- 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.
- Clarksdale cheating hearing likely won't end until August Updated: May-26-16 7:43 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A hearing to suspend or revoke a Clarksdale elementary school principal's teaching license is unlikely to conclude until August.
- Lawmakers agree to tweak upper-tier TOPS awards in future Updated: May-25-16 6:05 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The criteria to get an upper-tier TOPS college tuition award that comes with a stipend would be toughened in five years under a bill heading to the governor.
- Committee studying how to replace ISTEP holds first meeting Updated: May-24-16 4:29 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A committee that will study how Indiana should go about replacing the troubled ISTEP exam held its first meeting Tuesday and will face a tight deadline to make formal recommendations to lawmakers before the test is ultimately scrapped in July of next year.
- Illinois lawmaker, university spar over research animals Updated: May-24-16 11:20 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bill that would've required universities in Illinois to offer healthy cats and dogs to rescue organizations after animal testing has provoked a dispute between its Democratic sponsor and the University of Illinois.
- 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):
- Texas parents ask judge to block standardized test scores Updated: May-23-16 3:48 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A group of Texas parents want a judge to scrap results from a statewide standardized test that is under new scrutiny after a computer glitch this spring lost thousands of student answers.
- UMass lab steps up tick testing efforts Updated: May-22-16 12:56 pm
BOSTON - A University of Massachusetts laboratory that tests ticks that people find on themselves or their pets for diseases that could possibly be passed on is stepping up its efforts as tick season kicks into high gear.
- Standardized testing on the agenda of state education board Updated: May-22-16 10:14 am
EVERETT, Massachusetts - The future of standardized testing is on the agenda of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- U. Iowa investigating whether students cheated online tests Updated: May-20-16 5:12 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa says it is investigating whether more than 30 students cheated in online classes by having others take exams for them.
- Students in Florida retake exam after desks deemed too close Updated: May-20-16 11:31 am
ORLANDO, Florida - A group of students at a central Florida high school have to retake their Advance Placement exams because their desks were too close together when they took the test a few weeks ago.
- Board changes Hawaii teacher evaluation policy Updated: May-19-16 9:12 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii teachers will no longer have their performance evaluations directly tied to students' standardized testing scores under a change approved by state education officials.
- 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.
- Senators kill bill aimed at boosting student wellness exams Updated: May-18-16 4:20 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An attempt to boost wellness exams for public school students has failed to gain support in the state Senate.
- Tennessee hires firm to score TNReady tests after mishaps Updated: May-17-16 4:57 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee has entered a contract with Pearson Education to have it score the TNReady assessments this year after the previous vendor was fired this spring.
- Test jurors to gauge publicity in slaying of IU student Updated: May-16-16 5:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Indiana - Lawyers will question 25 to 30 test jurors to determine if an impartial jury can be seated for the trial of a Bloomington man accused of killing an Indiana University student, a judge ruled Monday.
- Oregon class celebration has presidential candidate pinatas Updated: May-15-16 1:56 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - An Oregon civics teacher is getting some unexpected attention because a presidential candidate pinata was part of a class celebration after the students completed their exams. Students brought the pinata filled with candy to class decorated with photos of the presumptive presidential nominees. Donald Trump was one side and Hillary Clinton on the other.
- Detroit Schools plagued by mismanagement, student losses Updated: May-15-16 12:17 pm
DETROIT - Michigan lawmakers trying to glue together a plan to fix Detroit Public Schools using taxpayer money are staring down more than a decade of failure with what was once among the largest public education systems in the nation.
- Texas court finds school funding flawed but constitutional Updated: May-13-16 5:37 pm
DALLAS - Texas' school finance system is flawed but constitutional, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday, a surprising, years-in-the-making blow to 600-plus districts that sued to force the conservative Legislature to pump more cash into classrooms.
- 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.
- 21 Nebraska students honored for percent ACT, SAT scores Updated: May-13-16 4:14 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Twenty-one high school seniors in Nebraska have been honored for earning perfect scores on either the ACT or SAT test.
- Larger share of Mississippi third-graders pass reading test Updated: May-12-16 6:51 pm
CLINTON, Mississippi - A larger share of Mississippi third-graders passed the state's reading test on the first try this year.
- EXCHANGE: Carterville School District sets high expectations Updated: May-12-16 6:13 am
CARTERVILLE, Illinois - Keith Liddell, superintendent of Carterville Community Unit School District 5, doesn't like to brag, but his district has a reputation of being among the top school districts in the area.
- 2 brothers who go to Ann Arbor school get perfect ACT scores Updated: May-12-16 2:00 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Two brothers who go to an Ann Arbor high school have gotten perfect scores on the ACT.