- School board settles over principal hypnotizing students Updated: Oct-07-15 2:42 pm
NORTH PORT, Florida - The families of three high school students who died after being hypnotized by a former principal will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement unanimously approved by the School Board on Tuesday.
- Board appoints interim superintendent after hazing report Updated: Oct-07-15 12:23 pm
MILTON, Vermont - The Milton, Vermont, school board has voted to appoint a retired Massachusetts school administrator to serve as temporary interim superintendent as it determines how to deal with a report critical of the district's handling of hazing rituals by a high school football team.
- Grambling State building closes for asbestos removal Updated: Oct-07-15 8:08 am
GRAMBLING, Louisiana - Woodson Hall at Grambling State University will close for at least two weeks while repairs are made, including asbestos removal.
- Calcasieu school board votes on air conditioning schools Updated: Oct-07-15 7:56 am
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - The Calcasieu Parish School Board has approved a measure to add air conditioning to several school gyms that weren't included in a September motion.
- Board of Education chair reappointed to national board Updated: Oct-07-15 4:03 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee State Board of Education Chair B. Fielding Rolston has been reappointed to serve a second four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board.
- Kentucky Board of Education considers commissioner contract Updated: Oct-06-15 2:08 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Board of Education has approved a contract with the new state education commissioner, Stephen Pruitt.
- DePauw University starting search for new president Updated: Oct-06-15 3:50 am
GREENCASTLE, Indiana - DePauw University is starting its search for a new president to lead the private liberal arts college in western Indiana.
- Transgender student's bathroom request stirs Nevada debate Updated: Oct-05-15 6:16 pm
LAS VEGAS - A transgender student who wanted to use the boy's bathroom and locker room at his school in Nevada has sparked a new round of debate among legislators over the issue.
- Illinois to implement new ratings for schools, districts Updated: Oct-05-15 11:56 am
CHICAGO - Schools and school districts across Illinois will be subject to a rating system that was recently signed into law and is scheduled to launch this year.
- St. John Parish considers increasing school security Updated: Oct-05-15 11:12 am
EDGARD, Louisiana - The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board is considering installing electronic fencing and metal detectors at the parish's two high schools after a knife was found on the newly renovated East St. John High School campus.
- 3 finalists for University of Arkansas chancellor named Updated: Oct-03-15 12:48 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has announced three finalists for the chancellor's job.
- Eastern Indiana school district to recruit students in China Updated: Oct-02-15 2:35 pm
MODOC, Indiana - The board of one of Indiana's smallest school districts hopes a plan to recruit students from China will boost enrollment and keep the district running past next year.
- Judge dismisses part of lawsuit in Rebel mascot case Updated: Oct-02-15 12:14 pm
FORT SMITH, Arkansas - A circuit court judge has ruled that the Fort Smith School Board did not violate the state's open meetings law when it decided to consider the elimination of Southside High School's "Dixie" fight song and mascot.
- Valley City State University inaugurates new president Updated: Oct-02-15 11:15 am
VALLEY CITY, North Dakota - New Valley City State University President Tisa Mason has officially taken the reins.
- Arizona schools chief presents K-12 education fix proposal Updated: Oct-01-15 9:24 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona's top school official rolled out her plan to fix the state's struggling K-12 school system on Thursday, and it includes eliminating the state's Common Core standards, a move already blocked by the Board of Education.
- Retiring university chancellor reflects on successes Updated: Oct-01-15 4:29 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - As University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman nears retirement, he's focusing on what he's helped the school accomplish during his tenure.
- School is open but contracts for some teachers unsettled Updated: Oct-01-15 8:20 am
BIRMINGHAM, Michigan - A month into the new school year, more than a dozen Michigan districts still are trying to negotiate new contracts with teachers.
- Cincinnati State names provost as interim president Updated: Oct-01-15 4:01 am
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has announced that Provost Monica Posey has been named the school's interim president.
- Arizona education board sues schools chief Diane Douglas Updated: Sep-30-15 6:48 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Board of Education has followed through on its promise to sue to force Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas to give remote computer access to board investigators and to redirect web traffic to the board's new website.
- Higher education board names new Dickinson State president Updated: Sep-30-15 6:22 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A South Dakota native with a background in chemistry was named Wednesday as president of Dickinson State University, the western North Dakota college that has dealt with a series of setbacks in recent years.
- Former New Orleans school board member to be sentenced Updated: Sep-30-15 6:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans school board member was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison, months after his guilty plea in a federal bribery case echoed earlier instances of widespread corruption in the city's public education system.
- U of Illinois begins search for dean at new medical school Updated: Sep-30-15 3:15 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The University of Illinois and the hospital it's working with to open a new engineering-based medical school hope to have the first dean hired by spring 2016.
- Board says Goshen schools to start using new mascot Jan. 1 Updated: Sep-30-15 10:40 am
GOSHEN, Indiana - Board members for a northern Indiana school district have set Jan. 1 as the target date to retire the school's Redskins mascot name.
- Candidates for Kansas college presidency to visit campus Updated: Sep-30-15 5:01 am
EMPORIA, Kansas - Two candidates for the Emporia State University presidency are scheduled to visit its eastern Kansas campus next week.
- Ex-Michigan president to lead research universities group Updated: Sep-29-15 3:42 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Former University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman has been named the new head of the Association of American Universities.