Primary and secondary education
Thursday, January 27
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago girl and her outspoken atheist father said they'd appeal an injunction's removal that returned a moment of silence to state public schools.
TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- An American filmmaker said he is thrilled a documentary on the lives of pupils and teachers at a Tel Aviv school received an Oscar nomination.
Wednesday, January 26
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama called on Republicans and Democrats to unite to revitalize the economy, unleash research and technology and respect education.
Tuesday, January 25
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. government report indicates less than half of students tested in 47 states or jurisdictions demonstrated proficiency in science.
IQALUIT, Nunavut, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The governments of Nunavut and Northwest Territories will pay a total of $15 million to 66 victims of sex offender Edward Horne, the CBC reported Tuesday.
Sunday, January 23
KARAGALI, Russia, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Officials say the number of students stricken by apparent food poisoning at a Russian school climbed to 28 Sunday as four more children were hospitalized.
Saturday, January 22
CHICAGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday invited 20 students and faculty at a Chicago public school to visit China this summer, capping his visit to the city.
Thursday, January 20
CLOVIS, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A California high school wrestler who says he was just using a routine wrestling move has been charged with sexually battering a teammate during practice.
MEMPHIS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A report that 90 teens at a Memphis high school are pregnant or have had babies this year may have been overblown, National Public Radio reported.
BUSHNELL, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Florida sheriff's deputies tried to find out Thursday who mutilated three show pigs, being readied by high school students for a county fair, with a garden hoe.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The jeans a University of Alberta student wore daily for 15 months without washing them tested normal for bacteria levels at the end of the experiment.
Wednesday, January 19
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania's Lebanon School District enforces "abusive and counterproductive" truancy policies that imposed 8,000 fines totaling $1.3 million, a lawsuit says.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Texas Christian University student is suing the school, saying it should have known two athletic recruits accused of raping her had criminal histories.
SAN MARCOS, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- San Diego County deputies reported no progress Tuesday in the hunt for a 900-pound steer they said appears to have been stolen from a high school campus.
Saturday, January 15
CHICAGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. expert on "choking under pressure" advises anxious test-takers to write about their worries before taking an exam.
Friday, January 14
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Some U.S. colleges are keeping tabs on potentially dangerous students through "threat assessment teams" amid debate over students' rights, officials say.
Thursday, January 13
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. government rule calls for school lunches to reduce levels of saturated fat, sodium, calories and trans fats, officials say.
ELK GROVE, Ill., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An Illinois teacher awarded a $500 grant to stock his school library with comic books and graphic novels said they improve reading skills.
Tuesday, January 11
NASHVILLE, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Members of a U.S. health group say training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of defibrillators should be a requirement for high school graduation.
EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Most U.S. college students do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle or its implications on climate change, researchers say.
Monday, January 10
CHICAGO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Up to 25 percent of U.S. college students who visit a university health center for routine care such as a sore throat are depressed, researchers say.
HEBDEN BRIDGE, England, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A British teacher fired after writing a steamy novel starring fictionalized versions of students said in an appeal the book was published without her knowledge.
CHICAGO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is backing an Illinois bill to limit public school teachers' strike rights.
Thursday, January 6
NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A movement to put play back into childhood years is gaining momentum among U.S. scientists, psychologists and educators, researchers say.
Wednesday, January 5
BEIJING, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The cold snap that began New Year's Day in several central and southern Chinese provinces is likely to maintain its grip for another week, forecasters say.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The University of Pennsylvania says it has hired former Sen. Arlen Specter as an adjunct faculty member beginning this fall.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Mothers play a key role in who gets vaccinated against human papillomavirus, researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus say.
Sunday, January 2
LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A university report indicates more British college students are scoring in the top tiers of grades than in years past.
Tuesday, December 28
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Students are covered by an Ohio university's insurance policy for injuries sustained in the crash of a chartered bus, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A former Florida high school student has won a lawsuit over her suspension for Facebook comments about a teacher, her lawyer said.
Monday, December 27
DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Student researchers report 91 percent of U.S. college students use their cellphones one to five times per class.
Friday, December 24
BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- University at Buffalo classmates say they developed software enabling quadriplegics and others to type, surf the Web, listen to music and play computer games.
Thursday, December 23
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- New Jersey's Rutgers University denied responsibility for the suicide of an 18-year-old freshman secretly taped kissing another man in his dorm room.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Ohio State University said Thursday six students have been suspended from the football team for violations of NCAA rules.
Wednesday, December 22
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin law aimed at getting schools to drop American Indian mascots and team names is under attack in the courts and from a legislator trying to repeal it.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- More than a fifth of U.S. high school graduates lack the skills to enlist in the Army, test results show.
Tuesday, December 21
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Police in southern New Jersey said no arrests were made in the aftermath of a wild fracas at a high school hockey game.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Two Ivy League schools say they'll welcome back the ROTC program now that the U.S. Congress repealed a ban on gays and lesbians openly serving in the military.
Friday, December 17
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The fifth-grade chorus at New York's Public School 22 has been booked to perform on the 83rd Academy Awards, telecast producers said Friday.
LOWER MERION, Pa., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant returned to his suburban Philadelphia high school Thursday for the dedication of a new gym named in his honor.
Wednesday, December 15
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Some Los Angeles city schools could turn to corporate sponsorship as a means to generate income, the city's school board says.
Monday, December 13
MANHATTAN, Kan., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say college students may not like a movie with sexual content -- if they watch it with their parents.
Saturday, December 11
NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A school-based educational program helps teens cope with asthma, U.S. researchers say.
BOSTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Two Massachusetts school districts rejected a book meant to encourage youngsters to read because of its offending last line -- "It's a book, jackass."
CHICAGO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A study of U.S. medical students evaluating professors supports the conventional notion that first impressions tend to be lasting, researchers say.
LONDON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The son of Pink Floyd lead guitarist David Gilmour apologized Friday for climbing the Cenotaph war memorial during a violent student protest in London.
Friday, December 10
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a computer-based program may help relieve some symptoms among those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Thursday, December 9
OTTAWA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Canada gave the news media permission Thursday to report a guilty plea in one of Canada's most notorious child abduction-killing cases.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- For-profit schools scooped up more than one-third of tuition payments in the first year of an expanded program for U.S. veterans, officials say.
Wednesday, December 8
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The parents of a boy diagnosed with bipolar disorder have sued a Texas school district saying officials failed to deal with repeated bullying.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Male and female U.S. high school athletes present different types of symptoms after experiencing a sport-related concussion, researchers say.
Monday, December 6
DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Journalist Helen Thomas ripped Wayne State University in Michigan for ending a diversity award in her name, saying the school mocked the First Amendment.
Saturday, December 4
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Florida man says his wife's arrest on a felony charge is retaliation for their complaints about the alleged hazing of their son by football teammates.
LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Florida appeals court reversed the child pornography conviction of a former Scott Lake school principal, officials said.
Friday, December 3
GRANADA, Spain, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Spanish researchers say if children were taught in school about death they would have a more "intense approach to life."
Thursday, December 2
NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Usher, Jennifer Garner and Sherri Shepherd are to appear on episodes of "Sesame Street" to air this month, producers of the U.S. preschool series said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A classroom vote on whether an autistic boy should be allowed to stay could cost a Florida school district and teachers union $350,000, court documents say.
Wednesday, December 1
NEWARK, Ohio, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- An Ohio school district has agreed to pay $450,000 to the family of a boy whose science teacher burned a cross on the boy's arm.
Friday, November 26
BEIJING, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- China is 20 years behind developed countries when it comes to scientific literacy but is gaining, a survey published Sunday indicates.
Wednesday, November 24
NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Cookie Monster, the hairy blue monster from the U.S. children's TV program "Sesame Street," says in a new video he wants to be a host on "Saturday Night Live."
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- NFL quarterback Michael Vick told Connecticut high school students his dog-fighting conviction was a divine warning against the practice.
Tuesday, November 23
FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Police say a Texas second-grade teacher turned himself in after being discovered using a spy pen to secretly tape a female visitor at his home.
Monday, November 22
LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- British officials say the government won't tolerate anti-Semitic and homophobic lessons taught to Muslim children in the United Kingdom.
Friday, November 19
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- An Indiana mother is taking her son's high school to court in an attempt to have perfume and cologne banned because the boy is allergic.
Thursday, November 18
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A Harvard University comedy group removed a line from a video parody that mentions a killing on the Yale University campus, the Cambridge, Mass., group said.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Good grades in whites are linked to social acceptance, but in blacks and American Indians, good grades result in a "nerd penalty," U.S. researchers say.
Wednesday, November 17
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Bill Nye, known on TV as "the Science Guy," collapsed onstage during an appearance at the University of California, witnesses said.
Tuesday, November 16
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An Oregon woman is suing her son's former elementary school for an incident in which she says the 8-year-old was kept in handcuffs for at least a half hour.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The federal government will make products such as Four Loko, Joose and other caffeinated alcoholic beverages prohibited for U.S. sale, a senator says.
Monday, November 15
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday illegal aliens are eligible for in-state college tuition, not higher rates charged out-of-state students.
Sunday, November 14
LIVERPOOL, England, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Adolescents ages 11-14 with a dislike of school have more than double the odds of having a sexual relationship, researchers in Britain say.
Friday, November 12
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. college students who viewed images of beer cans packaged and displayed in university colors say drinking this beer was less dangerous, researchers say.
JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Three varsity basketball players at a Jackson, Miss., high school are suing their coach, saying he whipped them as a punishment, court documents indicate.
Thursday, November 11
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A for-profit university dropped a lawsuit against a Florida state college it had accused of smear tactics after meeting with college officials, both sides said.
Wednesday, November 10
DETROIT, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A Michigan school district is being sued over a history book about slavery containing the N-word being read aloud in class, officials said.
PEYTON, Colo., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A dozen people, mostly students, were injured when a school bus slid off a road in eastern Colorado and into a ditch, state police said.
NEEDHAM, Mass., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Several members of a Massachusetts high school girls' soccer team were suspended for allegedly hazing younger team members, authorities said.
HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Preschool-age children who demonstrate fearless behavior are social, but are aggressive and lack empathy for other kids, Israeli researchers say.
Tuesday, November 9
LATROBE, Pa., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A monk who formerly taught in a Pennsylvania Catholic college admitted creating pornographic materials on a college computer, the school's lawyer said.
DENVER, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. teen hyper-texters -- texting more than 120 messages a school day -- are more likely to try alcohol and drugs, be in a fight or have sex, researchers say.
Monday, November 8
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday heard a case in which it will determine whether medical school residents are primarily employees or students for tax purposes.
KENNESAW, Ga., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Students at Kennesaw State University in Georgia will vote this week on whether to approve a fee increase to launch a school football program, officials say.
KENNESAW, Ga., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Students at Kennesaw State University in Georgia will vote this week on whether to approve a fee increase to launch a school football program, officials say.
Friday, November 5
NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Bedbugs have turned up in at least 16 schools in New York this school year, but school officials say it's not an epidemic.
Thursday, November 4
CAMDEN, N.J., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man charged with killing his girlfriend in front of their toddler son recalled stabbing her but then "blacked out," a friend testified Thursday.
Wednesday, November 3
LEICESTER, England, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The efforts of parents trump the roles of school, and even the efforts of their children, when it comes to academic achievement, a researcher in Britain says.
Monday, November 1
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old college student accidentally killed while filming a Notre Dame football practice was remembered Monday near Chicago for his creativity.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Film stars Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were involved in NCAA recruiting violations by the University of Iowa, school officials have admitted.
Friday, October 29
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. school districts say they're turning to high-tech methods of tracking kids on school buses to make sure they're getting off at the right stops.
Thursday, October 28
NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A New York couple is suing the city because a medical examiner removed and kept their teenage son's brain without their permission.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The family of an Ohio student whose teacher allegedly burned a cross onto his arm has settled a suit against the school district, officials said.
Wednesday, October 27
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- College football player graduation rates are higher across the country but are below average at many top-tier schools, the NCAA reported Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 26
DETROIT, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A California mechanical engineer displayed his jet engine-propelled Volkswagen Beetle for students at a Detroit high school.
RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A suburban Philadelphia school district has barred a candidate for Congress from holding a rally with Vice President Joe Biden in the high school gym.
Saturday, October 23
FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Texas attorney general is suing to close down an online high school based in Fort Worth it calls a diploma mill.
Friday, October 22
GRONINGEN, Netherlands, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Dutch study found shy, introverted students are more likely to choose science subjects at school while more sociable children tend to avoid them.
ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- School cafeterias trying to get students to eat more healthy foods don't need to change their offerings, researchers say -- just move some of them.
Thursday, October 21
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Election officials are increasingly seeking "tech-savvy" university students to serve as poll workers, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission said Thursday.
BEIJING, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- China's national government will pay for most of the reconstruction following the deadly Zhouqu mudslide, the Chinese State Council said Thursday.
Wednesday, October 20
SODDY-DAISY, Tenn., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation says a Tennessee high school should stop broadcasting Christian prayers before football games.
CHICAGO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Chicago Public Schools officials said vegetables being harvested from school gardens are bound for sale rather than school cafeterias.
Tuesday, October 19
EASTLAKE, Ohio, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The principal of an Ohio school where students chanted a derogatory term for gays during a football rally calls the incident a "life lesson."
NASHVILLE, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Bones found in a Tennessee backyard may be those of a mastodon and tools recovered may be those of prehistoric Americans, researchers say.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Almost 20 percent of fifth-graders in West Virginia are considered to have high blood pressure, researchers say.
Sunday, October 17
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Dennis Haysbert appeared at a fundraiser in Oklahoma that organizers said raised $102,000 for scholarships at Langsford University, a black college.
Saturday, October 16
CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An Illinois law mandating a moment of silence in schools has been reinstated by federal judges who decided it did not impose religion.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun honoring schools that have students consuming more fruits and vegetables and increasing physical activity.
Wednesday, October 13
DENVER, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Seven Colorado drama students were suspended for performing a British sex comedy without script changes ordered by their school, school officials said.
UTRECHT, Netherlands, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Children who feel like outcasts are more likely than others to lash out in response to acute peer rejection, Dutch researchers say.
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Men and women have equal skills in math, something widely accepted among social scientists, but not by parents and teachers, U.S. researchers said.
Tuesday, October 12
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Tuesday night it's been a challenge keeping attention focused on the big picture in the face of the unrelenting, 24-hour news cycle.
ROSEMONT, Pa., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District says it has settled lawsuits over student laptops, ending eight months of privacy versus technology boundaries.
BEIJING, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The Chinese government canceled another meeting with Nobel Prize officials, saying the award to one of its dissidents is a ploy to change its political system.
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Three teachers say they were fired from a Texas charter school because they complained about on-campus parties where sex toys were sold.
Monday, October 11
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The ex-matron at Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy near Johannesburg, South Africa, was found not guilty Monday of abusing girls at the school, officials said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Attorneys for a Colorado Springs middle school student say they will sue the principal for not allowing the pupil to wear his necklace cross outside his shirt.
Sunday, October 10
WOOSTER, Ohio, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The only thing missing at an Ohio college's homecoming weekend was a football game -- students played cricket instead.
Saturday, October 9
ABERDEEN, Scotland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Real estate tycoon Donald Trump was honored Friday with an honorary degree from a Scottish university.
Friday, October 8
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Almost half of all high school football players suffer some brain impairment without experiencing or being diagnosed with concussion, U.S. researchers say.
LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Film star Johnny Depp donned his pirate's regalia and visited a London elementary school for an assembly after receiving a letter from a 9-year-old fan.
Wednesday, October 6
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Attorneys filed suit Wednesday on behalf of a North Carolina high school freshman suspended repeatedly for refusing to hide or remove her nose piercing.
Monday, October 4
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Nickelodeon says it is working on an animated series based on the characters in Beatrix Potter's "The Tales of Peter Rabbit" books.
Saturday, October 2
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Watching too many medical dramas and too much medical news on television may reduce one's satisfaction in life, U.S. researchers say.
Thursday, September 30
NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- University of Oklahoma officials suspended a sophomore from the football team for a note he sent on Twitter that mocked a rival school over a campus shooting.
Wednesday, September 29
NATICK, Mass., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Officials in a Massachusetts town decided to cancel a vote on banning iPods and other devices in schools after students protested the proposal.
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Some students are accusing for-profit colleges in the United States of fraud after finding out their credits were not recognized.
Monday, September 27
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act in a ceremony in the East Room Monday afternoon.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Money alone won't fix the country's ailing school system, but it will cost money to extend the school year, U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday.
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A visit by President Obama to the University of Wisconsin will be part of an effort to encourage "surge voters" to vote in November, political observers said.
Friday, September 24
NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker have joined forces with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to improve public education in Newark.
Thursday, September 23
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A survey of U.S. college students in plant-related disciplines indicates a deep interest in native wildflowers.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Banning ROTC from Harvard until Pentagon limits on gays are lifted shows university priorities are "upside down," U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said Thursday.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Maryland school officials failed to protect a student from bullying that led to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, a lawsuit claims.
Tuesday, September 21
DENVER, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul Oprah Winfrey has donated $1 million apiece to six charter schools, saying their "leaders are doing whatever it takes," to improve education.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The University of California has entered the fray over federal funding of stem cell research because its "interests are significant," university officials said.
LONDON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch says both the Thai government and insurgents are harming the education of children in the country's southern border provinces.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. colleges and universities, which have dropout rates of as much as 50 percent, should take a page from the military to help students, a researcher advises.
Monday, September 20
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ole Miss students and alumni are hotly divided, struggling to find a new mascot replacing antebellum plantation caricature Colonel Reb, school officials say.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Students who "multitask" in class or while studying -- texting, typing, studying all at once -- aren't being as efficient as they think, U.S. researchers say.
KINGSTON, Ontario, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A Canadian 9-year-old says he will hold a garage sale hoping to raise enough money to buy a gravestone for his father, who died in March 2009.
Sunday, September 19
ORANGE, Texas, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Southeast Texas high school football coaches said they were in mourning Sunday after the sideline collapse and subsequent death of prep star Reggie Garrett.
Wednesday, September 15
HYATTSVILLE, Md., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- More than 95 percent of U.S. teens got formal sex education, but a much smaller percentage received instruction on birth control methods, health officials say.
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A resolution before the Texas State Board of Education says some world history textbooks push a pro-Muslim, anti-Christian view.
Tuesday, September 14
NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Recording star Will.i.am has taped an original song for an upcoming episode of the U.S. preschool television program "Sesame Street," the show's producers said.
OLDSMAR, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Sheriff's deputies used rope, electrical tape and handcuffs to restrain an alligator spotted near a Florida elementary school, authorities said.
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The family of a teenager allegedly beaten by teammates on a Florida high school football team is considering a lawsuit, a lawyer says.
Monday, September 13
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Monday welcomed to the White House a contingent of champion student-athletes in a variety of NCAA sports.
Sunday, September 12
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Parents say a phone glitch at an Ohio middle school not only wrongly informed them their kids were absent but also prevented them from sorting things out.
Friday, September 10
CHICAGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Decreases in starting salaries for college graduates in certain fields appear to be leveling off, a study shows.
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A chicken pox outbreak at an Indiana high school could keep students out of school for more than three weeks, health officials said.
LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Students aren't being taught enough about history, and the England Historical Association says it wants more emphasis on the subject.
Wednesday, September 8
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The mother of a Yale graduate student allegedly killed by a lab technician may sue the university, a lawyer said Wednesday at a hearing in Connecticut.
Tuesday, September 7
APOPKA, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Florida ninth-grader collapsed and died during high school football practice Tuesday, authorities said.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A New York City woman says her 5-year-old son was sexually molested by four classmates at the school where he was attending kindergarten.
DURHAM, N.H., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Many students may assume the parent-teacher conference may be about their performance, but U.S. researchers say it's more about teacher/parent performance.
Sunday, September 5
CHICAGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A former Chicago high school basketball star convicted of murdering his wife says he killed her after dreaming she was having sex with four of his old friends.
Thursday, September 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Academic performance in adolescents will suffer if their DNA contains one or more of specific dopamine gene variations, a U.S. study says.
Wednesday, September 1
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Before children start school, a U.S. doctor says they should get an eye exam, a dental cleaning and get the recommended immunizations.
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- School districts in at least five states have banned bracelets meant to raise awareness of and money for breast cancer.
Tuesday, August 31
DOVER, N.H., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The family of a student severely shocked during a prank in electrical trades class in Dover, N.H., is suing his teacher and school district, court papers say.
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Colorado students took part in an unusual decommissioning of a satellite, bringing the craft into Earth re-entry to burn up in the atmosphere, scientists say.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania school district must pay a lawyer who sued the district for allegedly monitoring students through their computer webcams, a judge has ruled.
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel is a professional and ethical responsibility, a U.S. group of physicians and infection preventionists says.
ANQING, China, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A man infected with the virus that causes AIDS is likely to be the first test case of a 2006 Chinese anti-discrimination regulation, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Sunday, August 29
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A convicted Florida burglar faces charges he posed as a 14-year-old in order to enroll in middle school and play youth football, sheriff's deputies said.
Saturday, August 28
READING, Pa., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania family has sued the diocese of Allentown, saying Catholic officials failed to supervise the priest who impregnated their daughter.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist known for his work on the evolution of morality may have fabricated data in a paper on monkeys, Harvard University has announced.
Friday, August 27
ELK RIVER, Minn., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Some varsity football players in Elk River, Minn., are suspected of hazing teammates with broom or mop handles, a source told the Star Tribune.
Thursday, August 26
HAVANA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Cuba will end its monthly handouts of subsidized cigarettes to 2.5 million people as part of a plan to modernize the economy, the government said.
Tuesday, August 24
BELLS BEND, Tenn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Floods in May led to an increase in the number of grave lootings along a Tennessee river bank, archaeologists said.
OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Doodling is thinking in disguise that elevates creative thinking and is often used to achieve breakthrough ideas, a U.S. doodling expert says.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Children who are bullied at school do worse academically and once children are labeled as "dumb" they get bullied even more, U.S. researchers found.
Monday, August 23
ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Preschoolers use statistics to figure out situations around them, U.S. researchers suggest.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A Web site intended to make U.S. author Dr. Seuss's books interactive for children and their parents in new ways has gone live, it has been announced.
Sunday, August 22
MCMINNVILLE, Ore., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Ten Oregon high school football players were hospitalized Sunday after being stricken with "compartment syndrome," doctors said.
Saturday, August 21
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. software developer says the iPad and similar tablet computers have all the makings of a breakthrough in the adoption of digital college textbooks.
Friday, August 20
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Three Illinois school districts say their planned wind farm will generate all the energy they need -- and enough extra to make $3 million a year selling it.
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An innovate science program on wheels will roll to U.S. elementary and middle schools this fall, turning school grounds into nature labs, officials say.
Thursday, August 19
LUENEBACH, Germany, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Dutch man leaped a zoo fence to save his 3-year-old daughter from a bear attack after the girl climbed the fence and fell into the pen, police said Thursday.
COHASSET, Mass., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts teacher was asked to resign for posting Facebook comments saying residents in the school area were "so arrogant and snobby," officials said.
SAPPORO, Japan, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Three Japanese hikers drowned when a flash flood washed away their tent during a hiking trip, authorities say.
Wednesday, August 18
BROWNSVILLE, Pa., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A western Pennsylvania school district has agreed to pay $10,000 in damages to a teacher suspended when her photo appeared on Facebook with a male stripper.
Tuesday, August 17
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Some Los Angeles teachers are angry over a newspaper's publication of teacher evaluation data, education officials said.
Monday, August 16
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan, will teach a graduate course in leadership at Yale University, the school announced Monday.
Aug. 16--Think your high school senior hasn't had sex?
Sunday, August 15
CINCINNATI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The son of former Cincinnati Bengal Ickey Woods died Saturday night after suffering an asthma attack at his home, Ohio school officials said.
Friday, August 13
ACWORTH, Ga., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Parents should ask about the use of technology in their child's school, officials at a U.S. provider of Web filtering suggest.
Thursday, August 12
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A morning walk or bike ride to school could reduce stress reactivity in children, which is linked to later heart risk, U.S. researchers say.
Tuesday, August 10
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The campaign of Rand Paul, running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky, has denied he was involved in a fake kidnapping of a female student at Baylor University.
Monday, August 9
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A&E says the series premiere of its upcoming U.S. reality series "Teach: Tony Danza" has been set.
Saturday, August 7
NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- It may seem elementary, but two-thirds of young women say a guy's cleanliness was a determining factor in whether they would date him, U.S. researchers say.
Thursday, August 5
BALTIMORE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Pairing college student mentors with urban teens helped the teens adopt healthy habits, U.S. researchers said.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate approved the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which adds $4.5 billion over 10 years for federal child nutrition programs such as school lunches.
MELBOURNE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A spike in Australian teen pregnancies has created controversy over whether and for what ages schools should provide condoms, officials said.
Wednesday, August 4
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats overcame a Republican filibuster 61-38 Wednesday to move forward a $26.1 billion package of aid to U.S. states.
Tuesday, August 3
CHICAGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. neurological surgeon says there needs to be greater awareness of the injury risks of cheerleading.
Friday, July 30
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 30 (UPI) -- A video game teaching microbiology proved an unexpected hit with gamers who've played it 1 million times within 10 days of its release, its authors say.
RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- To determine what kind of adult your child will grow into pay attention to school report cards and teachers' personality assessments, researchers say.
Thursday, July 29
TORONTO, July 29 (UPI) -- Parents of students leaving home for college need to show interest without seeming to interfere, a Canadian psychologist suggests.
CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) -- Cyberbullying is now considered as serious an offense as burglary, gang activity and more traditional forms of bullying, the Chicago Board of Education said.
AUSTIN, Texas, July 29 (UPI) -- The operators of an office building near the Texas Capitol in Austin have gone to court to evict a charter school because tenants do not want children around.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29 (UPI) -- An Ohio family claiming a teacher burned a cross on their son's arm and taught Christian doctrine in class says they've settled a suit against the teacher.
WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday called for more stringent educational standards in touting his Race to the Top education program.
Wednesday, July 28
PHILADELPHIA, July 28 (UPI) -- A student says he is suing a Montgomery County, Pa., school district for privacy invasion arising from images captured by software in school-issued computers.
TROY, N.Y., July 27 (UPI) -- Long daylight hours in spring influence the sleeping patterns of teens, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., said.
Tuesday, July 27
NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- Nickelodeon says it plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its U.S. preschool series "Dora the Explorer" by airing a new "Dora" TV movie.
BOSTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Cancer is tough enough, but a child with cancer also has to deal with a lot of questions about cancer from classmates, a U.S. researcher says.
WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Education Department Tuesday named D.C. and 18 states as finalists for more than $3 billion in second-round funding in the Race to the Top program.
MCLEAN, Va., July 27 (UPI) -- Laws in all 50 states permit students returning to school this fall to carry and use asthma medications at school, a U.S. non-profit group says.
Monday, July 26
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 26 (UPI) -- Children with Down syndrome or autism may not master learning to ride two-wheel bikes but many who attended a U.S. university camp can ride two-wheelers.
WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Some experiments designed by space-minded U.S. school kids are going to go far -- all the way to the International Space Station, NASA has announced.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 26 (UPI) -- A team of Pennsylvania students won first place in the third annual Transatlantic Rocketry Challenge in Farnborough, England, officials say.
Saturday, July 24
MINNEAPOLIS, July 24 (UPI) -- Few U.S. colleges make satisfactory grades in efforts to curb student drinking, University of Minnesota researchers find.
Wednesday, July 21
WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he's "ecstatic" 27 states have adopted national education standards and a dozen more are expected to do so.
Tuesday, July 20
FULTON, Miss., July 20 (UPI) -- A Mississippi school district admitted it should have allowed a lesbian student to bring her girlfriend to the prom, a legal group says.
Thursday, July 15
SENECA, Mo., July 15 (UPI) -- Members of the Seneca, Mo., High School football team were charged with 39 counts of aggravated battery stemming from a hazing incident in June, officials said.
Wednesday, July 14
ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 14 (UPI) -- In an apparent rebuke by his superiors, the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy has been ordered to retire a month early.
WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- NASA has announced a summer contest for students to design and field-test an inflatable shelter for life in space or on other worlds.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers are using weather balloons to take air samples above the gulf oil spill and improve weather forecasting in the affected region, officials say.
Monday, July 12
ILFORD, England, July 12 (UPI) -- A British sex education teacher confessed he has been performing in hardcore pornographic films saying, "I'm not ashamed."
Saturday, July 10
BOSTON, July 10 (UPI) -- More than 20 percent of U.S. kindergartners and first-graders demonstrate mental health issues, researchers found.
Thursday, July 8
ATLANTA, July 8 (UPI) -- Despite declines in U.S. teen smoking in the late 1990s, teen smoking declines stalled from 2003 to 2009, federal health officials found.
AMES, Iowa, July 8 (UPI) -- Grade-school and college students who watch TV and play video games for more than 2 hours a day have increased attention problems, U.S. researchers found.
NEWCASTLE, England, July 8 (UPI) -- A number of native English speakers are unable to understand basic sentences such as, "The soldier was hit by the sailor," British researchers say.
Wednesday, July 7
CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. children are exposed to fewer television advertisements for sweets and beverages but they are exposed to more fast-food ads, researchers found.
Tuesday, July 6
PHOENIX, July 6 (UPI) -- Students who have tested the Amazon Kindle on college campuses across the United States have found it does not yet meet their needs, professors say.
Saturday, July 3
NEW ORLEANS, July 3 (UPI) -- Rapper, songwriter and actress Mary Blige had a busy week, performing at the Superdome in New Orleans, graduating from high school and launching a perfume.
Friday, July 2
PORT ORANGE, Fla., July 2 (UPI) -- A south Florida middle school teacher was fined for allegedly having a student lead a classmate around on a leash, authorities say.
Wednesday, June 30
LEICESTER, England, June 30 (UPI) -- The lord mayor of Leicester, England, has lost so much weight his pants fell down during an educational event for schoolchildren, attendees said.
