- Effort to revive stalled bill with sex ed provisions falters Updated: May-04-16 8:04 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - An effort to revive a stalled education bill that limits who can teach sex education in public schools faltered in the Alaska House on Wednesday.
- Urbana officers hope crime lab can help solve 1988 cold case Updated: May-04-16 3:22 pm
URBANA, Illinois - Local detectives say they have found evidence that hadn't been sent for testing in the 1988 cold case stabbing of a University of Illinois veterinary student.
- Board approves parole for former UCA administrator Updated: May-04-16 7:54 am
CONWAY, Arkansas - The Arkansas Parole Board has approved parole for a former University of Central Arkansas administrator who was convicted on burglary charges for helping a student steal tests.
- Iowa teacher resigns after failing alcohol tests at prom Updated: May-03-16 2:37 pm
MILFORD, Iowa - A northwest Iowa teacher who failed alcohol tests while chaperoning a high school prom has resigned.
- Governor signs bill changing standardized testing measures Updated: May-03-16 12:51 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will bring a wide range of changes to the state's public school systems.
- House sends health exam requirement for students to Senate Updated: May-03-16 4:44 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Public school students would be required to have a wellness exam before entering kindergarten and sixth grade, if the Louisiana Senate agrees to a proposal that has won support from a divided state House.
- TOPS payment rate restriction wins final passage from House Updated: May-02-16 6:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - New cost controls are planned for TOPS as lawmakers struggle to pay for the nearly $300 million college tuition program.
- Wyoming drops out of education consortium Updated: May-02-16 5:13 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - State schools Superintendent Jillian Balow says Wyoming has dropped out of the state consortium that is involved with Common Core education tests.
- Tennessee disregarded red flags with TNReady testing firm Updated: May-02-16 11:42 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee officials knew of concerns about a testing company's ability to fulfill a $107.7 million contract to administer the new online TNReady standardized test even before this year's failed rollout, internal documents show.
- UConn again bringing in therapy dogs for finals week Updated: May-01-16 10:56 am
STORRS, Connecticut - The University of Connecticut is providing its students with therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of final exams.
- Deal considers measures as deadline looms Updated: Apr-30-16 11:41 am
ATLANTA - Several pieces of legislation continue to wait on the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal, as the May 3 deadline looms for Deal to sign, veto or opt to not take action on the measures.
- Hudson High classmates share perfect ACT score Updated: Apr-29-16 8:06 am
HUDSON, Wisconsin - Achieving a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam is a feat that less than one-tenth of one percent of American students achieve annually.
- IU hospital in Muncie taking precautions for Legionella Updated: Apr-28-16 11:19 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - An Indiana University hospital in Muncie is keeping water restrictions in place after tests last week found a positive test for the Legionella bacteria.
- Suspended teacher: Students call themselves idiot, retarded Updated: Apr-28-16 10:38 am
WESTMINSTER, South Carolina - A South Carolina school district has suspended a special education teacher after she used the terms "idiot," ''stupid" and "retarded" in a letter requesting her students be exempted from taking standardized tests.
- Nearly 400K Virginia students to take shorter SOL math tests Updated: Apr-28-16 4:38 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Nearly 400,000 Virginia elementary and middle school students will take shorter Standards of Learning math tests this spring.
- Slow connection to statewide online test for some students Updated: Apr-27-16 6:22 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi students taking an online, statewide assessment have experienced some trouble connecting to the program.
- 5 educators arrested in El Paso schools fraud scheme Updated: Apr-27-16 6:05 pm
EL PASO, Texas - Five veteran El Paso school district educators were arrested Wednesday after a federal grand jury indicted them on conspiracy charges in an alleged scheme to rig the district's high-stakes test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms.
- Supreme Court considers lowering score required to pass bar Updated: Apr-27-16 3:08 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The state Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a proposal to lower the score aspiring attorneys need to pass the bar exam in Montana.
- State proposes gradual rise in diploma test score standard Updated: Apr-27-16 2:13 pm
BALTIMORE - The Maryland State Board of Education says it plans to gradually increase the standardized test scores that students must achieve to earn a high school diploma starting next school year.
- Small school, big payback Updated: Apr-27-16 2:05 am
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - When Terri Armstrong brought out a rack of eggs, the students couldn't hold back their excitement.
- Common Core testing begins Monday in La. public schools Updated: Apr-25-16 1:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - About 300,000 public school students are taking tests this week tied to the Common Core education standards without the boycotts or heated political rhetoric that marked the testing last year.
- EXCHANGE: Battle underway against Rockford's education gap Updated: Apr-23-16 4:10 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - A pilot program launched in October is showing signs of success as educators look to arm thousands of adults in Boone and Winnebago counties with a high school equivalency certificate and skills that will land them a sustainable job.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Apr-20-16 1:49 pm
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
- DC schools chief asked contractor for $100K Updated: Apr-19-16 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The chancellor of Washington's public schools asked a food-service contractor for a $100,000 contribution to a Kennedy Center gala honoring teachers, weeks after the company was accused in a whistleblower lawsuit of cheating the city out of millions of dollars, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.
- Newspaper: Florida's top teachers found at affluent schools Updated: Apr-17-16 1:28 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - New bonus payments aimed at attracting and keeping good teachers in Florida have gone disproportionately to those who work with students from affluent families, an analysis by a Florida newspaper has found.