By Associated Press | 11/14/13 09:24 AM
LINCOLN, Neb. — University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken says a new tuition plan would encourage students to take more credit hours per semester and improve the school's graduation rate.
By John Chrstoffersen | 11/14/13 09:21 AM
NEWTOWN, Conn. — A grass-roots group involving several people who lost loved ones in the Newtown school shooting is launching a new campaign to address gun violence, reaching out to parents around the country after seeing its push for new federal legislation fall short in Washington.
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 03:52 PM
Actress Jennifer Garner says education is "without a doubt the ticket out of poverty." The mother of three spoke Wednesday on Capitol Hill in support of legislation that aims to expand and improve early education programs.
11/13/13 10:41 AM
TRENTON, N.J. — A legislative proposal allowing illegal immigrant students to pay the cheaper in-state rate to attend state colleges and universities gets a hearing on Thursday. A similar proposal was advanced by an Assembly committee in June. There's already speculation over whether...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 10:22 AM
WASHINGTON — The deaths of two girls in Illinois and Virginia from severe food allergies have helped spur efforts to get schools to stockpile emergency medications that can save lives. That effort has now reached the highest level: President Obama's desk. The president was expected to sign a...
By Susan Haigh | 11/13/13 09:43 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. — Thousands of students in five states will be spending more time at school. More than 9,000 students are attending select, high-poverty schools in Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts and New York that have developed expanded school schedules as part of the TIME...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 09:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers, and the public worldwide. A...
By Chris Tomlinson | 11/13/13 09:39 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is rehearing an affirmative action case brought against the University of Texas. The judges will hold a rare meeting in Austin on Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court said they didn't properly apply past decisions when deciding whether the...
11/13/13 09:36 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Middle school students in Sioux Falls will be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance on a daily basis, but that mandate will not be expanded to high school students. That's upsetting to some military veterans. Army veteran James Boorman had asked that the daily...
By Chuck Bartels | 11/13/13 09:35 AM
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The four announced candidates for Arkansas governor split along party lines Tuesday on whether the state Supreme Court ruled correctly when it said local school districts shouldn't have to give the state any leftover money after meeting the state's per-pupil spending...
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