AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas troopers will be riding in or following some school buses this week in an effort to make sure other drivers are obeying traffic laws related to transporting students.
National WW2 Museum gets $2M Holocaust education pledge
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A San Francisco foundation has promised the National World War II Museum $2 million to expand its Holocaust education.
The Taube Foundation’s pledge will pay for lectures, movie screenings, partnerships, research and personal accounts of the Holocaust, the museum ...
$20M gift boosts Michigan, Israeli research collaborations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has received $20 million from a foundation to boost its collaboration with two Israeli research institutes.
The Ann Arbor school says the gift from The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation will build on advancements in health, science and ...
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Mount Marty College has opened a new nursing center and simulation lab to provide hands-on training in a range of health care situations from basic health assessments to advanced life support.
The Yankton college’s new Avera Nursing and Simulation Center held an open ...
PARIS (AP) — France’s president has called for stronger punishments for students who threaten teachers after a pupil brandished a fake gun in a classroom.
A video that went viral earlier this week showed the student standing in a classroom outside Paris threatening his teacher with the ...
NY lawmakers to review school health, P.E. programs
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers want to review the current state of physical education, mental health and health instruction in the state’s schools.
The Assembly’s Education Committee has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday in Albany to review the current programs in place ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State senators have released a report about Rhode Island’s educational system and say they’re planning to file bills based on the recommendations.
The Senate Education Committee released its
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A foundation that has long supported Nebraska education wants to stimulate the state’s workforce.
The Aksarben Foundation intends to double the number of people who earn career certification and two-year associate degrees in Nebraska and increase the number of four-year ...
ATLANTA (AP) — The national dialogue about sexual assault and harassment is making its way into Georgia schools.
Against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, Georgia students are hearing more about consent in sex education classes.
A new Georgia law requires districts to educate ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Christian liberal arts university based in Mississippi has named a new provost and vice president of academic affairs.
Belhaven University says Bradford Smith was named after a national search. He had been Belhaven’s dean of arts and sciences.
State board recommends changes to teacher licensing
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education has approved proposals to expand the teacher workforce.
The board voted this week to seek legislative changes to make it less cumbersome for qualified professionals to move into teaching careers.
The recommendations stem ...
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Elizabeth McGill spent 13 years navigating academia, eventually earning a doctorate in human development from Marywood University in 2015.
The following year, she purchased her first home in Dunmore — a modest two-story house with blue-gray siding and a large, ...
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia prosecutors have issued seven arrest warrants in a prostitution case linked to Fort Valley State University.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont education officials are one step closer to merging schools in the Washington Central Supervisory Union.
The Times Argus
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education has approved a plan to fund the state’s public colleges and universities based on the number of graduates they produce.
The board on Thursday approved the plan, which board spokesman Mike Keckler said will be phased-in over ...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on accusations that Republican state Senate candidate Dale Kooyenga lied about GOP cuts to education (all times local):
A Republican state Senate candidate’s campaign says Democrats are twisting his remarks about cuts the GOP made to ...
CU Boulder guarantees admission for education students
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Some high school students in Colorado can now guarantee their admission to the University of Colorado’s School of Education.
The Daily Camera reports ...
State board starts considering forced school mergers
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s State Board of Education is beginning to decide which school districts will be forced to merge under the state’s consolidation law.
Vermont Public Radio
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers, facing charges of plagiarism from Republican Gov. Scott Walker, admitted Friday that he submitted a state education department budget request under his name without proper citations.
Walker used a similar plagiarism
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on plagiarism charges against Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers (all times local):
The president of a conservative think tank whose material was lifted without credit by Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers isn’t ...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district says it mistakenly released the medical data of students and employees, posting it online for a year.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Archives has received a six-figure grant from the federal government to conserve historical documents from the Revolutionary War era.
The state Education Department announced this week that State Archives ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former educators in the town where 20 children and six adults were shot to death in an elementary school submitted a sharply worded rebuttal Thursday to a state report that was critical of how the shooter’s educational and mental health problems were handled.
The two ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The name of a former University of Vermont president may be removed from the library because of his support of research into eugenics that helped lead to sterilizations.
A panel of the UVM board of trustees advised the school Thursday to get rid of the name Bailey, ...
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A former University of Idaho student has filed an antidiscrimination lawsuit against the school contending she faced a hostile environment after reporting a sexual assault by a football player.
