Most Missouri youth aren’t at grade level in English, math
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Less than half of Missouri schoolchildren are performing at grade level in English and math for the second straight year, according to newly released state data that critics...
Arkansas committee supports raising pay for new teachers
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas legislative committee is backing a short-term proposal to increase salaries for new teachers.
The state Department of Education has recommended...
Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Oct. 11
Get aggressive to solve substitute teacher shortage
The Sioux Falls School District isn't taking the challenge of its substitute teacher shortage...
UW board approves timeline for hiring next president
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees hopes to select its next permanent president by early March.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the board on Wednesday...
Wisconsin school guard fired for repeating racial slur
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black security guard at a Wisconsin high school says he was fired after a student used a racial slur against him and he repeated the word when he told the teen not to use...
Ex-Santee schools official gets prison for kickback scheme
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge in Lincoln has sentenced a former Santee Community Schools superintendent and Iowa resident to two years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of...
Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act
MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious...
Mississippi editorial roundup
Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:
Sioux Falls teacher surprised with $25K as a top US educator
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Alison Ter Horst meant to be a guidance counselor, not a teacher, but once she tried student teaching she couldn't bear to leave the classroom.
US to require Chinese officials to report American contacts
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead of any contacts they plan to have with...
Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act
CHICAGO (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency and lawmakers have quietly abandoned efforts to rid schools of toxic PCBs, leaving districts — especially in poor areas — with a difficult...
Talks planned between striking Colorado teachers, district
FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — Talks are planned between striking teachers and school officials in a rural district in central Colorado.
The South Park Education Association says the superintendent...
Chicago Public Schools, mayor announce classes canceled Thursday ahead of expected teachers strike
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools, mayor announce classes canceled Thursday ahead of expected teachers strike.
District: Personal student information, test scores breached
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A school district in Maryland says a student improperly downloaded personal information and test scores of more than 1,000 students from a college preparation...
Feds: Massachusetts owes private schools millions
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has found that public school districts across Massachusetts have violated federal law by denying services to students with disabilities who attend...
Feasibility study finds Vermont college can be repurposed
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A feasibility study has found that a closed Vermont college could be converted for use as an education center.
College of St. Joseph officials have been looking for a way...
Lawsuit: WVa school fired police over age, policy complaints
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges that Shepherd University in West Virginia fired two campus police officers over their age and complaints about arrest practices, particularly...
- Idaho State JournalINL cuts ribbon on 2 new buildingsOctober 16, 2019
- Rome News-TribuneQuick hits: Georgia news briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 16October 16, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewEducation notebook: Spokane school boundary adjustment committee seeks volunteersOctober 10, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewTeachers overcome concerns to narrowly approve new union contract with Spokane Public SchoolsOctober 9, 2019
- WRAL-TVWake County School System names principal, assistant principal of yearOctober 4, 2019
Bevin, Beshear wrangle over education in debate
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear traded shots in a rancorous debate Tuesday night that turned personal when the incumbent brought up...
Hood: Reeves commercial filmed at private school is ‘phony’
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor said Tuesday that his Republican opponent should stop running a "phony" campaign commercial about supporting public...
Oklahoma regent resigns over role representing drug maker
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the board that oversees Oklahoma's 25 state colleges and universities is stepping down after facing criticism over his role representing drugmaker Johnson &...
Maryland panel recommends new $4B school funding formula
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland panel voted Tuesday to recommend updating the state's education funding formula to phase in a major increase for schools that will reach $4 billion annually a...
Montpelier teacher is 2020 Vermont Teacher of the Year
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Montpelier middle school teacher is Vermont's 2020 teacher of the year.
The Vermont Agency of Education announced Tuesday that Elisabeth Kahn, a French and Spanish...
Planned Parenthood decision sparks Seattle U. protest
SEATTLE (AP) — More than 1,000 Seattle University students, alumni and faculty members are objecting to the school president's decision to remove Planned Parenthood from an online list of...
Teachers’ strike continues in central Colorado
FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — Classes are canceled for a second day in a central Colorado district because of a strike by teachers.
Teachers in the Park County School District RE-2 were picketing...