MELBOURNE, June 30 (UPI) -- Internet dependence and problem gambling are addictions, but Australian researchers found no link between excessive Internet use and problem gambling.
Monday, June 28
IRVINE, Calif., June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say school obesity "interventions" -- healthier cafeteria food, more intense gym classes, education -- can have a significant impact.
Friday, June 25
NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- Journalist Pete Hamill, who covered presidents and wars, ran newspapers and wrote 16 books, is doing something new: receiving a high school diploma.
Thursday, June 24
PROVINCETOWN, Mass., June 24 (UPI) -- The Provincetown, Mass., school board will rethink its policy letting schoolchildren of any age get free condoms at school this fall, the board chairman said.
WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it's challenging the nation's college students to design concepts for inflatable habitat lofts to be used by space explorers.
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 24 (UPI) -- Mothers of children with autism often work fewer hours, refuse promotions or leave work altogether, creating financial hardship, U.S. researchers found.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 (UPI) -- Russian President Dimitry Medvedev has more than 19,000 followers on Twitter, the social networking service, a day after opening a Twitter account.
Tuesday, June 22
LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Dakota Fanning, who has starred in numerous high-profile movies, says she was happy to attend her first high-school prom this year.
WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has been recognized as a "Champion of Summer Learning" by the National Summer Learning Association.
Monday, June 21
WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A rescue vehicle designed by 10 Virginia Tech students has won the top prize in a NASA competition for college students to design a multipurpose aircraft.
Saturday, June 19
BEIJING, June 19 (UPI) -- An overwhelming majority of parents in China worry children's Internet surfing could hurt their schoolwork, a study reveals.
LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Earning a college degree may make the difference for women in getting health insurance, compared to those with a high-school degree, U.S. researchers said.
Friday, June 18
NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Switch-hitting teenage shortstop Chris Culver, the New York Yankees' top pick in this year's draft, has signed a contract with the American League East leaders.
Thursday, June 17
CARROLLTON, Ga., June 17 (UPI) -- A babysitter was sentenced to eight years in prison for feeding an infant wine, shooting the baby's alcohol level to four times the legal limit for an adult.
PHILADELPHIA, June 17 (UPI) -- The debate on whether recreational drug use is morally wrong may really be about sex, a U.S. researcher suggests.
Tuesday, June 15
CARMEL, Ind., June 15 (UPI) -- The lawyer for an Indiana boy who allegedly was sexually assaulted said influence was exerted in charging the suspects with misdemeanors rather than felonies.
WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. medical schools vary widely in how many primary care physicians they graduate and work in underserved areas, researchers say.
BACHO, Thailand, June 15 (UPI) -- A bomb detonated near a school in Bacho, Thailand, killing one soldier and wounding three others Tuesday while they were on patrol, officials said.
Saturday, June 12
LONDON, June 12 (UPI) -- England's 35 state boarding schools are asking for some slack when it comes to tight new government restrictions on sugary foods.
Friday, June 11
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 11 (UPI) -- A Swedish researcher found television ads used health arguments to market non-healthy foods to children.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 11 (UPI) -- NASA says it expects 80 college students and professors from across the nation and Puerto Rico to attend a workshop to learn how to build small experiments.
Thursday, June 10
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 10 (UPI) -- Texas A&M University says it received a National Science Foundation grant to enable students from non-research schools to develop investigational skills.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 10 (UPI) -- About 4 million Pakistanis in the tribal regions live under Taliban threat, having been "effectively" abandoned by their government, Amnesty International said.
Wednesday, June 9
TAMPA, Fla., June 9 (UPI) -- Faculty members at a Florida school said they were able to coax a 7-foot alligator into a bathroom and lock the door.
ST. CLOUD, Fla., June 9 (UPI) -- A Florida teacher's lawsuit against her old school says she was fired because administrators found out her baby was conceived before her wedding.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., June 9 (UPI) -- Interviews were to be released Wednesday from the sexual assault investigation against Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, authorities said.
Tuesday, June 8
WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Baseball Commissioner Bug Selig was right in declining to overrule an umpire's blown call that cost a Detroit pitcher a perfect game, President Obama said.
NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program announced it has awarded summer support for U.S. university students.
Monday, June 7
MUNICH, Germany, June 7 (UPI) -- German researchers have linked headaches in high-school students to smoking and use of alcohol.
BETHESDA, Md., June 7 (UPI) -- Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas announced her retirement Monday, just days after she made controversial remarks about Israel and Palestine.
Friday, June 4
COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers warn college student drinking and driving worsens at age 21.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. college students are about 40 percent lower in empathy than college students of two or three decades ago, researchers found.
Thursday, June 3
BEER-SHEVA, Israel, June 3 (UPI) -- Students at Israel's Ben-Gurion University say they've created an optical radar system to help blind people maneuver around obstacles.
LILBURN, Ga., June 3 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Georgia boy said his sight has returned after four high school students allegedly attacked him last week with a bleach-filled balloon.
Wednesday, June 2
PERRYSBURG, Ohio, June 2 (UPI) -- Fifth-graders leaving their Ohio elementary school for the last time were treated to a "Star Wars" event as a prize for winning a Web site contest.
PITTSBURGH, June 2 (UPI) -- Officials with the Pittsburgh Penguins said the hockey team will pick 250 students to help test the toilets at the new Consol Energy Center.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- A Christian not-for-profit organization is suing a New York school district, demanding it allow a teenager to openly wear rosary beads to school.
PASADENA, Calif., June 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it's planning its "Summer of Innovation" initiative to engage U.S. middle school students and teachers in science-based education.
Monday, May 31
TULSA, Okla., May 31 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma couple said their 6-year-old son, accepted into a program for gifted children, is better than a GPS device when they need directions.
Friday, May 28
SCRANTON, Pa., May 28 (UPI) -- A federal judge has approved a $5 million settlement for the families of seven autistic children allegedly abused by their teacher in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Thursday, May 27
WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she was pleased by the nomination of Elena Kagan to the nation's top court.
Wednesday, May 26
DETROIT, May 26 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama, with celebrities in tow, was in Detroit Wednesday to promote mentoring and tell the city's young people "we've got your back."
Tuesday, May 25
WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Geography students in fifth through eighth grade competed in Washington Tuesday in the 22nd annual National Geographic Bee, organizers said.
DAHLONEGA, Ga., May 25 (UPI) -- A Georgia high school teacher says she never intended any offense by allowing students in an advanced placement history class to dress up as Ku Klux Klansmen.
Monday, May 24
COLUMBIA, Mo., May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say introducing physical activity -- re-inventing recess, so to speak -- as part of elementary school class time will reap benefits.
Friday, May 21
WATERTOWN, Conn., May 21 (UPI) -- A girls' basketball coach charged with getting alcohol for team members faces new charges stemming from a Watertown, Conn., school dance, police say.
ST. LOUIS, May 21 (UPI) -- Treating depression in preschoolers may be beneficial, U.S. researchers said.
Thursday, May 20
AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 (UPI) -- The Texas State Board of Education has no plans to delay a vote on controversial standards for history textbooks, members say.
WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it is starting a college virtual interactive minority education program focusing on NASA challenges and competitions.
SALT LAKE CITY, May 20 (UPI) -- Teen actress and singer Demi Lovato performed a surprise five-song concert for 650 students at a Utah elementary school this week.
Wednesday, May 19
DALLAS, May 19 (UPI) -- The parents of a girl who had an affair with a Dallas private school teacher more than twice her age say she was expelled for "being a victim."
Tuesday, May 18
NOBLESVILLE, Ind., May 18 (UPI) -- Four former Indiana high school basketball players charged with hazing were released on bond Tuesday morning after spending a night in jail.
Friday, May 14
MINNEAPOLIS, May 14 (UPI) -- Preschoolers had higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol when in licensed family child-care homes versus being cared for at home, U.S. researchers say.
SARASOTA, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- A marine science class at a Florida high school has a new mascot -- a baby shark that hatched from an egg in the classroom, school officials say.
EUGENE, Ore., May 14 (UPI) -- About 80 percent of U.S. students in primary and secondary school are never sent out of class to go to the principal's office, U.S. researchers say.
Thursday, May 13
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., May 12 (UPI) -- An Illinois high school girls basketball team's trip to an Arizona tournament has been canceled because of Arizona's new immigration law, officials say.
Wednesday, May 12
ODESSA, Texas, May 12 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old man accused of posing as a 16-year-old while starring for a Texas high school basketball team was released from jail Wednesday, officials said.
WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- A team of New Jersey students has won the NASA and USA Today "2010 No Boundaries National Competition," the space agency said.
ODESSA, Texas, May 12 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old man from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was arrested in Odessa, Texas, after allegedly posing as a high school sophomore, police said.
Tuesday, May 11
ARDEN HILLS, Minn., May 11 (UPI) -- Five seniors at Bethel University in Minnesota have apologized for a blackface skit during a campus fundraiser.
Monday, May 10
WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- NASA says it's offering space shuttle training software that students in grades 6-10 can use to simulate launching a shuttle from the classroom.
Wednesday, May 5
HOUSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Two U.S. students say they've turned a salad spinner into a centrifuge for use at medical clinics in developing countries where there's no electricity.
Tuesday, May 4
BOSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Massachusetts' new anti-bullying law is the most far-reaching yet for deterring behavior that has caused children to commit suicide, the law's supporters say.
Monday, May 3
STANFORD, Calif., May 3 (UPI) -- A "stealth" strategy motivates students to change eating habits for environmental and social reasons -- not personal health, U.S. researchers said.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 3 (UPI) -- Elementary school children who are obese have 63 percent higher odds of getting bullied than their thinner classmates, U.S. researchers found.
WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- NASA says it's accepting applications from U.S. high school students for a program that enables them to work with the space agency's engineers and scientists.
Sunday, May 2
PITTSBURGH, May 2 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's "celebrity" Perry sextuplets took part in a Kids Marathon before the running of Sunday's Pittsburgh Marathon, officials said.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 2 (UPI) -- Public school officials in Indiana say they will not appeal a judge's ruling prohibiting student-led prayer at Greenwood High School graduation ceremonies.
Wednesday, April 28
WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- NASA says helicopter designs of the future may look very different -- at least as imagined by high school students for an aeronautics competition.
MONTREAL, April 28 (UPI) -- Canada's Supreme Court is being asked to rule whether children can be forced to take an ethics and religious culture course despite parental objections.
Tuesday, April 27
SEATTLE, April 27 (UPI) -- University of Washington President Mark Emmert said Tuesday he has been named the new president of the NCAA.
MORAGA, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- A music instructor at a California college apologized to his class for giving them the classic song "Old Man River" with the original lyrics, officials say.
Monday, April 26
WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- NASA says it is joining the Space Grant Consortia of Idaho, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Wyoming in a program to entice pupils into "critical disciplines.
Sunday, April 25
CHICAGO, April 25 (UPI) -- When professional football quarterback Michael Vick began campaigning to end dog fighting after his release from prison many animal lovers looked askance.
Saturday, April 24
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- University at Buffalo medical school students are planting a vegetable garden to improve their own diets and learn more about nutrition for their patients.
Thursday, April 22
PHOENIX, April 22 (UPI) -- Thousands of people protested outside the Arizona Capitol Thursday appealing to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the nation's toughest immigration bill.
BLACKSBURG, Va., April 22 (UPI) -- A team of high school and college students says it has sequenced the genome of a new bacterium discovered in a Virginia Tech garden.
Wednesday, April 21
SALTASH, England, April 21 (UPI) -- British Conservative Party leader David Cameron joked after a student threw an egg at him during a campaign stop Wednesday at a school in Cornwall.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 21 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin could be the star witness at the trial of a Tennessee legislator's son charged with hacking into her private e-mail.
ROME, April 21 (UPI) -- A cliff collapse on an island off Italy's west coast has killed two teenage girls and injured two of their classmates, authorities say.
MILWAUKEE, April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest mildly ill children should be allowed to stay in daycare and need not be sent home.
Tuesday, April 20
WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has selected 76 students from community colleges in 28 states and Puerto Rico to take part in a space rover development project.
WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency and the National Science Teachers Association have selected teachers to take part in an experiment in microgravity.
Monday, April 19
HOMESTEAD, Fla., April 19 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton joined college students and professional football players in beautifying a homeless center in Homestead, Fla., officials said.
Saturday, April 17
REDMOND, Wash., April 17 (UPI) -- Microsoft said it is deleting from an ad for social handsets a scene critics said promoted "sexting" among teenagers.
Friday, April 16
PHILADELPHIA, April 16 (UPI) -- Laptop computers given to Pennsylvania students secretly captured thousands of images of students at home and of Web sites they visited, a lawsuit alleges.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 16 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will endorse Marco Rubio over Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida's Senate Republican primary, CNN reported.
Thursday, April 15
BELFAST, Maine, April 15 (UPI) -- A Maine man was sentenced to two years in prison for forcing his 4- and-6-year-old sons to fight each other while he lay in bed and watched.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old Florida girl allegedly kicked in the head with steel-toed boots by a male schoolmate has awakened from a medically induced coma, her doctor says.
PEORIA, Ill., April 15 (UPI) -- Students at an Illinois school created about 500 duct tape clothing items and accessories to be sold for a breast cancer research charity.
ALLISON, Iowa, April 15 (UPI) -- An Iowa judge sentenced convicted killer Mark Becker to life in prison for the shooting death of a renowned high school football coach in front of his students.
Wednesday, April 14
EWING, N.J., April 14 (UPI) -- A college newspaper in New Jersey released audio of an interview with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who says the paper misquoted him on same-sex marriage.
BEIJNG, China, April 14 (UPI) -- The powerful earthquake that devastated northwestern China, left nearly 600 people dead and 10,000 injured, authorities said.
Tuesday, April 13
SACRAMENTO, April 13 (UPI) -- Documents on an appearance by Sarah Palin at California State University Stanislaus were found in a dumpster, students said Tuesday.
COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 13 (UPI) -- Three police officers are under investigation for the beating of an unarmed University of Maryland student, authorities in Prince George's County say.
Sunday, April 11
LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Actor Beau Bridges was among hundreds of people celebrating the return of a Myrna Loy statue outside a Los Angeles high school.
Friday, April 9
ALBUQUERQUE, April 9 (UPI) -- A lawsuit brought by the father of an Albuquerque girl who was secretly videotaped by a substitute teacher has been settled for $50,000.
LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Children who go to school near busy roads increase their risk of asthma 45 percent, a University of Southern California study indicated.
NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 9 (UPI) -- Three students at a Chicago-area high school had drug-resistant staph infections but there's no danger to other students or staff, officials said.
WORTHING, England, April 9 (UPI) -- A British mayor has apologized to a class of 11-year-olds for falling asleep during a performance of their school musical.
MALDEN, Mass., April 9 (UPI) -- More than 4,100 Massachusetts 12th-graders have yet to pass the science part of a standardized test two months before high school graduation, officials said.
Thursday, April 8
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- A Florida university and a Web site reached a settlement concerning a video that implied sexual activities on the part of students, the parties said.
LINCOLN, Neb., April 8 (UPI) -- The public needs to be aware of the link between mental health issues and bullying, a U.S. expert says.
Wednesday, April 7
HARRISONBURG, Va., April 7 (UPI) -- Given a choice, men prefer "hooking up" to dating, while women prefer dating with the prospect of a relationship to causal sex, U.S. researchers said.
Tuesday, April 6
DURHAM, N.C., April 6 (UPI) -- Thousands of Duke University fans packed Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., Tuesday to welcome home the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament champions.
AUGUSTA, Ga., April 6 (UPI) -- Simple things like starting a walking program for teens or giving them pedometers can enhance teen health, a U.S. researcher says.
Monday, April 5
SMITHFIELD, Utah, April 5 (UPI) -- A Utah high school teacher said he and his students have created a 72-foot-by-90-foot replica of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" from breakfast cereal.
NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Dan Hurley, a longtime high school coach and a former assistant at Rutgers, has been named basketball coach of the NCAA Division 1 Wagner Seahawks.
WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- NASA says it is organizing an initiative to assist U.S. graduate and undergraduate students in applying for space agency internships or fellowships.
Saturday, April 3
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., April 3 (UPI) -- Authorities say 17-year-old Notre Dame football recruit Matt James had been drinking before falling to his death from a Florida hotel balcony.
Thursday, April 1
SACRAMENTO, April 1 (UPI) -- People in the Sacramento area might be pardoned for asking if the folks who publish their schools' error-filled math books are smarter than a fifth-grader.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 1 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old Florida girl in a coma and on life support after allegedly being beaten by a male schoolmate also has pneumonia, her lawyer says.
Wednesday, March 31
ATLANTA, March 31 (UPI) -- Teaching students in schools in the developing world about hygiene helps the whole household reduce illness, U.S. researchers said.
TURLOCK, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin will not be paid with public funds to speak at a $500-a-plate California State University gala, the foundation hosting it says.
Tuesday, March 30
PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 30 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union says in a class-action lawsuit Rhode Island's truancy court system routinely violates the constitutional rights of children.
Saturday, March 27
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 27 (UPI) -- Feeling better about the future -- being optimistic -- might boost the immune system, U.S. researchers suggest.
GRONINGEN, Netherlands, March 26 (UPI) -- Most bullies are motivated to gain status and affection so they avoid bullying those who are well liked, Dutch researchers found.
Friday, March 26
TAMPA, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- A study of Florida fourth-graders found students would more likely wear hats at recess to protect from skin cancer if their teachers did, researchers said.
CHICAGO, March 26 (UPI) -- A senior coed from the University of Chicago Laboratory School was killed and two others were injured when a minivan collided with their bicycles, police say.
Thursday, March 25
ROSEVILLE, Mich., March 25 (UPI) -- A sexual-misconduct charge was dropped against a former Detroit Lions football player because a judge ruled the sex with a 16-year-old girl was consensual.
BOSTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Massachusetts school district officials said cellphone use by elementary school students as young as third grade is on the rise.
CLEVELAND, March 25 (UPI) -- NASA says it has selected four U.S. high school teams as finalists in its Balloonsat High Altitude Flight competition.
BRIGHTON, Mich., March 25 (UPI) -- High school students in Brighton, Mich., say they'll boycott a prom because they've been asked to sign contracts against "freaking," a style of dancing.
Wednesday, March 24
NEW ORLEANS, March 24 (UPI) -- A 40-year-old lawsuit is on its way to resolution with a ruling that local Texas school districts must provide adequate programs for bilingual students.
EVANSTON, Ill., March 24 (UPI) -- An Illinois man is scheduled Friday to give a kidney to a woman he knew only as his grocery checkout cashier, prospective donor and recipient said.
Tuesday, March 23
CHICAGO, March 23 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey has reached a settlement in the defamation lawsuit against her by the former headmistress of her girls school in South Africa, attorneys said.
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 23 (UPI) -- The University of Southern California has signed prized high school football recruit Seantrel Henderson to a letter of intent, his father says.
DALLAS, March 23 (UPI) -- Worrying irregularities have come to light in the process for choosing half a million new textbooks for Dallas schools, documents reveal.
Saturday, March 20
FULTON, Miss., March 20 (UPI) -- School district officials in Itawamba County, Miss., said a high school's prom was canceled amid a heated dispute over the district's ban on same-sex dates.
Friday, March 19
LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- Nutritional training is important to every area of clinical practice but has been long neglected, researchers in Britain said.
Thursday, March 18
WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. school lunch program is set to get a big increase in cash, some of which will be used to improve nutritional quality, a U.S. senator said Thursday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 18 (UPI) -- Alaskan wildlife officials say they are calling off the search for the pack of wolves believed responsible for the death of jogger Candice Berner.
Wednesday, March 17
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 17 (UPI) -- The world premiere of the big-screen adaptation of the novel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is to take place at Virginia's Riverside Elementary School, organizers said.
Tuesday, March 16
EAST LANSING, Mich., March 16 (UPI) -- Today's teens are no more egotistical and are just as happy and satisfied as previous generations, U.S. and Canadian researchers said.
Monday, March 15
WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it's inviting graduate and undergraduate U.S. students to take part in its fourth annual Systems Engineering Paper Competition.
Friday, March 12
FULTON, Miss., March 12 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a Mississippi high school for canceling its prom after a lesbian student asked to attend with her girlfriend.
MILWAUKEE, March 12 (UPI) -- Organizers of a robotics competition in Wisconsin said dozens of teams are competing to see whose creation makes the best soccer player.
Thursday, March 11
WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday announced which charities will receive a portion of the $1.4 million award he received as a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
MINNEAPOLIS, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a recent study suggests high school and college students' perceptions of Earth's age influence their acceptance of human evolution.
GRANVILLE, Ohio, March 11 (UPI) -- Owning a video-game system may hamper academic development in some children, U.S. researchers suggest.
Wednesday, March 10
WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said the State of the Union has "degenerated into a political pep rally" and suggested justices should not attend the address.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 10 (UPI) -- Police in Alaska are trying to determine if a schoolteacher whose body was found Monday was the victim of a wolf attack, authorities said.
WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday approved an estimated $140 billion plan that would extend unemployment insurance and aid struggling states.
MILFORD, Ind., March 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Kosciusko County, Ind., say a school was evacuated during a fire alarm after a dummy grenade was found by a student.
Tuesday, March 9
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 9 (UPI) -- A computer asthma program tailored to teens could help those in rural areas manage their disease and avoid fatal complications, U.S. researchers said.
Monday, March 8
PASADENA, Calif., March 8 (UPI) -- California students in grades 4-12 will test their software-enabled Lego robots this week during a live Internet television program sponsored by NASA.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 8 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 high school and college students are expected in Huntsville, Ala., this week for NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race.
Sunday, March 7
CAMBRIDGE, England, March 7 (UPI) -- A Cambridge University student says she read news headlines on the air naked in response to students at the British school who take themselves too seriously.
Saturday, March 6
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., March 6 (UPI) -- Georgia police say Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been linked to the alleged sexual assault of a college student in Milledgeville.
Friday, March 5
CORVALLIS, Ore., March 5 (UPI) -- The more graphic and intense war news is, the less likely TV viewers will remember the advertising that follows the news, U.S. researchers say.
URBANA, Ill., March 5 (UPI) -- A University of Illinois engineering student has been awarded $30,000 for developing a prosthetic arm for amputees in developing countries, the university says.
Thursday, March 4
ROSEVILLE, Mich., March 4 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Lions player Tommy Boyd is facing sex charges for an alleged sexual rendezvous with a teenage girl, authorities say.
WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- NASA says it is planning to participate in a series of nationwide U.S. high school robotics competitions.
PARIS, March 4 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it has updated its 12-year-old Eduspace Web site that's designed for Europe's secondary students and teachers.
LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Three Los Angeles elementary school teachers have been suspended over a Black History Month event that celebrated O.J. Simpson, education officials said.
Tuesday, March 2
NASHVILLE, March 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. war in Afghanistan isn't close to ending, Army Gen. David Petraeus said.
NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Celebrity developer and reality TV star Donald Trump says he will boycott Italy while U.S. college student Amanda Knox remains in prison for a 2007 homicide.
Thursday, February 25
CANTON, Mass., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Federal officials said they are looking into whether a Massachusetts special needs school violates the law by using electrical shocks to discipline students.
Wednesday, February 24
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A group of plaintiffs that includes the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging teacher layoffs in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- NASA officials say they're inviting U.S. university faculty and students to a rocket-science workshop to learn how to build and launch scientific experiments.
Tuesday, February 23
EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Michigan State University researchers say they've found parental influence and access to math courses are likely to guide students into science careers.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it is working with Univision Communications Inc. to develop a partnership in support of improved Hispanic education.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Federal authorities say they're investigating whether a Pennsylvania school broke any laws by photographing students with cameras on school-provided laptops.
Friday, February 12
BROCKTON, Mass., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Brockton, Mass., is paying $180,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a 6-year-old boy accused of sexually harassing a first-grade classmate.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A fictional TV drama was more effective in persuading young women to use birth control than a news program, but not so with men, U.S. researchers found.
Thursday, February 11
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have determined computer simulations can be just as effective as direct observations in learning some science concepts.
HOUSTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Some U.S. elementary and middle school students will soon have an opportunity to talk with two orbiting space shuttle Endeavour astronauts, officials say.
Wednesday, February 10
NASHVILLE, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The family of Tennessee girl burned during an elementary school science experiment has agreed to an $80,000 settlement, school officials say.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Energy Department officials have named student teams from 22 universities as semifinalists in the 2010 Global Venture Challenge.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A bill before the Kentucky state legislature would create guidelines for teaching the Bible in public high schools.
HOUSTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- NASA and Texas Instruments Inc. say they're using human space exploration to develop digital math and science libraries of problems for high school students.
Sunday, February 7
MIAMI, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Four-time Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters of Kansas City was named the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Sunday in Miami at Super Bowl XLIV.
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Accusations of student cheating at California's Stanford University have taken a big jump, school officials say.
MADISON, Wis., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Singer Zola Jesus says she is attempting to balance a life in Madison, Wis., that involves attending college while hitting the road for performances.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A former North Carolina school secretary, fired for speaking Spanish in violation of the school's no-Spanish rule, has sued the school district, records show.
Tuesday, February 2
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- More than 100 food advocates are working to incorporate healthier food choices for U.S. school lunches as Congress prepares to reauthorize the program.
Saturday, January 30
NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An MTV executive says the U.S. cable TV network is producing a new reality TV series that follows high school students as they navigate social cliques.
NASHVILLE, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Tennessee high schools will be getting guidelines from the state next fall on teaching the Bible as part of a secular curriculum.
Friday, January 29
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Former major leaguers Barry Larkin and Joe Logan will lead the U.S. State Department's second Sports Envoy program to Taiwan.
CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A high school teacher in Chesapeake, Va., says he deserved to be suspended for five days for showing a racy film version of "Macbeth" without permission.
Thursday, January 28
VALPARAISO, Ind., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- An Indiana boy and girl were charged with child exploitation and possession of child pornography for sending nude photos of themselves over their cellphones.
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Robert Johnson, head football coach at Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, Calif., is the 2009 NFL High School Coach of the Year.
Wednesday, January 27
CINCINNATI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman has filed a lawsuit against her son's former school, saying teachers mocked him for his long hair.
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The father of a Virginia high school student threatened to have a teacher arrested for showing a class Roman Polanski's 1971 movie of Shakespeare's "Macbeth."
ROSEVILLE, Mich., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Michigan judge Wednesday increased the bond for ex-Detroit Lions receiver Tommy Boyd, who faces charges he sexually assaulted two teenage girls.
Monday, January 25
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Settlement of a lawsuit challenging a California school's censorship of its student newspaper will have an impact across the country, free-speech advocates say.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- NASA is inviting U.S. high school students to design and build an experiment or technology demonstration to be flown into the stratosphere.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has selected 105 of its brightest interns and fellows to join the NASA Student Ambassador Program.
Thursday, January 21
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The top editors of a newspaper at a Chicago-area high school resigned this week to protest a policy giving administrators a say in what gets published.
Wednesday, January 20
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth, a study indicates.
Tuesday, January 19
WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Insulin kept in a Wellesley, Mass., elementary school mistakenly was given to six staff members during a H1N1 flu clinic, authorities said.
Monday, January 18
DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Officials at Duke University said three members of the North Carolina school's football team are facing felony firearm charges.
PENANG, Malaysia, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The death toll from a weekend Malaysian dragon boat racing accident rose to six Monday with the recovery of two more bodies, officials said.
Saturday, January 16
BEIJING, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Young, educated Chinese Internet users say they worry what Google's threat to pull out of China because of censorship will mean to them.
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A student at a high school in Austin, Texas, is being treated for contagious tuberculosis, local health officials say.
Friday, January 15
BURLINGTON, Conn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A former high school student alleges in a case before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals her free speech rights were violated.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- People's risk perceptions about policy issues tend to match their cultural values, U.S. researchers found.
Thursday, January 14
OREGON, Ohio, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Twelve students in Oregon, Ohio, are suing their school district, alleging their class on alternative energy technology was ill-equipped.
MILAN, Italy, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Nursing students in Italy are twice as likely as the general population to smoke, researchers found.
Tuesday, January 12
NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. bookseller Barnes & Noble said Tuesday it would expand its multi-channel textbook rental program that could save U.S. college students a bundle on books.
Friday, January 8
BATHHURST, New Brunswick, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A Canadian firm says it is dropping a lawsuit over damage its truck sustained in a crash that killed a high school basketball coach's wife and seven players.
Thursday, January 7
GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Colorado county has agreed to pay $4,000 to a student arrested for wearing a "Nobama" sticker on his shirt during a visit to his school by Michelle Obama.
Wednesday, January 6
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Educators from across the United States were honored by President Barack Obama Wednesday for their award-winning work in math and science instruction.
Monday, January 4
EWING, N.J., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Students at the College of New Jersey are arguing about whether a performance by controversial comedian Tucker Max should go on as planned.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Two New York City high school students using high-tech DNA analysis techniques found rampant consumer fraud in the labeling of pricey food.
Thursday, December 31
CONCORD, Mass., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A teacher at a New Hampshire middle school has been charged with robbing two banks in Massachusetts.
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Closing schools for less than two weeks during a flu pandemic may increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic, U.S. researchers said.
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- E.coli and salmonella pathogens were found dozens of times in school hamburgers processed by a company exempt from routine testing, a U.S. safety agency says.
Tuesday, December 29
SEATTLE, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The stereotype of computer scientists as nerds who stay up at night coding and have no social life may drive women from the field, U.S. researchers suggest.
Monday, December 28
ST. GEORGE, Utah, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A vice principal and teacher at a school in St. George, Utah, say legal claims against them stemming from the prop gun death of a student should be dismissed.
Saturday, December 26
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Evidence presented to Congress suggests Ross Medical School on the island of Dominica may be shortchanging U.S. taxpayers and students, officials allege.
CORVALLIS, Ore., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Home-based child care exposes children to too much TV, U.S. researchers said.
Friday, December 25
DURHAM, N.H., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Students who engage heavily in social networking do just as well academically as students who are less interested in keeping in touch, U.S. researcher say.
Wednesday, December 23
ATLANTA, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Schools may close due to seasonal flu, but kids still gather for social activities despite the risk of getting sick, U.S. health officials say.
