- NC appeals court sides with veteran teachers in tenure fight Updated: Jun-02-15 5:56 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers violated veteran teachers' constitutional rights by passing a law that would remove job protections they've earned, the state's Court of Appeals found Tuesday, but the court rejected efforts to restore newer teachers' pathway to the protected job status.
- USD, SDSU part of new national early-childhood ed initiative Updated: Jun-02-15 3:01 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's two largest universities are now part of a nine-school national collaborative effort to expand an early-childhood education initiative first funded by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.
- Independent charter schools could be OK'd in 146 districts Updated: Jun-02-15 2:49 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Independent charter schools could be approved in 146 public school districts across Wisconsin under a provision added to the state budget, an expansion of the program drawing criticism this week from state superintendent Tony Evers and others.
- School budget includes $70-$140 increase in student funding Updated: Jun-02-15 11:32 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan school districts will receive between $70 and $140 more in traditional per-pupil funding under a compromise bill headed for a vote in the Legislature.
- Student seeks court order to don eagle feather at graduation Updated: Jun-02-15 11:28 am
SAN FRANCISCO - A Native American student who sued his California school district because it's refusing to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will ask a judge for an order permitting the sacred item.
- Parents sue Hobart district over prayers at school events Updated: Jun-02-15 10:56 am
HAMMOND, Indiana - A Hobart school district faces a lawsuit over prayers that are said before athletic events, graduations and school board meetings from parents who say the prayers violate the First Amendment.
- Lafayette board sends budget proposal for public view Updated: Jun-02-15 6:59 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Parish School Board has given the green light for its $430 million budget to head to the public for review of the proposed 2015-16 spending plan.
- Appeals court upholds Kansas cap on local school taxes Updated: Jun-02-15 5:06 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A federal appeals court has sided against parents in a northeast Kansas lawsuit who are challenging the state's cap on how much money residents in a school district can raise through taxes.
- Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online Updated: Jun-02-15 3:53 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam is teaming up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test-preparation materials available for free.
- Senate approves high school sexual violence prevention bill Updated: Jun-01-15 8:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers have approved a "Yes means Yes" bill to bring sexual assault training to California high schools.
- NYC schools can show students how to use condoms Updated: Jun-01-15 7:49 pm
NEW YORK - New York City public high schools can show students how to use condoms in high school health classes, a change from a previous policy that did not allow such demonstrations in classrooms.
- Assembly clears community college classes in high school Updated: Jun-01-15 5:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - High school students across California would be able to take community college classes under proposed state legislation.
- Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court Updated: Jun-01-15 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS - An appeals court judge had some strong questions Monday for a federal lawyer about reports that Louisiana must present about its school voucher program to the U.S. government.
- 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.
- Budget omission could slam some Arizona school districts Updated: Jun-01-15 4:51 pm
PHOENIX - School officials say an apparent oversight in the state budget approved earlier this year could require a handful of districts to pay back millions of dollars for past funding received for district-sponsored charter schools.
- New district to buy 12 campuses, bus lot for nearly $11M Updated: Jun-01-15 3:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The new Jacksonville and North Pulaski School District is expected to pay nearly $11 million for the purchase of 12 school campuses and a bus lot from the Pulaski County Special School District.
- Obama administration approves first waiver for tribal school Updated: Jun-01-15 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration for the first time on Monday granted an Indian tribe's school flexibility from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.
- Beaufort County's teacher turnover rate among highest Updated: Jun-01-15 11:02 am
BEAUFORT, South Carolina - It's simple math in Beaufort County, where relatively low pay and a high cost of living add up to a high turnover among the county's public school teachers.
- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: Jun-01-15 9:04 am
The Detroit News. May 26, 2015
- St. Paul schools to give out free summer meals in food truck Updated: Jun-01-15 3:55 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - St. Paul Public Schools is putting a food truck to service as part of its free summer meals program.
- Texas Legislature OKs A to F grade rating system for schools Updated: May-31-15 8:07 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Legislature has approved a contentious proposal issuing A through F grades rating its public schools' academic performance.
- Judy Blume shares an old regret at BookCon gathering Updated: May-31-15 6:04 pm
NEW YORK - Judy Blume, whose novels helped millions of young people get through childhood, has some regrets about her own youth.
- Storyteller passes craft along to children Updated: May-31-15 3:11 pm
SITKA, Alaska - Brett Dillingham has told tales in Thailand, spun yarns in Yorkshire and shot the breeze in Buenos Aires, but he'll bring his stories to Sitka this June for a story-telling workshop with the Island Institute.
- Trial asks whether school officials liable for teacher abuse Updated: May-31-15 2:28 pm
SAN JOSE, California - An upcoming trial will consider whether a San Jose school district and its former administrators are responsible for failing to report suspected sexual abuse by a teacher.
- EXCHANGE: Teachers cite technology as engagement key Updated: May-31-15 1:44 pm
HUNTLEY, Illinois - Over her nearly 20-year career as a teacher, Denise Soling said it's her role as a student that's kept her engaged and devoted to her job.