The woman filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Idaho seeking ...
Pop Warner, the country’s largest youth football program, is implementing a concussion-awareness initiative aimed at educating young athletes about how to recognize symptoms of a head injury.
The program is called CrashCourse ...
School settles education discrimination complaint for $1M
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana and a rural school district have reached settlements totaling more than $1.1 million in the case of a student with disabilities who was reportedly removed from his school and placed in a church basement where he watched videos and sorted nuts and ...
The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers’ tax bills.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district says it will bolster spending on girls’ sports as part of a proposed settlement of an antidiscrimination lawsuit.
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan (AP) — Hameeda Danesh was locked away at age 13 and beaten daily for six months by uncles who abhorred the thought of her attending school. Now, she’s running for a seat in Afghanistan’s Parliament, hoping to guarantee education for the next generation of Afghan girls, ...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst is launching a new scholarship in honor of a local civil rights activist.
The Ruth B. Loving Springfield Area Scholarship is for the school’s University Without Walls program, which assists adults looking to complete their ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Office of Public Instruction and a rural Montana school district have agreed to a more than $1 million settlement to a student with disabilities.
The Independent Record
DENVER (AP) — Dozens of Colorado school districts are asking voters next month for more funding for education through bond issues, mill levy overrides or renewal of a city sales tax.
The Colorado Sun
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — School leaders in a Tennessee county are ramping up drug prevention education at the county’s schools this fall in response to new trends in teen drug use and multiple incidents that happened at high schools.
Hamilton County Schools spokesmen Tim Hensley
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s average ACT scores have dropped below the national average.
Officials say the decline was expected, because 2018 is the first year all students in the graduating class took the ACT college entrance exam as juniors.
Video: School staffers drag autistic student through hall
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A school district in Kentucky has released a video that shows a teacher and a nurse dragging an autistic student with a service dog through the halls of a middle school.
The Lexington Herald-Leader
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More Kentucky high school students in the class of 2018 have met state college readiness benchmarks as measured on the ACT.
The Kentucky Department of Education announced Wednesday 57 percent of 2018 graduates met the benchmark in English compared with 56 percent in ...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem man running for election in the House District 19 race has falsely listed having a master’s degree in the Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet.
The Statesman Journal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students defrauded by for-profit colleges scored an important victory on Tuesday, when a court cleared the way for an Obama-era policy that will make it easier for them to get their student loans forgiven.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had said the regulation, known as ...
Tennessee regulators reject Valparaiso law school move
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tennessee regulators rejected a plan to move Valparaiso University’s struggling law school to Middle Tennessee State University, casting uncertainty on the future of the northwestern Indiana law school.
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted 8-5 Monday to ...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A south-central Nebraska school district has been awarded a $6 million federal grant to help students prepare for postsecondary education.
The Grand Island Public Schools announced Monday that the district received the seven-year matching grant from Gaining Early ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania are seeing enrollment fall by 4 percent this year, including a nearly 38 percent decline at Cheyney University outside Philadelphia.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A top University of Illinois administrator says he expects action within several months on recommendations toward quelling the ongoing turmoil over the school’s former Chief Illiniwek mascot.
Chancellor Robert Jones told the campus senate Monday that he’s working to ...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City School Board has narrowly approved a controversial policy on gender identity inclusion for Western Dakota Tech.
Parents and other packed a meeting Monday night where the board voted 4-3 to adopt a revised harassment and discrimination policy to ...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A woman who has taught music in Bridgeport schools since 1983 has been honored as Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year.
The governor and the state education commissioner visited Warren Harding High School to deliver the news Tuesday to Sheena Graham.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A spokeswoman says the chairwoman of the University of Texas System regents is resigning two years before her term is set to expire.
Sara Martinez Tucker was appointed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015 and became chair of the nine-member board two years later. UT ...
Panel nixes law school transfer to Middle Tennessee State
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state panel has nixed a proposal that would have transferred Valparaiso University’s law school to Middle Tennessee State University.
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted 8-5 on Monday to deny the proposal to move the law school to MTSU’s Murfreesboro ...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education expects to announce finalists as it winds down its search for a new president.
A statement from the council says its presidential search committee will meet in closed session Tuesday at its Frankfort office to discuss ...