Tuesday, December 22
TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has been ousted as head of the country's Academy of Arts, Iranian media reported.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Nurses who work with pregnant women should be knowledgeable about environmental risks that could harm the fetus, an alliance of U.S. nurses said.
GRANADA, Spain, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Students who think aloud when solving a math problem solve it faster and have more possibilities of finding the right solution, Spanish researchers say.
Monday, December 21
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The evidence of a meta-analysis does not support the theory that learning styles vary individually, U.S. researchers say.
LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A British company says dozens of schools are using its educational rock and rap songs for General Certificate of Secondary Education exam preparation.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Reading ability does not track with intelligence among people with dyslexia, U.S. researchers say.
Friday, December 18
MILW, Wis., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee School Board voted unanimously to allow condoms to be distributed at many city high schools.
Wednesday, December 16
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. schools are falling short in preventing illnesses caused by norovirus, frequently spread through school lunches, statistics indicate.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Three University of Alberta paleontology graduate students have confirmed an 85-year-old dinosaur find, discrediting a 1970s revision of the discovery.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- NASA says it has awarded $12.1 million in grants to U.S. public schools, state-based education leadership programs and not-for-profit education organizations.
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The University of Phoenix has agreed to pay $67.5 million to settle a suit by two whistle-blowers over its recruitment policy, federal officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 15
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Statistical Abstract shows a country with more people sending text messages and fewer reading newspapers.
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the state of Virginia say a suit by the families of two students killed at Virginia Tech should be dismissed.
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Potentially unsafe levels of manganese, a dangerous metal that can affect the brain, have been found at an Ohio elementary school, officials say.
Monday, December 14
BOSTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The creator of a Boston Web site that puts Harvard students' lecture notes online bills it as the premier portal for online education.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has started a Web site that provides teenagers access to current NASA spacecraft data for use in school science projects.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Select fifth grade students in Connecticut are preparing to have a conversation with International Space Station commander Jeff Williams.
Sunday, December 13
TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Iran's supreme leader Sunday blamed reformists and anti-government forces for defiling a picture of his predecessor, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Saturday, December 12
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- An Asian legal group said it plans to file a civil rights complaint against the Philadelphia School District over attacks on Asian-American students.
Friday, December 11
ROME, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A demonstration in Italy against proposed reforms resulted in 10 students being hurt in Rome Friday, protest organizers said.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A media literacy expert at the University of Illinois said educators could potentially use text-messaging to help educate young people in the United States.
Thursday, December 10
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Brain connectivity can be improved with behavioral training, U.S. researchers found.
MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Gunmen in the troubled southern Philippines Thursday kidnapped dozens of people, including children, before releasing them, authorities said.
Wednesday, December 9
CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Indicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a copy of the U.S. Constitution with a near-profanity that has become his catchphrase, witnesses said.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- More U.S. school children were academically "on track" in 2006 than in 1998, Census Bureau figures indicate.
SEATTLE, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A University of Washington student preparing to plant grape vines in a campus garden discovered a spear point thousands of years old, archaeologists say.
BOSTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A federal judge has refused to order a Boston University graduate student to stop promoting file-sharing.
Tuesday, December 8
CALABASAS, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles authorities say they are considering whether to bring criminal charges against three of nine students who allegedly bullied red-headed classmates.
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- NASA says it will televise its 2009 Invention Challenge, to be held at the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
TEHRAN, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Iran's chief prosecutor says he may arrest Mir Hossein Mousavi, whose disputed June presidential election loss is still sparking civil unrest in Iran.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- NASA says it is offering paid internships to engineering students who have ideas on how future explorers might live on the moon.
Monday, December 7
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Having a member of a pediatric patient's family join medical rounds benefits both the family and the medical team, U.S. researchers found.
TEHRAN, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Amnesty International Monday condemned excessive force by Iranian security forces during rallies in which protesters reportedly were beaten and detained.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- NASA and the Arab Youth Venture Foundation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, say they've formed a program to allow some UAE students to work on NASA missions.
TEHRAN, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Thousands of Iranian students rallied at universities in Tehran and other cities Monday, shouting anti-government slogans and facing security forces.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says more than 350 U.S. students from middle schools to universities have been invited to take part in its rocket building competition.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a former teacher accused of starving her cats says the search of her Boca Raton, Fla., apartment was conducted illegally.
Sunday, December 6
TEHRAN, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- People in Iran should be prepared for possible crackdowns if upcoming Students Day demonstrations turn violent, Iranian authorities said.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A team of college students from Massachusetts won $40,000 for finding 10 military weather balloons scattered across the United States, officials said.
MALHAM, England, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- An unusual colony of cave spiders, descended from pioneers who hitched a ride with scientists, is being returned to a cavern in northern England.
Saturday, December 5
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A graduate student at the State University of New York, Binghamton was charged Saturday with killing a professor at the university.
Friday, December 4
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The father of a Harvard student who took his own life in 2007 is suing the Massachusetts Ivy League college and the nurse and doctor who treated his son.
MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Somali Islamic group al-Shabaab denied responsibility for the deadly hotel bombing in Mogadishu, blaming the government instead, the group's spokesman said.
Thursday, December 3
MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Three cabinet ministers were among the more than 20 people killed Thursday in the suicide bombing of a graduation in Mogadishu, officials said.
HOUSTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- NASA says it's offering U.S. community and junior college students an opportunity to participate in a pilot, semester-long scholars program.
HOUSTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Houston cardiologist said his study revealed seven children at a Houston middle school had undiagnosed heart conditions.
CALABASAS, Calif., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Three students at a California school were arrested and six others disciplined for assaulting redheaded classmates after a Facebook posting, officials said.
Tuesday, December 1
GROSS POINTE, Mich., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A former Grosse Pointe, Mich., high school hockey coach used a hidden camera to secretly tape players in the locker room, school officials allege.
Sunday, November 29
DETROIT, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old aspiring businessman says he's teaching Michigan residents how to grow medical marijuana at his new "Med Grow Cannabis College."
Friday, November 27
LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said children in Britain are being exposed to graphic music videos from artists like U.S. pop singer Beyonce.
ANTWERP, Belgium, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Closing schools during a pandemic would have a significant impact -- about 21 percent -- on disease transmission, researchers in Belgium found.
Thursday, November 26
JINAN, China, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Garlic is China's best-performing asset, 15 times more valuable than in March, in part because people think it cures swine flu, analysts say.
Wednesday, November 25
SEOUL, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- South Korea's death toll from the H1N1 rose to 104 after 22 more people died of the virus within the past week, health authorities say.
LONDON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Children as young as 5-years-old may be taught "gender equality" in health classes across Britain beginning in 2011, the British government announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 24
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Thora Birch, Nancy Travis and Camryn Manheim have signed up to star in a new U.S. television movie called "The Pregnancy Pact," Lifetime announced.
TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The Iranian government has been engaging in what the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has called a soft war against dissidents.
Monday, November 23
SEATTLE, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Children in home-based day cares watched TV for 2.4 hours per day on average, compared with 0.4 hours in center-based settings, U.S. researchers found.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama announced Monday a 10-year, nationwide effort to move U.S. students to the head of the global class in science and math achievement.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Purdue University scientists say they'll use a $1.3 million grant to help further students' understanding of the role animals play in keeping people healthy.
Sunday, November 22
NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A New York teacher alleges in a lawsuit she slipped on garbage, including condoms, and hurt herself due to negligence on the part of school officials.
MINGORA, Pakistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The campaign to rid Pakistan's Swat Valley of Taliban militants has cost the lives of 550 soldiers, the Army chief of staff says.
Friday, November 20
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Thousands of voters indicated in an online survey Irish rocker Bono is their dream substitute teacher, the National Education Association said Friday.
BEIJING, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Chinese government offered scholarships to the children of nine powerful officials in Namibia instead of those truly in need of aid, officials said.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The condition of children around the world has improved in the past five years, with fewer deaths and more access to education, UNICEF said in New York.
Thursday, November 19
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- An Indiana boy was hospitalized Thursday after a school science experiment caused a flash fire, burning him, another student and their teacher, officials said.
LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The British government is moving toward mandating evolution be taught in all public primary schools as a science subject starting in September 2011.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Administrators at an Alabama elementary school said a deer crashed through a plate glass window and joined students in the cafeteria during breakfast.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian bankruptcy court ruled a Nova Scotia ex-student with bank loans worth $50,000 doesn't have to pay it back as the bank wasn't wise in issuing them.
CHICAGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The University of Chicago opened a $1 million anti-violence program for Chicago's public schools that it will methodically assess to see if it's cost effective.
Wednesday, November 18
FERRUM, Va., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A Ferrum College student killed in a hunting accident was remembered in a memorial service Wednesday at the Virginia school, observers said.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hundreds and possibly thousands of children in the United States become sick from contaminated food served in school cafeterias, USA Today reports.
Tuesday, November 17
ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The entrance to a college in Athens, Greece, was closed Tuesday in memory of 24 people killed in a 1973 uprising against a military junta, officials said.
MIAMI, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A move by the Miami-Dade School Board to remove a controversial book about Cuba from classrooms will stand, court observers say.
WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A dramatic drop in male enrollment means some Polish universities could face bankruptcy, authorities in Warsaw said.
EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- About 1,000 U.S. middle and high school students have been using science equipment in Australia without having to leave their classrooms.
CLAREMONT, Calif., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Forty-two percent of U.S. high school seniors admit experimenting with marijuana but U.S. researchers say parental monitoring can decrease marijuana use.
Monday, November 16
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Monarch and painted lady butterfly larvae rode into space Monday aboard space shuttle Atlantis in an experiment to be monitored by thousands of U.S. students.
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Fetal exposure to phthalates, chemicals used to soften plastics, has the potential to alter masculine brain development, U.S. researchers said.
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- College athletes who use performance-enhancing substances may be at higher risk of other substance abuse, U.S. researchers found.
Saturday, November 14
UNION, S.C., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A wall collapse during a high school football game in Union, S.C., sent 12 students to the hospital with minor injuries, officials say.
Friday, November 13
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Many assume bullying in school occurs mostly in unsupervised locations like lunchrooms, but a lot of it occurs in classrooms, U.S. researchers found.
ALDRIDGE, England, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Authorities in Britain said six teenagers treated for drinking ethanol were apparently inspired by a storyline on a TV drama.
LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Teens who grow up unhappy, poor, do not enjoy school and are despondent about their future are at increased risk of pregnancy, British researchers said.
Thursday, November 12
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Purdue University in Indiana said it had no plans to discipline a professor who presented an "economic case" against homosexuality on a conservative blog.
ADELPHI, Md., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Maryland's university system defied a legislative call to police campus pornography, saying the rule was indefensible and would prompt free-speech lawsuits.
Wednesday, November 11
VERNON, Conn., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The altercation that killed University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard started with a comment a teammate made about a woman, police say.
CHICAGO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two witnesses said Illinois journalism students paid them to make statements the students hoped would cast doubt on a man's murder conviction, prosecutors said.
TUSCOLA, Ill., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A judge in Douglas County, Ill., said a 6-year-old boy may continue to bring his autism service dog to school with him.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- People without a high school diploma may be more likely to get H1N1 flu and the vaccine might be less effective in them, U.S. researchers suggest.
EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Northwestern University researchers say they've determined dyslexic children might have difficulty concentrating in noisy situations.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Students with autism or Asperger's syndrome often have problems with reading comprehension, writing and spelling, researchers in Sweden said.
Tuesday, November 10
PARIS, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it has selected a British company to manage development of the first European student-built moon orbiter.
Monday, November 9
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it's seeking experiments from U.S. college and university students for high-altitude science research.
BOSTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Many education officials base decisions on when to close schools for flu on politics or fear rather than data, U.S. and Japanese researchers say.
Saturday, November 7
NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Gospel singer Bobby Jones said he donated the rights to all of his performances and TV appearances to Tennessee State University.
Friday, November 6
LULEA, Sweden, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Swedish father said the photographer hired to take pictures for his 3-year-old daughter's preschool digitally removed her scar without permission.
Thursday, November 5
DICKINSON, N.D., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Dickinson State University in North Dakota retired the numbers Thursday of three softball players who drowned after driving into a pond while stargazing.
Wednesday, November 4
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A Connecticut judge must decide whether to unseal arrest warrant affidavits for the lab technician charged with killing a Yale University graduate student.
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A performing arts high school in Portland, Ore., got good grades from school district reviewers but officials said they are not sure about its future.
Tuesday, November 3
DICKINSON, N.D., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Three female college students in North Dakota were found dead Tuesday in a pond two days after they called a friend, saying they were in trouble in the water.
ATLANTA, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A company whose bus rolled over with Morehouse College band students aboard isn't authorized to operate in Georgia, records indicate.
Monday, November 2
NOORDWIJK, Netherlands, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it is seeking proposals from European university students interested in conducting hypergravity experiments.
JAIPUR, India, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Firefighters battled an Indian oil depot blaze for a fifth day Monday and officials said the death toll from the fire rose to 11.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Some U.S. school districts are using income levels rather than racial makeup to base their integration efforts on, officials say.
Sunday, November 1
SYDNEY, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- South Australia teacher Toby Moulton said he is no longer a contestant on "Australian Idol" because he would rather focus on his teaching career.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The school district superintendent in Huntington Beach, Calif., said an autobiography by poet Maya Angelou may be banned from local middle school libraries.
Friday, October 30
BOSTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A graduate student sickened by a bacterial infection has prompted an investigation of a Boston University lab containing dangerous germs, officials said.
Thursday, October 29
FRANKFORT, Ky., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Kentucky parole officers have been told to defy a court ruling on sex offenders because the state attorney general wants it overturned, a spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Egypt's government resisted U.S. efforts to promote democracy there, all but wasting more than $180 million in U.S. foreign aid, a U.S. government audit said.
Wednesday, October 28
NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A substitute teacher involved in a 2006 cheating scandal at Central Connecticut State University has appealed a ruling that she copied a term paper.
NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- New York City's smaller elementary schools began offering free H1N1 vaccinations Wednesday, city health and school officials said.
Tuesday, October 27
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The football coach at a New York private school molested students for decades and school officials knew about it, a federal lawsuit against the school alleges.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The heavy metal band Metallica has added $50,000 to the reward for a Virginia college student who disappeared during a concert.
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Officials at a New York elementary school have promised to investigate after a visit by TV chef Rachael Ray was briefly interrupted by a lone cockroach.
HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Theo Smalling, basketball team captain at Hampton University in Virginia, has died following a shooting police said was accidental.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A recently completed suspension bridge in Malaysia collapsed Tuesday, killing one of several children who fell into a river below, authorities said.
Monday, October 26
HOUSTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- NASA says the deadline for undergraduate students to submit team proposals for its Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program is approaching.
Sunday, October 25
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island education group beat the Guinness world record for making the longest strand of beads, the effort's organizer said.
Saturday, October 24
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Rachael Ray says she hopes to provide the New York public school system with new lunch recipes every month.
LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- More British students than ever are studying engineering and science at a college level, officials said.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. has expanded its refunds to U.S. buyers of its "Baby Einstein" videos who thought they would make their babies smarter, advocates say.
Friday, October 23
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Two former Yale University law students have settled a defamation suit filed in Connecticut against anonymous Internet posters, lawyers said.
ROME, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A professor at a Roman university who argues there is no proof the Nazis killed Jews in gas chambers said Thursday he is a victim of "Zionist groups."
Thursday, October 22
SANAA, Yemen, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Some 65,000 Yemeni students were moved to makeshift study camps after militant Shiite rebels fighting the government took over 63 schools, the government said.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama should quickly sign a bill extending a program to help 530,000 low-income people living with AIDS or HIV, a doctors group urged.
Oct. 22--Delays in the delivery of H1N1 flu vaccine have forced school districts in the Chicago area and elsewhere to postpone or scale back inoculations scheduled to begin as early as this week for children, one of the virus's most frequent targets and its most prolific carrier.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- People with extreme views have a false sense that they are in the majority and may be more willing to express themselves, U.S. researchers said.
Wednesday, October 21
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, promoting children's health, swiveled her hips Wednesday and kept a hula hoop in play for 142 rotations at the White House.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Quarterbacks Drew Brees of New Orleans and Matt Cassel of Kansas City are among players promoting the NFL's "Take a Player to School" sweepstakes.
Tuesday, October 20
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Children with neurological disorders, who use wheelchairs, receive little help for their cold hands and feet, a Swedish researcher said.
Monday, October 19
WHEATON, Md., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama visited a Maryland school Monday where he discussed reading with students.
Sunday, October 18
STORRS, Conn., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A University of Connecticut football player died Sunday after being stabbed on the Storrs, Conn., campus, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A Hollywood High football player died Saturday at a Los Angeles hospital a day after collapsing during a game.
Thursday, October 15
NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- New York's Lee Strasberg Way is to be closed so the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute can have a class picture taken, organizers said.
MEDFORD, Ore., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A young black bear was tranquilized and safely released into the wild after it was found near an elementary school in Medford, Ore., a wildlife official said.
Wednesday, October 14
PROVO, Utah, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A Utah high school marching band won a regional championship this week, four days after one of its teachers was killed in the crash of a band bus.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. 4th-graders have slowed their progress in math test scores, posting no appreciable gains from 2007 to 2009, a study indicates.
ST. FRANCIS, Minn., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Authorities in St. Francis, Minn. may charge a teenager with criminal sexual conduct for streaking during a high school football game, police say.
Tuesday, October 13
THESSALONIKI, Greece, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Testing the hair of some schoolchildren in northern Greece has found high levels of arsenic, a report released Tuesday said.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A Shakespeare scholar's collection of Geneva Bibles is to be divided between the University of Tennessee and the Folger Library in Washington, his family says.
TROY, N.Y., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A Troy, N.Y., university is directing its students to knock off post-football drinking games because alcohol does not kill the H1N1 flu, officials said.
Monday, October 12
TOKYO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The speeches of U.S. President Barack Obama have become the favorite way of Japanese students to learn the English language, sales figures show.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Two students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they were able to take photographs of the Earth from space using a camera and a balloon.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- NASA says it has selected 1,732 high school students from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to participate in an education project.
Saturday, October 10
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The mother of an autistic boy who has a peanut allergy has filed a lawsuit in Indiana, saying a teacher gave him peanut candy to keep him from a field trip.
Thursday, October 8
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama joined 150 middle school students for some stargazing from the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday night.
Wednesday, October 7
ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Turkish minister of labor and social security says the country's law against children under 12 taking courses on the Koran may be abolished.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has developed a video game designed to give young people the virtual experience of working on the International Space Station.
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Students at Maryland's public universities are raising free speech concerns over a mandate that regents enact a pornographic film policy, various groups say.
Monday, October 5
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- NASA and Disney Parks, which collaborated to take toy space ranger Buzz Lightyear into orbit, are now starting two educational efforts involving Lightyear.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- NASA says it's inviting fifth- through eighth-grade U.S. students to take part in a water limitation management and recycling design competition.
Saturday, October 3
NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- School bake sale goodies are being severely limited under a New York City regulation banning foods contributing to student obesity, officials said.
Friday, October 2
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Berklee College of Music says it plans to present Emmylou Harris with an honorary doctor of music at a bluegrass festival in San Francisco.
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Students who want to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can get an up-close look at campus life through student blogs, admissions officers say.
Thursday, October 1
FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Georgia school superintendent has told a high school cheerleading squad it may no longer parade Christian scriptural banners at football games.
Wednesday, September 30
NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Officials at a Florida elementary school said a 7-foot alligator that wandered into the school was safely removed before children arrived.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Closing U.S. schools to stem a possible swine flu pandemic would result in significant economic costs, the Brookings Institution says.
SEATTLE, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The family of a University of Washington student who died in a fall from a third-floor window is suing the fraternity, lawyers say.
BOSTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Residents of Harvard University's oldest dormitory in Boston are no longer able to remove books from the shelves of the dorm library, a doctoral candidate says.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A New York State university dismissed a lecturer Tuesday who said she was targeted for refusing to change grades of basketball players.
Tuesday, September 29
NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will be on-hand to help celebrate "Sesame Street's" 40th birthday in November, the show's producers said.
COVENTRY, England, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old girl British girl died and several others were hospitalized after being vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, officials said.
Saturday, September 26
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- First Lady Michelle Obama took her turn at playing host -- to the spouses of world leaders in Pittsburgh for the G20 summit.
Thursday, September 24
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The parents of a California college fraternity pledge who died during an alleged hazing incident sued the fraternity and nine members, alleging wrongful-death.
CLEVELAND, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- NASA is inviting U.S. students in grades 6-12 to experience microgravity by designing and building experiments to be conducted in a space agency drop tower.
Tuesday, September 22
NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A parent's concerns about a book focusing on a teen drug addict prompted an Oklahoma school to cancel an appearance by the book's author, school officials said.
EXETER, England, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Employees at a Tesco grocery store in England are facing criticism for threatening a pair of Italian students with legal action for touching muffins.
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- About 300 college students staged a "flash mob" action in downtown Pittsburgh in which they wished for a peaceful Group of 20 summit, witnesses said.
BELLEVILLE, Ill., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Belleville, Ill., school officials say their harsh punishment of two students recorded beating a third student on a school bus is a message to others.
Saturday, September 19
GENEVA, Ill., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A beauty school in Illinois is seeking damages from a student for comments posted on his Facebook page.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says it wants changes in a tentative agreement between Google Inc., and the authors of books it wants to put online.
PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Two high school officials won't go to jail for praying at a banquet, a federal judge in Florida has decided.
Friday, September 18
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A college student collecting mud samples in Plattsburgh, N.Y., found seal bones dating to prehistoric times, officials said.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A California high school student offended by a teacher's allegedly anti-Christian remark cannot collect financial damages, a federal judge says.
Thursday, September 17
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A Kentucky jury Thursday acquitted a former high school football coach on charges stemming from the heat-related death of one of his players.
Wednesday, September 16
NANJING, China, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Students who feel supported by their teachers tend to have higher self-esteem, researchers in the United States, Canada and China said.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- NASA says it has selected six universities serving large numbers of minority and underrepresented students to share nearly $30 million in research grants.
WESTON, Fla., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A teenager may be charged with a misdemeanor for snapping photos of female coeds in a restroom at his high school, Florida officials say.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Affordability will be a key issue for healthy young adults who would be forced to buy subsidized health insurance under U.S. reform proposals, analysts say.
Tuesday, September 15
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Kentucky judge says there's sufficient evidence to continue the trial of a football coach accused of causing the heat stroke death of a high school player.
ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Texas school district, criticized for banning a televised speech by President Barack Obama, has called off a field trip to see George W. Bush.
Sunday, September 13
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A body believed to be that of the Yale graduate student who disappeared days before she was to be married was found at the campus, police said Sunday night.
DUNEDIN, New Zealand, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of students hurling bricks and bottles battled with riot police after a New Zealand car race, officials said.
Saturday, September 12
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A Southern California high school football player who collapsed and died during a game was not hit before he went down, his coach said Saturday.
Friday, September 11
SEATTLE, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A prevention program called Communities That Care substantially lowered levels of alcohol and smokeless tobacco use among adolescents, its U.S. creators say.
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Eighteen U.S. campuses that reported binge heavy drinking in 1993, showed little change more than a dozen years later, U.S. researchers found.
Thursday, September 10
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. high school whose male athletes threatened to rape and kill a girl starring in a school play will get tolerance training, a legal settlement stated.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlighted the importance of managing childhood asthma and reducing H1N1 risk.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. education professor says elementary school students may be too young to learn about war and genocide.
Wednesday, September 9
OTTAWA, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A civil lawsuit in the Canadian capital of Ottawa alleges a school bus driver threatened to behead a screaming autistic boy with an ax, which the driver denies.
Monday, September 7
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Swedish student said U.S. space officials made him change a question posed to an astronaut on the International Space Station because it mentioned nudity.
HARNED, Ky., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Kentucky high school football coach used a school bus to take about 20 of his players to his church to be baptized, school officials confirmed.
BEIJING, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- China's swine flu cases could reach 10,000 with the peaking of the disease season, health authorities warned.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- High school football players and wrestlers have the highest rate of severe injuries, U.S. researchers found.
Sunday, September 6
CHICAGO, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- College students are ruder and more disrespectful that they were years ago, Illinois college instructors say.
Saturday, September 5
PULLMAN, Wash., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- More than 2,000 students at Washington State University in Pullman have contracted swine flu during the first two weeks of classes, school officials say.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Employees at day-care centers should be vaccinated against swine flu, U.S. health officials said Friday.
MADISON, Ill., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The University of Wisconsin has dropped sponsorship agreements with two beer companies and commercials for beer during football radio broadcasts.
Friday, September 4
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- More than 100 4-H'ers were sent home from the Minnesota State Fair after four cases of H1N1 virus were confirmed among the teens, fair officials said.
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Plants in classrooms affect how students rate their teacher, U.S. horticulturalists have found.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The mother of a Kentucky teen who died of heat stroke told a court Friday of an frantic call she received when her son collapsed at school football practice.
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Samoans may be best prepared to avoid transmitting the H1N1 swine flu because of their island customs, an anthropologist says.
Thursday, September 3
SAN BRUNO, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Police arrested three young men and charged them with attempted murder after a shooting at a California junior college left an 18-year-old wounded.
PARIS, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A U.N. agency is backing away from U.N.-proposed guidelines intended to reduce HIV infections through sex education for young people, officials in Paris said.
Wednesday, September 2
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- More than half the 165 U.S. colleges tracking swine flu say they have infected students, the American College Health Association said Wednesday.
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A Florida teacher is facing termination for posting his thoughts on a personal blog that a few of his students stumbled across.
NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Flu Fighters will visit New York senior centers, houses of worship and schools to spread the word on getting flu shots, officials said.
Tuesday, September 1
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A judge refused a prosecution request Tuesday to postpone the trial of a Kentucky high school football coach charged with the heatstroke death of a player.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Purdue University freshmen and sophomores this fall will be using a first-of-its-kind computer system that will warn them if they need work in certain areas.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Israel will do its utmost to secure the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, but not at any cost Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.
Monday, August 31
SEATTLE, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Three decades after a landmark case, 30 school districts are returning to court to try to force more money from the state of Washington, officials said.
Aug. 31--NEWBURYPORT -- As kids return to school this week, their first lesson will be among the year's most important -- how to help control the spread of H1N1 flu.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- University of Michigan football Coach Rich Rodriguez says he never forced his players to exceed the league-mandated 20-hour weekly practice limit.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Dueling experts will make it difficult to convict a former Kentucky high school coach in the death of a player from heat stroke, criminal law specialists said.
Friday, August 28
BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Authorities in Virginia's Montgomery County sought suspects in the shooting deaths of two Virginia Tech students whose bodies were found in a national forest.
ATLANTA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Georgia woman expelled from nursing school 13 weeks before graduation will receive $450,000 for her ordeal, a jury has decided.
Thursday, August 27
ATLANTA, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- H1N1 flu in Chicago from April through July was 14 times higher in children and young adults than in those age 60 and older, Chicago health officials said.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Officials at Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University say they do not want their school colors featured on Bud Light beer cans.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it will begin accepting aeronautics scholarship applications Sept. 1, for the 2010 academic year.
Wednesday, August 26
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- University of Connecticut fans will no longer see cheerleaders performing tumbles and stunts at sporting events, the school has announced.
Tuesday, August 25
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A star running back for a Los Angeles-area high school has been arrested on attempted murder charges in a gang-related, drive-by shooting, police said.
NASHVILLE, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A Tennessee girl allegedly was burned during a school science experiment but officials did not call 911, a lawsuit filed by the girl's mother said.
Monday, August 24
DALLAS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Public schools in Houston and Mesquite, Texas, have banned the use of cell phones to send sexually suggestive messages and photos, authorities said.
Saturday, August 22
HARRISON, Ohio, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people at an Ohio high school football practice game watched a small airplane crash nearby, killing a veteran pilot and his girlfriend, police said.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The three children of the late singer Michael Jackson may soon be enrolled in a Los Angeles private school by their grandmother, family sources say.
ATLANTA, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Twice-daily football practices, which have come under scrutiny as high school players have died of heatstroke, are necessary to win, one football coach says.
Friday, August 21
BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The families of two Virginia Tech students killed by Seung-Hui Cho say mental health records question the school's handling of the homicidal student.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Colleges and universities should consider suspending classes this fall if there's a swine flu epidemic, the U.S. government suggests.
Wednesday, August 19
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden stumped in Florida for two congressional members, telling audiences the economic stimulus the two voted for helped Florida teachers
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh mother has filed a federal lawsuit charging her daughter developed anorexia because classmates harassed her about being overweight.
CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The parents of a Chicago prep school student are suing the school for an alleged hazing incident that left their son a quadriplegic, their lawyer says.
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Only about one-fourth of 2009 U.S. high school graduates have the skills needed to succeed in college, the preparers of a national admissions test say.
Tuesday, August 18
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine captain stationed in California has been charged with committing rape while he was on leave in 2007 to attend law school.
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- As many as 100 bats died and 200,000 were left homeless when a structure built to lure them away from University of Florida buildings collapsed, officials say.
Monday, August 17
LIBERIA, Costa Rica, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The mother of a missing Chicago doctoral student says the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica should help in the search for her son.
Friday, August 14
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- An 11-year-old Florida boy was cast into the spotlight Friday because of a kid-TV interview he conducted with President Barack Obama.
Thursday, August 13
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A greater proportion of severe injuries in high school football occur during kickoffs and punt plays, U.S. researchers find.
GALICIA, Spain, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Students desiring to excel at school or work may wish to forego binge drinking, research by Spanish scientists suggests.
Wednesday, August 12
MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Formal education diminishes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if brain volume loss has occurred, researchers in Germany say.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The parents of a Kentucky high school football player who died of heat stroke say they were pleased to hear about a new charge being filed against his coach.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- It's more important for parents to get a good education than a high-paying job if they want their children to do well in school, a U.S. psychologist suggests.
Tuesday, August 11
TORONTO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Research has shown how to motivate kids so they are much less likely to cheat, but the findings are often not put into practice, U.S. researchers said.
