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Stories with subject: Primary and secondary education
  • new storyChicago light pole falls on 3 girls, injuring 1 
    Updated: May-02-16 10:49 pm

    CHICAGO - A Chicago high school student is reported in serious condition after a light pole fell on a group of students on their lunch break.

  • Missouri House proposes expanding A+ Scholarship for college 
    Updated: May-02-16 8:39 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri students in private schools would be eligible for the state's A+ Scholarship under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

  • Connecticut governor offers up possible budget compromise 
    Updated: May-02-16 8:05 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered Democrats another possible budget compromise on Monday, agreeing to scale back some of his earlier proposed cuts to hospitals and local education in hopes of garnering support as the legislative session deadline looms.

  • Mississippi seeks more computer science teaching in schools 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:22 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Greene County School Superintendent Charles Breland sees the need for more Mississippians trained in computer science.

  • Christie will require state's schools to test for lead 
    Updated: May-02-16 5:45 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - All of New Jersey's public schools will test for lead in water starting next school year, Gov. Chris Christie said Monday.

  • Inslee orders steps to reduce lead exposure in state story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 5:44 pm

    SEATTLE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday ordered a review of an unenforced and unfunded rule requiring schools to test water for lead following a week where unsafe levels of the toxic chemical were found in the drinking water at 13 Tacoma schools.

  • School bus, vehicle collide in eastern Pennsylvania 
    Updated: May-02-16 5:40 pm

    SINKING SPRING, Pennsylvania - Authorities say a school bus and a car were involved in a crash in eastern Pennsylvania, sending the car driver and 17 students to the hospital, but no major injuries were reported.

  • Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws 
    Updated: May-02-16 5:34 pm

    BOSTON - Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.

  • Duck leads ducklings on annual waddle through school's halls story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm

    HARTLAND, Michigan - A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings - with the help of students and staff - to safely get to a nearby pond.

  • Deal highlights pay raises, new construction in state budget 
    Updated: May-02-16 4:29 pm

    ATLANTA - Thousands of state employees will receive pay raises under a state budget Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign Tuesday.

  • Kansas standoff that scrapped classes in 2 districts ends 
    Updated: May-02-16 3:54 pm

    MONTEZUMA, Kansas - Authorities in southwestern Kansas' Gray County say a home standoff that forced the cancellation of classes in two rural districts has ended with the man's arrest.

  • Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schools story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 3:02 pm

    DETROIT - Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district's teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them won't get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash.

  • Louisiana's high school graduation rate continues to improve 
    Updated: May-02-16 1:12 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana four-year high school graduation rate for public school students continues its upward trend, reaching 77.5 percent in 2015, the state education department announced Monday. That marked an all-time high and the fifth year that the rate has improved.

  • The Latest: Hundreds of Detroit teachers picket over pay 
    Updated: May-02-16 12:21 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on the sick-out by teachers that's closed dozens of Detroit schools on Monday (all times local):

  • Fraction of Central American migrant kids land in Rockies 
    Updated: May-02-16 10:46 am

    DENVER - A fraction of the thousands of children who've fled poverty and violence in Central America alone in recent years are now scattered across Colorado, Wyoming and Montana living with relatives and other sponsors.

  • Since 2013, more than 5,000 migrant children placed in NJ 
    Updated: May-02-16 10:20 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - The federal government has placed more than 5,000 migrant children from Central America with adult sponsors in New Jersey since the fall of 2013, where they are expected to attend school while they seek legal status in immigration court.

  • Louisiana expected to tweak rules on training new teachers 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:53 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana education officials are considering changing teacher licensing requirements, two years after the state implemented an experimental program aimed at shoring up new teachers' classroom skills.

  • Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:52 am

    WASHINGTON - A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school senior will enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected.

  • Young entrepreneurs gather for CEO trade show 
    Updated: May-02-16 5:05 am

    KOKOMO, Indiana - Landscaping, interior design and locally produced and sold honey were just some of the businesses on display at the second Kokomo CEO trade show Wednesday.

  • Tiny fraction of migrant youths are in Arizona 
    Updated: May-02-16 4:12 am

    TUCSON, Arizona - Just a fraction of the total number of migrant youths who arrived in the United States without parents since the fall of 2013 have been placed in Arizona.

  • AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-02-16 12:22 am

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

  • Ohio takes only small percent of unaccompanied minors 
    Updated: May-02-16 12:19 am

    CINCINNATI - Yeser Escalante was 13 when he and his two younger sisters fled Guatemala amid a surge of other unaccompanied minors fleeing to the United States from poverty and violence in Central America.

  • Access to education a challenge for NY immigrants 
    Updated: May-02-16 12:06 am

    MINEOLA, New York - New York's attorney general says his office has forced nearly two dozen school districts in the state to address complaints that immigrant children were denied or delayed access to school, but an advocate for unaccompanied minors from Central America insists problems still exist.

  • Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off story has photos
    Updated: May-01-16 7:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year."

  • Arkansas budget bill boosts Human Services, school funding 
    Updated: May-01-16 5:59 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas' public schools, child welfare system and Medicaid program are set to receive funding increases while additional money is being tucked away for unexpected needs under a proposed $5.3 billion state budget unveiled Sunday.