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  • Global study of student scores a mixed bag for US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Students in the U.S. perform better than the global average, but still lag behind many of their peers in Asia and Europe, an international study found. Fourth-graders …


  • School records show reaction to theater shooting

    DENVER (AP) — Newly released documents show officials at the University of Colorado feared for their safety after a graduate student there was identified as the suspect in the Aurora …


  • Police: Man shot ex as she played organ at church

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An elementary school music teacher shot his ex-wife while she played the organ during church service and, after leaving briefly, returned and shot her again to ensure …


  • Conn. neighbor: Wyoming killer was upset with dad

    VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A man who police say killed his father, a woman and himself in Wyoming on Friday told a neighbor in Connecticut weeks before the killings that …


  • Police: Hero instructor fought son in arrow attack

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Gravely wounded by an arrow fired into his head, a Wyoming college instructor still managed to wrestle with his 25-year-old son who carried out the attack …


  • Police: Hero instructor fought son in arrow attack

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming community college instructor killed in a grisly classroom murder-suicide was hailed as a hero Saturday, with police saying he gave his students time to …


  • Man killed father in Wyoming bow-and-arrow attack

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Police released more details Saturday of a grisly murder-suicide at a Wyoming community college, saying a man shot his father in the head with a bow …


  • Police: Wyo. murder-suicide happened during class

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A man wielding a sharp-edged weapon killed one person in a Casper neighborhood Friday before killing a male teacher and himself in front of students in …


  • Some states preserve penmanship despite tech gains

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pen may not be as mighty as the keyboard these days, but California and a handful of states are not giving up on handwriting entirely. …


  • Shuttle crossing provides a unique teaching moment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the space shuttle Endeavour weaves through working-class communities on its way to its retirement home, Hildreth “Hal” Walker Jr. wants the children he tutors to …


  • Teachers make money selling materials online

    SEATTLE (AP) — Kristine Nannini spent her summer creating wall charts and student data sheets for her fifth grade class — and making $24,000 online by selling those same materials …


  • Teen returns to school after Romney T-shirt flap

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 16-year-old high school sophomore who says she was ridiculed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt returned to school Tuesday following a rally …


  • Teachers, bosses charged in NJ school sex scandal

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Six months ago, a student came to Triton High School Principal Catherine DePaul with a disturbing story: She believed another student was involved in a sexual …


  • Colleges try new fixes to recurring remedial rut

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) — After leaving high school as a teen mother, Ashley McCullough is back on track to receive a two-year degree and work as a respiratory therapist. …


  • Bill Nye warns: Creation views threaten US science

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The man known to a generation of Americans as “The Science Guy” is condemning efforts by some Christian groups to cast doubts on evolution and lawmakers …


  • Chicago teachers union president is brash advocate

    CHICAGO (AP) — She’s brash and blunt, the tough-talking union leader who has taken on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a bitter contract dispute regarded as a referendum on the …