Monday, August 10
MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Damages to roads, bridges and crops from last week's Typhoon Morakot, which killed 21 people in the Philippines, totaled $750,000, officials said.
Sunday, August 9
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior Sunday announced plans to spend more than $11 million enhancing national park units, wildlife refuges and tribal lands.
Friday, August 7
GUELPH, Ontario, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- College students who use social networking sites may be exposed to information about their partners that makes them jealous, Canadian researchers found.
MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old South Florida student was declared the winner of the Fox hit show, "So You Think You Can Dance."
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- If H1N1 flu returns in the fall, schools are being directed to isolate ill children, but to remain open, several U.S. government agencies advised Friday.
FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- New laws in several U.S. states give children the right to self-administer medications for asthma, a health group says.
Thursday, August 6
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A study involving teens in 34 countries found overconfident 15-year-olds are often below-average readers, U.S. and Canadian researchers found.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- People who see misinformation in historical films and then read accurate accounts are 50 percent more likely to recall the misinformation, U.S. researchers say.
HOUSTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Schools in Texas are instituting new standards approved by the Legislature that make health and technology courses non-mandatory, officials say.
Wednesday, August 5
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- High school students in Washington, D.C., will be offered tests for sexually transmitted diseases after a program found lots of infected kids, officials said.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- About half of U.S. car trips are less than 5 miles and U.S. researchers suggest people's health would benefit from cycling or walking some of these trips.
Tuesday, August 4
BAGHDAD, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A top Iranian official said Tuesday three U.S. hikers being held in Iran's Kurdistan region on charges of illegally entering the country are "definitely" spies.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, recently released from prison, says he wants to help young athletes in whatever ways he can.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Depression among preschoolers appears to be a continuous, chronic condition rather than a transient developmental stage, U.S. researchers said.
Monday, August 3
Greenhouse gases must be cut 80 percent by 2020, not by 2050 as U.N. countries propose, to preserve life as we know it, the head of a global conference said.
Brazil's Rede Globo, the world's No. 4 TV network, will target teenagers in a long-term drive to raise global warming awareness, a network executive said.
MIAMI, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Four Miami-area high school students have an unusual summer job on their resumes: building a cosmic ray detector alongside nuclear physicists.
NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A 27-year-old Monroe College graduate is suing the New York school, contending it has done little to help her find a job.
Sunday, August 2
CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The sorry state of civics education in the United States poses a threat to American jurisprudence, retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter says.
Saturday, August 1
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Two British law school graduates jailed in Brazil for allegedly falsely claiming they had been robbed were to be freed on bail, their lawyer says.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- An expected influx of U.S. military veterans into colleges under the provisions of the G.I. Bill will test the schools' readiness, experts say.
Friday, July 31
MANHATTAN, Kan., July 31 (UPI) -- Boys, more than girls, tend to have negative attitudes toward peers with undesirable characteristics, U.S. researchers found.
WACO, Texas, July 31 (UPI) -- College students in Waco, Texas, are experimenting with a $50,000 printer designed to handle 5-foot-wide bolts of cloth, Baylor University officials said.
LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Slightly more than half of the children involved in a flu study suffered side effects from taking the drug Tamiflu, researchers in Britain said.
Wednesday, July 29
FRANT, England, July 29 (UPI) -- Two British law school graduates arrested in Brazil for allegedly making false robbery claims are terrified, the mother of one of them says.
NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Four former New York University students are accused of concocting an ATM scam that allegedly netted them as much as $1 million since 2003, authorities say.
LEXINGTON, Va., July 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. health professional says college students need to take steps to protect themselves from the H1N1 virus.
Tuesday, July 28
WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- The University of California at Santa Cruz won another legal victory over a conservative group contending the school has not accommodated military recruiters.
TEHRAN, July 28 (UPI) -- About 140 Iranian demonstrators were freed from one prison Tuesday and officials said Iran's supreme leader has ordered a second prison closed.
Sunday, July 26
CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- "Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrara said at a Chicago appearance her fellow Latina women should take steps to limit their dropout rate.
Saturday, July 25
WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday in Washington he will modernize his country's higher educational system through a new initiative.
PHILADELPHIA, July 25 (UPI) -- Teenagers who Web surf, text message and consume caffeine at night are more likely to fall asleep during the day, researchers in Pennsylvania said.
Thursday, July 23
ATLANTA, July 23 (UPI) -- One in seven low-income, preschool U.S. children are obese, but the obesity epidemic in this age group may be stabilizing, federal health officials said.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 23 (UPI) -- Two mothers allege in a lawsuit against the school board for St. Johns County, Fla., their children should not have been taught songs with religious themes.
Wednesday, July 22
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 22 (UPI) -- Texas A&M University is taking the lead on a multi-school, multi-continent, multi-year research program on how technology promotes long-distance creativity.
Tuesday, July 21
CHICAGO, July 21 (UPI) -- The most powerful factor determining school-readiness in premature infants was low socioeconomic status, U.S. researchers found.
Monday, July 20
PRINCETON, N.J., April 9 (UPI) -- Voters' education levels influence which candidate they support in the Democratic race to be the U.S. presidential nominee, a Gallup poll indicates.
NASHVILLE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Belmont University in Nashville is being groomed for an expected spotlight role as host site of a presidential debate, school administrators say.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards said Barack Obama's presidency will signal a new era of U.S. leadership.
JERUSALEM, July 20 (UPI) -- A new Israeli regional elementary school for pupils in towns near Gaza will shield occupants from any kind of rocket attack, municipal officials said.
Saturday, July 18
BEIJING, July 18 (UPI) -- Eight swine flu cases in China have resulted in more than 100 U.K. and U.S. students and teachers being quarantined, officials say.
Friday, July 17
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 17 (UPI) -- Conventional wisdom says binge drinking on college campuses is prevalent, but there's been no significant upward trend in campus alcohol, U.S. researchers say.
KINGSTON, Ontario, July 17 (UPI) -- People with autism seem to have special difficulty understanding false beliefs, but research may help understand this disorder, Canadians researchers say.
WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Union Station agreed to perform a special concert for President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle in Washington, officials say.
RHINEBECK, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- Owners of an upstate New York human-potential retreat center's new building say it may become the world's first "living building."
Wednesday, July 15
NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. yoga teachers say a move toward self-regulation through an online registrar has backfired, with states imposing fees and licensing requirements.
MEMPHIS, July 15 (UPI) -- A Memphis fifth-grader says she appealed to the bottom line in her letter convincing Hewlett-Packard to donate $72,000 worth of computer gear to her school.
NORFOLK, Va., July 15 (UPI) -- Cheating has gone high-tech at a Catholic high school in Virginia where students allegedly used cell phones to share answers to a test, the principal says.
Tuesday, July 14
HOUSTON, July 14 (UPI) -- NASA says it is offering U.S. undergraduates an opportunity to test experiments in microgravity aboard its "Weightless Wonder" airplane.
Monday, July 13
WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- Eight U.S. college students have summer jobs at NASA this year as a result of their participation in a competition to design a supersonic airliner.
Saturday, July 11
WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Saturday his administration has pulled the U.S. economy "back from the brink" and laid the foundation for prosperity.
NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. yoga teachers say a move toward self-regulation through an online registrar has backfired, with states imposing fees and licensing requirements.
Friday, July 10
TACOMA, Wash., July 10 (UPI) -- Officials at Fort Lewis, an Army base in Washington state, were trying to determine Friday what killed an officer cadet found dead after a training exercise.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 10 (UPI) -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation soon could be taught using the Nintendo Wii video game console, students at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, said.
WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- School students are among the first in line for H1N1 flu vaccinations when the U.S. campaign against the pandemic begins in the fall, federal officials said.
Thursday, July 9
TEHRAN, July 9 (UPI) -- The Iranian Basij militia confronted hundreds of protesters Thursday in Tehran, using nightsticks and tear gas to disperse the crowd, witnesses said.
LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- A university admissions service says tens of thousands of would-be college students in Britain may lose out on university spots due to a lack of funding.
Tuesday, July 7
BOCA RATON, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- A submarine built by Florida Atlantic University students took top honors at the International Submarine Race in Maryland, school officials said.
Monday, July 6
BAMPTON, Ontario, July 6 (UPI) -- The Toronto-area high school rugby player who fatally injured an opponent with a vicious hit during a game avoided prison time Monday.
Sunday, July 5
BEIJING, July 5 (UPI) -- Flooding from dangerously high rivers in southern China has killed at least 15 people and displaced more than 400,000, authorities said Sunday.
Saturday, July 4
NEW YORK, July 4 (UPI) -- British actress Emma Watson of "Harry Potter" fame says she will soon be a student at New York's Columbia University.
Friday, July 3
ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Naval Academy has admitted a freshman class with the highest percentage of minorities in its history, 435 out of 1,230 plebes.
Thursday, July 2
DENVER, July 2 (UPI) -- A judge must decide whether Ward Churchill, a controversial professor of ethnic studies, should be reinstated at the University of Colorado.
Wednesday, July 1
MONTREAL, July 1 (UPI) -- The fear of stigma may have kept some from getting help after a school shooting, Canadian researchers said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 1 (UPI) -- Burt Reynolds will head the cast of a movie to be shot in Florida about a 1970s teenager who died from bone cancer, the film's writer-director says.
Tuesday, June 30
COLORADO SPRINGS, June 30 (UPI) -- No serious injuries were reported in a brawl between two high school girls softball teams in Colorado Springs, Colo., police said.
PENSACOLA, Fla., June 30 (UPI) -- Layers of sand helped preserve a 450-year-old shipwreck being excavated this summer in Florida's Pensacola Bay, an archaeologist said.
LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- Los Angeles' top school official says he is infuriated by published photos of "Bruno" star Sacha Baron Cohen doing drills with a high school football team.
BUFFALO, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers find a placebo effect, not in children taking the medication for attention deficit-hyperactive disorder, but in the adults in their lives.
Monday, June 29
RICHMOND, Ky., June 29 (UPI) -- An Eastern Kentucky University student is suing the anonymous individual behind an inaccurate online posting, the student's lawyer says.
ATLANTA, June 29 (UPI) -- The runner-up in the 2009 Miss Georgia pageant has been named the winner after the first-place finisher turned down the prize, officials say.
TUCSON, June 29 (UPI) -- Nearly 10 percent of children are bullied by electronic means such as text messages, with girls more likely to be victims, U.S. researchers said.
Saturday, June 27
SAN DIEGO, June 27 (UPI) -- A jury found that the San Diego school district shares responsibility for an affair between a teacher and a teenage girl and must pay part of the damages.
Friday, June 26
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26 (UPI) -- University of Michigan students say they have designed a palm-sized metal detector designed to locate hidden improvised-explosive devices.
Thursday, June 25
BURBANK, Ill., June 25 (UPI) -- Suburban Chicago high school baseball players and their parents rescued a coach who became pinned under a dugout roof that blew to the ground, witnesses said.
Tuesday, June 23
GROSSE POINTE, Mich., June 23 (UPI) -- A high school hockey coach who led his team to a state championship has been fired for allegedly raping a 16-year-old boy, Grosse Pointe, Mich., police said.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama goosed a crowd of about 4,500 volunteers in San Francisco, telling them service is key to achieving national priorities.
WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The faux "red schoolhouse" at the entrance of the U.S. Department of Education, a symbol of the "No Child Left Behind" law, has been ripped down, observers say.
Sunday, June 21
TORONTO, June 21 (UPI) -- Teenage Disney stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato crashed a prom in Toronto for students of the Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, a witness says.
Saturday, June 20
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 20 (UPI) -- Eastern Iowa has seen a spate of overdoses on prescription drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, health officials say.
ST. LOUIS, June 20 (UPI) -- A federal program called Troops to Teachers is helping current and former U.S. soldiers pay for the education to become classroom teachers, officials say.
Friday, June 19
WESTFIELD, Mass., June 17 (UPI) -- Students at a Westfield, Mass., school have completed a two-month project to build a mural of President Barack Obama from 2,420 dominoes.
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, June 19 (UPI) -- The provincial education minister for New Brunswick has ordered all schools to play Canada' s national anthem each morning regardless of the students' wishes.
Thursday, June 18
LONDON, June 18 (UPI) -- Panasonic Toyota Racing Formula 1 drivers will team with the U.N. food agency at the British Grand Prix Sunday to raise awareness of hunger in schools.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 18 (UPI) -- Officials at three of the top U.S. military academies say they are enjoying a boost in applications thanks in part to the economic downturn.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 (UPI) -- A significant number of U.S. teenagers say they know of students using their cell phones to cheat in class, a recent study says.
Wednesday, June 17
MIAMI, June 17 (UPI) -- Ex-NBA star Alonzo Mourning and his wife beat out former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in a dispute over naming of a new North Miami high school.
WESTFIELD, Mass., June 17 (UPI) -- Students at a Westfield, Mass., school have completed a two-month project to build a mural of President Barack Obama from 24,000 dominoes.
Tuesday, June 16
WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Children who helped first lady Michelle Obama plant the White House garden in April returned to the garden Tuesday to harvest vegetables.
WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced nearly $9 million in awards to support the next generation of American nuclear energy development.
SALT LAKE CITY, June 16 (UPI) -- A man who admitted breaking the jaw of an assistant football coach at his son's high school in Utah after a lost game has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
CLEVELAND, June 16 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected 100 full-time U.S. undergraduate students to receive one-year college scholarships.
WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Jazz was first up when U.S. first lady Michelle Obama introduced the first event in the White House Music Series, which will feature other music genres as well.
Monday, June 15
LONDON, June 15 (UPI) -- A teacher alleges in a lawsuit that Britain's Environmental Agency is responsible for a branch falling and hitting her on the head.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 12 (UPI) -- An Illinois man is riding his bicycle from Los Angeles to Boston to raise money for the Central Illinois Alzheimer's Association.
Saturday, June 13
NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, told graduates of a Brooklyn community college that they had achieved something that no one could ever take from them.
Friday, June 12
SEATTLE, June 12 (UPI) -- The sleeping brain evaluates which emotional experiences should be remembered, U.S. researchers said.
LONDON, June 12 (UPI) -- Britain is preparing now for an expected surge in swine flu cases when children return from their summer vacations, health officials said.
OUNDLE, England, June 12 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old British woman alleges in a lawsuit that the drinking culture in her old school led her to be hurt in a drunken fall and she wants compensation.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 12 (UPI) -- An Illinois man is riding his bicycle from Los Angeles to Boston to raise money for the Central Illinois Alzheimer's Foundation.
Thursday, June 11
LOCKPORT, Ill., June 11 (UPI) -- An attorney alleges an acne drug being used by his 15-year-old client prompted the teenager to detonate a homemade bomb in Lockport, Ill.
SEATTLE, June 11 (UPI) -- High-quality sleep is correlated with better grades, especially math, but sleeping late on the weekend is linked to worse grades, U.S. researcher said.
Wednesday, June 10
AURORA, Colo., June 10 (UPI) -- A Colorado judge has ruled a district attorney improperly dropped charges against two men who allegedly raped a classmate at a graduation party in 2000.
DENVER, June 10 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court ruled that plaintiffs in a lawsuit over the deadly crash of a Utah State University van have a right to know how the tires were made.
LAS VEGAS, June 10 (UPI) -- Nevada health officials Wednesday reported four confirmed cases of H1N1 flu at a Las Vegas elementary that has been experiencing high absentee rates.
Tuesday, June 9
PASADENA, Calif., June 9 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old student from Kansas has signed her name on the next Mars rover.
Monday, June 8
SEATTLE, June 8 (UPI) -- People who say they are addicted to playing video games sleep less but generally don't recognize their pastime could be responsible, U.S. researchers found.
WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- A painting by Zachary Madere of Lakewood, Colo., has been judged the best of more than 90 entries in the U.S. space agency's Lunar Art Contest.
Friday, June 5
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 5 (UPI) -- Kids who join gangs feel safer despite their greater risk of being assaulted or killed, a Michigan State University criminologist said.
Thursday, June 4
AUGUSTA, Ga., June 4 (UPI) -- Despite having normal blood pressure, U.S. researchers say overweight male teens show signs of heart damage.
SAMMAMISH, Wash., June 4 (UPI) -- A high school teacher in Sammamish, Wash., says one of her students successfully diagnosed herself with a granuloma.
Wednesday, June 3
ST. LOUIS, June 3 (UPI) -- The ring of a cell phone may be just as distracting as talking on a cell phone while driving, especially in a classroom setting, U.S. researchers say.
ATHENS, Ga., June 3 (UPI) -- The University of Georgia has reported six minor violations of rules governing collegiate athletics to the NCAA this year, documents indicate.
WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Agriculture Department, the Food Network and others planted a garden at a Washington school to provide fresh, healthy food to children in need.
Tuesday, June 2
BUFFALO, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- The terms "athlete" and "jock" are sometimes used interchangeably, but many athletes do not see themselves as jocks, U.S. researchers said.
WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Requests for applications to volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps have risen to 25,000 this year, up 40 percent from 2008, officials say.
Sunday, May 31
NASHVILLE, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. librarians are facing a growing number of complaints about the books on their shelves these days, records indicate.
Friday, May 29
CHICAGO, May 29 (UPI) -- Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose received a grade bump from a "D" to a "C" the last semester of high school, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.
CAIRO, May 29 (UPI) -- A Russian official said Friday his country's embassy in Cairo is trying to negotiate a meeting with the 34 Russian students detained by Egyptian authorities.
MONTREAL, May 29 (UPI) -- The Canadian province of Quebec is pursuing a $16.5 million lawsuit against two young school arsonists and their parents to recover damages.
WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Kavya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old girl from Kansas, won "The 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee" in Washington Thursday.
BRAMPTON, Ontario, May 29 (UPI) -- A Canadian judge in Ontario found a high school star rugby player guilty of manslaughter during a game and said criminal law applies on the playing field.
Thursday, May 28
NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama sent a video message of congratulations to be shown at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of "Sesame Street."
WAUKEGAN, Ill., May 28 (UPI) -- The mother of Katie Jones, the 9-year-old at the center of a Do Not Resuscitate case in Lake County, Ill., says her daughter has died.
Wednesday, May 27
HARTFORD, Conn., May 27 (UPI) -- Nine of 14 board members of a Connecticut student loan non-profit have resigned over a dispute on legal indemnity, the state Student Loan Foundation says.
PASADENA, Calif., May 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says its new Mars rover finally has a name thanks to 12-year-old Clara Ma from a Lenexa, Kan., elementary school.
Tuesday, May 26
WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has selected more than 80 high-performing interns to become student ambassadors.
Monday, May 25
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Sunday, May 24
CLEVELAND, May 24 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Cosby said during an appearance in Cleveland that parents need to better communicate with their children on history and sex risks.
Friday, May 22
LYNCHBURG, Va., May 22 (UPI) -- Liberty University, the Virginia school founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell, has banned the Democratic Club from meeting on campus or using its name.
ROME, May 22 (UPI) -- Ferruccio Fazio, the Italian deputy minister of health, said Friday he closed two high schools in Rome after four students were diagnosed with swine flu.
Thursday, May 21
LONDON, May 21 (UPI) -- A breach in Britain's immigration laws let thousands of Pakistanis enroll as students in a network of sham colleges, a Times of London investigation revealed.
Tuesday, May 19
WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says it has awarded $6.4 million in U.S. grants to enhance learning through its Earth science resources.
Monday, May 18
WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- A new law could open colleges to thousands of U.S. veterans who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford the expense, the president of Dartmouth College said.
Sunday, May 17
NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- A New York City educator hospitalized with swine flu died Sunday, a hospital official said, apparently from complications of the virus.
Saturday, May 16
WASILLA, Alaska, May 16 (UPI) -- Bristol Palin, the daughter of Alaska's governor, says she is considering moving on to college now that she has her high school diploma.
Friday, May 15
TROY, Mich., May 15 (UPI) -- A $900,000 solar-powered house designed for the city of Troy, Mich., has never opened because of water damage caused by frozen pipes, an official said.
Wednesday, May 13
WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- NASA says it has awarded $6.4 million in climate change grants to U.S. institutions of higher education and not-for-profit education organizations.
NEWARK, N.J., May 13 (UPI) -- A native of Mozambique has sued a New Jersey medical school, saying he was suspended for defining himself in class as a "white African-American."
Tuesday, May 12
TRENTON, N.J., May 12 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that a teacher who went on disability leave 20 years ago because of alleged alcoholism is entitled to her job.
WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has selected 25 graduate and undergraduate students to receive an Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year.
Monday, May 11
OTTAWA, May 11 (UPI) -- Canada's health system will be short 60,000 registered nurses unless urgent changes are made in the way nursing is viewed and structured, a study said Monday.
Sunday, May 10
BEIJING, May 10 (UPI) -- College students in China have a higher than average rate of hepatitis B infections, a public health expert said Sunday.
BOSTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Motown singer Smokey Robinson told graduates at Boston's Berklee College of Music to remain humble as they forge music industry careers.
TOKYO, May 10 (UPI) -- Teenage girls in Japan idolize pop singer Nozumi Tsuji as the perfect mother, survey results indicate.
Saturday, May 9
ALBANY, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon, the late-night television host, received a college degree Saturday, 14 years after he dropped out of the College of St. Rose in New York State.
Friday, May 8
MONTPELLIER, France, May 8 (UPI) -- Students at some colleges in France made it known through recent votes they want strikes at the campuses to end.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 8 (UPI) -- Scheduling more physical education time in school does not mean children will become more fit, say researchers in Britain.
Thursday, May 7
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 7 (UPI) -- A Texas A&M University researcher says he has shipped nearly 17,000 corn earworms to U.S. students in 12 states so they can learn about the wonders of science.
OAKLAND PARK, Fla., May 7 (UPI) -- The parents of an 18-year-old high school senior who died in a traffic accident during a school field trip say they may sue her Broward County, Fla., school.
Wednesday, May 6
MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 (UPI) -- A University of Minnesota study has determined high school biology teachers often shape their student's views about evolution and creationism.
NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet retailer Amazon Wednesday launched the latest Kindle electronic digital reader -- a device with a luxuriously sized display screen.
CHANGCHUN, China, May 6 (UPI) -- The government of China ordered 27 Canadian university students released from their H1N1 flu quarantine in Changchun Wednesday, two days early.
Tuesday, May 5
LINCOLN, Neb., May 5 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old University of Nebraska fraternity pledge was psychologically damaged by sexual hazing he was forced to endure, the pledge's father says.
SHANGHAI, China, May 5 (UPI) -- Twenty-three Canadian university students under mandatory quarantine in northern China over H1N1 flu concerns say they are being treated well.
YAKUSHIMA, Japan, May 5 (UPI) -- The search for missing poet and University of Wyoming Professor Craig Arnold is being downscaled by Japanese officials, police sources say.
Monday, May 4
WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The 15-year-old daughter of Montel Williams is featured in a television ad urging that vegetarian options be offered in U.S. public schools.
RALEIGH, N.C., May 4 (UPI) -- North Carolina prep basketball star John Wall is facing allegations he broke into a Raleigh residence, police said Monday.
WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. high school students are being invited to aspire to INSPIRE, a NASA program designed to attract them to science and technology fields.
Sunday, May 3
MADISON, Ala., May 3 (UPI) -- Elementary schools in Madison, Ala., will be closed up to two weeks because of the swine flu outbreak, officials said Sunday.
SACRAMENTO, May 3 (UPI) -- Groups protected in a California state budget compromise, including the oil industry, are financing campaigns to ratify it, political strategists said.
LEBANON, Tenn., May 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled that a Tennessee school district must allow a parents group to refer to God in posters for a student prayer meeting.
Saturday, May 2
WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- At least one college art student facing graduation says she is concerned what her role will be in a U.S. economy gripped by recession.
WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- At least 434 U.S. schools in 18 states were closed Friday to prevent the spread of the swine flu, forcing 245,000 students to stay home, officials said.
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa., May 2 (UPI) -- Twenty-two Slippery Rock, Pa., University students who visited Mexico say they will hold their own graduation ceremony after being banned from the official one.
STIRLING, Scotland, May 2 (UPI) -- A Scottish playwright's past has caught up with him, forcing him to turn down an honorary degree from Stirling University because of an undergraduate assault.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- School-based drug education programs for adolescents can have a positive impact on sexual behavior and curb substance abuse, U.S. researchers said.
Friday, May 1
NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- A survey of the New York City high school where students have been battling swine flu found 1 in 3 students reported flu-like symptoms, health officials said.
Thursday, April 30
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 30 (UPI) -- The Fort Worth, Texas, school district closed its 144 schools until at least May 8 after health officials found four likely cases of swine flu in students.
Wednesday, April 29
GREENBELT, Md., April 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has launched an online game about telescopes, featuring NASA's spacecraft and the James Webb Space Telescope.
HOUSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is holding a symposium for students and teachers from across the United States.
Monday, April 27
PITTSBURGH, April 27 (UPI) -- Tough measures to prevent U.S. food stamp fraud are keeping legitimate prospective recipients out of the program, advocates say.
WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Health officials are monitoring emerging cases of swine flu in the United States, which is on a heightened state of alert, U.S. President Obama said Monday.
Saturday, April 25
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 25 (UPI) -- Hundreds of California counter-protesters shouted down an anti-gay church group picketing a high school production of the play "Rent," witnesses say.
Friday, April 24
WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama announced plans to make college more affordable, including cutting the role of banks as middlemen in the U.S. student loan program.
CHICAGO, April 24 (UPI) -- The medical examiner in Chicago's Cook County said it could be months before they know why a teenager who was hit in the chest with a softball died.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 24 (UPI) -- If a student feels the path to college is closed, he or she may conclude that studying and homework are a waste of time, U.S. researchers suggest.
Thursday, April 23
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 23 (UPI) -- Technologies such as movies, television, music or interactive video games provide the experience of belonging when none has occurred, U.S. researchers said.
Wednesday, April 22
NEW ORLEANS, April 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. study indicates chewing gum can have a positive effect on teenagers' academic performance.
PARIS, April 22 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency is offering European students the chance to conduct experiments in microgravity by taking part in the "Fly your Thesis!" program.
PALMER, Alaska, April 22 (UPI) -- Officials of a rural Alaskan school district said they were looking into the death of a moose that was reportedly taunted by middle school students.
NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Madonna Constantine alleges in a $200 million lawsuit against Columbia University "academic lynching" resulted in her dismissal from the New York school.
Tuesday, April 21
MOSCOW, April 21 (UPI) -- Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said the software giant would invest $300 million in Russia projects over the next three years.
Monday, April 20
WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Alta Colleges and its schools in Texas will pay $7 million to resolve claims it obtained student aid funds under false pretenses, federal officials said Monday.
PITTSBURGH, April 20 (UPI) -- An investigation tracking the source of a Pennsylvania measles outbreak to a child visiting from India came as no surprise, health officials say.
COTTLEVILLE, Mo., April 20 (UPI) -- More than 130 colleges throughout the United States have imposed bans on campus smoking, but the bans can be less than well-received, officials say.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge has banned a Florida elementary school from having children sing a country song, "In God We Still Trust," at a school assembly.
BOSTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Five new episodes of the U.S. animated preschool series "Arthur" are to debut Earth Day Week to offer kid-friendly tips for going green, WGBH said.
Sunday, April 19
WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The economic downturn has improved the quality of U.S. Army recruits, and the service has stopped accepting felons and drug abusers, officials said.
Saturday, April 18
L'AQUILA, Italy, April 18 (UPI) -- Murder charges could be possible as Italian investigators seek answers about the collapse of supposedly "quake-proof" buildings, a prosecutor says.
Friday, April 17
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge has banned a Florida elementary school from having children sing a country song, "In God We Still Trust," at a school assembly.
Thursday, April 16
NEW BRITAIN, Conn., April 16 (UPI) -- The editor of the Central Connecticut State University newspaper says an opinion editor was fired for acting on her political beliefs, not her socialist views.
Tuesday, April 14
NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon say they are creating interactive exhibitions based on "The Backyardigans" and "The Wonder Pets!"
ATLANTA, April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would react quickly to tighten liquidity if the threat of inflation heats up in the future.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. college students who use the Internet social networking site Facebook spend less time studying and have lower grades, researchers said.
Monday, April 13
WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Private U.S. lenders are rallying to save the subsidized student loan program that U.S. President Barack Obama has threatened to end.
Saturday, April 11
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainment industry powerhouse Oprah Winfrey says she's made some missteps with her all-girls school in South Africa yet is still "hopeful" for it.
Friday, April 10
EL PASO, Texas, April 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine who is set to graduate from high school is in a battle with school officials who say he must wear a cap and gown at the ceremony.
HOUSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Science education needs to be transformed from dull to exciting to lure more students into the field, say U.S. teachers and researchers.
WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama says the long-awaited White House dog for the Obama daughters will be arriving soon.
Thursday, April 9
LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- Universities throughout Britain could reject up to 50,000 applicants this fall as a result of increased applications and full courses, school officials say.
Wednesday, April 8
NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Nickelodeon announced Wednesday that it has picked up a third season of the U.S. live-action preschool music series, "Yo Gabba Gabba!"
CORVALLIS, Ore., April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a classroom-based intervention reduces the amount of violent TV that children watch.
Tuesday, April 7
LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- TV Land announced Tuesday that it has picked up the U.S. reality series "High School Reunion" for a third season.
BOULDER, Colo., April 7 (UPI) -- Wrongfully fired University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill says if he isn't reinstated to his job, he wants $1 million from the school.
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- A meta-analysis of 174 attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder studies finds treating behavior works as well as giving drugs, a U.S. researcher said.
COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 7 (UPI) -- University of Maryland students said viewing and discussing a sexually graphic film was free speech; a state senator called it porn and threatened funding.
ORLANDO, Fla., April 7 (UPI) -- High school basketball player Marcus Jordan, son of NBA legend Michael Jordan, will play college ball at the University of Central Florida, his coach says.
Sunday, April 5
FAIRFAX, Va., April 5 (UPI) -- School officials say they use Facebook and other social networking sites to help them monitor gangs, violence and crimes at U.S. campuses.
