- Lawmakers ban cash for superintendents' group after election Updated: May-28-16 2:32 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - State lawmakers have made it illegal for school districts to spend any public money on the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents.
- School funding creates divide in attorney general's race Updated: May-28-16 12:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The battle in Pennsylvania over school funding could take on a new dimension.
- Evers is new superintendent for Pass Christian schools Updated: May-28-16 10:40 am
PASS CHRISTIAN, Mississippi - The Pass Christian School Board has selected Carla Evers as the new superintendent.
- Drowning victims' moms hope river rescue stations save lives Updated: May-28-16 3:02 am
ROSEBURG, Oregon - After two Roseburg High School students drowned in the Umpqua River on Memorial Day weekend last year, Roseburg Rotary President Sue Van Volkenburg was inspired to do something to make the river a safer place.
- Odors force closure of school in Natrona County Updated: May-27-16 11:11 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - A school in Natrona County has been closed down because of chemical odors thought to be coming from a nearby oil field.
- Top Kansas court: State not properly funding poor schools Updated: May-27-16 10:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to prevent the state's public schools from reopening for the new academic year if lawmakers don't act by June 30.
- The Latest: Kansas Democrat rips GOP on schools, LGBT issue Updated: May-27-16 9:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on school funding (all times local):
- More Oklahoma cuts necessary after passage of $6.8B budget Updated: May-27-16 7:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned Friday after passing a $6.8 billion budget that will require most state agencies to absorb deeper cuts to deal with the remaining shortfall.
- Senate sends 2 more school-funding revamps to House Updated: May-27-16 7:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The array of ideas for making Illinois public-school funding fairer grew more complex Friday with two more plans sent to the House by Senate Democrats with three days remaining in the spring session.
- Kentucky governor says he will join transgender lawsuit Updated: May-27-16 5:10 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's Republican governor said Friday that he will join a lawsuit challenging a federal order to allow students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity, jumping ahead of the state's Democratic attorney general and underscoring how the issue is driving a wedge between politicians in several states.
- Defense secretary discusses concerns in South China Sea Updated: May-27-16 4:18 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - China could be erecting "a Great Wall of self-isolation" with its increasingly provocative moves against its neighbors, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday.
- Feds: Arizona schools violated rights of English learners Updated: May-27-16 3:45 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona schools are working with federal investigators to resolve civil rights violations for removing thousands of students learning English from language support classes before they were ready.
- Teen cancer survivor's wish to walk at graduation denied Updated: May-27-16 3:29 pm
MESA, Arizona - A suburban Phoenix high school didn't allow a student who was diagnosed with cancer but worked to keep up with classes through treatment to walk with his graduating class.
- Kentucky schools to pay $1.75M after child's legs broken Updated: May-27-16 3:27 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The family of an autistic teenager whose legs were broken when a teaching assistant physically restrained him will be paid $1.75 million by a Kentucky school district.
- Box Elder refuses to comply with transgender bathroom order Updated: May-27-16 3:13 pm
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - A northern Utah school district is refusing to comply with the Obama administration's directive to let transgender students use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
- Bills on drones, gay conversion therapy die in negotiations Updated: May-27-16 2:45 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - An effort to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors is one of the major casualties of a busy week of legislative negotiating.
- Tests finds lead in water at 2 Portland public schools Updated: May-27-16 10:56 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland school district says tests have found high levels of lead in drinking water at two schools.
- STI cuts leave businesses with unanswered questions Updated: May-27-16 9:21 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Southeast Technical Institute is dissolving a program focused on workforce development - a move not welcomed by some local business owners.
- Bettendorf principal under scrutiny in new state report Updated: May-27-16 8:42 am
BETTENDORF, Iowa - A Bettendorf high school principal is facing scrutiny after a state report noted that he has a potential conflict of interest.
- Towns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate Updated: May-26-16 8:34 pm
HARROLD, Texas - An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.
- Clarksdale cheating hearing likely won't end until August Updated: May-26-16 7:43 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A hearing to suspend or revoke a Clarksdale elementary school principal's teaching license is unlikely to conclude until August.
- Mississippi gov intends to join transgender bathroom lawsuit Updated: May-26-16 7:11 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he is planning for Mississippi to join 11 states in suing the Obama administration for telling U.S. public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
- The Latest: Native American grads told to live their values Updated: May-26-16 6:53 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Latest on Michelle Obama's remarks to graduating seniors at Santa Fe Indian School (all times local):
- Undocumented immigrant, 17, on track to be Dallas teacher Updated: May-26-16 6:01 pm
DALLAS - Melisa Simon is poised, confident and a hard worker. She's also an immigrant without immigration papers, crossing the U.S. border from Mexico with her family at age 3. She was told by her mother early on that life in her new country would be tough.
- Christie proposes reforms for state's charter school rules Updated: May-26-16 5:28 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has proposed a series of changes to the state's charter school law, including allowing single-gender schools.