English classes, legal services cut for immigrant kids

U.S. 06/05/19, 19:19

Immigrant children in the care of the U.S. government may no longer have access to English-language courses and legal services, officials said Wednesday. The Health and Human Services department notified shelters around the country last week that it was not going to reimburse them for teachers' pay or other costs such ...

Former Oklahoma student alleges university misreported data

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:38

The University of Oklahoma misreported data used to nationally rank the school for nearly 20 years, seriously impacting its prestige and reputation, a former student alleges in a federal lawsuit that seeks class-action status.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Oklahoma City estimates as many as 350,000 current and ...

Charter schools accused of stealing $50M from California

U.S. 05/29/19, 19:14

A network of charter schools in California stole more than $50 million from the state by creating phantom institutions that enrolled unwitting students it found through other schools and youth programs, prosecutors said Wednesday.A3 Education recruited small public school districts to sponsor the charter schools in exchange for oversight fees. ...

Deadly knife attack near Tokyo raises alarm on child safety

World 05/29/19, 02:23

A deadly knife attack on a group of mostly schoolgirls near Tokyo this week raised concerns Wednesday over the safety of schoolchildren in Japan, a country known for its low crime rate and where children usually walk to school on their own or in groups.Officials say the knife-brandishing man ran ...

Biden uses education rollout to promote his 1994 crime bill

2022 Campaign 05/28/19, 19:39

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling for a renewed ban on certain military-style guns and ammunition, pitching it as part of his proposal on education priorities. The former vice president is using his education rollout, his first detailed policy proposal, to lean into his leadership on a 1994 crime bill, ...

Ore. lawmakers add Holocaust education to school curriculum

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:11

Oregon will require public schools to teach about the Holocaust under a measure sent to the governor. Lawmakers unanimously voted Tuesday to add Holocaust instruction to the school curriculum starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Ten other states require some level of genocide education in schools. Under the measure, high schools in ...

Kansas forward De Sousa gets year of eligibility back

Sports 05/24/19, 14:21

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday.His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was ineligible this past season and next season. But after the school appealed what it considered overly harsh sanctions ...

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

U.S. 05/23/19, 16:06

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says $1.6 billion in teacher raises are coming in a deal driven by classroom unrest and Republicans who sharply changed course on public education ahead of 2020.The announcement Thursday would make Texas the latest state — and now the largest — to pour more money into ...

Devos becoming a favorite foe for Democrats on 2020 trail

Politics 05/23/19, 11:35

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is becoming a lightning rod for Democrats on the 2020 campaign trail. Several candidates have taken jabs at DeVos at recent campaign events as they try to energize voters and curry favor with the nation's two major teachers unions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said this month that ...

Teachers rally as California lawmakers limit charter schools

U.S. 05/22/19, 20:16

California lawmakers have narrowly advanced a teacher-backed measure that would give local school districts more power to reject charter schools.The Assembly acted Wednesday as teachers rallied at the state Capitol. They're calling for more money for public education as part of a statewide day of action.The California Teachers Association is ...

Budget deals start coming together ahead of special session

Enviroment 05/22/19, 14:05

Deals were coming together Wednesday as Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders prepared for a special session to finish work on the state's next two-year budget.The Democratic governor, GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman had resolved the remaining differences holding up a tax ...

Teacher charged with threatening to ‘shoot up’ her school

U.S. 05/21/19, 17:38

A North Carolina teacher has been charged with threatening to "shoot up" her school.A news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office says Kristen Thompson was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of communicating a threat of mass violence.The sheriff's office says Thompson abruptly resigned Friday from Pathways Elementary School ...

Sudanese-American to graduate, with 6 siblings in attendance

Football 05/20/19, 13:01

Six children will gather in Storm Lake this weekend to watch their youngest sibling graduate from high school, decades after their parents emigrated from war-torn Sudan to the United States.Cham Deng will receive his diploma Sunday from Storm Lake High School with a 3.4 grade point average, ranking him 28th ...

Vietnam cargo plane converted into interactive classroom

Science 05/19/19, 10:21

Students interested in science and technology will soon be able to attend class in an old military plane in northern Utah.The Standard-Examiner reports a Vietnam era cargo plane has been converted into a classroom for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math students and attached to a museum at the Hill Air ...

Bernie Sanders to be the first 2020 candidate to call for ban on charter schools

2022 Campaign 05/18/19, 09:33

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Saturday released his plan for reforming public education, including halting federal funding of new charter schools and banning those that are for-profit. Saying charter schools are "exacerbating educational segregation," Sanders proposes more transparency and accountability for them, as well as limits on the pay of ...

Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:14

Oregon is spending $40 million to dramatically expand its federal free breakfast and lunch program, ensuring that more than 60 percent of its 400,000 public school students will be included, the largest statewide effort in the country.The program is based on providing free meals to any child whose family lives ...

Criticized Maryland chancellor won’t seek contract extension

Football 05/16/19, 13:58

The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's death and how the chancellor ...

Why your financial aid may plummet after freshman year

Business 05/16/19, 09:47

Grants and scholarships are the best ways to pay for college because you don't have to repay them. But if you chose a college because it offered you the most free money, your final bill may end up bigger than you thought.More than 72% of college students ages 18 and ...

Update: US, UK teams share $10M XPRIZE award

U.S. 05/15/19, 22:03

The Latest on the competition for the XPrize For Global Learning (all times local):8 p.m.A US company founded by game-developer parents who wanted to help their special-needs son and a London-based educational nonprofit have won a $10 million award for software they developed to teach illiterate children to teach themselves ...

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