- Orchestra instructors want to grow program at Gary school Updated: Jun-01-15 5:08 pm
GARY, Indiana - The teachers who run the school orchestra at Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts Academy in Gary are committed to growing the program despite financial challenges in the local school district, they said.
- Georgia education department creates fine arts position Updated: Jun-01-15 11:54 am
ATLANTA - A new position at the Georgia Department of Education will focus on fine arts, including music, dance, theatre and visual arts.
- St. Paul Karen students act out their lives' journeys Updated: May-30-15 5:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - When it was time to choose roles in the play, Mu Pa chose the part of a Burmese soldier.
- Colleges work now so Tenn. Promise students succeed later Updated: May-30-15 2:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Promise is bringing changes to every corner of the state.
- Governor unveils 20 percent jump in funds to train teachers Updated: May-29-15 3:36 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico will see a 20 percent increase in funding aimed at providing more training for math and science teachers at schools in rural and impoverished areas, the governor announced Friday.
- Memo: Eliminating DNR positions could take more jobs with it Updated: May-28-15 5:33 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate about 30 scientist and educator positions in the Department of Natural Resources could result in the agency losing dozens of additional positions his proposal doesn't account for, according to a report from state fiscal analysts.
- Madison college students create algae-removal system Updated: May-27-15 12:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A system that clears up surface-level algae by slurping it away and depositing it into a dumpster will make its debut this summer in Madison lakes.
- Lafayette School Board weighs cost-saving measures Updated: May-27-15 10:50 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette School Board has started voting on cost-cutting measures to balance its budget ahead of the new school year.
- State cites 2 districts for disproportionate punishment Updated: May-26-15 1:37 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The state Department of Education has cited two northern Indiana school districts for disproportionately disciplining black special education students.
- University begins project to help blind students with math Updated: May-24-15 9:31 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Until he was 13, Logan Prickett did everything a normal child did.
- San Francisco mulls limiting elite art school enrollment Updated: May-23-15 5:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco officials are mulling whether to bar enrollment of non-city residents in an elite creative arts high school.
- Dalewood students use hip-hop to learn STEM standards Updated: May-23-15 2:39 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - As science teacher Henry Oston queued up the backing track on a nearby laptop, eighth-grader Tahj Cargle motioned for his three friends standing behind him - Eric Kelly, Jamaal Ward and Jamichael Wilson - to join him at the front.
- Waterbury teachers seek to help underprivileged students Updated: May-23-15 3:04 am
WATERBURY, Connecticut - Several years ago, Marcos Pacheco Hernandez was known as the toughest kid at Kennedy High School.
- Sheridan alternative PE classes teach trust, leadership Updated: May-22-15 4:55 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Standing atop a tiny platform perched on a 16-foot wooden beam held erect by children applying equal pressure to ropes tied to all four sides, students in alternative physical education classes at Sheridan Junior High School and Fort Mackenzie High School took the "leap of faith."
- Elementary school students study Celery Bog Nature Area Updated: May-22-15 9:22 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - On a sunny Wednesday morning when most students were stuck at their desks, nearly 100 Edgelea Elementary School fourth-graders headed out to the Celery Bog Nature Area to learn about the environment.
- Audit: Staff at Cincinnati school lacked background checks Updated: May-22-15 9:01 am
CINCINNATI - An internal audit shows employees at Cincinnati's pioneering performing arts school had one-on-one access to students but didn't have valid background checks.
- Political argument in Cody over education materials Updated: May-21-15 12:32 pm
CODY, Wyoming - Proposed new reading materials for students in Cody schools have drawn criticism from some who say they promote a liberal agenda, including inaccurate discussion of global warming and a disproportionate focus on the stories of minorities.
- LGBT center teaches students sex ed Updated: May-21-15 10:02 am
LAS VEGAS - The Gay and Lesbian Community Center is offering free sex education classes to high school students as an alternative to the Clark County School District's abstinence-based sex ed.
- Ex-music teacher sentenced to 15 years in child pornography case Updated: May-20-15 2:50 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A former central Pennsylvania intermediate school music teacher has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a federal conviction of production of child pornography.
- Jail inmate finds solace in art, makes do with supplies Updated: May-20-15 2:04 pm
BREMERTON, Washington - After eight months in the Kitsap County Jail, Sally Birge could have taken a turn for the worse.
- Local college student modifies innovative biology technique Updated: May-20-15 10:42 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A local undergraduate student has altered an innovative biology technique developed at Stanford University to make it more cost-effective for researchers at smaller laboratories.
- John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools Updated: May-20-15 9:46 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that "to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible," says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools - and that includes evolution.
- After starting with 13, Victory Christian Academy grows Updated: May-20-15 9:36 am
VALPARAISO, Indiana - Natalie Eichelberg, of Valparaiso, looked on with pride as her preschooler, Elliana Eichelberg, received an award for having read several books over the last few weeks.
- Study: 47 percent of kindergartners ready for curriculum Updated: May-20-15 6:41 am
BALTIMORE - State officials say less than half of Maryland's kindergartners are ready to tackle the Common Core curriculum that's being rolled out in schools.
- School makes yearbook insert for special education students Updated: May-19-15 8:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah mother says the high school that angered her by leaving special education students out of its yearbook has decided to print special inserts with their photos.