- Oregon schools shut off water fountains after lead found Updated: May-28-16 6:36 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Public Schools has shut down drinking fountains at all of its schools and will use bottled water for the remaining school year after tests at two schools found high levels of lead in water from sinks and fountains.
- No fireworks in hearing on Common Core standards rewrite Updated: May-27-16 4:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards has provoked passionate arguments and lengthy hearings in recent years. But revisions to those English and math standards sparked nothing similar 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.
- Chicago school officials meet with parents over lead testing Updated: May-24-16 10:50 pm
CHICAGO - Parents at a Chicago elementary school where high lead levels were detected in water from three fountains met with city officials to find out how the issue will be addressed.
- Oklahoma students would take fewer mandated tests under bill Updated: May-23-16 6:01 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Public school students will have to take fewer state-mandated tests under a bill approved overwhelmingly in the Oklahoma House.
- The Latest: Cheating hearing starts for Clarksdale principal Updated: May-23-16 5:49 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on a hearing alleging cheating on standardized tests by a Clarksdale school principal. (all times local):
- Water cut to Chicago school due to elevated lead level Updated: May-20-16 6:04 pm
CHICAGO - Water service to a Chicago public school has been cut after tests revealed an elevated lead level.
- Proposal in Oakland County calls for water testing fund Updated: May-20-16 1:47 am
PONTIAC, Michigan - A $500,000 fund has been proposed by some members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners that would reimburse for water testing at schools and child care facilities.
- Portland schools: Safe lead levels in our drinking water Updated: May-19-16 11:55 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland school officials say recent testing of the drinking water at public schools in the district show that lead levels are safe.
- All Kansas schools reaccredited as standards ready to change Updated: May-18-16 4:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas State Board of Education has renewed the accreditation status of all the state's public schools as well as every private school that participates in the program, regardless of how their students performed on statewide tests.
- Omaha board OKs textbooks for new sex education curriculum Updated: May-17-16 12:09 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Omaha school board has approved the purchase of textbooks and other materials that will be distributed for health and sex education classes starting this fall.
- Tacoma manager who oversaw school water testing fired Updated: May-13-16 9:21 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A manager accused by Tacoma Public Schools of not acting on a year-old report of high lead levels in school water has been fired.
- Bellevue schools retesting water in schools for lead Updated: May-13-16 7:07 pm
SEATTLE - The Bellevue School District is retesting the water in all its schools more than a decade after finding lead in 13 out of its 16 elementary schools.
- Utah school board OKs review of education standards Updated: May-13-16 4:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's school board voted Friday to review the state's adoption of Common Core education standards and repeal the use of a related test for high school students.
- Legislature tightens schools' anti-bullying policies Updated: May-10-16 9:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Legislature has voted to tighten the standards for school districts' anti-bullying policies.
- Legislature passes civics, CPR requirements for high school Updated: May-10-16 9:13 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri students would have to take CPR training and pass a civics exam before graduating high school under proposals that have cleared the Legislature.
- Survey: New Mexico students miss third of instructional time Updated: May-10-16 4:15 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A survey of available instruction time at public schools across New Mexico has found that a third of the hours are lost to a combination of standardized assessments, test preparation, re-teaching distracted students, absences, disciplinary actions and other activities.
- Lead testing inconsistent in Washington schools Updated: May-10-16 2:23 pm
SEATTLE - For about $5 per student in Washington state's public schools, every parent could know if the drinking water in their child's school was free of lead.
- Washington school districts that test for lead Updated: May-10-16 2:07 pm
SEATTLE - About 60 percent of Washington school districts that responded to an Associated Press request for information test their school drinking water for lead. That includes 28 districts that just started testing since the Tacoma school district announced it had found lead in the drinking water in some its buildings.
- Oregon to begin new science standards test in 2018 Updated: May-09-16 5:02 pm
BEND, Oregon - Oregon schools will begin teaching new science standards and plans to introduce new a new science test in 2018.
- Rhode Island considers requiring preschools to test for lead Updated: May-08-16 2:06 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require all Rhode Island preschools to test their tap water each year for lead.
- Stater settles suit over high school graduation requirements Updated: May-07-16 12:18 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey education officials and the American Civil Liberties Union have settled a lawsuit over the state's graduation requirements for high school students.
- 10 Auburn schools had fixtures showing elevated lead levels Updated: May-06-16 6:33 pm
AUBURN, Washington - Auburn School District officials say a review of water testing records shows 10 schools had elevated lead levels in 2008 but they can't verify what steps were taken to correct the problem.
- Riverview Gardens backers speak out at public hearing Updated: May-06-16 1:48 pm
ST. LOUIS - Parents, students and graduates of a St. Louis-area school district are making the case for shedding an unaccredited designation, which allows students to transfer to better-performing schools.
- In election fight, Utah governor retreats from Common Core Updated: May-05-16 5:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Republican Gov. Gary Herbert spent years defending Utah's adoption of Common Core education standards but reversed course this week, calling for a repeal as he faces a tough re-election fight for his party's nomination.