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How to address your kid’s nutrition at school – without being the pesky parent

You’re concerned about your child’s eating habits at school. How can you communicate nonmedical concerns with the teacher without sounding like a pesky parent?


Student attacks 4 with bat in Australian university class

A student was detained by police after assaulting his teacher and three of his fellow students with a baseball bat on Friday in a classroom at the Australian National University, …


Sue Lani Madsen: Back to school shopping doesn’t have to be a hassle

Students have always been expected to bring their own basic supplies. The cost of fully funding the supplies list for a typical 5th grader is $30 to $60 or more …


Walmart says gun-display back-to-school promotion was prank

Walmart says an internal investigation shows it was the victim of a prank when a photograph showed up on social media showing a sign reading “Own The School Year Like …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

U.S. colleges help foreign students wary of traveling home

Adelphi University is among a number of U.S. schools that offered housing, employment or other help to accommodate international students who stayed because of the concern and uncertainty surrounding U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

School district aims to open on time after massive vandalism

Officials with a Washington state school district say progress is being made repairing $500,000 in vandalism, and they’re hopeful the academic year will start on time this fall.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

Teen suspect in school rape case pleads to child porn charge

One of two Hispanic teens who entered the country illegally and were later charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a restroom at their suburban Washington high school entered a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

50 ‘big-hearted’ motorcyclists escort bullied sixth-grader to first day of school

Call it the kindness of strangers, a simple gift. Or call it what you will. We know it when we see it and this vignette from DeKalb, Indiana, is the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

NTSB says school blast investigation could take a year

Workers may have been moving a gas meter when an explosion tore through a Minneapolis school building this week, killing two people and injuring at least nine others, according to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

One dead, one missing after explosion, collapse at Minneapolis school

One school staff member has been found dead but another is still unaccounted for following a natural gas explosion Wednesday at a college prep school in Minneapolis, authorities said.


Clooney Foundation to open schools for Syrian refugees

George and Amal Clooney established the Clooney Foundation for Justice last year to support equity in courtrooms, classrooms and communities around the world.


Teacher charged with sexually abusing second student

A Salem-Keizer teacher arrested in June on sexual abuse charges involving a student is facing additional charges for allegedly abusing a second student under the age of 14.


‘Upskirt’ images case involving ex-teacher goes to jury

A prosecutor argued to jurors Tuesday he finds it odd that a former Evergreen High School teacher on trial for allegedly trying to take “upskirt” images of females, including students, …


Perfect school attendance means new bikes for 700-plus Yakima-area kids

More than 700 local students walked away from Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima on Saturday with a bright new bike for having perfect attendance at school.


Minimize summer brain drain

Regardless of their socioeconomic background, they’ll forget two months’ worth of math instruction from the previous year by the time they return to classes.


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

Few Montana schools choose to arm staffers despite gun law

Montana state law allows school boards to let any adult staffer carry a gun in schools. But fewer than one percent of schools in the state actually do so.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

Texas 7th-grader named ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ in mock school awards

A Houston-area school is apologizing after a seventh grade student was given an award that named her “most likely to become a terrorist.”


Barron Trump to attend private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland this fall

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, will attend the private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, this fall after he moves …


North Idaho school patrons go to polls

North central Idaho voters in several school districts have choices to make Tuesday. There are school board races on the ballot in half a dozen area districts and levy elections …


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Possible norovirus incident at Wilson Elementary Friday with nearly 1 in 10 students out sick

A high incidence of flu-like symptoms raised the possibility of a norovirus outbreak at Wilson Elementary Friday, prompting officials to schedule a disinfection of the premises over the weekend.


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Rate of immunized kindergarteners in Washington a steady 85 percent

State health officials say the percentage of kindergarteners with the required vaccinations needed to start school remained steady at 85 percent.


Teen sentenced for arson that damaged Helena High

A 13-year-old Helena girl has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to attend inpatient chemical dependency treatment as part of a Youth Court plea agreement for her role in …


Facing pressure, more schools scramble to confront dangers of lead in water

Nearly two years after a water crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered renewed pressure for lead testing and remediation in schools across the country, many districts continue to stumble. And in …


Supreme Court case on playground touches on separation of church and state

The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it will decide an important case on the separation of church and state in favor of a Missouri church that wants state money to …


Meteorologists: Tornado damaged Missouri school, fire house

A tornado with wind speeds of up to 120 mph caused damage to a fire station, elementary school and several other buildings in southwest Missouri, the National Weather Service said …


19 students suffer minor injuries in Massachusetts bus crash

Massachusetts State Police say 19 students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after their school bus was involved in a crash.


Oregon school district reaches mascot deal with tribe

Rogue River High will remain the Chieftains. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the school board last week ratified an agreement that allows the school to keep the mascot.


Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school

Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other …


UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

Canadian wins $1M global teacher prize for work with Inuit

A Canadian school teacher who encourages hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the …


Families of transgender students press education secretary on rights

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos watched a transgender girl eat applesauce and draw and listened to another student’s emotional story of feeling marginalized at school, as activists pressed DeVos to make …