Saturday, April 4
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 (UPI) -- Survivors of a 20-year-old couple killed in 2006 when a truck crashed into their car in San Jose, Calif., say they can't forgive the truck's diabetic driver.
Friday, April 3
STRASBOURG, France, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama called on Europe Friday to share more of the military burden to win the NATO-led war in Afghanistan.
MENTOR, Ohio, April 3 (UPI) -- An Ohio couple have filed a lawsuit against their son's school, claiming that teachers and officials failed to stop bullying that drove him to suicide.
Thursday, April 2
DENVER, April 2 (UPI) -- Ward Churchill, the controversial professor fired from the University of Colorado, was wrongly terminated, a jury in Denver ruled Thursday.
GRANADA, Spain, April 2 (UPI) -- Six out out of 10 university students present "mathematical anxiety" or fear of this subject, researchers in Spain found.
DENVER, April 2 (UPI) -- Most U.S. high school teens use the Internet to connect with people they already know rather than strangers who might be predators, a study indicates.
Wednesday, April 1
LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer Taylor Dayne has agreed to perform on the season finale of "High School Reunion," TV Land has announced.
VARNA, Bulgaria, April 1 (UPI) -- A local official in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Varna said Wednesday he is quitting his post because of a murder scandal reportedly involving his son.
CHICAGO, April 1 (UPI) -- The faculty adviser for a high school newspaper in suburban Chicago is resigning her post in connection with an issue of the paper dealing with casual sex.
TRENTON, N.J., April 1 (UPI) -- A New Jersey court has ruled the parents of a college student who was apparently killed in a dorm trash compactor will have access to the other residents.
Tuesday, March 31
SAN DIEGO, March 31 (UPI) -- A California high school newspaper has published a special edition with an article and editorial banned from publication in 2007 and 2008.
BELLEVILLE, Ill., March 31 (UPI) -- A collapsing elementary school in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis appears likely to be the latest casualty of underground coal mining decades ago.
NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- New York City smokers will soon pay $9 or more for a pack of cigarettes, or about $275 a month for those smoking a pack a day, health officials said.
WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has awarded $11.5 million in grants to public school districts and not-for-profit education organizations.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 31 (UPI) -- A University of Illinois study suggests there are academic benefits from physical education classes, recess periods and after-school exercise programs.
JERUSALEM, March 31 (UPI) -- Israel said Tuesday it thwarted an attack by Palestinian militants attempting to place an explosive device at the Gaza border.
Sunday, March 29
BOSTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Boston College students say they will stage a lecture by William Ayers off campus after school officials banned him from speaking.
PORTLAND, Tenn., March 29 (UPI) -- An autistic sixth-grade student in Tennessee was arrested and hospitalized after attacking teachers during an outburst, authorities said.
Saturday, March 28
LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Children in many California elementary schools are at risk of diseases like measles because schoolmates have not been vaccinated, health officials say.
WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday praised volunteers working feverishly to hold back the surging Red River in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn.
Friday, March 27
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 (UPI) -- The Texas State Board of Education adopted new science curriculum standards Friday that allow for the teaching of evolution in public schools.
Wednesday, March 25
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 25 (UPI) -- Purdue University students have created award-winning new uses for corn and soybeans, including cupcake liners and cork products.
Tuesday, March 24
DENVER, March 24 (UPI) -- A controversial former University of Colorado professor, acting as a witness in his wrongful firing lawsuit, Tuesday denied violating scholarly norms.
EDMONTON, Alberta, March 24 (UPI) -- Television medical dramas such as NBC's "ER" influence how real life doctors perform some medical procedures, Canadian researchers found.
WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and some Washington children made a really long-distance call Tuesday and talked with astronauts at the International Space Station.
WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- A candidate for governor in New Jersey says he wants the Republican National Committee to return a donation from the largest U.S. teachers' union.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 24 (UPI) -- Education is helping slow the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa after having the opposite effect during the early stages of the pandemic, researchers said.
AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 (UPI) -- The Texas State Board of Education says it's been bombarded from the left and right as it nears a vote on teaching evolution in public high schools.
Saturday, March 21
LONDON, March 21 (UPI) -- The economic downturn has derailed career plans of thousands of British students who had intended to go into banking, the Times of London said Saturday.
Friday, March 20
LONDON, March 20 (UPI) -- A case before a British appeals court could determine whether British children can be held liable for damages if they hurt people during recess.
Thursday, March 19
HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 19 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe cannot guarantee teachers will be paid this month, the new government's education minister said, triggering a call for another teachers strike.
WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says online public voting will be used to help it select one of nine names for its next Mars mission's rover.
PASADENA, Calif., March 19 (UPI) -- Two California schools -- Fillmore's San Cayetano Elementary School and the Mesa Union School in Somis -- won top honors in a U.S. robotics competition.
Wednesday, March 18
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 18 (UPI) -- The Southern California high school that canceled a production of the musical "Rent" is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union.
WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Actresses, athletes and other female luminaries will join U.S. first lady Michelle Obama to celebrate Women's History Month, officials said.
WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. space agency scientists say they will reveal new information and images about the sun and its influence on Earth in observance of Sun-Earth Day.
WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The number of U.S. college students pursuing degrees in computer science has jumped for the first time since the dot-com bust, says a trade association.
Tuesday, March 17
BROOKVILLE, N.Y., March 17 (UPI) -- Children exposed to a multiyear program of music training display superior cognitive performance in reading skills, U.S. researchers said.
GRANDFIELD, Okla., March 17 (UPI) -- An attorney for an Oklahoma school district says the firing of a teacher in a dispute over a gay-themed play had nothing to do with homosexuality.
Monday, March 16
CAIRO, March 16 (UPI) -- Egypt is planning to open its Rafah border crossing into the Gaza Strip for a two-day period, an unidentified official says.
BOSTON, March 16 (UPI) -- When faced with a decision and people are unsure, they tend to go along with the crowd, and U.S. researchers say this starts in preschool.
CHICAGO, March 16 (UPI) -- Two school workers in the Chicago suburb of South Holland, Ill., unfairly and physically punished a student, the student's mother alleges in a lawsuit.
Friday, March 13
LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- A study by a doctorate student who looked at the music U.S. students like and their Scholastic Aptitude Test scores suggests U2 fans are generally smart.
ATLANTA, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. students have designed a 24/7 calorie counter that computes calories even when people are sleeping.
Thursday, March 12
NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- MTV said it is preparing to air "Taking the Stage," a new reality musical series conceptualized and produced by U.S. singer Nick Lachey.
WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. economic growth model needs to be put "on a different footing."
SPOKANE, Wash., March 12 (UPI) -- A community college in Spokane, Wash., unfairly stopped several students from putting up an anti-abortion display on campus, a lawsuit says.
Wednesday, March 11
FORT LEWIS, Wash., March 11 (UPI) -- A Fort Lewis, Wash., soldier was charged with involuntary manslaughter following the drug-overdose death of a 16-year-old girl at the U.S. Army base's barracks.
JONESBORO, Ga., March 11 (UPI) -- An assistant principal at a school in Jonesboro, Ga. should be suspended for approving a provocative dance event by students, a disciplinary board says.
Tuesday, March 10
WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency and Honeywell Inc. say they are launching the 2009 tour of their award-winning hip-hop science education program "FMA Live!"
Monday, March 9
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 9 (UPI) -- U.S. high school students who study fewer science topics, but study them in greater depth, may have greater success in college science classes.
ITHACA, N.Y., March 9 (UPI) -- Parents may have good intentions by forcing their kids to clean their plate and eat their vegetables but the approach may backfire, U.S. researchers said.
Saturday, March 7
CANCUN, Mexico, March 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. government warns those planning to visit Mexico for spring break or other vacations should be aware of the country's spike in violent crime.
Friday, March 6
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- The NCAA has put Florida State University on four years probation for major violations including academic fraud involving 61 student-athletes across 10 sports.
Thursday, March 5
BUFFALO, N.Y., March 5 (UPI) -- A 30-year-old Buffalo, N.Y., school teacher faces two to five years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 14-year-old male student twice last summer.
AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 (UPI) -- Members of a Texas House of Representatives committee say the state's schools should begin using electronic textbooks to keep up in education circles.
TOKYO, March 5 (UPI) -- Students at a Tokyo primary school will soon be learning from the first robot teacher, a Japanese science professor says.
Wednesday, March 4
NASHVILLE, March 4 (UPI) -- A Tennessee school board, which was sued for promoting religion, faces a lawsuit from parents who say the board isn't treating religious students fairly.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 4 (UPI) -- A Kentucky football coach charged in the death of a player said he denied water to four other players during a late-summer practice but not the one who died.
NEW ORLEANS, March 4 (UPI) -- Louisiana environmental officials say the air at several Louisiana schools linked to possible pollution does not violate health and safety standards.
LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- A fourth "High School Musical" movie is slated to air on the Disney Channel with a new cast in 2010, Variety.com reported Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 3
OCEANSIDE, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- An Oceanside, N.Y., teenager is suing former classmates and Facebook for alleged bullying in a forum on the online social-networking Web site.
Monday, March 2
ADELAIDE, Australia, March 2 (UPI) -- A school-based sleep intervention is a promising model for addressing adolescent sleep problems, Australian researchers said.
Saturday, February 28
OXFORD, England, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The editors of a student newspaper at Britain's Oxford University have been forced out because of a spoof issue that joked about pedophilia and the Holocaust.
Wednesday, February 25
VILLEJUIF, France, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Europeans with the least level of education have a higher incidence of lung cancer compared to those with the highest level of education, researchers said.
Tuesday, February 24
MEMPHIS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Actress Sandra Bullock dropped by Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis to research her role in the movie "The Blind Side," the Memphis Commercial-Appeal said.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is sponsoring the first District of Columbia regional high school robotics competition this week.
LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A total of 6.5 million people born overseas lived in Britain in the year ending June 2008, an increase of 290,000 from year-earlier period, officials said.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Teens who prefer popular songs with degrading sexual references are more likely to engage in intercourse or in pre-coital activities, U.S. researchers say.
Sunday, February 22
GREENFIELD, Wis., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A middle school student in Wisconsin is entitled to $50,000 because she hyperventilated while locked in a room for a timeout, her attorney contends.
Friday, February 20
ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said Friday that he is cool to the proposal for an all-party government taking responsibility for the economic crisis.
Wednesday, February 18
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A Southern California drama teacher says his school's production of the musical "Rent" was scrapped because of the play's gay characters.
Tuesday, February 17
WAUWATOSA, Wis., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin high school resource officer said a 14-year-old girl was arrested after she was allegedly caught text messaging in class and denied having a phone.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've found young science students learn nearly equally as well whether through experimentation or direct instruction.
JOILET, Ill., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A Joliet, Ill., teacher says she's taken sick leave while fighting her school district's refusal to let her wear a respiratory mask for severe allergies.
BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A professional organization of scientists says it will not hold its convention in New Orleans because of concern over Louisiana law on science education.
MONTREAL, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Security at McGill University in Montreal is being stepped up after seven thefts of musical instruments from lockers in six weeks, officials said.
Monday, February 16
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A student at Los Angeles City College is suing the school, saying his instructor reacted inappropriately to his speech in class against same-sex marriage.
Sunday, February 15
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The University of Pennsylvania has warned its students that three of their peers have been diagnosed with meningitis, a school spokeswoman says.
Friday, February 13
TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Iranian women are displaying a growing determination for equal status in a conservative Muslim theocracy, women's rights advocates say.
Wednesday, February 11
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Music lessons and parents attending concerts with children is positively linked with academic achievement, especially in high school, U.S. researchers say.
YULEE, Fla., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union says it is fighting a Florida school district's decision to ban a homosexual student organization unless it changes its name.
Monday, February 9
DETROIT, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Michigan State University says it no longer will sell student information to the Bank of America to solicit undergraduates to apply for credit cards.
Friday, February 6
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- School lunch programs in California, Idaho and Minnesota received peanut products from the Georgia plant linked to a salmonella outbreak, officials said.
Thursday, February 5
CALEXICO, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Classes resumed Thursday at a California high school that had been closed due to a mercury spill, the Environmental Protection Agency announced.
Tuesday, February 3
HULL, England, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Caffeine in energy drinks she consumed may have triggered a fatal heart problem in a British student who collapsed while dancing, a doctor said at an inquest.
PHOENIX, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Arizona State University has agreed to pay $850,000 to a former student who claims she was raped by a member of the football team.
Monday, February 2
DALLAS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Brief but personal intervention reduces drinking among risky college drinkers, U.S. researchers suggest.
Sunday, February 1
SPRINGFIELD, New Brunswick, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Canada's national anthem will once again be played every morning at Belleisle Elementary School, an official with the New Brunswick school district says.
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Connecticut state lawmakers say they're grappling with how far in-school restrictions on student free speech can extend off-campus in the Internet age.
Thursday, January 29
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- TV viewing during adolescence predicts poorer dietary intake patterns five years later, U.S. researchers found.
ATLANTA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Inadequate hygiene among high school athletes increases their risk of contracting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, U.S. health officials said.
BELLEISLE, New Brunswick, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The principal of a New Brunswick elementary school has banned the singing of Canada's national anthem each morning in response to several parents' complaints.
Wednesday, January 28
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- School children in third grade who receive more recess behave better and are likely to learn more, U.S. researchers found.
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Queen Latifah, John Mayer and Elmo are set to star in the new PBS prime-time special, "Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change."
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A California appeals court says a church school has the right to expel two homosexual students because the school isn't a business.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says 20 college student teams are spending the winter building rockets they will launch this spring in a rocketry competition.
Tuesday, January 27
NORWICH, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. teacher says her career was destroyed when prosecutors falsely accused her of viewing pornography that was in reality caused by computer spyware.
Monday, January 26
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams reported to work Monday in his first appearance since disclosing he had lied about an affair with a male intern, observers said.
Saturday, January 24
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A union official in Kenya says the ongoing strike crippling primary schools throughout the East African country could soon spread.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday unveiled some of the specifics of his proposed $825 billion economic stimulus plan.
Friday, January 23
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Texas Board of Education rejected efforts to continue to require children to study pros and cons of scientific theories, including evolution.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A head football coach at a high school in Louisville, Ky., is guilty of reckless homicide for a student athlete's death from heat stroke, authorities allege.
PROVO, Utah, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher found a link between a young adults' use of video games and poorer relationships with friends and family.
Thursday, January 22
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A University of Florida spokesman says a suspect has confessed to sending the mysterious text message that tens of thousands of people received this week.
Wednesday, January 21
HAMILTON, Ontario, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- School-based health and exercise programs have positive outcomes -- but not on children's' weight, Canadian researchers have found.
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Texas Board of Education convened a public hearing Wednesday on proposed new standards for the teaching of science in Texas classrooms.
BOSTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- South Africa allows schools to give children age 12 and older condoms to fight the spread of HIV but distribution is sketchy, U.S. researchers have found.
Tuesday, January 20
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it's issuing a last call to youngsters interested in entering a competition to name the next Mars rover.
Monday, January 19
CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A wide range of Earth scientists say humans contribute significantly to global warming, suggests a poll conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
HOUGHTON, Mich., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Teams of U.S. engineering students are competing in Michigan to build a quieter, greener snowmobile.
RIDGEFIELD, Wash., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Washington state high school teacher says it's time to retire Mark Twain's classic novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from school curricula.
Saturday, January 17
CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Authorities said they were looking for two men who gunned down Venezuelan journalist Orel Zambrano as they rode past him on a motorcycle in Valencia.
Friday, January 16
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether Arizona school administrators acted reasonably when a 13-year-old girl was strip searched.
Thursday, January 15
BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Students at some of the dormitories at the University at Buffalo, N.Y., are making more careful food choices because they no longer use trays, officials said.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio, says he zapped several of his students with an electric lab tool to inspire them to learn about science.
Monday, January 12
CHICAGO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Teachers and sports coaches at Chicago schools are being reminded the use of paddles to discipline students is forbidden, school officials say.
Saturday, January 10
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, building support for his economic stimulus plan, said Saturday it would save or create up to 4 million jobs.
Friday, January 9
COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A student who struggles in first grade and has negative self-perceptions in sixth grade may have depression symptoms by seventh grade, U.S. researchers said.
CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- ASPIRA of Illinois Chairwoman Sonia Sanchez says alleged strip-searches of ASPIRA Early College High students were not authorized or justifiable.
Wednesday, January 7
DETROIT, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit by a Michigan couple who claim a school district failed to protect their son from bullies.
NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Nickelodeon said it is adding an animated series based on author/illustrator Ian Falconer's popular "Olivia" books to its preschool lineup.
Tuesday, January 6
LONDON, Ontario, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Canadian school board denies any liability in a schoolyard fight last year in which a boy's single punch fractured an 11-year-old student's skull.
Monday, January 5
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Peer discussion among college students during class helps students learn in a way that simple lecturing does not, U.S. researchers said.
BAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. college with a campus in Baghdad says it plans to open three more sites for U.S. soldiers in Iraq within the next five years.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- High turnover rates for science faculty at U.S. colleges and universities undermine efforts to boost student retention levels, a report said.
TEHRAN, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Crackdowns by hard-line Iranian political elements may signal growing fear of a strong electoral challenge to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, analysts say.
Saturday, January 3
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- School officials say they will do what they can to help U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's daughters fit in at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington.
Thursday, January 1
ATLANTA, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The heads of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta say they have received a $365,000 donation from TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
MIAMI, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A student trekking through the Florida Everglades with several other medical school students fell ill and has been airlifted to safety, officials say.
Wednesday, December 31
PARK RIDGE, Ill., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago school district no longer sends children home if staffers find louse eggs, or nits, in the kids' hair, saying the policy was an overreaction.
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The stress of thinking causes overeating, with heavy thinkers seeking out more calories than their excessive thinking used up, a university study found.
Tuesday, December 30
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- More U.S. colleges say they're ditching telephone land lines in favor of cell phones or voice over Internet calls.
HIROSHIMA, Japan, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Students in Hiroshima, Japan, asked U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to visit their city, saying he would be an advocate of a nuclear weapons-free world.
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The air around 435 U.S. schools is saturated with carcinogens more than 50 times higher than state standards allow, a newspaper investigation found.
Monday, December 29
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Agriculture Department's Rural Development said Monday it was accepting applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Colleges throughout the United States should work to make incoming U.S. veterans comfortable as students under a new federal bill, officials say.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. counterfeiting arrests have spiked to a five-year high as the struggling economy entices some Average Joes to pass fake money, authorities say.
Sunday, December 28
BOSTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Former NFL player Daniel Villa has surrendered to police in Tucson, Ariz., to face charges he raped a female student-athlete, his attorney says.
DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A Duke University official says the North Carolina school is self-reporting a possible recruiting violation by one of its associate coaches.
Friday, December 26
LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A British teacher says colleagues who saw a 12-year-old trying to strangle him told him they were afraid to help him because they might be charged with assault.
Thursday, December 25
UMEA, Sweden, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Christmas Eve fire destroyed a three-story student housing building in Umea, Sweden, but there were no injuries reported, a fire service authority said.
BALTIMORE, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Despite increased emphasis on patient safety, little progress has been made in making U.S. hospitals safer, a researcher said.
Wednesday, December 24
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A British student, who was hoping to read history at Cambridge, died of meningitis at a Russian hospital while on a school trip, doctors said.
Sunday, December 21
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The largest aquarium in Arizona is nearly prepared to open in Litchfield Park, thanks to a major delivery of fish and marine life, officials say.
ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Violence flared in Athens Sunday as protesters clashed with police at the site of the shooting that sparked weeks of riots, observers said.
Friday, December 19
MIAMI, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Miami-Florida quarterback Robert Marve has been suspended for academic reasons and will miss the Emerald Bowl matchup against California Dec. 27.
Thursday, December 18
EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Hydrogen sulfide, a gas that can cause respiratory problems, has been found at a Texas school and may have come from a sewage line, officials said.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A priest has removed two books about Barack Obama from a Missouri Roman Catholic school's library because of the president-elect's abortion position.
Wednesday, December 17
ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Protesters in Greece Wednesday evaded security at the Acropolis to drape giant pink banners over a wall near the Parthenon, demonstrators said.
Tuesday, December 16
CHICAGO, D.C., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama Tuesday called on Arne Duncan, a Chicago educator and fellow hoopster, to be his nominee for U.S. education secretary.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- African-American students may get higher grades in their college studies if they room with white roommate, a U.S. study suggests.
Monday, December 15
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Rhode Island College teaches its social work students to embrace liberal ideals as part of its education curriculum, a student alleges in a lawsuit.
TIJUANA, Mexico, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A teenage nephew of a Mexican army general who has a key role in the fight against drug cartels, was shot to death during the weekend, authorities said.
Friday, December 12
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of U.S. citizens allege in a lawsuit that offering in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants is unfair to official citizens.
Thursday, December 11
ROME, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. coed suspected of killing British student Meredith Kercher in Italy last year has helped make a feature film while awaiting trial, a director says.
Wednesday, December 10
BOSTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- An international survey of student achievement in math and science released Tuesday showed U.S. youngsters making progress in math.
Tuesday, December 9
MONTREAL, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers suggest intervention strategies for young children who demonstrate aggressive behavior in daycare.
Saturday, December 6
BEIJING, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- China, for the first time, has launched and recovered a hybrid rocket, the University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Bejing says.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A survivor of a 2006 California car crash involving Lane Garrison says the former "Prison Break" actor should pay her $25,000.
Friday, December 5
NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., again tops U.S. News & World Report's list of America's Best High Schools.
SANTO ANDRE, Brazil, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A study of 481 medical students in Brazil found that medical students frequently suffer from depression, researchers said.
Wednesday, December 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Football is associated with the highest rate of "rare" high school injuries, accounting for 21 injuries per 100,000 exposures, U.S. researchers have determined.
Tuesday, December 2
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says 14 groups of middle and high school students will take part in the 2008-09 Student Launch Initiative rocketry challenge.
Monday, December 1
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves has agreed to join Caltech researchers on a panel to discuss his new movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still," organizers said.
Sunday, November 30
NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The City University of New York is offering a course entitled "South Park and Political Correctness" that focuses on the animated TV series, a teacher says.
Saturday, November 29
LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Cases of measles in England and Wales are at their highest level since 1995, prompting fears of an epidemic, healthcare experts say.
Friday, November 28
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Five astronomy students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have carried their research to unexpected heights -- they found a galaxy.
Thursday, November 27
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A state judge has reversed a $16.2 million default judgment arising from hazing allegations against a University of Texas fraternity and the death of a pledge.
LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Royal Society of Chemistry in Britain said the public school system is failing science students due to an erosion of standards on science tests.
Wednesday, November 26
OTTAWA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian university's student association's declaration that cystic fibrosis is a white man's disease has drawn national media rebukes.
Tuesday, November 25
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- An investigation into hazing by the University of Wisconsin-Madison band began after parents said freshmen were forced to drink alcohol, documents revealed.
Monday, November 24
CHICAGO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Sleep helps the mind learn complicated tasks and helps people recover learning they otherwise thought they had forgotten, U.S. researchers said.
AUGUSTA, Ga., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Aerobic exercise may be an effective strategy to help overweight kids reduce anger expression and aggressive behavior, U.S. researchers said.
Sunday, November 23
CHICAGO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Actor Nelsan Ellis, who appears in the HBO series "True Blood," says two teachers in Dolton, Ill., are responsible for his entertainment career success.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A Chicago medical school owned by the parents of Hollywood actor Billy Zane has left its students adrift after suddenly closing, students say.
Saturday, November 22
LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Britain's National Children's Bureau says every secondary school and college in the country should have a sexual health clinic on site.
Friday, November 21
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- An Indiana woman has sued her daughter's former school, saying teachers and staff allowed the HIV-positive girl to be bullied.
Thursday, November 20
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Pro-evolution groups in Texas say teaching students statewide the strengths and weaknesses of the theory of evolution could lead to religious teachings.
MOUNT PEARL, Newfoundland, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Canadian school board in Newfoundland has warned students against kicking redheaded students Thursday as shown in the "South Park" TV series.
Wednesday, November 19
NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- BBC Worldwide Channels announced Wednesday it has established its first wholly owned, Spanish-language channel in the United States.
WATERBURY, Conn., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A judge is hearing evidence in the case of a former Central Connecticut State University student who alleges a classmate copied his term paper, not vice versa.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A Florida history teacher says he doesn't agree with his principal that he engaged in unethical political activity by wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt to school.
LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The leader of the far-right British National Party says extremists within his group were responsible for leaking members' names onto the Internet.
PULLMAN, Wash., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The relationship between a young child and his or her teacher can affect the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the child, U.S. researchers believe.
Tuesday, November 18
PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- NASA is offering U.S. students the opportunity to name the space agency's new Mars Science Laboratory.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- For a teen to misuse alcohol, it takes a village -- families, peers, schools and neighborhoods contribute both positively and negatively, U.S. researchers say.
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Ninety-eight percent of 450 Texas biologists and biological anthropologists reject the theories of the intelligent design movement, a survey indicates.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Former Democratic Party political strategist James Carville says he has accepted a teaching post at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Monday, November 17
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Having a supportive teacher can make all the difference for a student who has transferred to a new school, U.S. researchers said.
Sunday, November 16
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A family has complained that a performance by a San Antonio, Texas, high school marching band was offensive to the mentally ill, an official says.
Friday, November 14
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Florida State safety Myron Rolle is going to try to do it all when his team plays Maryland, finishing his Rhodes Scholarship interview in time for the game.
NORWICH, England, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Most children in Britain get enough exercise, but many do not get the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, researchers said.
Thursday, November 13
GAINSVILLE, Fla., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The University of Florida College of Dentistry says a computer hacker accessed the records of more than 344,000 patients.
Wednesday, November 12
PARIS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it is seeking student teams to fill vacancies in the Global Educational Network for Satellite Operations project.
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- University of Colorado-Boulder scientists are sending a group of butterflies and spiders into space aboard the U.S. space agency's shuttle Endeavour.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards said Barak Obama's presidency will signal a new era of U.S. leadership.
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Parents of students on the dance team at a Texas high school allege members of a rival team prepared a gift of baked goods laced with rat poison and bleach.
Tuesday, November 11
HOLLAND, Mich., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Ottawa County, Mich., Health Department has given Hope College permission to reopen Wednesday after 400 people fell ill with a viral sickness.
Monday, November 10
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A school principal in the Gothenburg, Sweden, area said young students are being frightened by threatening chain-text messages.
HAINAN, China, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- College students in Hainan, China, have returned to their classrooms after a weeklong cholera quarantine, officials said Monday.
Saturday, November 8
EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's former Chicago pastor, says Obama's election Tuesday was "incredibly powerful."
Thursday, November 6
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says schools around the world will help it celebrate its 50th birthday next week by holding a virtual party.
Wednesday, November 5
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has selected 46 students to take part in its International Year of Astronomy Student Ambassadors Program.
Monday, November 3
IZMIT, Turkey, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Eight students at Turkey's Kocaeli University violated a penal code article by shouting derogatory slogans during a recent protest, a lawsuit alleges.
Sunday, November 2
DALLAS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Jonas Brothers joined Laura Bush in Dallas Sunday to celebrate a program that helps city youth connect to nature, the National Park Foundation said.
Saturday, November 1
LONDON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A British schoolboy's investigation of his great-uncle's death in World War I inspired a trip by his school to some of the battlefields.
Friday, October 31
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Public workers in cities like Los Angeles are being asked by their employers to cover up their tattoos to ensure a good public image, officials say.
LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Boys born to light drinkers get higher-than-average vocabulary scores and girls are less likely to have emotional problems, a university study suggests.
Thursday, October 30
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Parents have complained after at least nine students at a Merritt Island, Fla., middle school were suspended for using cell phones during a gas leak evacuation.
BROOKFIELD, Wis., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Two families in Brookfield, Wis., say a teacher's plan to show violent films in the classroom is inappropriate and such viewings should not take place.
PUEBLO, Colo., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A Florida law firm said Thursday 23 priest abuse lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pueblo, Colo., and Marianist Religious Order have been settled.
Tuesday, October 28
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Detectives were going through video footage of a post-game riot at Penn State, looking for people who should face charges, police said.
Monday, October 27
TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Israeli students and university officials blocked a busy highway Monday to protest delays in government funding for the academic year, observers said.
Friday, October 24
COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. medical students taking part in a study gave more serious cardiac risk estimates to Christians than Muslims with identical characteristics and symptoms.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Up to 50 students at a St. Louis-area high school may have been exposed to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, county health officials said.
Thursday, October 23
RACINE, Wis., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Wisconsin Republican Party chairman says a school district's decision to use a book containing references to U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is wrong.
Wednesday, October 22
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- St. Louis health officials say they plan to open a clinic at a high school where as many as 50 students are considered to be threatened by the HIV virus.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- People between 18 and 24 favor Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama over his Republican opponent by a wide margin, an online poll indicates.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency and the Challenger Center for Space Education are sponsoring a competition to name a habitat in Antarctica.
CULLOWHEE, N.C., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Authorities say a dead bear found on a North Carolina college campus covered in Obama For President signs was not a racially or politically motivated incident.
Tuesday, October 21
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have directly linked higher grades with getting adequate sleep.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Veterans' advocates say they are concerned that the U.S. government won't be able to meet the deadline for implementing the new GI Bill.
Monday, October 20
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has started a new competition designed to allow high school students to work on real world engineering challenges.
Sunday, October 19
CINCINNATI, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The University of Cincinnati is suing a would-be student who allegedly signed up on the Internet for classes before she decided to attend a different school.
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The removal of all land-line telephones from the University of Florida in Gainesville's dormitories saves nearly $600,000 a year, a school official says.
Saturday, October 18
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston spoke to students at a Los Angeles school about water nutrition during a recent visit, an education official says.
Friday, October 17
HOUSTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. college students say they are using genetic engineering to create beer with resveratrol, a substance in grapes shown to reduce cancer and heart disease.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A former student has sued Texas Christian University, claiming that the school failed to protect her from a gang rape by three members of athletic teams.
Thursday, October 16
HAMILTON, Ohio, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Miami University football player Zachary Marshall faces as much as a year and a half in prison for trespassing following conviction by an Ohio jury.
