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March 18, 2016
Lead fears grow in Newark schools, but the problem isn't new
In New Jersey's biggest city, fears are growing over lead in the school district's water after a lab found elevated levels ...
March 14, 2016
Senate votes to confirm King to head Education Department
The Senate narrowly voted Monday to confirm John B. King Jr. as the nation's education secretary. The vote was 49-40.
March 13, 2016
University of California to overhaul sex harassment reviews
The president of the University of California system ordered a new process for reviewing sexual harassment claims against ...
March 10, 2016
Berkeley law school dean resigns amid sex harassment lawsuit
The dean of the University of California, Berkeley law school resigned Thursday amid faculty outrage that he had been allowed ...
March 06, 2016
The Latest: Sanders wins states but not delegates
The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with contests in Maine and Puerto Rico on Sunday and a Democratic debate in ...
March 03, 2016
South Dakota governor bucks party line with transgender veto
When South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed a bill this week that would have required transgender students to use bathrooms ...
February 25, 2016
Obama's pick for Education focuses on states' role
President Barack Obama's nominee for Education Secretary told senators Thursday that the focus of decision-making on ...
February 25, 2016
Some Texas professors say guns in classes could chill debate
Some faculty members at the University of Houston say sensitive subjects may become taboo in their classrooms because of a ...
February 24, 2016
Chicago State to end school year early to save money
Chicago State University has told students and faculty that it was eliminating spring break and shortening the semester ...
February 16, 2016
University of Maine faculty position honors Stephen King
A foundation in Maine is giving $1 million to the University of Maine to create an endowed faculty position named in honor ...
February 15, 2016
Pulitzer prize-winning composer Steven Stucky dies at 66
A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, longtime Cornell University faculty member and resident composer with the Los Angeles ...
February 09, 2016
Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies
Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet ...
February 05, 2016
Conn. governor critical of town considering arming teachers
A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter, and Gov.
February 02, 2016
State manager for Detroit schools leaving job months early
Criticized on two fronts for his role in Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and his handling of teacher sick-outs and building ...
February 01, 2016
Israeli academics face growing boycott pressures
Israeli anthropologist Dan Rabinowitz is a leader in his field, heading a prestigious school of environmental studies at Tel ...
January 25, 2016
Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers
Darnell Earley didn't come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into Flint's old lead-lined water pipes, causing ...
January 20, 2016
Detroit schools sue to try to stop teacher absences
Faced with another massive sick-out by teachers, the Detroit school district filed a lawsuit Wednesday to try to stop ...
January 20, 2016
Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools
Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday for a state takeover of the financially troubled ...
January 08, 2016
High court dispute over union fees could curb labor's clout
The largest teachers union in Michigan still represents Jason LaPorte at the bargaining table, but he no longer pays anything ...
December 29, 2015
Zimbabwean civil servants December salaries delayed
Zimbabwe's civil servants had a bleak Christmas because the government failed to pay their December salaries on time.