- Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes Updated: Feb-13-16 11:44 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students.
- As FBI goes through evidence at refuge, town awaits normalcy Updated: Feb-13-16 11:11 am
BURNS, Oregon - As the FBI focuses on its criminal investigation at the national wildlife refuge taken over by an armed group, land managers must get ready to reopen the 300 square-mile area, which draws birdwatchers, anglers and hunters and is a key economic engine of the surrounding area.
- College, elementary school partner to train future teachers Updated: Feb-13-16 10:46 am
NORFOLK, Nebraska - Several Wayne State students are swapping the college classroom for an elementary one this semester.
- Iowa City high school students learn with new standing desks Updated: Feb-13-16 10:42 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - As English class started at City High Wednesday, some students took their seats. Others chose to stand at the school's new standing desks.
- School officials reviewing rules for transgender students Updated: Feb-13-16 10:33 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama education officials have spent the past few weeks reviewing legal issues regarding transgender students accessing locker rooms and bathrooms on school properties.
- NY senator calls for "50-hour learning week" Updated: Feb-13-16 9:46 am
ALBANY, New York - A group of New York state senators is pushing for a big investment in after-school programs and all-day kindergarten to create what they're calling a "50-hour learning week" for students.
- Suburban school district forms transgender access policy Updated: Feb-13-16 4:30 am
PALATINE, Illinois - A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a district-wide policy that would give transgender students access to school facilities.
- Mohawk High School, tribes discuss keeping Indians mascot Updated: Feb-13-16 3:05 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Officials at one Lane County high school are optimistic a recent change in state rules may let them keep the school's long-held Native American mascot name and image after all.
- Former teachers union president pleads guilty to fraud Updated: Feb-13-16 3:01 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A former Broward Teachers Union president has pleaded guilty to defrauding and stealing thousands of dollars from the school board and union.
- Israeli educators battle government over textbook content Updated: Feb-13-16 2:09 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country - pitting politicians against educators in a debate over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in the country's national curriculum.
- Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment Updated: Feb-12-16 11:04 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus.
- Idaho schools examine factors behind low graduation rates Updated: Feb-12-16 7:42 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Every day 18-year-old Lewiston resident Maddie Creutzberg wakes up early to care for her 5-month-old daughter, Emily, before heading to work at a local nursing home in the afternoon.
- 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.
- Judge dismisses lawsuit against Metro Nashville Schools Updated: Feb-12-16 5:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a student against the Metro Nashville Public School system alleging she was pulled out of an algebra class so she wouldn't have to take a test, allowing her school to artificially inflate its scores.
- NYC closing 3 struggling charter schools at end of June Updated: Feb-12-16 4:25 pm
NEW YORK - New York City education officials will close three low-performing charter schools at the end of this school year.
- Police: Massachusetts school bus driver drunk in crash Updated: Feb-12-16 2:52 pm
DUDLEY, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts school bus driver charged with being drunk when he crashed his bus carrying 11 high school and middle school students into a utility pole has pleaded not guilty.
- Bill would allow boards to send students to private schools Updated: Feb-12-16 2:30 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A bill before lawmakers in New Hampshire would allow school boards to send students in towns without a public school for their grade to an approved non-religious private school.
- Cops: Teacher posed as woman online to get girl's nude photo Updated: Feb-12-16 12:38 pm
FRANKLIN PARK, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania substitute middle school teacher has been charged with posing as a woman online to get an underage girl to send him nude photos.
- Missouri House panel calls to up basic K-12 spending by $76M Updated: Feb-12-16 5:01 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's K-12 public schools would get about a $76 million increase in basic funding under the budget proposed by a House panel.
- Buffalo public school designated Confucius Classroom School Updated: Feb-12-16 3:05 am
BUFFALO, New York - A Buffalo public school has been designated a Confucius Classroom School, meaning it will get funding, books and other support from China for its Chinese language programming.
- 3 schools with names tied to Confederacy to be renamed Updated: Feb-12-16 2:17 am
HOUSTON - The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has voted to begin the process of renaming three schools named after men tied to the Confederacy.
- Jamestown team wins North Dakota LifeSmarts competition Updated: Feb-12-16 2:05 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A team from Jamestown has won the state finals of the annual LifeSmarts competition.
- Thousands of absent students on day of Broncos parade Updated: Feb-11-16 11:59 pm
DENVER - More than a quarter of students enrolled at Denver and Jeffco schools were reported to have missed classes when the city celebrated the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl parade.
- Senate repeals technical education cut, 2nd House vote next Updated: Feb-11-16 8:02 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation restoring most cuts made to high school career and technical education programs last year, but the legislation still isn't headed to Gov. Doug Ducey's desk despite earlier House approval.
- Landry drops fight with Edwards over Common Core lawsuit Updated: Feb-11-16 6:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general ended a political feud with the state's new governor on Thursday over Common Core, saying he agrees it is time to drop a lawsuit claiming that federal authorities were trying to force states to adopt the math and English education standards.