Latest Primary and secondary education News

School bus lands on side in crash; minor injuries reported

Sep. 24, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

MARS, Pa. (AP) — Officials say some minor injuries were reported after a school bus carrying children ran over an embankment in a construction zone in western Pennsylvania and landed on its side. Emergency dispatchers in Butler County say the crash on Route 228 in Adams Township occurred at about 2:40 p.m....

1 Oregon district tries to change student stigma around math

Sep. 24, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lot of kids in McMinnville really like math. After spending time multiplying decimals, Duniway Middle School sixth-grader Evangeline Chavez rates the subject a nine out of 10, noting "you are going to need it in your life." Earlier, as Wascher Elementary fourth-grader Ashley Herrera...

High school journalists stand up to censorship and win

Sep. 23, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Armed with a new Vermont law that protects student journalists, four high school editors have stood up to censorship and won, prompting their school to revamp its media policy. The Burlington High School students had posted a story on the school newspaper website that they...

Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

Sep. 22, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life. There are myriad reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people who experience...

Meet Eugene's young climate 'warriors'

Sep. 22, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There's the punk rocker, the animal lover and the shy performer. A future educator, a taekwondo black belt and an outdoorsman also are part of the group. All six young people from Eugene are among 21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal government in an unprecedented, constitutional...

Oregon test scores indicate continuing low performance

Sep. 21, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon elementary students have rebounded from last year's dip in reading and writing skills, but academic achievement remains mostly low across the state, according to state test scores. The percentages of students demonstrating mastery in math this year are the lowest in the four...

Idaho high court considers 'defamation by inference' lawsuit

Sep. 21, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied — but didn't outright say — something defamatory. The issue arose in a lawsuit brought last year by former teacher James...

Naval Academy's cybersecurity program receives accreditation

Sep. 21, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's cyber operations program has been formally accredited. The academy said Friday the program was accredited recently by ABET, a leading nonprofit accrediting agency. Three other universities also were accredited under the new cybersecurity criteria: the U.S. Air...

Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested two men and recovered a gun Thursday after a student and a teacher were wounded in a lunch-hour shooting at a fast-food restaurant across the street from a Los Angeles charter school, authorities said. One suspect was located shortly after police arrived, and the other...

The Latest: Second arrest made in shooting near LA school

Sep. 20, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shooting near a Los Angeles school (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police say a second suspect has been arrested and a gun has been recovered near the scene of a Los Angeles shooting that wounded a high school student and a school employee. Officials say the victims —...