NORMANDY, Mo., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Officials in Normandy, Mo., say they're putting an HIV-AIDS testing center in the high school because several students may have been exposed to the virus.
Wednesday, October 15
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A new NCAA report shows Division I student-athletes are graduating at the highest rates ever.
DENVER, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Colorado college professor who asked students to examine whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's convention speech was a fairy tale has been cleared of wrongdoing.
Tuesday, October 14
ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- An outbreak of tuberculosis has closed four schools in the central Athens district of Kypseli, officials said.
NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Barack Obama won the 2008 Scholastic Presidential Election Poll over John McCain, 57 percent to 39 percent, results of the popular kids vote indicated Tuesday.
Friday, October 10
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Twelve-year-old Zachary Sharples' "Rayhawk" hairstyle resulted in his suspension from middle school, The Tampa Tribune reported.
LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Britain's new science minister says he wants to send British astronauts into space to encourage a new generation to become scientists and engineers.
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The University of Wisconsin lifted a suspension on its entire marching band Thursday but restricted it to home games for the time being.
Thursday, October 9
CHICAGO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Chicago may open a public high school that weaves gay and lesbian "heroes" into the curriculum, the district's chief executive officer said.
Wednesday, October 8
NEWARK, Ohio, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Investigators are trying to determine how many teenagers received nude photos that an Ohio high school student allegedly transmitted via her cell phone.
STEVENSVILLE, Mont., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Dozens of students who touched a dead bat brought by a parent to a Montana elementary school have undergone rabies vaccinations, officials said.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A Tennessee school district said Wednesday it had reprimanded a high school football coach who allegedly pulled a knife on some of his players.
Tuesday, October 7
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Kansas City, Mo., charter school teacher has been suspended after video of his class chanting the praises of Barack Obama surfaced on YouTube.
GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency said Melissa Rey, 14, of Parkway Central Middle School in Chesterfield, Mo., has won the "America's Top Young Scientist" competition.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama awarded grants as an Illinois state legislator to a nonprofit headed by a relative of his wife, records show.
Monday, October 6
NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- More than 300 laptop computers have been stolen from elementary and high schools in New York City in just the last two months, said city police.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Despite performing equally to their male peers, female medical students consistently report decreased self-confidence, U.S. researchers said.
Sunday, October 5
CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The genes thought to cause autism may also confer on people without the condition mathematical, musical and other skills, researchers in England say.
Saturday, October 4
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Pamela Smart, the New Hampshire teacher convicted of recruiting a student to kill her husband, may receive a settlement from New York State over sexy photos.
Friday, October 3
NASHVILLE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Trained musicians really do think differently than those who can't carry a tune and they may be a bit smarter too, U.S. researchers said.
EASTON, Pa., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- More than 20 Broadway stars have agreed to appear alongside young amateur performers at a Pennsylvania benefit called "Broadway for Obama," organizers said.
LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The upcoming movie musical "High School Musical 3" has broken British records for advance ticket sales, Walt Disney Pictures said Friday.
Thursday, October 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Adolescent males who possess a certain type of variation in a specific gene are more likely to flock to delinquent peers, U.S. researchers said.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- An internal government review of the Canadian student-visa system says foreign students won't be deported even if they don't attend their classes.
Wednesday, October 1
SUDBURY, Ontario, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- An independent Canadian federal candidate in northern Ontario may face hate crime charges for his "execute gays" remarks at a high school, police said.
NEWBERG, Ore., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Four George Fox University students have been suspended for hanging presidential candidate Barack Obama in effigy, the Oregon school's president said Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 30
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Campus green spaces can help students feel better about life and improve learning, Texas State University researchers suggest.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is asking college students to design tools or instrument packages that could be used on the next generation of human-driven moon rovers.
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Police in a Detroit suburb say they had more than 40 complaints against a man charged in an alleged swindle connected to a University of Michigan football camp.
GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency will host the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge to pick "America's Top Young Scientist."
Monday, September 29
NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. credit crunch has pushed dozens of banks out of the tuition loan business, forcing many potential students to look for work, advocates said.
BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A unique chess match began Monday with an astronaut challenging Earthlings.
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Some teenagers drive with their legs and jump out of moving cars, but the top driving distraction is talking on cell phones, Texas researchers have determined.
Sunday, September 28
PAHOKEE, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A Florida prep football standout with a promising athletic future ahead of him was fatally shot after walking away to avoid a conflict at a dance, police say.
Saturday, September 27
LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Watching cruel behavior on screen can make people mean and malicious, research on the behavior of British students indicates.
Friday, September 26
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The media puts a lot of pressure on teens to have sex and teens need adults to help clear up the media message, a U.S. researcher said.
Thursday, September 25
NEWBERG, Ore., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Custodians at George Fox University in Oregon found a lifesize cardboard figure of Barack Obama hanging from a tree on the Newberg campus.
HAMILTON, Ohio, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A Hamilton, Ohio, mother says her son is being discriminated against by school officials who have banned him from wearing makeup to school.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A child-care worker in Hauppauge, N.Y., has been diagnosed with viral meningitis and is undergoing treatment, a school district official says.
Tuesday, September 23
BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Walt Disney Studios says it plans to start selling tickets for its eagerly awaited movie "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" this week.
KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A Kansas City, Kan., parent says she wants public school officials to remove John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men" from a required reading list.
MEMPHIS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A Tennessee state legislator whose son is reportedly being investigated for hacking Gov. Sarah Palin's e-mails says the college student has hired an attorney.
Monday, September 22
DETROIT, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- With the presidential race neck-and-neck in Michigan political groups are working to register college students to vote in November.
DALLAS, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Teachers in Dallas are being given a choice about using a controversial PBS documentary to supplement a new art program for grades 6-12.
CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Members of the Princeton University band allege they were physically and emotionally abused by cadets at The Citadel at Saturday's game in South Carolina.
Friday, September 19
NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Current federal policies regarding financial aid for college in the United States should undergo wholesale changes, an education panel says.
Thursday, September 18
BERGHOLZ, Ohio, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A group of Amish parents have sued the sheriff's department in an Ohio county, claiming their civil rights were violated when officers visited their school.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has developed a free Web-based educational product consisting of more than 55 short video segments.
Wednesday, September 17
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Abstinence-until-marriage sex education programs fail to change sexual behavior in teens and provide inaccurate condom information, U.S. researchers say.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. college enrollment rose by 17 percent to 17.1 million undergraduates and 3.4 million graduate students from 2000 to 2006, statistics show.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- HarperCollins Publishers announced Wednesday it has acquired world rights to "The Carrie Diaries," a young adult novel by U.S. author Candace Bushnell.
TULARE, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A man who taught generations of students at a California high school about cows was fatally gored by a bull from the school herd.
Monday, September 15
LONDON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The parents of a U.S. coed say their daughter played no role in the death of Leeds University exchange student Meredith Kercher in Italy last year.
Friday, September 12
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The head of athletics at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles says actor Ashton Kutcher is the freshman football team's new assistant coach.
ATLANTA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A pilot suicide prevention outreach program was successful in identifying and treating college students with severe depression, U.S. researchers said.
Thursday, September 11
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- An appearance at a high school in Norfolk, Va., by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has triggered controversy, officials say.
Wednesday, September 10
CHICAGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Fewer U.S. medical students are choosing internal medicine as a career because of concerns about lifestyle and patient complexity, a study said.
Tuesday, September 9
RIVERSIDE, Ohio, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, at an event in Ohio, outlined his education plan, saying learning was ignored by the Bush administration.
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. school-based intervention efforts can help children buck a national trend by increasing their consumption of fruits and vegetables, researchers said.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Texas Christian University announced it would no longer allow students to drink beer at school-sponsored football tailgate parties.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the awarding of nearly $35 million in research grants to seven U.S. minority institutions.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine lists Purdue University as the top choice of recruiters from U.S. aerospace and defense industries.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Purdue University's Student Soybean and Corn Innovation Contests this year will provide students with educational opportunities and perhaps a lot of money.
Monday, September 8
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Former talk show host Jenny Jones announced she is donating $250,000 in school supplies and equipment to teachers in classrooms across the United States.
BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The board of elections in the battleground state of Virginia says it is modifying guidelines that prompted a warning about a student voter registration drive.
Sunday, September 7
NASHVILLE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Belmont University in Nashville is being groomed for an expected spotlight role as host site of a presidential debate, school administrators say.
Saturday, September 6
HATTIESBURG, Miss., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The University of Southern Mississippi has settled a lawsuit by the family of an alumnus who died of alcohol poisoning after a drinking game at his fraternity.
Friday, September 5
WOODSTOCK, Ill., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The school dorm in Woodstock, Ill., where "War of the Worlds" broadcaster Orson Welles once slept is facing demolition, former residents say.
Thursday, September 4
ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A Bible club at a high school in Anaheim, Calif., should be allowed to meet on school grounds once it is organized, a federal judge has ruled.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it will accept aeronautics scholarship applications through Jan. 16 for the academic year beginning during the fall of 2009.
Wednesday, September 3
LAS VEGAS, N.M., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A New Mexico school district says it has expelled three high school football players over an alleged hazing incident.
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A school project that includes the slaughter of chickens will take place as planned at a school in Canandaigua, N.Y., a committee has ruled.
DENVER, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. education reformers say the new Democratic Party platform indicates a split has occurred between the party and the teachers unions.
Sep. 3--Sporting book bags and name tags, nearly 1,000 Chicago students on Tuesday got a tutorial in civic action aimed at spotlighting the disparities in Illinois public education as they missed the first day of city classes and instead attempted to register at two North Shore schools where educators and residents welcomed them.
Monday, September 1
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Whether a child is beginning kindergarten or finishing high school, 100 percent of children are touched by bullying, a U.S. author says.
Friday, August 29
NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- It's back to school for many U.S. students and in these tough times with a lot of clothes to buy it's the grandparents footing the bill, a survey indicates.
Thursday, August 28
CALAIS, France, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Police say a British journalism student was gang-raped by illegal immigrants living in a Calais, France, squatters camp.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education say they will work together to encourage students to focus on science studies.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Purdue University says it has formally reprimanded and sanctioned a faculty member for "research misconduct."
Wednesday, August 27
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Kentucky high school football coach's decision to withhold water from his athletes the day one collapsed and died was ill-advised, witnesses say.
Tuesday, August 26
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Charlotte, N.C., school officials say they've pressed charges against a radio station employee who boarded and rode a school bus as part of an on-air prank.
HAIFA, Israel, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Student athletes who compete in high school leagues receive preferential treatment from parents and school officials, University of Haifa researchers say.
NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- MTV Networks says it's launching a series of 25 new Web sites for students at big colleges who want to find out what's going on in and around campus.
ROLLA, Mo., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Demand for young nuclear engineers is on the rise, with nearly 20,000 veteran engineers poised to retire by 2012.
Monday, August 25
PHOENIX, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Puerto Rican singing star Daddy Yankee appeared with likely Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain Monday, saying he endorses McCain's campaign.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers want to know if college students taking psychiatric medications experiment with stopping their medication while away at college.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Health campaigns to reduce binge drinking and eating junk food often focus on risk but focusing on communities may be more effective, U.S. researchers said.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. television network Fox says it will stream the season premieres of two of its shows live on its Web site but only to users with ".edu" addresses.
Thursday, August 21
LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Singer Joe Jonas of the popular music group The Jonas Brothers, has graduated high school, his older brother Kevin announced in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, August 20
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. occupational therapist says 89 percent of musicians suffer pain and injury, but that pain and injury can be prevented.
CLOVIS, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Buchanan High School pupils in Clovis, Calif., taking part in a 48-hour space station simulation, will be able to chat with a real space station crew member.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- More than 30 percent of U.S. public schools are within a quarter mile of major highways putting students at risk of respiratory diseases, researchers said.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Swedish government agency says a majority of teachers in the country have an inadequate knowledge of the World War II Holocaust.
Monday, August 18
GLOUCESTER, Mass., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The mayor of a Massachusetts town where 17 high school girls allegedly agreed to get pregnant and raise their babies together is the target of a recall.
BOSTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Fifteen percent of U.S. college students report having seriously considered attempting suicide and 5 percent report a suicide attempt, researchers said.
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- College students' want to meet parents' expectations, but students and parents often have different perceptions of those expectations, U.S. researchers said.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- For the first time since its debut eight years ago, Nickelodeon says its "Dora the Explorer" U.S. animated kids show is getting a new voice-over cast.
Saturday, August 16
BERLIN, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A German scientist has installed a windscreen on the Rhone glacier in Switzerland to try to stop it from melting.
OXFORD, England, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Life imitated art as Emma Watson, the English actress who plays Hermione in the "Harry Potter" movies, got top marks on her A levels.
Friday, August 15
WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Kansas ruled Friday a Wichita Catholic school's "English-only" policy did not discriminate against the children of three Hispanic families.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest that when intimacy ebbs, doubts about the relationship increase.
Thursday, August 14
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Most U.S. parents say their main back-to-school activity is shopping, not activities recommended to help children prepare for school, a non-profit group says.
Wednesday, August 13
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Correcting misconceptions about campus drinking results in dramatically fewer alcohol-related negative consequences, U.S. researchers say.
NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. non-profit organization behind the TV program "Sesame Street" has established an enhanced Web destination for preschoolers and their parents.
Tuesday, August 12
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. high school cheerleading accounted for 65 percent of all catastrophic sports injuries among high school females in the past 25 years, researchers said.
Saturday, August 9
LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A British researcher says that schoolgirls need new role models like the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and writer Virginia Woolf.
Thursday, August 7
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Only 50 percent of U.S. college students with food allergies avoid foods they knew they should not eat, researchers said.
EVANSVILLE, Wis., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed against a Wisconsin high school claims that a football coach tried to discourage a female player by keeping her from wearing safety equipment.
Wednesday, August 6
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say remedial instruction can overcome dyslexic reading deficits.
Tuesday, August 5
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Attorneys for an Ohio death row prison inmate say Richard Wade Cooey is too fat to be executed constitutionally.
Monday, August 4
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The school board in Mount Vernon, Ohio, must decide this month whether to fire a teacher accused of branding the shape of a cross onto a student's forearm.
SEATTLE, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. military veterans aren't using the new GI Bill to flock to traditional four-year universities but are instead favoring two-year schools, educators say.
DHAKA, Bangladesh, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Local elections Monday in Bangladesh were being watched closely to determine if the country's emergency security decree would hamper freedom, observers said.
Saturday, August 2
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A homeless Philadelphia teenager who became valedictorian at his high school has become a national celebrity.
Friday, August 1
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- John McCain used a speech before the National Urban League in Florida to pledge support of the Education Equality Project, an educational opportunity program.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Watching too much TV is causing some university students to pack on the pounds, University of Alberta researchers said.
Thursday, July 31
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 31 (UPI) -- Heat-related deaths in football players are down, but a U.S. professor of exercise and sports science says all such deaths are preventable.
Wednesday, July 30
NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled that a Seventh-Day Adventist school in New York has the right to fire a teacher who became pregnant out of wedlock.
Tuesday, July 29
NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris and L.L. Cool J are among the celebrities to make appearances on the new season of the U.S. children's show, "Sesame Street."
AUSTIN, Texas, July 29 (UPI) -- Texas officials, while considering an appeal of a judge's ruling on the state's bilingual education program, also say the program will be revised.
WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- A report released Tuesday said spending cuts affecting virtually every school district in the United States are coming this fall due to higher energy prices.
Sunday, July 27
LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- The volatile cost of fuel is causing California school districts to curtail school bus service for thousands of students, officials and parents said.
Saturday, July 26
GUILFORD, England, July 26 (UPI) -- The former headmaster of a prestigious British private school has admitted stealing money donated for a car club.
Thursday, July 24
DURHAM, N.C., July 24 (UPI) -- Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has filed a lawsuit seeking reinstatement to the Duke University golf team.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., July 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court has upheld a parent's right to keep a student from saying the Pledge of Allegiance, despite a Florida law requiring students to recite it.
JACKSON, Miss., July 24 (UPI) -- Two school districts in Mississippi announced they have adopted rules against text messaging and Internet social network chatting between students and teachers.
Tuesday, July 22
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 22 (UPI) -- A new wildlife research station in Equatorial Guinea's Bioko Island should be a boon for conservation and educational opportunities, its U.S. founder says.
Saturday, July 19
LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Singer Joe Jonas of the popular music group The Jonas Brothers, has graduated high school, his older brother Kevin announced in Los Angeles.
Friday, July 18
WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have signed their 2008 second-round draft pick, Destin Hood, and will send him to their Gulf Coast League affiliate at Viera, Fla.
WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Golf pro Phil Mickelson will show budding duffers how math and science are used to play the game, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spelling said.
Thursday, July 17
TEMPE, Ariz., July 16 (UPI) -- Passive preschoolers do better with their peers, and aggressive, angry and inattentive preschooler have fewer playmates, U.S. researchers found.
Wednesday, July 16
MADISON, Wis., July 16 (UPI) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed claims against two Roman Catholic dioceses for allegedly failing to protect students from a pedophile.
WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Scholastic basketball phenom Brandon Jennings has signed a multiyear, multimillion dollar contract to play in Italy, a Washington Post report said Wednesday.
Monday, July 14
LONDON, July 14 (UPI) -- A trailer for the big-screen sequel to the two U.S. "High School Musical" television movies debuted Monday on television.
DETROIT, July 14 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts carpentry teacher says he is kayaking 1,700 miles from Chicago to New York to raise awareness about prostate cancer.
Thursday, July 10
NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- The high price of gasoline is taking a toll on U.S. school buses, forcing more students to walk and some schools to cut classes, education officials say.
Wednesday, July 9
PRINCETON, N.J., July 9 (UPI) -- Likely Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois is making inroads among voters with less formal education, a Gallup Poll indicated.
Tuesday, July 8
WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has given top graduate team honors in its airline design competition to Georgia Tech, with undergraduate honors given Virginia Tech.
Monday, July 7
ORLANDO, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- Florida is considering offering classes in gun safety to high school students to spice up their choices for physical education.
DUBOIS, Pa., July 5 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl has invented magnetic locker wallpaper that can be used to decorate teenagers' school lockers, her father says.
WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Barack Obama got a few boos Saturday when he told the National Education Association convention in Washington he supports merit pay.
HOUSTON, July 4 (UPI) -- Familial conflicts often break out when college students return home for the summer, experts at the Menninger Clinic in Houston say.
LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- Police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the "brutal and horrific" south London slayings of two French college students.
Friday, July 4
BEAVERTON, Ore., July 2 (UPI) -- A ex-high school teacher is seeking damages from an Oregon school district, saying he was forced to quit because he tried to stage a controversial play.
WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it is considering inviting U.S. students, to participate in a university-based satellite development initiative.
PARIS, July 2 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it has selected eight European university proposals for development of robotic vehicles capable of exploring the moon.
Wednesday, July 2
SEATTLE, July 1 (UPI) -- A recent University of Washington graduate has sued a fraternity to recover medical expenses from a fall out of the window when he was a freshman pledge.
Monday, June 30
WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. astronaut Barbara Morgan says she's leaving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to become an educator at Idaho's Boise State University.
Thursday, June 26
WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy says it will award up to $405,000 in fellowships to nine graduate students pursuing research related to nuclear fuel.
Wednesday, June 25
CARMARTHEN, Wales, June 25 (UPI) -- British researchers say "engaging" teachers are the key to increasing the achievement of students who are not "engaged."
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., June 25 (UPI) -- A Serbian athlete wanted for an alleged assault on a New York student may have fled the country with help from his country's government.
WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Miracle Recreation tire swings due to a fall hazard.
Tuesday, June 24
GLOUCESTER, Mass., June 23 (UPI) -- There is no evidence of a so-called pregnancy pact among any of the 17 girls at a Massachusetts high school, the mayor of Gloucester said Monday.
NEW ORLEANS, June 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and education activist Danny Glover is to take part in the National Charter Schools Conference in New Orleans, organizers said Monday.
NORFOLK, Va., June 22 (UPI) -- A Virginia college must tell the Recording Industry Association of America the names of 20 students accused of illegally downloading music, a judge has ruled.
Saturday, June 21
NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. children's TV program "Sesame Street" announced it will welcome its first Indian-American cast member when its 39th season begins this summer.
BERLIN, June 20 (UPI) -- Germany is considering a proposal to limit the length of a mandatory military conscription from nine months to six months, an official said.
Friday, June 20
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20 (UPI) -- An Ohio couple says that a science teacher brought his religious beliefs into the classroom to the point of branding a cross on their son's arm.
Wednesday, June 18
WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency and Walt Disney Studios have signed an agreement to promote science and technology to schoolchildren.
NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez performed at the graduation ceremony of a Staten Island, N.Y. school for autistic children.
Tuesday, June 17
RICHMOND, Va., June 17 (UPI) -- A judge has approved an $11 million settlement with families of most of the victims in last year's campus shootings at Virginia Tech, officials said Tuesday.
DETROIT, June 17 (UPI) -- Lawyers representing students attending a Michigan commercial court-reporting school have filed a suit claiming it falsely represented it could grant degrees.
WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says students from Massachusetts, Michigan and Pennsylvania have won its "Cassini Scientist for a Day" competition.
Monday, June 16
DENTON, Texas, June 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. professor of music says he wants to get the word out that playing music can damage hearing.
PITTSBURGH, June 16 (UPI) -- Reading calisthenics aimed to help problem readers improved reading and changed the way the brain works, U.S. researchers say.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. university faculty and students will learn the basics of building experiments for flight on suborbital rockets next week during a NASA workshop.
Friday, June 13
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 13 (UPI) -- Three Iowa cities, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, were threatened by rising rivers Friday with thousands of people forced to evacuate.
Tuesday, June 10
BALTIMORE, June 10 (UPI) -- Being inclined to be active in the morning rather than evening may predict better grades in college, U.S. researchers say.
BALTIMORE, June 10 (UPI) -- A lack of sleep among adolescents may contribute to lower grades, a lack of motivation and an increased risk of emotional disturbances, U.S. researchers say.
PARIS, June 10 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it is starting a program that offers university students the chance to fly experiments in microgravity.
Monday, June 9
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., June 9 (UPI) -- Learning occurs in places beyond the classroom and goes beyond the responsibility of schools, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said Monday.
BOSTON, June 9 (UPI) -- A group of 25 "academically talented" fifth-graders said they are thrilled after receiving $10,000 college scholarships and a day at Boston's Fenway Park.
WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- A Colorado Springs seventh grader has taken top honors in the U.S. space agency's essay competition.
CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- Chicago Tribune Media Group and Chicago Public Schools officials said they are creating a weekly newspaper and Web site aimed at high school students.
Sunday, June 8
TAMPA, Fla., June 8 (UPI) -- The incarcerated son of former wrestler Hulk Hogan has received a letter from a Florida teacher accused of having sex with underage students, police say.
Saturday, June 7
CHARLESTON, S.C., June 7 (UPI) -- Female cadets at the Citadel, the famed military college in South Carolina, may soon be able to grow their hair long.
Friday, June 6
SEATTLE, June 6 (UPI) -- Teens attending U.S. colleges six months after high school are much less likely to engage in risky sex than those who don't go to college, researchers say.
Thursday, June 5
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 5 (UPI) -- Multitalented Georgia prep star Tim Beckham was the first player chosen Thursday at the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
BEIJING, June 5 (UPI) -- The death toll from China's major earth quake rose to 69,127 Thursday, three weeks after the quake rocked Sichuan province, Chinese officials said.
Wednesday, June 4
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday the link between rising oil prices and inflation had weakened in the past 40 years.
LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- Author Philip Pullman is protesting plans to place age-related ratings on children's books in England.
PLYMOUTH, England, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. and British researchers say happy children are not the best learners, contradicting conventional wisdom that happiness leads to optimal outcomes.
DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 3 (UPI) -- Mass arrests in Bangladesh that have swept up thousands of political leaders, students and others won't stop anti-government movements, opposition leaders say.
BOSTON, June 3 (UPI) -- A student whose sweatshirt decorated with flashing lights caused a stir at a Boston airport says she's relieved bomb hoax charges against her were dropped.
MT. VERNON, Ohio, June 3 (UPI) -- Distribution of nude photos via cell phone among high school students has sparked an investigation by officials in an Ohio community.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 3 (UPI) -- Helmets with face shields or mouth guards and eye protection should be used by all high school pitchers, infielders and batters, U.S. researchers said.
BOSTON, June 3 (UPI) -- A randomized, controlled trial conducted in Avon, Ohio, showed children missed less school when hand sanitizers were used.
Monday, June 2
WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency said Justin Burns, a University of Memphis sophomore, has won its annual lunar art contest with a vision of a lunar traffic jam.
CHICAGO, June 2 (UPI) -- A man is suing five University of Illinois-Chicago professors he says destroyed his dreams of earning a doctorate degree by rejecting his final exam.
Thursday, May 29
BALTIMORE, May 29 (UPI) -- Baltimore students designed and built a device to enable critically ill intensive care unit patients to leave their beds and walk tethered to monitors.
CHARDON, Ohio, May 29 (UPI) -- A pair of Ohio high school seniors say they are skipping graduation because school officials won't let them wear their military uniforms.
CULVER CITY, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Larissa Kelly, a 28-year-old graduate student from El Cerrito, Calif., has become the biggest female winner in "Jeopardy!" history, the game show said.
WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says Saturday's liftoff of space shuttle Discovery will involve seven trained astronauts and one toy astronaut named Buzz Lightyear.
Wednesday, May 28
NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 28 (UPI) -- The reassignment of a Naperville, Ill., high school newspaper's adviser is the latest in what First Amendment experts say is an erosion of student free speech.
CAMBRIDGE, England, May 28 (UPI) -- Students taking the Practical Criticism class at Cambridge University in England compared Amy Winehouse's lyrics to Sir Walter Raleigh's poetry for an exam.
MANCHESTER, England, May 28 (UPI) -- Members of the University and College Union in England said they would consider severing ties with Israeli universities at their annual conference Wednesday.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (UPI) -- Two voter rights cases in Texas pit the state attorney general against a county judge in an alleged racial intimidation row.
JERUSALEM, May 28 (UPI) -- Israeli police Wednesday are reviewing a series of photographs showing students torching hundreds of New Testaments, a police spokesman said.
Tuesday, May 27
CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. high schools that focus on prepping students for the ACT college entrance exam may be doing them more harm than good, a study warned.
Friday, May 23
EDMONTON, Alberta, May 23 (UPI) -- Female teens ages 12 to 18 who view themselves as attractive have a 35 percent increased chance of being indirectly victimized, a Canadian researcher said.
Thursday, May 22
NEW LONDON, Conn., May 22 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney told graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that the recent surge strategy in Iraq has "succeeded brilliantly."
Wednesday, May 21
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. students and faculty at Purdue University in Indiana have modified a popping machine that might bring needed relief to malnourished people in Africa.
Friday, May 16
PHILADELPHIA, May 16 (UPI) -- A New Jersey high school football coach has lost another round in his fight to be allowed to lead his team in prayer.
BLACKSBURG, Va., May 16 (UPI) -- The Norfolk (Va.) Virginian Pilot reported that Virginia Tech football recruit Peter Rose faces felony drug charges after a 10-month police investigation.
LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Some teens may not do well in school because stress at home affects their academic performance and vice versa, U.S. researchers said.
LAWRENCE, Kan., May 16 (UPI) -- Dallas television station WFAA is reporting that the high school grades of University of Kansas forward Darrell Arthur were altered.
NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- The number of U.S. students pursuing computing degrees has declined markedly since 2000, and even faster among women, a college dean said Friday.
Thursday, May 15
HARTFORD, Conn., May 15 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has appealed a federal judge's dismissal of the state's lawsuit challenging the No Child Left Behind Act.
WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The death gap between U.S. adults with less than high school education and those with college degrees increased rapidly from 1993 to 2001, a U.S. study said.
BEIJING, May 15 (UPI) -- Chinese officials Thursday said the death toll from Monday's massive earthquake could top 50,000.
Wednesday, May 14
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has launched a partnership with the National Institute of Aerospace to produce educational television programs.
TULSA, Okla., May 14 (UPI) -- Voters in Muskogee made Oklahoma history by electing a 19-year-old college freshman as their mayor.
Tuesday, May 13
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13 (UPI) -- A federal appellate court in San Francisco has rejected a challenge to the school uniform policy adopted by a district in Nevada.
URBANA, Ill., May 13 (UPI) -- Girls are harassed more frequently, but boys are indirectly, yet negatively, affected via a school climate that tolerates harassment, a U.S. study said.
Monday, May 12
BEIJING, May 12 (UPI) -- Chinese disaster officials say the death toll from Monday's devastating earthquake in southwestern China has spiked to near 10,000.
LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- Despite "math geeks" making millions during the dot.com era, the math geek stigma keeps many from studying mathematics, a British and Welsh study says.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky., May 12 (UPI) -- A study of U.S. college students found that binge drinkers, even when legally intoxicated, believe they have adequate driving abilities.
Sunday, May 11
NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- A 4-year-old girl had her mouth taped shut by her teacher at a New York school, a lawsuit alleges.
Thursday, May 8
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 8 (UPI) -- Classroom "Socratic seminars" used on a regular basis with more and more voices heard develop thinking, Swedish researchers said.
WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Students from New York and California will make a really long long-distance phone call next week to speak with an International Space Station's crew member.
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 8 (UPI) -- Gambling is widespread among U.S. adolescents and young adults ages 14 through 21, a University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions study reveals.
Wednesday, May 7
PORTLAND, Ore., May 7 (UPI) -- Being unable to distinguish the boundaries between virtual lives online and real life may contribute to a rash of school shootings, a U.S. researcher says.
Monday, May 5
WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Dr. Seuss's "Green Eggs and Ham" is the most popular book amongst first-graders in the United States, an online survey suggested.
OTTAWA, May 5 (UPI) -- Some 11,250 schools in Canada were sent teaching material from a Chicago think-tank that contends humans are not responsible for global warming.
HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 5 (UPI) -- The Progressive Teachers Union in Zimbabwe said Sunday its members will strike if government attacks on them continue.
Sunday, May 4
LONDON, May 4 (UPI) -- An attempt to create a song-book for all British primary schools has fallen apart after officials couldn't agree on which tunes to include, organizers say.
NASHVILLE, May 4 (UPI) -- Country singer Gretchen Wilson says she's proud she has passed the General Educational Development exam to complete her high school education.
Saturday, May 3
ATLANTA, May 3 (UPI) -- Kellie Pickler says she excited about performing for students at a Georgia high school whose text-messaging won them a concert by the "American Idol" finalist.
Thursday, May 1
ERIE, Pa., May 1 (UPI) -- Ninety-one percent of U.S. teen drivers say they are good drivers, but many admit to unsafe driving practices such as text messaging, a survey indicated.
WINDERMERE, Fla., May 1 (UPI) -- Police are escorting students going to a Florida elementary school because of alligators lingering around the property, officials said.
Wednesday, April 30
SEATTLE, April 30 (UPI) -- Seventeen students from the University of Washington received insufficient nourishment and housing while on a school visit to Ghana, an investigator said.
SACRAMENTO, April 30 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old California girl's needle-sticking prank has forced authorities to test three dozen of her classmates and teachers for blood-borne diseases.
EVANSTON, Ill., April 30 (UPI) -- The dean of Illinois' Northwestern University journalism school admits he made a mistake by using anonymous quotes for an alumni magazine article.
Tuesday, April 29
BOSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- A high school football coach in Winthrop, Mass., was acquitted of a violent assault on a childhood friend who allegedly had an affair with his wife.
Monday, April 28
WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the winners of its annual People, Prosperity and the Planet competition.
GREENBELT, Md., April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says some U.S. students will be talking this week with the astronauts who will service the Hubble Space Telescope.
Thursday, April 24
DEARBORN, Mich., April 24 (UPI) -- Sexual harassment, though less common than bullying among students, has a greater negative impact than bullying on teenagers' health, a U.S. study found.
GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. engineering students say they've designed a headset that muffles the extremely loud noises produced during magnetic resonance imaging exams.
Wednesday, April 23
SAN ANTONIO, April 23 (UPI) -- Baker College of Flint, Mich., Texas A&M University and the University of Louisville have won top honors in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The Bush administration has endorsed a plan before Congress to buy back student loans to ensure that students can continue to borrow for college.
HOUSTON, April 22 (UPI) -- "American Idol" season six winner Jordin Sparks has been sidelined by a vocal chord injury, but anyone can get a voice problem, U.S. experts say.
Tuesday, April 22
LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- "American Idol" hopeful David Archuleta is going to miss his high school prom in Murray, Utah, TMZ.com reports.
Monday, April 21
WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says educators soon might soon be able to use computer-simulation games that employ space age technologies.
Sunday, April 20
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A high school senior collected enough supplies to carry out a bomb attack on his school and detailed the plot in a hate-filled diary that included maps of the building and admiring notations about the Columbine killers, authorities said Sunday.
Saturday, April 19
BEIJING, April 19 (UPI) -- Global media claims that foreign students would be forced to leave China at the start of the Olympic Games in August are untrue, a spokesman said.
Thursday, April 17
NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 17 (UPI) -- An art major at Connecticut's Yale University is set to show a project featuring video of her inseminating herself and having drug-induced miscarriages.
BOGOTA, Colombia, April 17 (UPI) -- Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said Wednesday that four Mexican students killed by Colombian forces were associated by Colombian rebels.
Wednesday, April 16
DENVER, April 16 (UPI) -- All but seven University of Denver students who were treated for abdominal pain and dehydration were released from hospitals, officials said Wednesday.
NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- A former assistant principal in New York's public schools is suing teachers and a parent who reported she made her students eat with their hands.
Tuesday, April 15
SACRAMENTO, April 15 (UPI) -- A bill before the California Legislature would protect advisers to high school and college newspapers, its proponents say.
Monday, April 14
PHOENIX, April 14 (UPI) -- Housing development continues around Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix despite a city program to buy homes in the vicinity and move residents out.
Wednesday, April 9
WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. advocacy group said it's upset over statements downplaying global warming that are included in a high school textbook.
WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Virginia Wesleyan College says it is joining a growing number of schools that are ending or curtailing production of yearbooks.
PHILADELPHIA, April 9 (UPI) -- A group of Democratic students at the University of Pennsylvania said it switched candidates, deciding to back New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for president.
PRINCETON, N.J., April 9 (UPI) -- Voters' education levels influence which candidate they support in the Democratic race to be the U.S. presidential nominee, a Gallup poll indicates.
LIMA, April 9 (UPI) -- A court in Peru convicted four members of the military of belonging to a death squad that killed nine students in 1992, court officials said.
Monday, April 7
WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is giving U.S. students the chance to see what it's like to be a NASA scientist.
CHICAGO, April 7 (UPI) -- A not-for-profit education company headed by a former member of the Phoenix Suns basketball team says it is interested in taking over a failed Chicago school.
Sunday, April 6
BAGHDAD, April 6 (UPI) -- Five U.S. soldiers died in Iraq Sunday, including two soldiers killed when rockets landed in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the military said.
Saturday, April 5
LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Myrna Loy's popularity may have waned since the 1930s but Venice High School is hoping the late actress's memory can help rejuvenate the Los Angeles school.
PORTSMOUTH, Va., April 5 (UPI) -- A teen artist in Portsmouth, Va., who lost a contest after her nude self-portrait was deemed inappropriate, is thanking art lovers for their financial support.
Monday, March 31
TORONTO, March 31 (UPI) -- A Toronto man has been charged with using a cell phone to snap photographs up schoolgirls' skirts at a downtown mall, police said.
STILLWATER, Okla., March 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has awarded an education grant to Oklahoma State University to encourage high school students to pursue careers in science.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 31 (UPI) -- Conventional wisdom says teens should complete their education and postpone marriage, but a U.S. study finds having children early may be beneficial.
Friday, March 28
FARGO, N.D., March 28 (UPI) -- North Dakota State University is investigating a skit involving a black-faced student impersonating Barack Obama receiving a lap dance.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 28 (UPI) -- Former National Football League players have an increased risk of experiencing high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke, U.S. researchers suggest.
Thursday, March 27
UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 27 (UPI) -- Famed rap artist Chuck D discussed the importance of getting an education when he attended career week at the Lawrence Road Middle School in Long Island, N.Y.
TORONTO, March 27 (UPI) -- Children who bully tend to be aggressive, lack a moral compass and experience a lot of conflict with their parents and friends, Canadian researchers said.
SAHLUMBE, South Africa, March 27 (UPI) -- Residents of a South African village call for the construction of a bridge to keep grade school students from swimming across a river filled with crocodiles.
Wednesday, March 26
MONTREAL, March 26 (UPI) -- The parents of a Montreal child they allege was bullied by a teacher have settled out of court to avoid a long trial, school board officials said.
Tuesday, March 25
BLACKSBURG, Va., March 24 (UPI) -- Each family of the victims in the Virginia Tech shootings reportedly has been offered $100,000 by the state to settle all legal claims.
Wednesday, March 19
LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker David Lynch's foundation reportedly is offering $1 million in scholarships for students who want to study meditation at a university in Iowa.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 (UPI) -- A federal judge in San Francisco Wednesday sentenced a former education consultant to 7 1/2 years in prison for bid rigging and fraud.
Tuesday, March 18
NEW ORLEANS, March 18 (UPI) -- An after-school regimen that boosts physical activity in U.S. pre-teen girls by just two minutes a day may prevent later weight gain, a study says.
SOUTH TAMPA, Fla., March 18 (UPI) -- A black father has complained that two of the books his daughter was assigned at her Florida elementary school include the same racial epithet.
Monday, March 17
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 17 (UPI) -- Two Texas college students discovered an asteroid while examining images of space on a computer, a report said.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is transforming part of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center into a lunar landscape for the 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race.
Sunday, March 16
LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Queen of England are at odds over plans to have school children swear a patriotic oath.
Friday, March 14
KINGSPORT, Tenn., March 14 (UPI) -- A teenage girl in Tennessee has admitted that she created a fake online identity as a 14-year-old with leukemia.
LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- A British teachers union says that an Iraqi lesson plan drawn up for the Ministry of Defense presents an unbalanced picture of the war.
WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. government panel has found the nation's students have been performing "at a mediocre level" in math.
NEW ORLEANS, March 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. district judge refused Friday to sign off on a desegregation plan for a New Orleans-area school district, calling it "vague, generalized and open-ended."
DURHAM, N.C., March 14 (UPI) -- A stolen cell phone tied a suspect in the killing of a University of North Carolina student with an earlier slaying at Duke, a prosecutor said Friday.
Thursday, March 13
INDIANAPOLIS, March 13 (UPI) -- The author of "The Freedom Writers Diary" reportedly has taken up the cause of an Indianapolis teacher who is in trouble for teaching her book.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is transforming part of its Marshall Space Flight Center into a lunar landscape for the 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race.
Wednesday, March 12
GREENSBORO, Ga., March 12 (UPI) -- A Georgia county has approved a plan that would make all its schools single sex.
JERUSALEM, March 12 (UPI) -- Two prominent rabbis have reportedly given the OK to a group that seeks to avenge the deaths of eight students at a Jerusalem seminary last week.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 12 (UPI) -- A British student who hoped to become a veterinarian has been killed by a bite from a black mamba while on a study trip to South Africa.
Tuesday, March 11
EAST MEADOW, N.Y., March 11 (UPI) -- A New York school refused to allow a deaf student's service dog in class Tuesday, a day after a state agency ruled in his favor.
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Southern California has ruled a lawsuit claiming a high school history teacher taught anti-Christian propaganda should go forward.
Monday, March 10
LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and author Ben Stein co-wrote and stars in a new documentary about the backlash proponents of intelligent design suffer in academic circles.
PERTH, Australia, March 10 (UPI) -- Australian researchers suggest students' posture is affected by the height of classroom learning materials such as computer screens.
BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 10 (UPI) -- The job market for U.S. college graduates looks more promising than it did in 2007, USA Today reported Monday.
Friday, March 7
DETROIT, March 7 (UPI) -- Detroit University men's basketball coach Perry Watson has retired.
Monday, March 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 3 (UPI) -- Children's fear of snakes may be intrinsic, University of Virginia researchers say.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 3 (UPI) -- Some 98,000 U.S. high school sports injuries from 2005 to 2007 were related to an action ruled an illegal activity by a referee or official, a study found.
NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- A teenager's ability to be critically aware of advertising and to resist peer pressure are both key skills for avoiding alcohol, a U.S. study found.
LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- Rankings for a Jewish school in Britain dropped after nine students boycotted Shakespeare test questions they said were linked to anti-Semitism.
Sunday, March 2
DURHAM CITY, England, March 2 (UPI) -- Student underachievement can be due to poor working memory rather than low intelligence, British researchers say.
Friday, February 29
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Television and film stars Ashton Kutcher and Jamie Lynn Spears are set to make guest appearances on the new U.S. TV comedy "Miss Guided."
DENVER, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- A national Islamic advocacy group is supporting a Jewish high school basketball team in Colorado trying to reschedule a game set for the Jewish Sabbath.
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- A columnist who wrote an allegedly anti-Asian piece has been suspended from the University of Colorado student newspaper.
Thursday, February 28
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher is urging alcohol prevention programs be initiated in the third-grade because they found sixth-graders drinking.
DENVER, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Colorado state lawmakers have condemned the state's High School Activities Association for refusing to reschedule a basketball game set for the Jewish Sabbath.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A missile struck a house in a remote part of Pakistan, killing at least eight suspected militants and injuring three others, intelligence officials said.
SDEROT, Israel, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Seventeen people went into shock Thursday after a Katyusha rocket struck a house in the ancient city of Ashkelon, hit by four rockets, officials said.
Wednesday, February 27
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- ABC has set a debut date for its new sit-com "Miss Guided," starring Hollywood actresses Judy Greer and Brooke Burns.
Monday, February 25
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. military academies may be underreporting sexual harassment and assault incidents, a government official said.
Sunday, February 24
ANKANG CITY, China, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A mountain landslide in China's Shaanzi Province is expected to keep more than 1,000 middle school students away from campus for a week.
Friday, February 22
LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- British Conservative Party Leader David Cameron has drawn sharp criticism for describing a program involving school trips to Auschwitz as a "gimmick."
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Lifetime Television has ordered production on the original movie, "Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal," starring Tatum O'Neal, the U.S. cable channel said.
JEFFERSON, La., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Louisiana school board has approved a desegregation plan despite opposition from many parents.
Thursday, February 21
NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Columbia University's Teachers College says one of its professors plagiarized the writings of a former colleague and two former students.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Thirty-eight members of the 2006 Duke lacrosse team have sued the school in another outgrowth of the scandal-tinged alleged rape case.
EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The dean of Northwestern University's journalism school in Illinois apologized to faculty and students for using unidentified sources in an alumni magazine.
Wednesday, February 20
HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Virginia band director will not have to face charges of obstruction of justice stemming from a brawl at a high school football game.
STRATFORD, Prince Edward Island, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A second young Canadian athlete died this week suddenly in unusual, but unrelated circumstances, the Canwest News Service reported Wednesday.
LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A food retailer in Britain has chosen a training program for its graduate recruits that will require them to work in a racially diverse primary school.
EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Pressure is mounting on the dean of Northwestern University's journalism school in suburban Chicago to authenticate quotes he used in a magazine article.
MONTREAL, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Montreal private boy's school is reportedly offering $5 million to settle claims of teachers sexually abusing boys in the 1960s, local media reported.
Tuesday, February 19
HONOLULU, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- More than 100 Hawaiian students and faculty were tested for exposure to tuberculosis Tuesday.
BERLIN, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A lack of skilled workers moving into Germany and a drop in foreign students in German universities are dragging down Europe's largest economy.
Monday, February 18
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is accepting applications for its fall 2008 scholarship program in aeronautics and related fields.
Sunday, February 17
LEEDS, England, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A teenage girl with four kidneys has decided to donate her two extra organs after the anomaly was discovered in Leeds, England.
Saturday, February 16
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama began a full day of campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday with a stop at a community college in Wausau, Wis.
Friday, February 15
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Many college students are experiencing some emotional distress as a consequence of the Northern Illinois University shootings, a U.S. researcher said.
CRAIK, Saskatchewan, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A high school in Saskatchewan, Canada, has turned the tables on traditional educators' thinking and encourages students to use cell phones in class.
Wednesday, February 13
NATICK, Mass., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Voters in a Boston suburb can have their say on whether the school sports teams will continue to use the name "Redmen."
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Additional child pornography charges have been filed against an Indiana swim coach accused of videotaping high school girls undressing in a locker room.
Monday, February 11
HAVANA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Cuban security officials have detained a university student seen on a widely played Internet video asking pointed questions of a top Cuban lawmaker.
PERUGIA, Italy, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Cellmates of the U.S. student suspected in the death of another student in Italy have asked prison officials to get the woman to stop singing, officials said.
Sunday, February 10
ELGIN, Ill., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A weekend dance performance of "Peter Pan" at a high school in Illinois came to an abrupt end when a fire started on stage, it was reported Sunday.
Friday, February 8
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Infants termed difficult -- cry a lot, very active -- with high-quality parenting can become the best adjusted students in first grade, a U.S. study says.
Thursday, February 7
HAVANA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A video of Cuban students questioning a top government official about the communist island's repressive laws has attracted a wide audience on the Internet.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Harvard Lampoon, the university's humor magazine, has bestowed its Woman of the Year award on heiress and actress Paris Hilton in Cambridge, Mass.
SOUTH BAY, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- More than a dozen south Florida elementary school students were taken to the hospital Wednesday because of heavy smoke from burning cane fields.
Wednesday, February 6
SUFFOLK, Va., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A Virginia karate instructor has been charged with kicking an 11-year-old student in the abdomen more than 200 times.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Philadelphia's Temple University reached its $285 million goal in a fundraising campaign after getting $5 million from an anonymous donor, a report said.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Veterans heading to college are finding the courses they took in the military and skills they learned are not translating into college credits.
Saturday, February 2
PERUGIA, Italy, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The family of a young Seattle woman charged with killing her English housemate in Italy says she is innocent.
Friday, February 1
LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- British history classes shouldn't be used to instill patriotism in schoolchildren, an education group said in a report.
Thursday, January 31
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- University of Michigan students are wearing masks on campus and in the dormitories to test how well they prevent the flu in the event of a pandemic.
PHOENIX, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The NFL Thursday announced a $1 million donation to fund an expansion of its Youth Education Town (YET) Program and to support community outreach efforts.
CHICAGO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A study of Illinois teachers who teach sex education found 96 percent of them teach about HIV/AIDS, but contraception was less frequently taught.
Monday, January 28
LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- McDonald's will be among the first private companies in the United Kingdom allowed to bestow educational degrees, the government announced Monday.
Saturday, January 26
CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Cambridge University survey purports to have discovered links between bad grades and sexual promiscuity.
MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- An estimated 29 people -- mostly high school students -- sought medical care in the Philippines after possibly falling victim to food poisoning.
Friday, January 25
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Animal Welfare Institute said U.S. television star Hayden Panettiere plans to lead an upcoming Washington rally against commercial whaling.
LONDON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Britain's National Union of Teachers says it will poll members on whether to call a one-day strike April 24 over pay in England and Wales.
Thursday, January 24
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Copies of the controversial novel "The Golden Compass" have been returned to the library shelves of Calgary Catholic schools after a brief ban, a report said.
Wednesday, January 23
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The number of recruits entering the U.S. Army with high school diplomas hit a new low last year, a research group reported.
Monday, January 21
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Political observers say a flurry of campaign activity on U.S. college campuses indicates that young Americans may once again be involved in national events.
Thursday, January 17
WIND POINT, Wis., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Three Wisconsin high school students are credited with discovering an asteroid while working on a project for their astronomy class.
Wednesday, January 16
LIVERPOOL, England, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Concerns about plagiarism have prompted the University of Liverpool in England to launch a staff course to help professors spot academic cheats.
ROME, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI canceled a Rome university speech following a sit-in protest by students who claimed he's hostile to science.
Tuesday, January 15
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has set April 4-5 as the dates for its 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race for high school and college teams.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- All of the stars of the "High School Musical" TV movies have signed on to appear in an upcoming third installment to be released in theaters.
Saturday, January 12
BATHURST, New Brunswick, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Seven high school basketball players and a teacher were killed when a van they were riding in collided with a truck in Canada, it was reported Saturday.
Friday, January 11
TULSA, Okla., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Two televangelists resigned from the Oral Roberts University board of regents the same day one of the professors settled lawsuits with the Tulsa, Okla., school.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- An Ohio school district has agreed to settle a suit brought by the families of three students who faced expulsion for calling a teacher a pedophile on Facebook.
Thursday, January 10
HAMILTON, Ontario, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A Canadian researcher says many freshmen college students are less active because they have joined a "culture of inactivity."
Tuesday, January 1
OCOEE, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Ocoee, Fla., say a van containing uniforms, trophies and money was stolen from a Bahamian high school basketball team visiting the area.
Monday, December 31
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Scotland's senior public health official recommended sex education begin at age 5 to combat rising sexually transmitted disease and teenage pregnancy rates.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The Internet has made higher education much more accessible and more competitive, say officials at U.S. universities.
Sunday, December 30
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A North Carolina judge refused to dismiss a teacher's lawsuit claiming she was unfairly demoted by her school district when she became pregnant.
Wednesday, December 26
SEATTLE, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A group of University of Washington students has collected more than 1,000 signatures as part of an effort to have a memorial built to Bruce Lee.
Monday, December 24
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Bush administration has reportedly cut off funding for abstinence-only sex education in the state of Washington.
Sunday, December 23
CHICAGO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Chicago-area authorities have arrested four men for allegedly running a prostitution ring on the Internet using underage call girls.
Friday, December 21
PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- An outbreak of mumps in Maine appears to be a Canadian import.
Monday, December 17
NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A black psychotherapist is suing New York's Columbia University and Citibank for allegedly subjecting him to "modern-day slavery" through student-loan usury.
ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The recent unsupervised dorm boxing match death of a student at a New York university has led to scrutiny of underground boxing at the University at Albany.
Thursday, December 13
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A California high school student and his parents have filed a federal lawsuit, claiming his teacher made offensive statements about Christianity.
Wednesday, December 12
MONTGOMERY, N.Y., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The parents of 10-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to blow up his school is suing the school district because he was suspended.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A North Carolina high school student stabbed with a pin in an apparent prank faces six months of testing for AIDS and hepatitis.
LAWRENCE, Mass., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A mural of historic civil rights leaders has been painted over inside a high school in Lawrence, Mass., after being deemed too controversial.
RESTON, Va., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. student lender Sallie Mae said Wednesday it did not renegotiate a buyout with an investor group that walked away from its original $25 billion cash offer.
WAHIAWA, Hawaii, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Officials at a Wahiawa, Hawaii, high school say an agriculture pig was released from the school and then hunted with dogs.
Monday, December 10
TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Public Health Council was mulling over whether to approve a rule that would require the state's preschoolers to receive flu vaccines.
PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- More than 300 Maine college students who failed to get a new mumps shot were barred from classes, dorms and dining halls and face police escorts off campus.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Five children and two adults were injured Monday by a suicide bomber targeting a military truck carrying schoolchildren in northwestern Pakistan.
Sunday, December 9
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, Ind., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- LCD monitors are the new, high-tech alternative to dusty blackboards in U.S. schools.
Thursday, December 6
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- At least one member of the Florida state board of education plans to vote against new science standards that for the first time embrace evolution.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old student who helped test a U.S. space agency spacecraft has been asked to address the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting next week.
Wednesday, December 5
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Medical researchers say Cambodian education regarding prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dengue fever is insufficient, underfunded and irregular.
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh professor with terminal cancer has been honored with an award from the Association for Computer Machinery as its 2007 Educator of the Year.
Tuesday, December 4
MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- John McCain, this year's oldest presidential candidate, is courting the nation's younger voters, including students at Southern New Hampshire University.
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. child mental health professionals have developed recommendations for mental disorders to help doctors considering medications for children ages 3 to 6.
NASHVILLE, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are developing a "smartpen" that will soon be available to help blind students learn science, technology, engineering and math.
Sunday, December 2
LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Sir Richard Eyre, who heads up Britain's National Theater, says the country's children are not being appropriately exposed to the arts and culture.
Thursday, November 29
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Experts say high-tech toys are growing in popularity with young U.S. children who wish to emulate their cell phone and Internet using parents.
Wednesday, November 28
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- An Ohio high school's production of Agatha Christie's classic "Ten Little Indians" was canceled, sparking a debate over censorship and racial sensitivity.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Tobacco marketers found a way around tobacco ad restrictions and can reach teens by marketing in stores located near high schools, Canadian researchers say.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced its 2007-08 aeronautics competitions for U.S. high school and college students.
Tuesday, November 27
CINCINNATI, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Motivational interviewing and behavioral therapy helped socially anxious U.S. college students curb tendencies of hazardous drinking.
Monday, November 26
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A young person's level of materialism is directly connected to self-esteem, two U.S. researchers found in studies among three age groups.
Sunday, November 25
COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A Nepalese student at Colorado State University-Pueblo who died of tuberculosis in June likely infected 17 others, officials said.
Saturday, November 24
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A state contract for a guide for Florida student drivers produced ethics claims against the official who authorized it and a lawmaker who tried to kill it.
Friday, November 23
TULSA, Okla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Richard Roberts has resigned as president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., as the school fights a lawsuit accusing him and his wife of misconduct.
Wednesday, November 21
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The New York area's airport operator says it plans to make the region's fourth passenger hub the world's first carbon negative jetport.
AMES, Iowa, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The scheduling of the 2008 Iowa caucuses at a time when college students are home for the holidays could affect presidential hopeful Barack Obama's fortunes.
BERLIN, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A chat about a school U.S. filmmaker David Lynch wants to establish in Berlin sparked controversy when the project's German guru made inappropriate remarks.
Tuesday, November 20
NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Volumes 1 and 2 of "Sesame Street: Old School" come with a warning stating the first episodes of the beloved U.S. series may not be appropriate for children.
PARIS, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- France was crippled by mass strikes Tuesday as civil service workers walked out on the seventh day of a nationwide rail-workers strike.
Saturday, November 17
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A University of Texas at Austin study found the results of learning about historical racism are primarily positive.
Friday, November 16
PAULSBORO, N.J., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A New Jersey principal suspended for allowing students to be strip-searched will receive back pay under a settlement with the school board.
Thursday, November 15
OKEECHOBEE, Fla., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Members of the Gay-Straight Alliance at a Florida high school have refused to settle a lawsuit against the school board by changing the club's name.
CHICAGO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago refused to allow a school district to impose a state-mandated moment of silence before classes.
Wednesday, November 14
LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Islamist students Wednesday detained Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan, who has become a leader of the political opposition, and handed him over to police.
Tuesday, November 13
GRINNELL, Iowa, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- An Iowa college student says that a member of Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign staff got her to ask a specific question at a rally.
Monday, November 12
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Political strategists said Iowa's decision to have its presidential caucuses Jan. 3 could lower turnout among college students on winter break.
Wednesday, November 7
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have created a Web-based tool designed to help new parents and health professionals identify the warning signs of autism.
Monday, November 5
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Hamline University football team of St. Paul, Minn., has suspended six players for dressing up in blackface for an off-campus Halloween party.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has selected the Universities Space Research Association to lead its undergraduate student research project.
Sunday, November 4
MILFORD, Ohio, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Ohio's Clermont County school district has been thrown into disarray after a photograph emerged that allegedly shows a coach and one of her players topless.
TULSA, Okla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A former professor who is suing Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma has a history of litigation and was investigated in a stock scheme, a report says.
CHICAGO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Officials at Chicago's Loyola University have stopped the circulation of a student magazine because it contained erotic drawings, a report says.
Friday, November 2
WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton returned to her roots this week with a visit to Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she studied 40 years ago.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- An unidentified former school matron who worked at Oprah Winfrey's South African academy for girls has been arrested for allegedly abusing pupils.
CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A review by British academics said the $1 billion program aimed at improving English in schools was having little effect on the reading skills of students.
Thursday, November 1
CLOVIS, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Richard Kiel, best-known for his role as the James Bond villain Jaws, has co-authored a book about American abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay.
Wednesday, October 31
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A school lesson in North Richland Hills, Texas, on "Huckleberry Finn" has prompted a call for the literary classic to be banned from area classrooms.
BRISTOL, England, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Almost 90 percent of British schoolteachers say it's important to incorporate research about the biology of learning into educational programs.
PAKOKKU, Myanmar, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Buddhist monks in a northwestern city in Myanmar held a quiet protest march Wednesday, the first since a violent government clampdown on dissent last month.
Tuesday, October 30
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A federal judge has refused to block Illinois' "moment of silence" law but says a parent can proceed with a lawsuit.
CLARA CITY, Minn., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Chemical leaks forced evacuations in Minnesota and Kentucky Monday.
Monday, October 29
JERUSALEM, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old student has petitioned Israel's high court to end the Middle and High School Teachers' Association strike immediately.
HENLEY-ON-KLIP, South Africa, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. television star Oprah Winfrey has offered a tearful apology to parents regarding abuse allegations at her school in South Africa.
DALLAS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A former NFL player could lose his job as a hall monitor at a Dallas school for having two nude pictures stored on a cell phone that was found by a student.
Sunday, October 28
CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Vice Adm. Adam Robinson Jr. has been facing a litany of problems since he took on the role of the surgeon general for the U.S. Navy earlier this year.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Two people were killed and a third injured when a single-engine plane crashed on a golf course west of Boynton Beach, Fla.
Saturday, October 27
HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Four Vietnamese students were in custody Saturday accused of posting on the Internet a sex video clip showing a television actress and her boyfriend.
Friday, October 26
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh-area man pleaded guilty Friday to shooting five Duquesne University basketball players last year after a student dance.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- John Edwards' presidential campaign tried to get the University of North Carolina to drop a student story about its headquarters, a professor alleged.
NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A dispute between Princeton University and the heirs to a supermarket fortune is headed to trial following a set of rulings by a New Jersey judge.
ATLANTA, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Thursday night's Akon concert at Emory University in Atlanta was canceled after a canopy fell, injuring people setting up for the event, TMZ.com said.
Thursday, October 25
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A student-athlete at a Kentucky university was charged Thursday with killing the newborn baby she delivered in a dormitory bathroom.
OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Police in Oakland, Calif., say a gang's MySpace page helped lead to a suspect in the killing of a high school football player.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Right-wing writer Ann Coulter's visit to the University of Southern California was met with protests by Muslim students and their supporters.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A semi-nude portrait of a young Sean Connery is on display at the City Arts Centre in Edinburgh, The Times of London reported Thursday.
Tuesday, October 23
TULSA, Okla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Oral Roberts, speaking at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma for the first time in three years, told students that "the devil is not going to steal ORU."
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A government-funded program aims to prepare a new generation of U.S. biologists and mathematicians to be capable of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Monday, October 22
CHICAGO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Pulse cooximeters, used to identify levels of carbon monoxide in patients and firefighters, can be used to detect if a person smokes, a U.S. study found.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A $25 million grant has been awarded to the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., to help attract students and faculty.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. developers of a low-cost laptop computer for schoolchildren in developing countries said their machine is an industry leader in being green.
Saturday, October 20
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- An internal inquiry has been launched into a misconduct allegation at a South African school founded by U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
ATLANTA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A 2005 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control showing high rates of death from a drug resistant staph strain has prompted concern in U.S. schools.
Friday, October 19
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Strong initial mental health efforts by schools for New Orleans children displaced by Hurricane Katrina aren't being sustained, a study found.
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- School officials in Naperville, Ill., said two high school football players were diagnosed with drug-resistant staph infections.
CHICAGO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Baseball players who use alloy bats are no more likely to be injured than those using wooden bats, a study in Illinois found.
RICHMOND, Ind., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A student at an Indiana high school diagnosed with drug-resistant Staphylococcus is believed to have picked it up in the locker room.
