- Ex-Ohio education official puzzled data gurus with requests Updated: Sep-03-15 8:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Data experts at the Ohio Department of Education were puzzled by some requests from a charter schools director whose decision to omit certain failing grades from sponsor evaluations led to his ouster, according to records released Thursday.
- Pasco, South Whidbey on strike; tentative deal in Spokane Updated: Sep-03-15 8:08 pm
SEATTLE - Teachers in the tiny South Whidbey Island School District joined Pasco educators on strike Thursday, as educators in the state's largest school district got ready to walk out on Friday and school employees in Spokane reached a tentative agreement that averts a strike.
- The Latest: Inslee says he hopes for resolution on strikes Updated: Sep-03-15 7:56 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The latest on teacher strikes in Washington state (all times local):
- School backers want special legislative session on funding Updated: Sep-03-15 7:44 pm
PHOENIX - Education advocates on Thursday urged Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to call the Legislature into a special session to settle a school funding lawsuit.
- Ohio supt. says change to remedy charter 'breakdown' Updated: Sep-03-15 7:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's top public schools official says he supports tough accountability for schools and is disappointed flawed charter-school sponsor evaluations went out under his watch.
- 4 men accused of stealing nearly 1,200 student laptops Updated: Sep-03-15 1:23 pm
WHITE PLAINS, New York - A pair of brothers and two other men have been charged with stealing nearly 1,200 laptops bound for public school students in New Jersey after investigators determined their story about a theft didn't add up.
- Judge could make ruling this week on school funding lawsuit Updated: Sep-03-15 12:26 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - A Davidson County judge says she plans to rule this week on whether to grant class-action certification on a lawsuit filed by several school boards alleging Tennessee's education funding shortchanges them and students.
- Detroit announces program to train students as firefighters Updated: Sep-03-15 11:22 am
DETROIT - Officials in Detroit are unveiling a 2-year pilot program designed to train high school students as firefighters and EMTs by the time they graduate.
- School turns to floor ads to help pay for new gym floor Updated: Sep-03-15 8:05 am
PORT HURON, Michigan - A Michigan high school that's been raising money to replace the gym floor is selling ads that would be displayed on the floor.
- Oahu teacher treated for heat exhaustion from hot classroom Updated: Sep-03-15 7:31 am
HONOLULU - An Oahu elementary school teacher has been treated for dehydration and heat exhaustion which she says was caused by her hot classroom.
- Priest to withdraw from public school teaching job Updated: Sep-03-15 7:29 am
PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - A Roman Catholic priest says he plans to withdraw from a substitute teaching job in the Wood County public school system.
- Judge, clerk in marriage case dealt with nepotism charges Updated: Sep-03-15 4:49 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs.
- Camden City School District gets $250k for project resources Updated: Sep-03-15 4:38 am
CAMDEN, New Jersey - Camden City School District officials have announced that the district received a $250,000 grant for teachers to use on learning-based project resources.
- Kentucky students taking more advanced placement tests Updated: Sep-03-15 4:04 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Data from the College Board show more Kentucky students are taking advanced placement tests and scoring higher in the program that gives high school students a chance to earn college credit.
- SAT scores slip slightly as more students take test Updated: Sep-03-15 12:04 am
WASHINGTON - Student performance on the SAT college entrance exam is showing no improvement, continuing a mostly downward trend over the last five years.
- Charter school board approves 2 more schools for Jackson Updated: Sep-02-15 5:56 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve two additional charter schools to open in Jackson next year.
- Auditor: New Mexico had $100M special education shortfall Updated: Sep-02-15 5:38 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico saw a shortfall of more than $100 million in special education funding for three years, and that shortfall put the state at risk of losing important federal funding, the New Mexico State Auditor's office announced Wednesday.
- Peace Corps director, Leahy announce record college partners Updated: Sep-02-15 5:14 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The director of the Peace Corps joined Sen. Patrick Leahy at the University of Vermont to announce the record number of colleges that joined the Peace Corps Prep program in the past year.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Sep-02-15 4:20 pm
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
- NC public schools: student gains slim, graduation rate up Updated: Sep-02-15 3:58 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - More children are graduating from North Carolina public schools, but only about a third of the 1.6 million students are on track to soak in the knowledge they'll need for the rest of their lives, data released Wednesday show.
- Parents want son with Down syndrome to attend local school Updated: Sep-02-15 3:19 pm
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, New York - The parents of a 12-year-old with Down syndrome are going to federal court to force a school district on New York's Long Island to provide him a local education.
- Douglas County will ask Supreme Court to review voucher case Updated: Sep-02-15 3:08 pm
DENVER - A suburban Denver school district plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to try to save its private school voucher program.
- Judge's order halts Scranton teachers strike plans Updated: Sep-02-15 2:00 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - A judge's order has halted plans by teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school district to strike on the first day of school.
- Bend racing to cut ribbons before school year begins Updated: Sep-02-15 1:10 pm
BEND, Oregon - Outside the computer labs with 3-D printers are glass-plated whiteboards for students to try out new designs. In a science room are desks that can be raised to the height of lab tables, all by remote control. Pacific Crest Principal Chris Boyd said his favorite feature may be the light dimmers in each classroom - it's old technology, but you don't see it in many schools.
- Results show students struggle with new standardized test Updated: Sep-02-15 12:58 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - There's good news and bad news in Delaware students' performance on a new standardized test linked to Common Core academic standards.