- Ex-treasurer admits to stealing $65,000 from teachers union Updated: Aug-29-15 1:05 pm
CHARLEROI, Pennsylvania - The former treasurer of a western Pennsylvania teachers union has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $65,000 from the organization's emergency strike fund.
- Hometown names school for teacher killed at Newtown Updated: Aug-29-15 12:04 pm
STRATFORD, Connecticut - A teacher who died trying to protect her students during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown has had a new school named after her.
- Small native prairie on Kansas campus to be restored Updated: Aug-29-15 11:41 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A small piece of native prairie tucked away on the University of Kansas campus will be restored this year.
- Pair of southwest Ohio colleges await accreditation status Updated: Aug-29-15 11:27 am
WILBERFORCE, Ohio - Two small higher education institutions in southwestern Ohio are waiting to learn their accreditation status, necessary for students to be eligible for certain types of financial aid.
- URI awarded grant to create writing program for sciences Updated: Aug-29-15 11:22 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island has been awarded $500,000 to create a writing program for graduate students in the sciences.
- New bill would ban minors from using tanning beds Updated: Aug-29-15 11:19 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Children of all ages would be barred from using tanning beds in Wisconsin under a bill moving through the state Legislature.
- Professional works to teach students more about farms Updated: Aug-29-15 10:52 am
MOVILLE, Iowa - On a steamy day in July, nearly one dozen teachers file into a room at the Moville Community Center. This particular day of their summer "vacation" is filled with talk about corn, soybeans, wind power soil structure.
- Orchard grows food, sprouts education on raising fruit trees Updated: Aug-29-15 10:46 am
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska - It's hard to beat biting into a juicy apple plucked right from the tree.
- Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty Updated: Aug-29-15 10:45 am
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Next up for Bill Cubit is Illinois' season opener against Kent State, and that's it. The interim coach is focused on what he can control at the troubled school.
- Rutgers researchers reviving historic New Jersey tomato seed Updated: Aug-29-15 10:44 am
BRIDGETON, New Jersey - The Jersey tomato has a special place in its home state's self-image, and not only because New Jersey's farmers grew and sold more than 62 million pounds of them last year, $38.1 million worth.
- Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico Updated: Aug-29-15 10:43 am
DALLAS - Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.
- WVU to discuss future of 2 southern W.Va. campuses Updated: Aug-29-15 9:59 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - A meeting has been scheduled to discuss the future of West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery and WVU's new satellite campus in Beckley.
- GeoGirls take on science at Mount St. Helens Updated: Aug-29-15 9:47 am
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Washington - Mai Brodniak crouched on the bank of Coldwater Lake while Cynthia Gardner, a U.S. Geological Survey research geologist, showed her how to stack sieves with various sizes of screens to separate the lake's gravel by size.
- Trial date set for teacher charged with witness intimidation Updated: Aug-29-15 9:44 am
PITTSBURGH - Trial is scheduled Oct. 22 for a western Pennsylvania teacher accused of having intimidated a student who alleged that another teacher had sex with her.
- Marshall professor making anti-discrimination film Updated: Aug-29-15 9:41 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - When Syrian immigrant George Rashid traveled to the United States in 1901, he arrived envisioning a life of prosperity and limitless opportunity.
- As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled Updated: Aug-29-15 9:31 am
LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
- After 60 years of research, McLaughlin faces new challenge Updated: Aug-29-15 5:05 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Since its 1954 inception as a small research laboratory in out-of-the-way Great Falls, Montana, the McLaughlin Research Institute has grown to a highly respected biomedical research center whose scientists' research has been cited as contributing to the work of two Nobel Prize winners for physiology or medicine.
- Awards recognize Illinois students with big ideas Updated: Aug-29-15 4:43 am
URBANA, Illinois - The University of Illinois is looking for high school students who are putting innovative ideas into action.
- Program to draw Native Americans into health care fields Updated: Aug-29-15 2:22 am
VERMILLION, South Dakota - A federal grant of nearly $450,000 will help the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine provide career and academic mentoring to high school students on two of the state's Native American reservations.
- Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener Updated: Aug-28-15 11:15 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.
- Oregon's first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod Updated: Aug-28-15 9:18 pm
Transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season.
- Ex-Adams County teacher ordered to trail on sex charges Updated: Aug-28-15 8:58 pm
BRIGHTON, Colorado - A judge ordered a former Adams County elementary school teacher to stand trial on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted six of his students.
- Task force: Community college accreditor should be dropped Updated: Aug-28-15 8:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California community college task force is recommending the system's Board of Governors drop its regional accrediting agency after consistently failing to address calls for reform.
- Fall classes suspended at school with machete death Updated: Aug-28-15 7:35 pm
HOMESTEAD, Florida - Fall classes have been suspended at a U.S. Department of Labor vocational school in South Florida where one student was hacked to death with a machete and four other students were later charged with his murder.
- Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast Updated: Aug-28-15 7:26 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.