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.
Tennessee regulators reject Valparaiso law school move
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tennessee regulators have rejected a plan to move Valparaiso University’s struggling law school to Middle Tennessee State University.
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted 8-5 Monday to deny the law school’s transfer to the Tennessee college’s Murfreesboro ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Georgia teacher dies in plane crash off Long Island
THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school official says a teacher there was one of the three victims of a Saturday plane crash off of New York’s Long Island.
Local news outlets report McDuffie County School Superintendent Mychele Rhodes identifies the dead woman as Jennifer Landrum, who had ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that if he’s re-elected, he’ll increase state funding for schools to two-thirds of their total costs, echoing a pledge made this summer by his Democratic opponent, Tony Evers.
Evers, meanwhile, continued to keep the spotlight on health ...
LSU doesn’t expect penalty for violating admission standards
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University’s president said Monday he doesn’t believe the state’s top higher education board can penalize his school for violating Louisiana’s college admissions policy in its enrollment of students who didn’t meet minimum criteria.
F. King Alexander ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is poised to delay the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement again and provide alternative ways for students to achieve proficiency.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said Monday that he’ll sign legislation after it received a final vote of approval in the ...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday approved plans for a group that runs three charter schools in Jackson to open two more there.
Meanwhile a group that wanted to open a school near Greenwood has been rejected, based on concerns about its ...
A wealthy industrialist who founded a for-profit charter school and became a pioneer in Ohio’s school choice movement has died.
David Brennan, an influential Republican donor who gave back millions to his hometown of Akron, died Sunday, his daughter Nancy Brennan said. He was ...
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say the renovated Idaho State Museum had more than 1,000 visitors for its grand re-opening last weekend.
Idaho State Historical Society Executive Director Janet Gallimore said in a prepared statement on Monday that it was gratifying to see so many people take ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word.
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Teachers in a northeast Nebraska district are using a new instruction model this school year that some education officials say could improve long-term tailored learning.
The Norfolk Public Schools district’s new teaching strategy comes after two years of development, ...
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking spoke from beyond the grave Monday to warn the world that science and education are under threat around the world.
The words of the scientist, who died in March at 76, were broadcast at a London launch event for his final book “Brief Answers To The Big ...
Arkansas releases latest grades on school performance
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Almost 15 percent of Arkansas’ public schools received an A letter grade on the latest report assessing school performance.
The Arkansas Department of Education says 152 schools received the top grade out of the state’s 1,034 public schools.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina students are struggling with loan debt despite lottery-funded scholarships for students heading to top-tier universities or technical colleges.
The State reports lottery funds are ...
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Bay De Noc Community College in Escanaba will share $620,000 in Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration grants with 19 other organizations.
The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will use ...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has been awarded a nearly $400,000 National Science Foundation grant to purchase a sophisticated microscope to be used in research and teaching.
The university says in a news release the field emission scanning electron microscope is primarily ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University plans to tear down four midcentury houses between University Drive and Boise Avenue and replace them with grass, raising concerns among neighbors about the university’s long-term plans.
The four now-empty homes, each with two or three bedrooms and ...
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Louisiana considers special recognition for STEM work
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana students who complete specified courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may soon be able to earn special endorsements on their high school diplomas.
Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members are scheduled soon to ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Community and Technical College System is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of its creation.
Voters in October 1998 approved a constitutional amendment forming the statewide network of community and technical colleges, a proposal pushed by then-Gov. ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s largest school district has yet to reach a contract agreement with its new superintendent after three weeks of talks.
Columbus City Schools has set Monday as a deadline for negotiations with Talisa Dixon, the Columbus Dispatch
BOSTON (AP) — Dueling rallies are being held in Boston and Cambridge focused on a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at Harvard University.
A Sunday demonstration in Copley Square is being organized by the Asian American Coalition for Education, a nonprofit civil rights group based in ...
CALAIS, Maine (AP) — Maine is developing a new framework to assist with student mental health needs through collaboration between providers of education and health.
The Maine Department of Education says the initiative is called Maine-AWARE, which stands for Advancing Wellness and ...
Automotive, welding areas renovated at 2 Lincoln schools
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple of automotive classes at Lincoln High School sparked Jacob Gardner’s interest in how cars work. So, a decade ago, he headed to a school in Phoenix when he graduated and became a diesel mechanic.
Now he’s back in Lincoln, piquing high school students’ interest ...
Mountain Home Education Foundation honors Nashville chef
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — To understand professional chef Robert Newton’s career, you start with a base of Mountain Home and throw in a dash of Germany and a pinch of Vermont. Then add in almost two decades’ worth of New York City before topping it off with a bit of Nashville, ...
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A long-neglected farm stand in Southington will soon see new life as a project for students at the local high school.
The farm stand was badly deteriorated when the town bought it two years ago.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas public school districts are finding it harder to fill vacant teaching positions this year, even though increased funding allowed many districts to offer higher salaries, according to a report released this week by the Kansas State Department of Education.
UW-Madison works with brewing company on wild lager
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin brewing company and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working together to create the first wild lager brewed in North America, according to a company official.
Wisconsin Brewing Co. President Carl Nolen
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is re-examining its Greek life policy following the second alcohol-related death of a campus fraternity member within a year.
The university launched a review into the campus’ Greek organization policies last month in response to the death of ...
Oakes career and tech center adds chef training kitchen
OAKES, N.D. (AP) — High school students in southeastern North Dakota now have an opportunity to get some chef training before they graduate.
The Southeast Region Career and Technology Center in Oakes has added a commercial kitchen in space that once was used for storage. The $307,000 ...
Sign language club bridges divide between students
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — A new Veterans Memorial Intermediate School club is breaking down barriers between deaf and hearing students through a common language.
Rah’Shanti Casper, a deaf student, is eager to teach.
American Sign Language helps her communicate with new classmates. ...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Candidates for Idaho’s top education post discussed school safety, early education and their vision for student success during a debate on Idaho Public Television Friday night.
Current Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra, a Republican, is a former teacher ...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana teachers can get state grants to cover tuition at regionally accredited colleges and universities.
The Louisiana Department of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said in a news release Friday that the
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Five years after Arkansas banned the use of out-of-school suspension as a punishment for truancy, dozens of schools are still suspending children who repeatedly miss classes.
A study last month out of the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas ...
2 teens charged with threatening to shoot up school
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say two Florida teens have been charged with threatening to shoot up a school.
The Miami Herald reports the students, ages 13 and 14, were arrested Friday and charged with ...
Sister Jean wins 2018 Illinois Senior Hall of Fame award
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials gathered to present Catholic nun and celebrated Loyola-Chicago basketball chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt with Illinois’ 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi public high school students could soon become advisers to the state Board of Education.
The board on Thursday asked for public comment on a
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Friday it will no longer try to delay an Obama-era regulation that helped students defrauded by for-profit colleges get their loans forgiven.
A federal court ruled last month that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ decision to delay the ...
Special needs teacher indicted on child abuse charges
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia special education teacher has been indicted on child abuse charges involving students at her school.
Mercer County Sheriff’s Department Detective Steve Sommers
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas has received a $100 million gift from a trust established by the late Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller.
The school said Friday that the endowment will continue funding the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, which the university says focuses on ...
West Virginia national park receives grant for school kids
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A National Park Foundation grant will enable a park in West Virginia to bring second- and eighth-grade students to the park to try out two new curriculum programs.
New River Gorge National River recently received the Open Outdoors for Kids grant. New River Gorge ...
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s newest medical school has opened its building in Bowling Green, a joint effort by Western Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky and Med Center Health.
The Daily News in Bowling Green