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New method leaves some students off Illinois exam rosters

CHICAGO (AP) — Some Illinois students are being left out of certain state exams under a new practice that gives school administrators flexibility to filter testing rosters.

January 29, 2016 1:49 pmLoading…
Omaha education board approves new sex education standards

Omaha education board approves new sex education standards

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's board of education has approved an update to sex education standards after months of debate.

January 21, 2016 2:21 pm Related Loading…

In Omaha, plans to update sex-ed classes cause furor

OMAHA, Nebraska — Rival factions yelling at one another amid angry pushing. Tirades about condoms, and claims of misinformation. A parent declaring children are being force-fed material “straight from the pits of hell.”

January 17, 2016 11:01 pmLoading…

In Omaha, plans to update sex-ed classes cause furor

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Rival factions yelling at one another amid angry pushing. Tirades about condoms, and claims of misinformation. A parent declaring children are being force-fed material “straight from the pits of hell.”

January 17, 2016 11:01 pmLoading…
In Omaha, and much of US, debate over sex education rages on

In Omaha, and much of US, debate over sex education rages on

ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2015 AND THEREAFTER - In this Jan. 4, 2016 photo, members of the public applaud in reaction to testimony against plans to update the district's sex education curriculum for the first time in 30 years, at an Omaha Public Schools board meeting in Omaha, Neb. (A…

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In Omaha, and much of US, debate over sex education rages on

In Omaha, and much of US, debate over sex education rages on

OMAHA, Nebraska — Rival factions yelling at one another amid angry pushing. Tirades about condoms, and claims of misinformation. A parent declaring that children are being force-fed course material "straight from the pits of hell."

January 17, 2016 7:20 amLoading…

Bill would require Nebraska students to pass civics exam

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could require high school students to pass the federal government's civics exam for United States citizenship under a bill introduced Monday in the Legislature.

January 11, 2016 5:02 pmLoading…

Kansas district to begin testing students for drugs, alcohol

PERRY, Kan. (AP) — Students at a northeast Kansas high school must undergo random drug testing to participate in extracurricular activities.

January 11, 2016 2:29 pmLoading…

B-52 pilot at Minot AFB on her way to test pilot school

By ELOISE OGDEN

January 02, 2016 10:15 pmLoading…
AP Exclusive: Schools ease athlete penalties for marijuana

AP Exclusive: Schools ease athlete penalties for marijuana

Former Nebraska defensive lineman Randy Gregory failed a marijuana test at the NFL scouting combine in February.

December 28, 2015 4:04 pmLoading…
Schools ease athlete penalties for marijuana

Schools ease athlete penalties for marijuana

LINCOLN, Neb. — At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

December 28, 2015 4:04 pmLoading…
Grand Island school district to conduct random drug tests

Grand Island school district to conduct random drug tests

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — School board members have approved a policy to randomly drug test Northwest High School students who participate in extracurricular activities.

December 15, 2015 11:15 am Related Loading…

Data: Fewer Illinois students taking standardized exams

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois saw an increase in the number of students who didn't take the state's standardized exams last school year, but it still met a participation rate of at least 95 percent, according to new state data.

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Backlash over Common Core extends to US Catholic schools

The backlash against standardized testing is rippling through some Roman Catholic schools as they balance the college-driven Common Core learning standards with spiritual goals.

December 08, 2015 4:00 amLoading…

Backlash over Common Core extends to US Catholic schools

The backlash against standardized testing is rippling through some Roman Catholic schools as they balance the college-driven Common Core learning standards with spiritual goals.

December 07, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Math, English standards focus of Tucson public hearing

Math, English standards focus of Tucson public hearing

The public hearing will be Thursday at Pima Community College's downtown campus. 

October 27, 2015 1:00 pmLoading…

Crowd turns rowdy at Omaha schools meeting on sex education

OMAHA, Neb. — People objecting to emergency contraception, abortion and gender identity as new topics for the Omaha schools sex education curriculum clashed at a forum with people who support adding the material to the curriculum.

October 21, 2015 12:28 pmLoading…

Nebraska students of all races improve in proficiency tests

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska students of all races showed some improvement last year on statewide tests even though 72 percent of the state's schools were declared low-performing under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to a report released Friday.

October 16, 2015 3:29 pmLoading…

Detroit schools reducing district-level mandated testing

DETROIT  — The Detroit Public Schools plan to reduce total district-level mandated testing days by 50 percent, boosting instructional time.

October 08, 2015 5:12 amLoading…

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