- CU-Boulder gets $1 million for NASA to make space videos Updated: Oct-13-15 5:01 am
LONGMONT, Colorado - The University of Colorado is receiving $1 million from NASA to develop educational videos about space-related discoveries that will be distributed to planetariums across the nation.
- Missouri S&T prepares to open Haunted Mine Updated: Oct-13-15 5:01 am
ROLLA, Missouri - Engineering students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology are opening their underground chamber of fright next week.
- That New York twang: Nashville calls on Big Apple schools Updated: Oct-12-15 12:29 am
NEW YORK - As the Bronx middle schoolers harmonized in their auditorium and plucked out basic chords on ukuleles and guitars, in walked their music instructor, Liz Rose - a Grammy-award winning country songwriter from Nashville.
- New proposed Missouri math, English standards up for review Updated: Oct-11-15 1:43 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - It's been more than a year full of public meetings and reviews aimed at ultimately axing the current benchmarks for what Missouri schoolchildren should learn in each grade, but some opponents still are not satisfied with the proposed changes.
- Building boats: Workshop instills life skills in students Updated: Oct-10-15 12:14 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Retired Marine Tom Brandl stood on the shore of the Elizabeth River rallying his troops.
- Coroner: Student died of congenital heart ailment Updated: Oct-10-15 10:29 am
YATESBORO, Pennsylvania - A coroner says a western Pennsylvania high school student who died after he was treated for a reported fall in a school gym class had a congenital heart problem and died of natural causes.
- Former special ed teacher pleads guilty to battering student Updated: Oct-09-15 7:42 pm
PITTSBURG, Kansas - A southeast Kansas special education teacher has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery involving a 15-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy, is blind and confined to a wheelchair.
- University of Missouri launches $1.3B fundraising campaign Updated: Oct-09-15 12:16 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri has officially begun the public phase of the largest fundraising campaign in the school's history, with the goal of raising $1.3 billion by 2020.
- Special-needs advocates worry about proposed diploma changes Updated: Oct-09-15 11:21 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Advocates for Indiana's developmentally disabled students worry that a proposed revamping of the state's diploma system could make it much harder for special-needs youth to get a high school diploma.
- Sexual assaults in study-abroad programs draw new attention Updated: Oct-08-15 3:34 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - As colleges wrestle with how to address sexual assault, a legal challenge involving a small Vermont institution brings an obscure part of the equation to the fore: how to report, investigate and punish sexual assaults that happen in overseas-study programs.
- Biloxi schools nab $1 million STEM, military grant Updated: Oct-08-15 9:14 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - The Biloxi School District has received a $1 million grant to enhance math and science education and provide more support for military families.
- Purdue seeks leader for its newly formed charter high school Updated: Oct-08-15 4:00 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Purdue University is searching for a leader to helm its new charter high school that will boast a science- and math-focused curriculum.
- Anchorage library loans out skulls, furs and mounted animals Updated: Oct-07-15 4:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Need to borrow a polar bear fur? Or a walrus skull complete with tusks? Or how about a beluga whale vertebrae or piece of baleen?
- Purdue researcher gets $1.4M to study women in engineering Updated: Oct-06-15 3:56 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University researcher has landed a $1.4 million federal grant for her study of the barriers women often face in the engineering field.
- Publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers' Updated: Oct-05-15 7:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America "workers" in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state's combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews.
- Colorado schools expand search for teachers Updated: Oct-03-15 1:37 pm
DENVER - About 1,000 freshly minted teachers graduated in Colorado last year with credentials in elementary education.
- Fall enrollment down 4.3 percent at University of Montana Updated: Oct-03-15 12:28 pm
- 2 globe-trotting college professors bring world to class Updated: Oct-03-15 9:41 am
MIDDLETOWN, Virginia - When Ann and Robert "Rob" Simpson took a group of Lord Fairfax Community College students to the Galapagos Islands for a three-week educational visit, their tour guide showed up in a mini skirt and go-go boots.
- Sandy Valley schools need renovations Updated: Oct-03-15 9:29 am
SANDY VALLEY, Nevada - Shana Hairston can still remember sitting in class in the old building on the Sandy Valley School campus.
- Bend man honored with governor's volunteer award Updated: Oct-03-15 6:11 am
BEND, Oregon - A Bend man has been recognized for his work at Ponderosa Elementary School with a 2015 Governor's Volunteer Award.
- Kansas education commissioner says schools need to change Updated: Oct-02-15 3:19 pm
SALINA, Kansas - Kansas' new commissioner of education says schools need to become more focused on the student, not the system.
- Homeowner hopes to rebuild textbook collection after fire Updated: Oct-02-15 11:33 am
COLUMBIA, Maryland - Over the course of a 41-year career as a math educator, Honi Bamberger amassed a wealth of textbooks and teaching supplies.
- Arts education group to put up 75 blank canvases around NYC Updated: Oct-02-15 10:31 am
NEW YORK - A nonprofit that promotes arts education will put 75 blank canvases around New York City for passers-by to draw or paint on.
- Olympia middle school launches Citizen Science Institute Updated: Oct-02-15 6:11 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Donning safety gear and climbing up to "the catwalk" at Camp Colman was the easy part, according to 13-year-old Grace Playstead.
- California high schools to learn 'yes means yes' sex policy Updated: Oct-01-15 8:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation aimed at making California the first state in the nation to bring lessons about sexual consent required at many colleges into high schools, his office announced Thursday.