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  1. Missouri Senate passes school choice, transfer proposal

    04.28 / 01:19 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — Missouri senators approved an education proposal on Thursday that would create tax-credit education savings accounts for some students and would change the way students can transfer from low-performing districts and schools. Bill sponsor Sen. Andrew Koenig said the bill will give parents with special needs children an option and would allow parents to "really direct their child's education." The education savings accounts would allow donors to provide up to $25 million to a fund i…
  2. Air Force Academy's 1st female superintendent stepping down

    04.28 / 01:19 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. The Air Force Academy is just outside Colorado…
  3. Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin speaking at Purdue's Mars forum

    04.28 / 00:03 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is visiting Purdue University for a program about what it will take for humans to reach Mars. NASA officials will also speak about the agency's plans for human exploration of deep s…
  4. Arizona House wants to shield student press rights

    04.28 / 00:03 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Senate Bill 1384 would safeguard First Amendment protections for student journalists at public schools, community colleges, and universities who contribute to their school's publications. The Senate majority leader was a student journalist and cartoonist herself, and has recalled seeing administrators repeatedly censor her high school's paper. An amendment by Republican Rep. Anthony Kern requires school-sponsored media entities' written policies to also prohibit lewd and obscene content…
  5. Federal judge sends UNC athlete lawsuit back to state court

    04.27 / 22:46 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A judge has granted the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's motion to dismiss a lawsuit tied to its multiyear academic scandal from federal court, sending the matter back to state c…
  6. N Carolina class-size decrease fix now state law

    04.27 / 22:46 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed Thursday the compromise legislation from Republicans an hour after it received final General Assembly approval by the House. The fix came about as school districts complained meeting the lower maximums in kindergarten through third grade this coming year would mean layoffs for art, music and physical education instructors and crowded classes in other…
  7. Study: DC voucher program shows poorer math results

    04.27 / 21:31 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Students attending private schools in the nation's capital through a federally funded voucher program are doing worse in math compared to their peers, according to a government study released Thursday. The findings added fuel to one of the most heated debates in the education community: whether taxpayer money should be used to pay for private schools. [...] among students who had attended low-performing schools, the key targets of the voucher program, the study did not r…
  8. GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speeches

    04.27 / 20:21 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations could be expelled and campuses would have to remain neutral on public issue under a bill Republican legislators are pushing this week. Conservatives are worried that right-wing speakers aren't given equal treatment as liberal campus presenters and some students have complained about free expression fanning racial tensions. In Madison, home to the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus and the state C…
  9. Police detain teen in fatal beating of 86-year-old woman

    04.27 / 20:21 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — Northern California police say they have detained a young man in the apparently random beating death of an 86-year-old woman on a morning walk around a high school track. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says the 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assaulting another elderly woman later in the day several miles a…
  10. New Mexico asks WisePies to give up naming rights to arena

    04.27 / 20:21 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has asked WisePies Pizza & Salad to give up the naming right to the arena of the school's men's and women's basketball teams. School officials say a new agreement will allow for multiple facilities to be named under one u…
  11. Deliberations resume over killing near Arizona university

    04.27 / 19:08 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Jury deliberations resumed Thursday at the trial of a former Northern Arizona University student charged with murder for fatally shooting another student during a late-night confrontation near campus. Deliberations in Flagstaff were temporarily put on hold Wednesday after Steven Jones' attorneys alleged that a prosecutor intentionally left a false impression during closing arguments when he said Jones didn't make a self-defense claim until he was at the police…
  12. The Latest: Northern Indiana landfill fire affects schools

    04.27 / 19:08 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The Concord Community Schools announced at midday Thursday that its schools would close early for the day and canceled all evening activities because of smoke from the fire at the landfill owed by Waste Management just south of Elkhart. County health officer Dan Nafziger said air testing hasn't found hazardous substances but warned the smoke could cause trouble for people with asthma or emphysema. The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says people living in areas affected by the smoke…
  13. Arkansas State names 3 finalists for chancellor's post

    04.27 / 17:58 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Damphousse is currently dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, Elsenbaumer is interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas-Arlington and Shao is dean of the School of Business at The College of Charleston in South Carolina. The three are to visit campus on separate days in May for interviews and to meet with the search committee as well as faculty, staff, students, and community…
  14. Central Illinois schools work to repair elevated lead levels

    04.27 / 17:58 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — A school district in central Illinois is taking steps to remediate areas with elevated lead levels after receiving results of state-mandated testing in six district buildings. The Environmental Protection Agency's federal standards require action to be taken if lead levels exceed 15 parts per b…
  15. Catholic school reports ex-administrator to law enforcement

    04.27 / 17:58 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    School officials say he violated policies pertaining to appropriate social boundaries between students and faculty. The school says it reported the allegation to the Lowell Police Department and Middlesex County District…
  16. New plaintiff files open meetings lawsuit over U Iowa search

    04.27 / 16:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The lawsuit alleges 23 committee members improperly met outside Iowa and closed meetings during the search that resulted in Bruce Harreld's hiring. [...] Judge Ian Thornhill in February rejected a request for the case to proceed with Menninger as plaintiff, saying Hammond's attorney waited too long to take…
  17. Lawmakers would let NC towns create separate charter school

    04.27 / 16:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators want to allow two suburban Charlotte towns to create their own charter schools for residents separate from one of the country's largest public school districts. The House on Thursday voted to authorize the towns of Matthews and Mint Hill to open charter schools that give students living in those towns priority e…
  18. Emporia State University faces child abuse investigation

    04.27 / 16:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Emporia State spokeswoman Gwen Larson, tells the Emporia Gazette (http://bit.ly/2plP2Hs ) the Kansas Department for Children and Families is investigating reported child abuse at the center. The center provides an early childhood environment for children of university students, faculty and community…
  19. The Latest: ACLU: Coulter cancellation threatens free speech

    04.27 / 15:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The American Civil Liberties Union's national legal director says "unacceptable threats of violence" that led to the cancellation of Ann Coulter's speech at the University of California, Berkeley are inconsistent with free speech principles that protect people from government overreach. Though Coulter's speech at UC Berkeley was canceled, far-right supporters were planning rallies Thursday to denounce what they claim is an attempt to silence their conservative views. Ann Coulter's speech…
  20. Democratic governor joins GOP counterpart on free tuition

    04.27 / 15:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Democratic governor is inviting a Republican counterpart to help make the case for her plan to provide free tuition for two years at public colleges. Tennessee three years ago became the first state to make community college tuition-free for new high school graduates, and has recently expanded it to include older a…