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February 01, 2017
Long-running Texas evolution debate has big classroom impact
The Texas Board of Education on Wednesday voted preliminarily to ease — but not completely eliminate — state high school ...
January 31, 2017
Texas mulls changing science standards questioning evolution
The Texas Board of Education will decide whether to scrap a requirement that public schools teach high school students to ...
January 28, 2017
School district: Musical with racial slur will be performed
A New Jersey high school will allow students to utter racial slurs during performances of "Ragtime." Cherry Hill school ...
January 25, 2017
School district considers removing racial slur from musical
A New Jersey high school is weighing whether it should allow students to utter racial slurs during performances of the ...
January 24, 2017
S&P: Downturn in energy production hits budgets in 6 states
Six of the country's major energy-producing states have slipped into recession after a sharp decline in production and ...
January 21, 2017
Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close
Michigan announced Friday that it plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, ...
January 20, 2017
Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school
Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a ...
January 18, 2017
DeVos: Won't dismantle public schools as education secretary
In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to ...
January 17, 2017
Nebraska targets ban on religious garb worn by teachers
Sister Madeleine Miller applied for a high school teaching job in Nebraska thinking she would get judged on her credentials ...
January 17, 2017
DeVos likely to push school choice as education secretary
Charter schools and school choice are expected to be a major focus of education policy under the new Trump administration.
January 14, 2017
'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dead at 89
Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession ...
January 14, 2017
Teachers in Philadelphia plan a Black Lives Matter week
A teachers' organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide ...
January 13, 2017
Arkansas district declares 'snow day' after water line break
More than 21,000 students enjoyed what will essentially be counted as a "snow day" on an Arkansas school district's calendar ...
January 12, 2017
Lawsuit faults Bureau of Indian Education schools
A small, remote American Indian village in the scenic base of one of the most visited places on earth is at the center of a ...
January 11, 2017
High court may put more bite into law for disabled students
The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed willing to put more bite into a law that requires public schools to help ...
January 10, 2017
Michigan charter school backed by DeVos growing
A teenager grips the steering wheel and presses pedals. He sees wind-blown snow in front of him as he approaches the runway.
January 09, 2017
To celebrate inaugural or not? Trump critics are divided
It's typically an unquestioned honor to participate in the inauguration of an American president. Who wouldn't want to be ...
January 05, 2017
Student: Girl slammed to ground was trying to break up fight
A student who was slammed to the ground by a police officer at a North Carolina high school was trying to break up a fight ...
December 31, 2016
Help wanted: Bilingual teachers for California schools
While Californians passed a ballot measure to bring back bilingual education in the upcoming school year, educators say a ...
December 28, 2016
Speculation mounts on race between top 2 Texas Republicans
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick brushed aside speculation of a 2018 gubernatorial run at the end of Texas' last legislative session, ...