- Lab at University of Michigan aims to boost battery research Updated: Oct-06-15 9:12 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A new lab at the University of Michigan aims to expand battery research and manufacturing across the Midwest as part of a broader effort to improve power for electric vehicles and consumer products as well as energy storage.
- University of Oklahoma to move baboons from closing facility Updated: Oct-05-15 5:17 pm
EL RENO, Oklahoma - Hundreds of baboons will be removed from a University of Oklahoma facility as it closes within three to four years.
- Duke University receives $25M gift to build $50M arts center Updated: Oct-05-15 2:38 pm
DURHAM, North Carolina - Duke University has received a $25 million gift to help build a new $50 million performing arts center.
- 4th grader helps bus driver during asthma attack Updated: Oct-03-15 2:50 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wisconsin - A Racine-area school bus driver says a fourth-grade student saved her life when she had an asthma attack while driving the bus.
- Sandy Valley schools need renovations Updated: Oct-03-15 9:29 am
SANDY VALLEY, Nevada - Shana Hairston can still remember sitting in class in the old building on the Sandy Valley School campus.
- East St. Louis students fed during teachers strike Updated: Oct-02-15 7:43 am
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - Schools officials say East St. Louis students will still be transported to their schools to be fed while teachers are on strike.
- Utah unveils $36 million basketball practice facility Updated: Oct-01-15 5:45 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah unveiled a $36 million basketball practice facility Thursday with dramatic upgrades from what players and coaches were accustomed to inside the university's 46-year-old arena.
- Flint authorities busy with problematic vacant schools Updated: Oct-01-15 4:18 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Police and firefighters in Flint have responded to an average of more than one call per day to vacant schools, which have become targets for crime and blight, according to a newspaper report.
- $10M OKed for school bus seat belts largely spent elsewhere Updated: Oct-01-15 11:31 am
HOUSTON - Six years after the Texas Legislature approved $10 million to equip more school buses with seat belts, the money has been spent but little of it went for its stated purpose.
- Good Will-Hinkley cuts ribbon on solar-powered school Updated: Oct-01-15 10:21 am
FAIRFIELD, Maine - A charter school is touting itself as Maine's first solar-powered academic facility that produces more energy than it uses.
- Iowa school bus driver quits midway through route Updated: Oct-01-15 7:39 am
WAUKEE, Iowa - An Iowa school district had to dispatch a second bus and driver to pick up students because the first driver quit midway through her morning route.
- Transportation Department gives scholarship to Mines student Updated: Sep-30-15 2:05 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state Department of Transportation has awarded a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student with a scholarship provided by an association of state highway and transportation officials.
- Legislative committee to meet on the Navajo Nation Updated: Sep-28-15 1:32 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - The state Legislature's Indian Affairs Committee will conduct meetings this week on the Navajo Nation to discuss several topics, including plans for a senior citizen center and road conditions affecting school bus safety.
- Dow AgroSciences opens research facility at U of Illinois Updated: Sep-28-15 10:28 am
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co. is opening a facility in the research park at the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus.
- Alderson Broaddus University receives $773k grant Updated: Sep-26-15 10:03 am
PHILIPPI, West Virginia - Alderson Broaddus University will receive a $773,000 grant to spur rural entrepreneurship.
- Montana officials review state's school funding formula Updated: Sep-24-15 2:57 pm
HELENA, Montana - State lawmakers and educators are reviewing the state funding formula for education a decade after a lawsuit forced Montana to create the system.
- Pima County mounts operation to promote school bus safety Updated: Sep-24-15 1:43 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - An operation mounted in the Tucson area by the Pima County Sheriff's Department to promote school bus safety has resulted in more than 200 traffic citations.
- The Latest: Chinese president gets high school jersey Updated: Sep-23-15 9:21 pm
SEATTLE - The latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States (all times local):
- Extended school bus stop signs don't deter some drivers Updated: Sep-23-15 1:09 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - School bus stop signs that extend across the adjacent lane haven't deterred some drivers from trying to illegally pass.
- Gun-friendly West Virginia eyes adding new Capitol security Updated: Sep-22-15 3:09 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginians can carry firearms to many city swimming pools, tennis courts and afterschool centers under gun protections okayed by state lawmakers and their governor in 2014. Now those officials in the gun-friendly state are debating whether to ratchet up security at their own Capitol.
- U of L, UK receiving $3.7M grant for micro/nanotechnology Updated: Sep-22-15 4:01 am
- State police: Van driver dead after rear-ending school bus Updated: Sep-21-15 9:52 am
HARBORCREEK, Pennsylvania - State police say a van driver who died when he rear-ended a school bus in northwestern Pennsylvania might have been blinded by the sun in his eyes.
- Army inspectors: Tata had adulterous affairs during service Updated: Sep-20-15 5:04 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Army inspectors concluded the retired general who headed North Carolina's largest school district and the state transportation agency had adulterous affairs before retiring from the military with praise from superior officers, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Sunday.
- Notre Dame to reduce carbon footprint after pope's plea Updated: Sep-20-15 5:03 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The University of Notre Dame plans to stop burning coal within five years and to cut its carbon footprint by more than half in the next 15 years in response to Pope Francis' plea for bold action to curb climate change.
- School board to vote to raze building used as polling place Updated: Sep-19-15 3:09 pm
SPRINGBORO, Ohio - A southwest Ohio school board plans to vote this week on whether to raze a former school building where more than 5,000 people are assigned to vote.