- Two 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Phoenix-area school Updated: Feb-12-16 7:32 pm
GLENDALE, Arizona - Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.
- The Latest: Arizona school shooting was murder-suicide Updated: Feb-12-16 7:18 pm
GLENDALE, Arizona - The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local):
- Catholic college's president reinstating 2 fired professors Updated: Feb-12-16 6:54 pm
The embattled president of a small Catholic university in rural Maryland said Friday he's reinstating two faculty members he fired amid an uproar over his plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them tuition refunds if they chose to leave early in their first semester.
- Legislature could take $200 million from school districts Updated: Feb-12-16 5:34 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona school districts could lose more than $200 million a year if the Legislature passes a measure to phase out funding used to provide an equal opportunity education to minority students.
- As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead Updated: Feb-11-16 6:35 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead.
- Michigan Tech researchers determine cause of crack in earth Updated: Feb-11-16 5:14 pm
MENOMINEE, Michigan - Faculty and student researchers from Michigan Technological University believe they have figured out how a large crack opened in the ground more five years ago near the Michigan-Wisconsin border.
- Education-related groups lead lobbying efforts in New Mexico Updated: Feb-11-16 1:15 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new report shows retirees and teachers unions are among those who have had the widest lobbying presence at the New Mexico capitol in recent years.
- NMSU settles class action lawsuit over family leave Updated: Feb-11-16 12:14 pm
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - New Mexico State University has agreed to pay more than $700,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing the university of denying or discouraging faculty members from taking time off for family leave.
- Harvard faculty member named Wellesley's 1st black president Updated: Feb-11-16 11:04 am
WELLESLEY, Massachusetts - Wellesley College has named a Harvard Medical School faculty member as its next president.
- California school abandons Redskins mascot Updated: Feb-11-16 9:08 am
FRESNO, California - A California school district has decided to give up its Redskins team mascot.
- House delays vote on sales tax hike for raising teacher pay Updated: Feb-10-16 7:18 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Education advocates plan to use an extra handful of days pressing lawmakers to support Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposed half-cent sales tax hike for increasing teacher pay after House legislators postponed a vote Wednesday on the bill.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Feb-10-16 3:30 pm
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- Highlands School District teachers OK April 13 strike date Updated: Feb-10-16 8:58 am
NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pennsylvania - Teachers in one western Pennsylvania school district will strike April 13 if they don't get a new contract.
- NY teachers union challenges Buffalo receivership ruling Updated: Feb-10-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - The Buffalo teachers union is challenging the superintendent's right to make changes at five persistently struggling schools under the state's receivership law.
- Chicago school district make $41 million midyear budget cut Updated: Feb-09-16 10:38 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools have slashed millions of dollars from school budgets, forcing principals to refigure their plans with the second semester just underway.
- 2 college faculty fired in scandal over freshman retention Updated: Feb-09-16 10:30 pm
A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary's University after the Catholic school's president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed.
- Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies Updated: Feb-09-16 7:16 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.
- Arkansas drops nationally certified teachers' bonus changes Updated: Feb-09-16 10:53 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Department of Education has decided to drop a proposal to end annual payments to teachers with National Board Certification after 10 years.
- Sales tax hike for teacher pay passes state House committee Updated: Feb-08-16 7:01 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The half-cent sales tax increase that would help fund Gov. Dennis Daugaard's teacher pay plan passed its first legislative test Monday, but it now faces a competing push from the House Republican leader to increase salaries without raising taxes.
- Chicago State students, faculty protest budget impasse Updated: Feb-08-16 5:15 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago State University students and faculty members took to the streets to protest the Illinois budget standoff that is threatening to force the closing of the school.
- California State University campuses prep for strike Updated: Feb-08-16 3:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The union that represents California State University faculty said Monday it is preparing for a five-day strike at the system's 23 campuses, by far the largest walkout since professors and instructors won collective bargaining rights in the early 1980s.
- Lawmaker says tests shouldn't affect teacher evaluations Updated: Feb-08-16 12:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker is asking that year-end standardized tests not affect teacher evaluations.
- Bill ending social promotion stalls in New Mexico Senate Updated: Feb-08-16 12:09 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A bill that calls for New Mexico third graders who don't show proficiency in reading to be held back has stalled in a Democratic-controlled Senate committee.
- Nebraska suspends teacher's license for violating test rules Updated: Feb-07-16 6:06 pm
CRAWFORD, Nebraska - Nebraska officials suspended a former Crawford teacher's license for a year because she violated state testing rules last spring.
- Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:40 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time.