University holds Indigenous Peoples Day events Tuesday
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont is inviting community members to an Indigenous Peoples Day ceremony.
The daylong event, which includes a celebration and education, takes...
DC schools to get additional $20M this academic year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Public and charter schools in Washington, D.C., are set to get at least $20 million more in funding this academic year.
The Washington Post reports the funding increase...
- Business WirePurdue University Global Launches Analytics Degree Program to Meet Growing Demand in Data-Driven EconomyOctober 17, 2019
- PR NewswireDelaware innovates to build a strong talent pipelineOctober 16, 2019
- Business WireStrategic Education, Inc. Schedules Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Release in Conjunction With Investor and Analyst DayOctober 7, 2019
- NewswireAvanza Network Gathers in Albuquerque for 8th Annual ConferenceSeptember 26, 2019
- PR NewswireNational 4-H Council and the United States Air Force Team Up to Deliver STEM EducationSeptember 24, 2019
Mississippi governor candidates spar over taxes, brain drain
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor debated Monday for the second time in less than a week, arguing over education, taxes and the "brain drain" — the...
3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into...
Business lobby wins most of Louisiana education board races
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Business-backed candidates have won six of seven contested seats for Louisiana's top school board.
The Advocate reports that the winners in Saturday's elections for...
U of Nebraska offers buyouts to hundreds of tenured teachers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska is offering buyouts to around 400 tenured teachers nearing retirement age.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that teachers age 62 or older with...
Another teacher strike at a Colorado school district
FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — Teachers at a rural, central Colorado school district have gone on strike over a contract dispute, causing Park County School District RE-2 to cancel classes.
White Lodging founder gives $16M boost to Catholic schools
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A hotel entrepreneur is donating $16 million to Catholic schools in northwestern Indiana.
The gift from White Lodging founder Bruce White and his wife, Beth, aims...
Superintendent apologizes after student denied breakfast
HURON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota superintendent is apologizing after learning a student at a middle school was denied breakfast as a form of discipline.
West Virginia taking applications for school rain barrels
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is offering free rain barrels to schools in the state.
The Department of Environmental Protection said schools with current or planned flower or...
Sen. Sherrod Brown to deliver Ohio State University address
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is set to deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University.
The school announced Tuesday that Brown will speak to 3,600 students...
Effort to nix English immersion in Arizona finds support
PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly two decades after getting Arizona voters' approval, a law mandating an English-only education for non-native speakers may get repealed in 2020.
Probe underway into hiring of principal on don’t hire list
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education is investigating a former middle school principal who resigned after it was learned he was invested for sexual misconduct.
Teachers try home meetings to help students
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Katrina Ohlemiller spends most of her afternoons and weekends, not at home, but at the homes of her students.
To get ready, the Hoover Elementary School teacher dedicates...
Half of West Va.’s teachers miss 10 days or more of school
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Department of Education data says more than half of the state's teachers missed more than 10 days of school last year.
Utah high school program seeking to help teen moms
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — In a large carpeted room at a high school in northern Utah, several babies are learning how to roll onto their stomachs and walk.
New Mexico’s largest district still has teacher shortage
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest school district continues to struggle with a shortage of teachers and substitute teachers
KOB-TV reports Albuquerque Public Schools is looking...
Colorado education board to change school ranking system
DENVER (AP) — Colorado education officials have approved changes to state performance rankings that could show fewer schools in high performing categories.
Superintendent apologizes after student denied breakfast
HURON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota superintendent is apologizing to parents after learning a staff member denied a student breakfast for misbehaving.
Butler seeks $250M to boost enrollment, build science center
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler University is aiming to raise $250 million to invest in science education, increase its enrollment beyond resident undergraduates and boost community outreach.
Indiana college ends 187-year sheepskin diploma tradition
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in western Indiana is ending its 187-year-old tradition of printing diplomas on sheepskin, citing increasing prices for the material and...
UVU students win records fight over campus police reports
OREM, Utah (AP) — A state records committee has ruled that Utah Valley University Police can no longer charge student reporters for incident reports.
California’s governor signs law requiring public universities to provide abortion medication at campus health centers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor signs law requiring public universities to provide abortion medication at campus health centers.