- Ex-Ohio education official puzzled data gurus with requests Updated: Sep-03-15 11:26 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.
- The Latest: Seattle educators vote to strike if no agreement Updated: Sep-03-15 10:59 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The latest on teacher strikes in Washington state (all times local):
- 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.
- Business expert picked as next University of Iowa president Updated: Sep-03-15 7:08 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa's governing board on Thursday named a corporate management expert with little higher education experience as the school's next president, an unusual choice meant to shake up the culture of the state's flagship academic institution.
- Minnesota senior associate AD on leave during investigation Updated: Sep-03-15 6:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A senior associate athletic director at the University of Minnesota, Mike Ellis, has gone on leave while outside lawyers investigate five anonymous complaints lodged against him since the resignation of athletic director Norwood Teague, the university confirmed Thursday.
- Union, other advocates unveil preschool plan for New Mexico Updated: Sep-03-15 5:30 pm
LOS RANCHOS DE ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding was unveiled Thursday by a national teachers union and other preschool advocates.
- New president chosen for Southeastern Technical College Updated: Sep-03-15 3:30 pm
VIDALIA, Georgia - A new president has been chosen to lead Southeastern Technical College.
- U of Illinois names interim provost for Urbana campus Updated: Sep-03-15 1:56 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The University of Illinois has named an interim provost to take over after the resignation of the No. 2 official on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
- Rules on Indiana A-F school grades called into doubt Updated: Sep-03-15 1:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Education is reviewing whether A-F performance grades to schools around the state could be canceled this year because regulations on setting those grades have expired.
- 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.
- After chaotic year, New Jersey superintendent praised Updated: Sep-02-15 4:46 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A year after a schools opening marked by protest and boycott, critics of the policies of the new superintendent in New Jersey's largest city said they're willing to give him a chance.
- 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.
- Arkansas-Little Rock chancellor plans to retire next summer Updated: Sep-02-15 3:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Longtime University of Arkansas at Little Rock chancellor Joel Anderson is planning to retire next year after 45 years at the university.
- 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.
- State police say Wayne County school board's website hacked Updated: Sep-02-15 1:20 pm
WAYNE, West Virginia - West Virginia State Police say the Wayne County Board of Education's website was hacked on Wednesday.
- 5 candidates still in running for Dickinson State presidency Updated: Sep-02-15 8:14 am
DICKINSON, North Dakota - A committee searching for Dickinson State University's next president has invited five candidates to the southwestern North Dakota campus for in-person interviews later this month.
- Lafayette school board holds off on bus changes for now Updated: Sep-02-15 8:05 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette Parish School Board members said they need more time to review possible changes to bus routes and bell times before making any final decisions.
- Ex-North Carolina education board member accused of fraud Updated: Sep-01-15 6:28 pm
MONROE, North Carolina - Misdemeanor fraud charges have been filed against a woman for alleged activities while on the State Board of Education and Union County school board.
- Shelby County Schools suing state over lack of funding Updated: Sep-01-15 1:16 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Shelby County Board of Education is suing the state of Tennessee, accusing it of failing to fully fund the county's public schools and forcing students from impoverished areas to cope with overcrowded classrooms.
- Teacher shortage in North Dakota also hits private schools Updated: Sep-01-15 9:08 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Officials at private schools in North Dakota say they're grappling with the same teacher shortage problems that public schools are facing.
- Sex offender school board candidate says charge is political Updated: Sep-01-15 8:38 am
CHARLES CITY, Iowa - A convicted sex offender who's running for a Charles City school board seat says the new sex abuse charge against him is politically motivated.
- Fos to retire as University of New Orleans president Updated: Aug-31-15 5:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The president of the University of New Orleans has announced that he will retire in January - four years after he took the helm amid lower post-Hurricane Katrina enrollment, turmoil over budget cuts and leadership changes.
- Renovations begin on university president's office Updated: Aug-31-15 4:59 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Renovation and maintenance work are in the beginning stages of the University of Iowa's president's office and home while the school looks to find its next president.
- Board accepts Albuquerque school chief's resignation Updated: Aug-31-15 2:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A board that oversees New Mexico's largest school district unanimously voted Monday to accept the resignation of its embattled superintendent, who hired an administrator charged with child sex abuse in Colorado.
- Last of 3 candidates visiting WSU Updated: Aug-31-15 2:11 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The last of three candidates to become founding dean of the new Washington State University College of Medicine is visiting the Spokane campus.