool becoming expected for public schools Updated: Sep-26-15 9:32 am
RENO, Nevada - Children pour into the classroom, backpacks bouncing off the backs of their knees.
- Thompson: Jackson State gets $2.9 million award Updated: Sep-22-15 4:10 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Congressman Bennie G. Thompson says the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a First in the World Development Program grant in the amount of $2.9 million to Jackson State University.
- UVA reaches agreement to end sex-assault investigation Updated: Sep-21-15 8:18 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The University of Virginia and the Department of Education have reached an agreement over its handling of sexual assault complaints, ending a yearslong federal investigation into the school's procedures and policies, university and federal officials said Monday.
- State to mull limits on restraint, seclusion in SD schools Updated: Sep-16-15 7:27 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A proposal that would allow schools to physically subdue students only in emergency situations would remove South Dakota from the short list of states that lack regulations governing the use of restraint and seclusion.
- US Education secretary plans Ohio visit Updated: Sep-14-15 3:01 am
CINCINNATI - The head of the federal department of education plans to highlight college affordability for expanding student opportunities during a visit to Cincinnati.
- School but no students: Private education at crossroads Updated: Sep-11-15 6:15 am
RENO, Nevada - Heather Cameron shows up to work every day and sits in a silent school, alone, hopeful today will be different than the last.
- Review of debunked U.Va. gang rape to remain under wraps Updated: Sep-08-15 7:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - An independent review of the University of Virginia's handling of a student's gang rape allegations, graphically depicted in Rolling Stone magazine and later retracted, will not be publicly released because of student privacy concerns.