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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 …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

A record number of poor kids are eating breakfast at school; program endangered

A record number of low-income children have begun to eat breakfast at school. But the policy most credited with boosting their numbers may be on the chopping block under President …

Montana panel considers letting school workers carry guns

HELENA – A Montana legislator says schools would be safer if school employees with concealed weapons permits were allowed to bring their weapons to campus. Republican Rep. Seth Berglee of …

Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study

Head Start, the federal program that provides education, nutrition and health services to low-income children and their families, is not adequately funded and is administered so differently from state to …

Oklahoma girl, 13, accused of plotting mass attack on school

Police have arrested a 13-year-old girl suspected of plotting a mass shooting at her northern Oklahoma high school.

Math a concern for U.S. teens; science, reading flat on test

American students have a math problem. The latest global snapshot of student performance for 15-year-olds shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading.

Sandy Hook families appeal dismissal of gun lawsuit

The families of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims Tuesday appealed a Superior Court judge’s ruling dismissing their lawsuit against the manufacturer of the gun used in …

Dozens of decapitated bodies found in school near Mosul

Iraqi military and police forces said Monday they have uncovered a mass grave in a small town south of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. Initial reports say 100 bodies …