- Attorney General seeks to take over Jindal Common Core suit Updated: Feb-08-16 5:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's new attorney general has moved to take over a lawsuit that former Gov. Bobby Jindal filed against the federal government over the Common core education standards.
- Computer glitches halt first day of student tests Updated: Feb-08-16 2:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee's brand new online school assessment test, known as TNReady, has crashed due to computer-networking glitches, forcing officials across the state to halt testing on the first day of its rollout.
- Texas standardized test panel asked to consider online exam Updated: Feb-06-16 3:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A panel considering updates to standardized tests for Texas students received suggestions ranging from offering the exams online to no longer requiring students to pass the tests to graduate from high school, a newspaper reported.
- Test reveals elevated lead in water at Greentown school Updated: Feb-05-16 4:42 pm
GREENTOWN, Indiana - A rural school district in central Indiana isn't allowing students or employees to use its tap water after testing discovered elevated levels of lead.
- Jefferson County Public Schools stops requiring some tests Updated: Feb-05-16 12:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Jefferson County Public Schools has announced it is not requiring teachers to give students diagnostic tests for the rest of the year.
- Test finds lead in water fixtures at 2 Gig Harbor schools Updated: Feb-05-16 4:16 am
TACOMA, Washington - The Peninsula School District has informed families that high levels of lead have been found in water fixtures at two Gig Harbor schools.
- Jindal lawsuit against Common Core scrapped by new governor Updated: Feb-04-16 6:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he is ending Louisiana's lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration over the Common Core education standards.
- Alabama Senate committee debates repealing Common Core Updated: Feb-04-16 8:18 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The debate over the state's education standards has begun again with a public hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core standards in Alabama public schools.
- GED scoring adjustment means 647 Virginia test takers passed Updated: Feb-04-16 1:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - More than 600 people who barely failed their high school equivalency test in Virginia have now passed without retaking the exam.
- Panel Oks Common Core changes for education board vote Updated: Feb-02-16 6:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A 26-member panel of Louisiana educators overwhelmingly approved a package of revisions Tuesday to the Common Core education standards used in the state, although two members questioned whether teachers can be adequately prepared to make the transition in time for the next school year.
- The Latest: Panel approves common core revisions Updated: Feb-02-16 1:47 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on a state panel's work to revise the Common Core standards (all times local):
- House passes bill that would cut high school science test Updated: Jan-25-16 6:27 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington House has passed a bill Monday that would eliminate the need to pass a science test to graduate from high school.
- Omaha education board approves new sex education standards Updated: Jan-21-16 6:46 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Omaha Board of Education has approved an update to sex education standards after months of debate.
- In Omaha, and much of US, debate over sex education rages on Updated: Jan-17-16 9:20 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Rival factions yelling at one another amid angry pushing. Tirades about condoms, and claims of misinformation. A parent declaring that children are being force-fed course material "straight from the pits of hell."
- School districts add Native American culture to curriculum Updated: Jan-17-16 2:02 am
MOUNT VERNON, Washington - Though a channel divides the town of La Conner from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community reservation, the two cultures are intertwined in Michael Carrigan's shop class at La Conner High School.
- Kitten found in school parking lot tests positive for rabies Updated: Jan-15-16 7:25 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Health officials in North Dakota say a kitten that was found in the parking lot of a high school in Fargo has tested positive for rabies.
- Lawmakers reject veto override vote on school test bill Updated: Jan-14-16 7:41 pm
DOVER, Delaware - An effort to override Gov. Jack Markell's veto of a bill allowing Delaware school students to opt out of standardized tests fizzled Thursday when House members refused to suspend rules to consider the issue.
- Riverview Gardens could get accreditation upgrade in June Updated: Jan-12-16 12:16 pm
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Board of Education will wait until June to decide whether to upgrade the accreditation status of the Riverview Gardens School District in suburban St. Louis.
- No action taken on St. Louis accreditation request Updated: Jan-12-16 12:12 pm
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis schools are improving, but members of the Missouri State Board of Education say they want to see sustained progress before restoring full accreditation.
- Roanoke County schools to consider random drug testing Updated: Jan-12-16 11:02 am
ROANOKE, Virginia - Roanoke County Schools is seeking input from parents on a proposal to randomly test student athletes for drug use.
- Bill would require Nebraska students to pass civics exam Updated: Jan-11-16 7:00 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska could require high school students to pass the federal government's civics exam for United States citizenship under a bill introduced Monday in the Legislature.
- Christie panels: Continue Common Core test, change standards Updated: Jan-11-16 4:43 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Some New Jersey education standards would be changed under recommendations made Monday by a commission appointed by Gov. Chris Christie, while an exam aligned with the national Common Core standards would continue to be used.
- AP Interview: Israeli author of blocked book sees sales soar Updated: Jan-11-16 2:54 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel - An Israeli author whose book was rejected from the national high school curriculum because it depicts a Jewish-Arab love affair is achieving star status at home and abroad.