- South Dakota sales tax goes up next week to 4.5 percent Updated: May-23-16 8:20 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Department of Revenue is reminding residents and businesses that the state's sales tax is set to go up next week.
- Regents want pay gap suit from former SDSU professor tossed Updated: May-23-16 2:57 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The South Dakota Board of Regents is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former South Dakota State University professor who claims she was paid less than colleagues who were not black and female.
- Faculty strike at Green River College to protest cuts Updated: May-23-16 2:38 pm
AUBURN, Washington - Faculty members are striking at Green River College in Auburn to protest cuts proposed by the administration.
- Scientists get money to study astronaut memory Updated: May-23-16 3:33 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Two University of Central Florida professors have been awarded $900,000 to study how astronauts' memory and attention spans change during long missions in space.
- Longtime Bismarck State College professor retiring at 80 Updated: May-21-16 4:55 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The oldest staff member at Bismarck State College is stepping down from his full-time faculty position not long before he turns 81, but Rev. Marv Mutzenberger isn't ready to leave the classroom yet.
- Compared to 2015, N Carolina budget talks looking simpler Updated: May-21-16 11:52 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - After a three-month budget stalemate in 2015 that also pulled substantial proposals on taxes, Medicaid and economic incentives into already complicated negotiations, House and Senate Republicans insist they aren't staying in Raleigh all summer long.
- Minot teachers, school board reach tentative agreement Updated: May-21-16 11:16 am
MINOT, North Dakota - Negotiators for the Minot Public School Board and the Minot Education Association have come together on a tentative agreement for teacher contracts during the upcoming school year.
- Some Las Vegas teachers find ideal school across state line Updated: May-21-16 10:58 am
LAS VEGAS - Roxanne Lang sinks into the backseat, munching on a breakfast of toast swaddled in a paper towel.
- Schools to get immediate cash from school measure Updated: May-20-16 7:17 pm
PHOENIX - The passage of a measure boosting education funding by tapping Arizona's land trust and using general fund cash means school districts will see an immediate infusion of nearly $300 million next month and slightly more for the coming school year.
- Budget shortage means delay in changes for teacher licensing Updated: May-20-16 3:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A budget gap at the Minnesota Board of Teaching is slowing down efforts to improve the state's educator licensing system.
- University of Delaware announces plan to increase diversity Updated: May-20-16 11:58 am
NEWARK, Delaware - The University of Delaware has announced a commitment to recruiting more diverse students and faculty from under-represented backgrounds.
- Budget adjustments clear North Carolina House by wide margin Updated: May-19-16 11:03 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The House's $22.2 billion budget adjustment bill received final approval Thursday by the same wide margin as the day before, its support buoyed by pay raises, a tax break and no deep spending cuts.
- U of Illinois will give public free access to research Updated: May-19-16 10:45 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - University of Illinois trustees have approved a plan to provide open access to research published by university faculty and others.
- State board OKs plan to roll out master teacher pay bonuses Updated: May-19-16 7:45 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Just like their students, experienced teachers in Idaho looking for a bonus will have to show their work under a plan recently adopted by the Idaho State Board of Education.
- Professors group faults firing of Missouri professor Updated: May-19-16 12:36 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - An investigation by a national professors group has found that the University of Missouri Board of Curator likely bowed to political pressure when it fired an assistant professor over her role last year in a race-related student protest.
- The Latest: Amendments blocked LGBT law, I-77 toll repeals Updated: May-19-16 12:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on North Carolina House debate over proposed budget adjustments for next year (all times local):
- Board changes Hawaii teacher evaluation policy Updated: May-19-16 9:12 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii teachers will no longer have their performance evaluations directly tied to students' standardized testing scores under a change approved by state education officials.
- Wolf vetoes bill to curb use of seniority in teacher layoffs Updated: May-18-16 5:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is rejecting a bill that would have limited the use of seniority when school districts have to lay off teachers.
- New York announces effort to increase number of teachers Updated: May-18-16 5:08 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York education officials have announced plans to address a shortage of teachers by changing teacher preparation programs and promoting pride in the profession.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court deals Walker loss on education case Updated: May-18-16 4:42 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt Gov. Scott Walker a defeat on Wednesday, upholding a ruling that preserves the independence of the state's elected education secretary and denies the governor veto power he sought over the office.
- Correction: Teacher Raises-Sales Taxes story Updated: May-18-16 12:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - In a story May 17 about a proposed cigarette tax increase, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the proposal would reduce planned cuts to Oklahoma's Medicare reimbursement rates. It would reduce planned cuts to the state's Medicaid reimbursement rates.
- Virginia's lagging revenues could delay pay raises Updated: May-18-16 7:27 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's lagging revenues could delay a 3 percent pay raise scheduled for state employees and college faculty.
- AEA files lawsuit to halt health premium increases Updated: May-17-16 6:14 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Education Association on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the state teacher's insurance board over what AEA attorneys say is a violation of the Open Meetings Act.
- Illinois professors protest Gov. Rauner's board nomination Updated: May-17-16 4:14 pm
URBANA, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice to fill the college faculty slot on the Illinois Board of Higher Education has prompted backlash from faculty at the University of Illinois and across the state.
- DC university cuts 10 professors from art school Updated: May-17-16 10:40 am
WASHINGTON - George Washington University won't renew one-year contracts of 10 full-time faculty members at its Corcoran school amid declining enrollment at the art school.