- NC lottery nets $522 million for state education funding Updated: Jul-30-15 2:22 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Education Lottery surpassed records in sales and profits for the state, bringing in $522 million for education expenses in the most recent budget year, according to records released Thursday.
- Astoria summer school helps children of migrant workers Updated: Jul-29-15 5:00 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - Araceny Borja, 11, sat in a classroom at Astoria Middle School Thursday, only two months after she and her mother moved to the North Coast from Mexico for what she called "a better life."
- SC House study panel discusses boosting teacher pay Updated: Jul-29-15 3:16 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A House panel's solution for putting more high-quality teachers in rural South Carolina classrooms could involve paying higher salaries.
- Teachers in Chile vote to end 7-week strike Updated: Jul-27-15 12:49 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Thousands of teachers in Chile are ending one of their longest strikes in decades, which protested a bill in Congress that would tie pay to performance.
- Meehan seeks to restore vetoed UMass money Updated: Jul-27-15 8:35 am
BOSTON - University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan is lobbying state lawmakers to restore money vetoed from the university budget and pay for collectively bargained raises to staff and professors that have gone unfunded for a year.
- Educators reach tentative contract agreement in Rapid City Updated: Jul-24-15 1:40 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Educators and the school board in Rapid City have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract for teachers in the upcoming school year.
- New Jersey can keep using new teacher evaluations Updated: Jul-23-15 1:47 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The federal government has given New Jersey its blessing to keep using its new teacher-evaluation system.
- PA Cyber teachers get contract as state's only cyber union Updated: Jul-23-15 10:35 am
MIDLAND, Pennsylvania - Teachers at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School have their first contract.
- Cosby's embattled lawyer remains chairman of Temple trustees Updated: Jul-23-15 9:07 am
PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby, once the very public pride of Temple University, parted ways with the school last year amid allegations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted women. Now that his own words show behavior that was at least unsavory, his lawyer is feeling heat for continuing to serve as the chairman of the university's board of trustees.
- NYC to offer signing, retention bonuses for pre-K teachers Updated: Jul-22-15 8:07 pm
NEW YORK - Teachers at prekindergarten programs offered by community-based early childhood centers in New York City will receive a $2,500 signing bonus and a $3,500 retention bonus, officials said Wednesday.
- CSU approves 2 percent pay hike for chancellors, presidents Updated: Jul-21-15 5:50 pm
LONG BEACH, California - California State University presidents and other executives will receive an across-the-board 2 percent pay increase, a raise faculty union leaders brandished as part of a trend of "misplaced priorities."
- Point Park University drops challenge of faculty union Updated: Jul-21-15 8:08 am
PITTSBURGH - Officials at Point Park University in Pittsburgh have dropped their legal challenge over whether faculty members can unionize under the National Labor Relations Act.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: Jul-21-15 8:06 am
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- Lincoln schools raise budget for English-language learners Updated: Jul-20-15 4:26 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Officials at Lincoln Public Schools have budgeted $1.2 million to hire additional teachers for an influx of students who speak little English.
- Connecticut Democrats won't override Gov. Malloy's 9 vetoes Updated: Jul-17-15 5:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Democratic leaders of the Connecticut General Assembly announced Friday they've decided not to try and override any of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nine vetoes.
- Lawsuit says schools are breaking law in teacher evaluations Updated: Jul-16-15 9:11 pm
LOS ANGELES - The same organization that backed a landmark case on California's teacher tenure laws is funding a lawsuit filed Thursday that takes aim at districts not enforcing an act that requires student achievement data to be used on teacher evaluations.
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel names top aide to run Chicago's schools Updated: Jul-16-15 7:53 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday selected his chief of staff to lead the city's struggling public schools as the district deals with budget cuts and a multibillion-dollar pension crisis.
- Program meant to boost quality of education in math, science Updated: Jul-15-15 6:25 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota's million-dollar investment in a national education initiative will help the state move up the ladder in the number of U.S. students who take advanced placement classes, the state's superintendent of public instruction said Wednesday.
- Kansas lifts teacher licensure requirement in 6 districts Updated: Jul-14-15 6:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Unlicensed teachers can work in six Kansas school districts, the Kansas State Board of Education decided Tuesday by a narrow vote.
- State board expected to vote on unlicensed teacher proposal Updated: Jul-13-15 4:00 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A measure that would allow some Kansas school districts to hire unlicensed teachers to fill teaching positions is set to go before the state education board this week.
- Indiana schools report shortage of teacher applications Updated: Jul-12-15 1:12 pm
GREENSBURG, Indiana - School districts across Indiana are having trouble finding people to fill open teaching positions amid a nearly 63 percent drop in the number of licenses issued for first-time teachers by the state.
- New Jersey Common Core changes might not go far Updated: Jul-12-15 10:24 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Just five years after signing on to adopt the Common Core State Standards, New Jersey officials are unceremoniously signing out.
- Teachers' union endorses Clinton's 2016 presidential bid Updated: Jul-11-15 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers. It's the first major labor union to make an endorsement in the 2016 presidential campaign.
- Senate considers No Child revision to limit federal role Updated: Jul-09-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a day after a Republican-led rewrite just barely passed the House.
- Edison teacher fired after lewd chat during training Updated: Jul-09-15 10:04 am
EDISON, New Jersey - Officials have fired an Edison teacher and disciplined two others following an online chat during training that mocked special needs students and other teachers.