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July 20, 2018
Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street is entering classrooms
Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world ...
July 18, 2018
GAO: Less than half of school districts test water for lead
A survey of school districts around the country finds that less than half test their water for lead, and among those that do ...
July 16, 2018
AP Analysis: Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups
Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than ...
July 13, 2018
Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is now offering an academic program in cyber systems, its first new major in a quarter century.
July 06, 2018
Big-name charter school backers donate to key governor races
Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now ...
July 05, 2018
Ohio unsure of status of 2,300 students from closed e-school
Many of the students enrolled in Ohio's largest online charter school when it closed in January have transferred to other ...
June 30, 2018
Barbs for Bezos but Bill Gates largely admired in Seattle
The Seattle region is home to America's two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras ...
June 22, 2018
Ex-priest who abused child allowed access to Chicago schools
Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation's third largest school district ...
June 21, 2018
Angry Republican teachers create split inside Oklahoma GOP
Sherrie Conley is like most people in small-town Oklahoma: solidly conservative. When she goes to the polls, she faithfully ...
June 19, 2018
Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up
Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 ...
June 17, 2018
DC's public schools go from success story to cautionary tale
As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation's capital was being hailed as a shining example of ...
June 15, 2018
Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race
Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was ...
June 08, 2018
Arizona teachers push proposal to tax rich for education
On a sweltering Arizona evening under a park pavilion, math teacher Heather LaBelle handed out petitions for a ballot ...
June 07, 2018
Study says vaping by kids isn't up, but some are skeptical
Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, ...
June 05, 2018
Lesson using anti-Trump song gets Utah teacher disciplined
A Utah junior high teacher is on leave after she instructed her students to read the lyrics of an Eminem song that slams ...
June 03, 2018
In key governor's races, Democrats split on education
A subterranean divide among Democrats between backers of teachers unions and those of charter schools and other education ...
May 31, 2018
School district mulling homework ban proposal from students
A school district just outside of New York City says it is considering a proposal from two fifth graders to get rid of ...
May 30, 2018
Walmart offers employees new perk: cheap access to college
Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America's largest private employer, ...
May 23, 2018
Teacher's win in Kentucky points to November potential
Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay ...
May 23, 2018
Arizona educators consider altering evolution references
The Arizona Department of Education is considering changes to school science standards, including instances when it may ...