- URI students to educate well owners on proper water testing Updated: Aug-01-15 1:55 pm
KINGSTON, Rhode Island - Two University of Rhode Island students are spending the summer educating Rhode Islanders about how to reduce drinking water contamination.
- Drop in number of new teachers could get state review Updated: Jul-31-15 4:19 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Two leading sponsors of many recent Indiana education overhaul measures now want the Legislature to consider steps for possibly stemming the state's declining number of new teachers.
- Arkansas panel: Keep Common Core for now as review conducted Updated: Jul-30-15 1:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas should continue using Common Core but conduct a broader look at where to change and replace the education standards that have been criticized by some conservatives, a task force recommended to the governor Thursday.
- Standardized test scores show little change in Minnesota Updated: Jul-30-15 12:38 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - New standardized test scores show Minnesota students made no overall improvement in math, reading or science this year and made little progress in closing achievement gaps between white and minority students.
- Report: 8 serious cheating incidents in Nebraska testing Updated: Jul-29-15 4:19 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A report shows that Nebraska public schools have reported eight serious cheating incidents by school personnel during statewide academic testing since 2010.
- New rule would make math certification easier for teachers Updated: Jul-28-15 12:17 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Due to concerns over the state's dwindling supply of qualified teachers, the South Dakota Board of Education adopted a new rule on Monday that would make it easier for middle school math teachers to get certified.
- George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirement Updated: Jul-28-15 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions.
- Principal's suicide, forged tests rock promising NYC school Updated: Jul-28-15 6:13 am
NEW YORK - Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she killed herself by jumping in front of a subway car this spring.
- Illinois budget impasse may mean no free ACT tests Updated: Jul-26-15 2:41 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Nervousness about college entrance tests is acute enough as it is, but questions about whether the state can pay for those exams amid Illinois' budget impasse is adding to that anxiety this year.
- Former pupils get diplomas after Ga. drops graduation exam Updated: Jul-24-15 3:32 pm
ATHENS, Georgia - Clarke County schools officials say hundreds of former students have qualified to get their high school diplomas because of a state law that retroactively dropped a required graduation test.
- Rural school districts lead Ohio in giving out online exams Updated: Jul-23-15 2:43 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly a quarter of Ohio's rural school districts administered state standardized tests online last year, the largest rate among any category of districts.
- British university says Quran parchment among oldest Updated: Jul-22-15 1:52 pm
LONDON - A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of the Prophet Muhammad.
- Statewide ACT: 8 percent of Nevada juniors are college-ready Updated: Jul-21-15 7:20 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Only 8 percent of Nevada's high school juniors are ready for college in four major subject areas, according to preliminary results from the ACT that was administered almost universally in the state for the first time this spring.
- Activists seek animal testing records from Texas A&M Updated: Jul-20-15 4:17 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Animal rights activists are pushing to get records of the cats and dogs undergoing lab testing at Texas A&M University.
- University of Michigan opens test "city" for autonomous cars Updated: Jul-20-15 3:38 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Automakers and researchers say a new simulated city at the University of Michigan could help speed the development of driverless and connected cars.
- College offers applicants choice on giving ACT, SAT score Updated: Jul-17-15 3:05 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines private university is offering potential students other options if they don't want to submit their SAT or ACT test results with their application packet.
- 1st guilty plea entered in Chinese test-taking indictment Updated: Jul-16-15 5:56 pm
PITTSBURGH - The first of 15 Chinese citizens indicted in a college entrance exam test-taking scandal pleaded guilty Thursday before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.
- Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed Updated: Jul-16-15 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON - More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.
- Higher numbers of La. students reach college-ready ACT score Updated: Jul-16-15 4:20 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The number of public high school seniors who scored well enough on the ACT standardized test to enter college without remedial work continues to grow, Louisiana's education department said Thursday.
- Markell vetoes bill allowing Delaware students to skip tests Updated: Jul-16-15 1:46 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Gov. Jack Markell has vetoed a bill allowing Delaware's public school students to opt out of standardized tests.
- Wyoming student proficiency scores mostly down this year Updated: Jul-16-15 1:43 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Most Wyoming students scored lower this year on statewide tests designed to measure their proficiency in math, science and reading.
- Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging New Mexico test contract Updated: Jul-16-15 11:28 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn a contract issued for New Mexico's assessment exam for students in public schools.
- State data shows fewer Texans taking computerized GED exam Updated: Jul-15-15 1:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - State data shows fewer people are taking and passing a computer-based GED exam in Texas, which critics call too expensive and say wrongly focuses more on college readiness than preparing for jobs.
- Rio Rancho now has policy to test student-athletes for drugs Updated: Jul-15-15 6:14 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Rio Rancho school board has unanimously passed a policy for random drug testing of students in grades eight through 12 who play on district sports teams.
- Judge: Rankin school district in contempt over school prayer Updated: Jul-13-15 6:10 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal judge has found the Rankin County school district in contempt of court for continuing to promote Christianity during school hours after it agreed to stop.