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1 hr ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Louisiana graduation rate edged up in 2013

Louisiana's Department of Education says the percentage of state high-school students graduating within four years has increased again.


5 hrs ago |

Tiffany Leiseth: English teacher has sex with students, texts nude pics to them

Tiffany Leiseth is a 26-year-old English teacher in Pennsylvania who is facing sexual assault charges after allegedly having had sex with two 18-year-old high school seniors in her home while her husband was out of town.


9 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Doctor: Ex-Atlanta schools head can't endure trial

A doctor says Atlanta's former school superintendent can't endure a trial in the system's test cheating case due to her health.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine

12 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Lawler takes over Southwest Vt. Regional Technical School District

Lawler, who has applied for, but not yet received, a license to be a superintendent in the state of Vermont, will act as director with superintendent powers and responsibilities.


Related Topix: Vermont, Southern Vermont College

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Jackson schools face 200 teacher vacancies

Human Resources Director Carol Dorsey tells The Clarion-Ledger there are currently 218 open positions for certified teachers, guidance counselors and interventionists as of Tuesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Kemper County, MS

The Leaf-Chronicle

Racist? 'Insensitive' T-shirt gets an F at College Board event

The College Board apologized for a "culturally and racially insensitive" T-shirt and some comments made at its Advanced Placement World History exam grading event last month.


Related Topix: Chinese Communist Party, World News, China, University of Delaware

AG: High school students can't pay for UW courses

Van Hollen said in the opinion released Thursday that state law requires the state Department of Public Instruction to determine who pays for the classes.


The Lebanon Daily News

Governor Tom Corbett signs $27 billion budget after using line-item veto

A' Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto to strike $65 million from the General Assembly's own appropriation, urging a renewed effort to cut public-sector pensions for newly hired teachers and state workers.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, US News, Healthcare Law, Law

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida Teacher of the Year to be announced

Florida Teacher of the Year to be announced Two Tampa Bay area teachers are among the finalists.


Related Topix: Flagler County, FL, Indian River County, FL

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Teacher accused of sex with her students

A teacher in the New Brighton Area School District is accused of having sex with students just days before graduation, according to a criminal complaint.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Modesto Bee

California teachers to attest to reporting abuse

The legislation, AB2560, by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, was drafted in response to troubling cases involving child abuse in California schools.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Concord, CA, Diablo, CA

KTEN-TV Denison

Man arrested in connection to deadly shooting

Now, re-testing is underway. GRAYSON COUNTY -- more than one hundred STAAR tests taken by Denison High School students were lost earlier this year.


Related Topix: Grayson County, TX, Pottsboro, TX


New Brighton Area substitute teacher accused of having sex with students

Officials said Leiseth was a substitute teacher for the New Brighton Area School District.


Related Topix: New Brighton, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Park Hill district reports data security breach

The Park Hill School District says a data security breach might have compromised personal information of 10,210 current and former employees and students.


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO

The Victoria Advocate

Authorities rescind arrest warrant for school superintendent

An arrest warrant issued last week for Calhoun County Superintendent Billy Wiggins was rescinded Tuesday after the school district's attorney asked the court to repeal its decision.


Related Topix: Calhoun County, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Port Lavaca, TX

Report: South Korean ferry licensed on false docs

The operators of the sunken Sewol ferry prioritized profit over safety, and the vessel was licensed based on falsified documents, South Korean investigators said in an interim report.



3 high school seniors working on eyewear app

Three high school students are spending their summer trying to make information about Western Kentucky University appear right before your eyes - in the form of an app for wearable computer technology known as Google Glass.


Related Topix: Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Board votes to fire school official with huge pay

The newspaper reported the salary in February, prompting outrage among parents and teachers.


Related Topix: Hawthorne, CA, Lawndale, CA

Bellingham Herald

Congress looks for ways to combat sex trafficking of children

Since the collaborative effort began in 2008, the program has identified and helped many more victims and potential victims, said one of its creators, Jenee Littrell, an assistant principal at Grossmont Union High School District in San Diego County.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican

Bellingham Herald

SEC and California school district settle dispute

Without admitting or denying the Securities and Exchange Commission's allegations, officials with the district located southeast of Fresno, Calif., agreed to adopt new training and written policies, among other changes.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law