CHESTERFIELD, Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Three cases of drug-resistant Staphylococcus have been reported in members of the junior varsity football team at a Virginia high school.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Five students in a West Virginia county have been diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus, but health officials are not calling it an outbreak.
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- At least 10 students at a Pennsylvania high school have been diagnosed with a staphylococcus infection, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Thursday, October 18
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The North Carolina attorney general rejected former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's request to represent him in a civil suit by three lacrosse players.
ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Officials closed all 21 Bedford County, Va., schools for disinfection Wednesday after a high school student died of a staph infection.
Wednesday, October 17
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Vanessa Hudgens is still in negotiations to star in a third "High School Musical" outing, despite reports she had been dumped by Disney.
TULSA, Okla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts said Wednesday he is taking a leave of absence from the Oklahoma school founded by his evangelist father.
SWARTHMORE, Pa., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Swarthmore College is believed the first and only U.S. school in which biology students conduct research using embryonic stem cells from mice.
Tuesday, October 16
CHESHIRE, Conn., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The girl's swim team at Cheshire High in Connecticut won its 235th dual swim meet Monday night to set a national record.
Sunday, October 14
CAMDEN, N.J., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A New Jersey high school student has died a year after he was paralyzed during a summer football practice game.
Friday, October 12
OXFORD, England, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The head of the Oxford Union, Britain's best-known debating society, has invited a Holocaust denier and a British nationalist leader to speak.
Thursday, October 11
TULSA, Okla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Three former Oral Roberts University professors in Tulsa, Okla., are suing the school's president, alleging financial, political and personal issues.
LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A British judge has ruled that school teachers showing Al Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," must warn students it is politically biased.
SYDNEY, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Australian government wants to make teaching country's history compulsory for years 9 and 10 in all Australian schools.
Wednesday, October 10
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A mother in Smyrna, Tenn., has filed a lawsuit on behalf of her daughter, who was forced to remove a T-shirt supporting the so-called Jena Six.
Tuesday, October 9
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Peer influence in substance abuse prevention programs can go both ways -- some students benefit, while others are harmed, a U.S. study found.
Friday, October 5
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- School officials in Grand Rapids, Mich., may have to take a razor blade to new English textbooks to remove some spicy language deemed inappropriate for kids.
URBANA, Ill., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Being called anti-gay names significantly predicts higher levels of trauma -- regardless of sexuality, a study of junior high students in Illinois found.
STRASBOURG, France, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- European lawmakers approved a report condemning efforts to teach creationism in schools, underscoring concern about an emerging socially conservative agenda.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- An outbreak of measles has been reported in a Michigan elementary school.
Thursday, October 4
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said a bomb fuse containing significant gunpowder was found near a central Florida middle school.
Wednesday, October 3
COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old woman has said she will appeal a federal judge's ruling in favor of the California high school that disciplined her for kissing another girl.
Tuesday, October 2
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Protesters greeted the first U.S. military recruiters in years to appear at a Yale Law School employer interview session.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Adults who don't finish high school are at a higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease than those with more education, a Scandinavian study found.
GEORGETOWN, Ky., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Kentucky high school basketball star Bud Mackey, who has committed to Indiana University, faces prosecution on a cocaine trafficking charge.
Monday, October 1
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Students from 20 of the world's leading universities are in Washington this week, preparing for the 3rd annual Solar Decathlon.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Classes were canceled Monday at the University of Memphis following the shooting death of Tigers defensive lineman Taylor Bradford.
Sunday, September 30
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Michigan lawmakers braced for rugged debate Sunday to forge a budget solution and prevent a shutdown of state government.
Saturday, September 29
DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Duke President Richard Brodhead acknowledged Saturday he failed to reach out to three wrongly accused lacrosse players at the North Carolina school.
Friday, September 28
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Beyonce Knowles' Malaysian stage debut has been canceled following protests by Muslim groups, Usmagazine.com said Friday.
NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The VH1 Save the Music Foundation raised more than $2 million at its star-studded 10th anniversary gala in New York, VH1 said Friday.
DANA POINT, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A Southern California high school is mourning the death of a 14-year-old cross-country runner who collapsed during a three-mile run.
Thursday, September 27
ZIONSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Seven cases of viral meningitis have been reported in Indiana's Boone County.
Wednesday, September 26
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The group that agreed to buy U.S. student-loan firm Sallie Mae for $25 billion says it will not go through with the deal, the loan firm said Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 25
CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers found just 7 percent of respondents do not have the usual human tendency to favor one's own group and not form racial prejudices.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The National Science Foundation is funding a project designed to increase the number of women pursuing careers in computer-related fields.
PARIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency said the second Young Engineers Satellite, YES2, separated from its Foton-M3 spacecraft Tuesday.
Monday, September 24
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Education is the best U.S. economic investment, providing excellent societal as well as individual returns, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The editor-in-chief of a student newspaper at Colorado State University is defending the paper's decision to print a profane statement against President Bush.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- More than 60,000 Los Angeles students attend public schools within 500 feet of freeways, in apparent violation of state law, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Saturday, September 22
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said he would try to level the differences between rich and poor schools in the United States if he is elected.
Friday, September 21
BAYONNE, N.J., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. federal judge ruled two New Jersey boys may wear a button depicting Hitler Youth as a protest against school uniforms.
Thursday, September 20
CHICAGO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Some parents at Chicago's John H. Kinzie Elementary School are demanding that school officials remove a controversial book from the required reading list.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The events in Jena, La., that led thousands to protest the treatment of six African-American teens, "have saddened me," President George Bush said Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A Democratic U.S. senator is proposing a bill to allow illegal immigrant students who entered the United States before they were 16 to have legal status.
MIAMI, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., has filed a bill that may allow two Colombian-born students to stay in the United States until 2009.
Wednesday, September 19
KYOTO, Japan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A Japanese TV network will not air the final episode of the violent anime "School Days" after a 16-year-old girl killed her police officer father with an ax.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Mattel Inc.'s chief executive officer told a U.S. congressional subcommittee Wednesday he was personally responsible for ensuring Mattel toys were safe.
Friday, September 14
MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Approximately 30 percent of U.S. college students have been in relationships that involve physical aggression, a U.S. expert said.
Thursday, September 13
PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The second annual Sexual Health Report Card found a lack of access to information and resources may prevent some U.S. students from being sexually healthy.
Wednesday, September 12
MIAMI, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Burger King Holdings Inc. said Wednesday it would soon offer raw apples cut to look like french fries and limit its U.S. advertising to children under age 12.
ATLANTA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Spending some time in college has been correlated with a decreased risk of cancer death, a U.S. study found.
Tuesday, September 11
MEDFORD, Ore., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- An Oregon teacher wants to carry a handgun to school, saying she needs the weapon to protect herself against her ex-husband.
SPARTANBURG, S.C., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The band director at a South Carolina high school has been charged with molesting members of the school color guard and offering one money for sex.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has selected Pennsylvania State University for a five-year cooperative agreement to present NASA to K-12 students.
HOUSTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Houston teacher's union is pushing for the city to relocate the staff and students of a middle school where three teachers have fallen ill.
Sunday, September 9
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- It has emerged that "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens sent nude photos of herself to Nickelodeon star Drake Bell before she became famous.
CHICAGO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Fans of Bill Clinton waited for hours outside a Borders Books and Music store in Chicago for a chance to meet the former president.
Thursday, September 6
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A representative for Hollywood actress Vanessa Hudgens says a naked picture of the "High School Musical" teen on the Internet is real, TMZ.com said Thursday.
JUNEAU, Alaska, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Alaska's "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner case, involving questions of freedom of expression for public school students, may be headed back to trial court.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A deal was reached in Washington to cut about $20 million in subsidies to banks that issue student loans.
Wednesday, September 5
BOSTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder has become the most common mental health diagnosis for U.S. children aged 3 to 5.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Canada's Mad Science Group have joined in an effort to promote science education.
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The seven space shuttle Endeavour astronauts who returned to Earth Aug. 21 will be honored this week during ceremonies at Florida's Walt Disney World.
Tuesday, September 4
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Salt Lake City school where parts of "High School Musical" were filmed will stage its own version of the TV movie, it was reported Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Mattel Inc. is recalling nearly 774,000 toys, including Barbie playsets, due to illegally high lead-paint levels, a U.S. consumer safety agency said Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An officer in the U.S. Army Reserves has sued the Sacramento, Calif., school district, saying he was denied his old job when he returned from active duty.
CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain fielded questions on everything from his age to his position on gay rights during a visit Tuesday to a New Hampshire high school.
Friday, August 31
WINNETKA, Ill., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A highly contagious stomach virus sickened more than 100 students and staff at a suburban Chicago high school this week.
NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A new TV show about New York private schools and students may give viewers a skewed look at the Upper East Side, and one graduate says that's unfair.
BATH, England, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The presence of the stress hormone -- cortisol -- in English kindergartners shows starting school may be stressful long before school begins, a study says.
Thursday, August 30
PENN HILLS, Pa., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old western Pennsylvania college student has been charged with stabbing his twin half-brothers, killing one of them.
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Two Korean families in Naperville, Ill., said a cultural misunderstanding led two boys to play with a BB gun on a school bus.
Wednesday, August 29
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A growing number of U.S. states are taking steps to curb the fast-rising prices of college textbooks.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. toy giant Mattel Inc., rocked by a massive lead-paint toy recall, was a victim of its own China-outsourcing success, a published report said Wednesday.
DALLAS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction to bar recitation in public schools of a new version of the Texas pledge that refers to God.
CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Tenor sax player Von Freeman was honored with the fifth annual Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
Tuesday, August 28
NASHVILLE, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Tennessee's attorney general was expected to weigh in soon on a proposal for the disposition of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting to raise funds for Fisk University.
Monday, August 27
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Middle school students in Montgomery County in Maryland can now have cell phones at school, as long as they don't make any phone calls.
NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The first poet laureate of MtvU, the MTV Networks subsidiary broadcast on U.S. college campuses, is an award-winning poet known for his post-modern style.
Sunday, August 26
TORONTO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian company selling a tiny listening device has shut down its Web site, saying the ExamEar was not intended as a cheating device.
Friday, August 24
WACO, Texas, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A Texas teenager who was called "Miracle Baby" because of her tiny size when she was born is now a college freshman.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Boys struggling with reading respond better to female teachers, a study by researchers at the University of Alberta found.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. senator thinks only needy students should benefit from the federally funded D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program, the Washington Post said Friday.
Thursday, August 23
HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- NASA has launched a competition that invites university art and design students to create art representative of living and working on the moon.
COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- South Carolina starting quarterback Blake Mitchell was one of three players suspended for the Gamecocks' first game of the season, Coach Steve Spurrier said.
Wednesday, August 22
DHAKA, Bangladesh, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Bangladesh military accepted student demands to withdraw from university campuses after two days of riots injured at least 100 students.
Tuesday, August 21
NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo brought his presidential campaign to New Jersey to blame Newark officials for the killing of three college students.
Monday, August 20
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced its 2007-08 academic year competition for high school and college students.
Sunday, August 19
AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- About 24,000 more Iraqi children are enrolled in schools in Jordan this year, compared to 2006, a report said.
Saturday, August 18
LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A new series of comic books set to be released by a British company will bring the works of William Shakespeare to a new audience.
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Hot, muggy weather in Southern California may have claimed the life of a high school football player who collapsed during practice.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- More than half of Puerto Rico's high school students have opted to keep U.S. military recruiters from contacting them about enlistment, it was reported.
Friday, August 17
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The power of a marching band instrument is often underestimated, so to prevent hearing loss, a U.S. expert suggested wearing wear high-fidelity earplugs.
Thursday, August 16
NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A Columbia University study suggests 16 million U.S. high school and middle school students attend drug-infested schools.
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Researchers at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind., are preparing to conduct a campus-wide emergency text-messaging test in September.
Tuesday, August 14
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Mother Nature is putting St. Louis on a summer griddle, with temperatures expected to hit 102 degrees Tuesday and 104 on Wednesday.
BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Company is demanding the University of Washington take back what it called an "inflammatory" report about its Baby Einstein products.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Toymaker Mattel announced Tuesday the recall of more than 9 million toys in the United States for either high lead-paint levels or possible choking issues.
Monday, August 13
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Science Board has approved a plan for 21st century science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education.
Friday, August 10
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- An 8-year-old Texas boy is being kept out of Catholic school because his parents refuse to have him vaccinated.
CAMBERLEY, England, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A British Army officer cadet has been arrested in Camberley, England, on suspicion of attempted murder after a female cadet fell three stories.
Thursday, August 9
OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A new legal settlement requires California schools to provide medical assistance to diabetic students.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Education Department says four out of 10 high school seniors earned a "Proficient" rating on a new economics assessment test given by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Wednesday, August 8
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has opened registration for its Lunar Plant Growth Chamber engineering challenge.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The space shuttle Endeavour's engines roared to life on schedule at Cape Canaveral Wednesday, sending the craft on its way to the International Space Station.
Monday, August 6
GAZA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The military wing of the Islamic Jihad, the al-Quds Brigades, has taken credit for a rocket that struck an empty elementary school in Sderot, Israel.
Saturday, August 4
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A free-speech lawsuit involving a teenager who called school officials a vulgar name on a Web blog has been moved to a Connecticut federal court.
Friday, August 3
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Heat-related deaths in middle- and high-school football players spiked in 2006, found a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
ATLANTA, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Olen Butler reportedly e-mailed his university colleagues that his wife dumped him for Atlanta media mogul Ted Turner.
HOUSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Children and teens who got used to "sleeping in" during summer need to develop better sleep habits before school starts, warn U.S. sleep experts.
BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The concert for students and faculty returning to Virginia Tech has angered some parents, who object to the inclusion of a rapper known for violent lyrics.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A Maryland court is being asked to decide whether Montgomery County schools can launch a controversial new sex education curriculum this fall.
Thursday, August 2
MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Manchester United, preparing for its future, has signed a 9-year-old Australian superstar to its academy.
BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- John Mayer and the Dave Matthews Band said they will perform at Virginia Tech next month to help the university begin the school year on a positive note.
Wednesday, August 1
CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Australian Primary School Association wants to concentrate on fundamentals, arguing manners, animal care and nutrition are sucking up time.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A law school professor in Chicago is suing for $1 million over what he calls an improper punishment over comments he made comparing black and Jewish students.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A woman scheduled to be the first schoolteacher launched into space by the United States was nearly a passenger on the ill-fated Challenger flight in 1986.
Tuesday, July 31
OSLO, Norway, July 31 (UPI) -- Norwegian Princess Martha Louise, who has announced the founding of an alternative school and her clairvoyance, has canceled an appearance citing illness.
HOUSTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are discovering zebrafish are excellent inexpensive laboratory models, growing from eggs to hunting their own food in just three days.
CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- A potential conflict of interest involving a University of Illinois director and the military security contractor Blackwater U.S.A. is being investigated.
Monday, July 30
At business meetings the world over, PowerPoint-style presentations are often met with yawns and glazed eyes.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. study finds high school grades in one science usually don't predict better college performance in other scientific disciplines -- except in math.
Saturday, July 28
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- A teenager armed with a shotgun and a handgun went to his school yelling he was there to kill someone before he fatally shot the principal, witnesses testified at the boy's murder trial on Saturday.
BARABOO, Wis. - A 16-year-old charged with shooting his high school principal to death didn't mean to kill him, and had brought two guns to school only to scare people, his attorney said Friday at his murder trial.
Friday, July 27
ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 27 (UPI) -- Children asked to physically gesture at math problems are about three times more likely to remember what they've learned, found a U.S. study.
Thursday, July 26
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 26 (UPI) -- Football, one of the most popular U.S. sports, is the leading cause of high school sports injuries, said a Columbus Children's Hospital study.
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- Nearly a year after a 16-year-old shot and killed his principal, jurors will be asked to decide if he was a bullied, immature child or a murderer bent on revenge.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An attorney who won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that rejected the use of race in assigning students to Louisville schools asked a judge on Thursday to allow about 2,800 students to change schools immediately.
WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. school nurses are being urged to take a proactive stance concerning human bites -- especially against the risk of hepatitis B and C.
PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, July 25 (UPI) -- Gunmen in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta shot and wounded a U.S. professor visiting a local newspaper, according to authorities.
Wednesday, July 25
PHILADELPHIA, July 25 (UPI) -- Aerospace giant Boeing is No. 1 among undergrad engineering students when choosing a choice spot to work, a national survey shows.
WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Many U.S. school districts appear to be focusing their study efforts on math and English under the No Child Left Behind measure, a study has found.
Tuesday, July 24
BOULDER, Colo., July 24 (UPI) -- Outspoken ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill was fired by the University of Colorado Tuesday for plagiarism and falsifying documents.
Monday, July 23
AUSTIN, Texas, July 23 (UPI) -- Obese girls are half as likely to attend college as non-obese girls, according to a study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.
MONTREAL, July 23 (UPI) -- Behavior problems early in school appear to lead to peer rejection, and a lack of friends may lead to depression and loneliness, says a Canadian study.
JERUSALEM, July 23 (UPI) -- Israel's Education Ministry has approved a school textbook that acknowledges the hardships of Palestinians at the time of Israel's creation.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- When Scott Landry flunked a math class in his Townsend high school this year, he was told he would not make it into the 10th grade unless he went to summer school.
Saturday, July 21
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- School was the last thing on Pascal Mwanchoka's mind when he and his younger brother boarded a bus that would take them hundreds of miles away from their mother and her alcohol-fueled rages.
Friday, July 20
URBANA, Ill., July 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. study found that adolescents' emotional skills were strengthened through a high school theater program.
ESPANOLA, N.M., July 20 (UPI) -- A team of researchers has found a new species referred to as a "pre-dinosaur" in Rio Arriba County, N.M., and have dated it back to 210 million years ago.
Thursday, July 19
SYDNEY, July 19 (UPI) -- Classroom sex safety programs showed they can teach children self-protective behaviors but can also heighten anxieties, found an Australian review.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 19 (UPI) -- Four players were dismissed from the University of Minnesota football team for violating team and university student-athlete code of conduct regulations.
LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has publicly said she was wrong for smoking cannabis while she was a university student.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 19 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has no plans for an emergency declaration despite rising violence and says elections will be held this year as planned.
Wednesday, July 18
ATLANTA, July 18 (UPI) -- The Georgia Institute of Technology has been named the top overall producer of African-American engineers in the United States.
Monday, July 16
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A judge has thrown out an assault charge against a white policeman whose scuffle with a black high school student was caught on videotape, ruling that the use of force was justified.
NEW ORLEANS, July 16 (UPI) -- Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards said Monday during an appearance in New Orleans that additional U.S. employment measures could help combat poverty.
ATLANTA, July 16 (UPI) -- More than one-third of U.S. children live within 1 mile of their schools, yet only half regularly bike or walk to class, a study found.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 16 (UPI) -- An animal forensics program at Purdue University is teaching U.S. veterinary students how to identify abuse or other crimes against the animals they treat.
Saturday, July 14
LARINO, Italy, July 14 (UPI) -- The parents of 27 Italian children killed in an earthquake were outraged when a judge acquitted six defendants of shoddy school construction.
Friday, July 13
AUSTIN, Texas, July 13 (UPI) -- A man who conned his way into the band room at a Texas high school left with $12,000 in equipment, including a portable sound system.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 13 (UPI) -- Pakistani forces have cleaned Islamabad's Red Mosque, leaving little trace of the blood spilled in the fight against radical Islamic students, says a report.
Thursday, July 12
JACKSON, Miss., July 12 (UPI) -- A Mississippi lawsuit alleges girls at a facility for juvenile offenders were shackled and pressed for sexual favors.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 11 (UPI) -- Pakistani forces have completed the takeover of Islamabad's Red Mosque but concerns remained Thursday whether it would set off reprisals by Islamic militants.
Wednesday, July 11
NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. report says Harry Potter's magical powers have failed to transform the long-term reading habits of children.
RESTON, Va., July 11 (UPI) -- A $25 billion deal to buy out Sallie Mae, the U.S. student loan firm, could collapse because of pending federal legislation, prospective buyers said.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.C., July 11 (UPI) -- The parents of a 16-year-old girl who married her high school coach are suing the education board of North Carolina's Brunswick County for mental stress.
DETROIT, July 11 (UPI) -- A former accountant who blew the whistle about fraud within the Detroit Police Department will indeed receive a $662,363 judgment from the city.
Tuesday, July 10
NEW YORK (AP) -- The films of Pixar are radical in their advanced animation techniques and digital rendering. The studio has topped even itself in the shadowy Paris quays, the bright, bustling kitchens and the humanistic expressions of its furry star in its new "Ratatouille."
AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded the University of Texas at Austin two grants totaling more than $1.3 million.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 10 (UPI) -- Pakistani military forces raided Islamabad's Red Mosque Tuesday, killing 50 student militants and the leader of the week-long siege cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi.
HAIFA, Israel, July 10 (UPI) -- Israeli scientists have developed a mobile math lab application for cell phones, providing students with experiential, interactive ways to learn math.
ROME, N.Y. (AP) -- A school district agreed to pay $33,250 to settle a lawsuit by a former student who accused an elementary school teacher of wrapping tape around his head for talking too much.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 9 (UPI) -- Pakistani military forces stormed Islamabad's Red Mosque Tuesday to flush out remaining radical Islamic students and end the week-long standoff.
Monday, July 9
DALLAS, July 9 (UPI) -- A submersible robot owned by Dallas' Southern Methodist University was stolen last weekend while it was being kept in a car near the Texas school.
Sunday, July 8
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 8 (UPI) -- At least 335 students, mostly women, died when Pakistani forces bombed the wall of a mosque under seige by Islamists in Islamabad, a cleric claimed Sunday.
Friday, July 6
BETHESDA, Md., July 6 (UPI) -- The incidence of catastrophic head injuries in football is dramatically higher at the high school level than at the college level, says a U.S. study.
Thursday, July 5
LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- Thousands of international school children are helping pop artist Romero Britto create a 45 foot pyramid in honor of King Tut's anticipated return to London.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 5 (UPI) -- Playing video games may mean students spend less time on homework or reading, two U.S. researchers found.
Wednesday, July 4
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 3 (UPI) -- A day after fierce fighting with government forces, scores of radial Islamic students occupying a mosque in Pakistan surrendered Wednesday, CNN reported.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 3 (UPI) -- Radical students occupying a mosque in Pakistan's capital Islamabad have been told to lay down their arms after Tuesday's clashes in which at least 10 died.
Monday, July 2
BOSTON, July 2 (UPI) -- A child advocacy group complained to U.S. regulators preschoolers are being targeted in the marketing of the PG-13 movie, "Transformers."
Saturday, June 30
OXFORD, England, June 30 (UPI) -- Oxford University, Britain's foremost educational institution, may be downgrading the special place of William Shakespeare in its curriculum.
Friday, June 29
MINNEAPOLIS, June 29 (UPI) -- Physical discomfort linked to computer use may be more due to awkward postures than screen time or amount of daily physical activity, says a U.S. study.
Thursday, June 28
GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 28 (UPI) -- Billboards with bikini-clad babes clutching icy beer bottles target U.S. adults, but children are getting the message too, a study found.
Wednesday, June 27
SEATTLE, June 27 (UPI) -- University of Washington students might have to pay a settlement amount of $3,000 to avoid a lawsuit in connection with illegally downloaded Internet files.
Tuesday, June 26
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 26 (UPI) -- A Michigan music teacher has been convicted of sexually molesting nine boys who were students in the Grand Rapids public schools.
JENA, La. (AP) -- An all-white jury was seated Tuesday to hear the case against the first of a group of black students accused of beating a white schoolmate amid escalating racial tensions at a central Louisiana high school.
NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- A New York family whose 19 children experienced lead poisoning living in subsidized housing settled with the city for $12.75 million.
Monday, June 25
PARIS, June 25 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency has approved the September launch of the second Young Engineers Satellite, or YES2, experiment.
Sunday, June 24
LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- A scientific study of British students' eating habits has found eating ham and cheese for breakfast can significantly improve cognitive functioning.
LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- London's Channel 4 and artist Charles Saatchi have teamed up with some of the biggest names in British contemporary art to launch an "Art-Idol" competition.
Friday, June 22
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas State Historical Society said Thursday it won't allow city officials to demolish the former all-white school that was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case.
Thursday, June 21
WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A Tennessee private school lost a long legal battle Thursday against a high school athletic association over a recruiting letter sent to eighth graders.
PEEKSKILL, N.Y., June 21 (UPI) -- A school district in New York said it is investigating a parent's complaint that a teacher showed a bootleg version of "Shrek the Third" during class time.
BEIJING (AP) -- A knife-wielding man slashed four students, wounding one seriously, state media reported Thursday, in the latest in a string of violent acts at Chinese schools.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A former New Orleans school board president who ran as a corruption fighter pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking more than $100,000 in bribes to help an unidentified businessman win school contracts for his employer.
Wednesday, June 20
NEW YORK (AP) -- The scarlet letter in education these days is an "R." It stands for restructuring -- the purgatory that schools are pushed into if they fail to meet testing goals for six straight years under the No Child Left Behind law.
A school district in the San Francisco Bay area has put IBM Corp. in a tough spot by asking the company to forgive a $5 million debt that began when educators bought computers from Big Blue way back in 1989.
Monday, June 18
WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The popular children's show "Sesame Street" will focus on literacy in its 38th season on Washington-based PBS KIDS.
DURHAM, N.H., June 18 (UPI) -- Many college students think they don't have the cholesterol levels of their fathers, but they often do, a University of New Hampshire study says.
Sunday, June 17
LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- Twelve-year-old girls in Britain are to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, it was reported Sunday.
Thursday, June 14
TOKASHIKI, Japan, June 14 (UPI) -- Four local assemblies in Okinawa filed protests Thursday against descriptions in new Japanese high school textbooks of World War II mass suicides.
MINNEAPOLIS, June 14 (UPI) -- A lack of sleep among high school students may light the way to habits of drinking and smoking, a new Chinese study suggests.
ROCKFORD, Ill., June 14 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge is reviewing a lawsuit against a school board by the mother of a 5-year-old girl allegedly sexually assaulted by a kindergarten classmate.
Wednesday, June 13
LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. students will soon get even more help in limiting their studying time thanks to a new DVD collection that acts as a video form of CliffNotes.
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) -- A high school was evacuated after four suspicious devices with fuses were found in the building Wednesday, one day before final exams, authorities said.
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) -- A high school was evacuated after suspicious devices were found in the building Wednesday, one day before final exams, authorities said.
BROWNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- An 18-year-old firefighter was charged with setting a weekend blaze that damaged a one-room Amish schoolhouse -- a fire he claimed to have discovered by driving past in the dead of night.
Tuesday, June 12
NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- The parents of a New York teen with the same first name as terrorist Osama bid Laden are suing the school system because he allegedly was taunted by teachers.
NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has granted its first college scholarships to five New York-area high school students.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 12 (UPI) -- Children with highly reactive autonomic nervous systems living in stressful family environments can lead to delinquency, says a U.S. study.
Monday, June 11
CHICAGO, June 11 (UPI) -- An Illinois high school history teacher who counts Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., among his former students, is retiring after 50 years of service.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., June 11 (UPI) -- Some videogamers -- especially U.S. college students -- may not know that the games they play can lead to injury, despite warnings in game manuals.
TOKYO, June 11 (UPI) -- The notion that east Asians, especially the Japanese, are self-effacing and have low self-esteem compared with Americans may not be true.
Sunday, June 10
BROWNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- One or more people broke into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in the middle of the night and set a fire that caused an estimated $20,000 in damage, fire officials said.
Saturday, June 9
LONDON, June 9 (UPI) -- A British teaching assistant is suing an elementary school in London after being disciplined for refusing to listen to a child read a "Harry Potter" book.
Friday, June 8
CARACAS, Venezuela, June 8 (UPI) -- Venezuelan students walked out of a National Assembly debate on free speech in protest of the forced closure of a private TV station.
Thursday, June 7
BAGHDAD, June 7 (UPI) -- At least 20 people died in bombings at a Baghdad restaurant and a police station near the Iraqi border, while gunmen kidnapped seven university students.
DAYTON, Ohio, June 7 (UPI) -- A robot is being employed at the Nursing Institute of West Central Ohio to allow faculty members in remote locations to interact with students in class.
Wednesday, June 6
WARSAW, Poland, June 6 (UPI) -- Works by Goethe, Kafka and Josef Conrad will remain on Polish schools' reading lists, surviving an effort to drop them for patriotic and Roman Catholic authors.
Tuesday, June 5
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Police arrested two intruders found inside a suburban Philadelphia high school as students were evacuated and the building was locked down Tuesday morning.
Sunday, June 3
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 3 (UPI) -- Canadian officials recently barred 41 Japanese students and teachers from returning home after one girl reported having measles symptoms.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- A nursing school was shut down and its Christian principal and four Christian students suspended after Muslim pupils accused unknown people of desecrating verses from the Qu'ran, officials said Saturday.
Saturday, June 2
JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 2 (UPI) -- Actor and director Andrew Shue, who starred on "Melrose Place," has returned to Hollywood as co-producer of the film "Gracie."
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) -- When Lola Moore thinks back to the day her daughter and two dozen of her classmates said their goodbyes as they prepared to leave for a trip to Ghana, one moment is especially haunting.
CARACAS, Venezuela, June 1 (UPI) -- Venezuelan students at major universities are gearing up for a fresh round of protests against the censoring of a private TV station.
Friday, June 1
KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind., June 1 (UPI) -- A teacher in Knightstown, Ind., is suing four former students who made a horror-film parody in which he was portrayed as being menaced by teddy bears.
WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- An influx of first and second-generation immigrants is changing the traditional image of the U.S. doctor as a white man in a bow tie.
Thursday, May 31
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- State lawmakers are adequately funding public schools, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday in ending a long-running lawsuit.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 31 (UPI) -- Florida State University has become the first university in Florida -- and one of only 16 in the United States -- to be designated "StormReady."
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. engineers have created the first computational model to track engine performance from one combustion cycle to the next for a new type of engine.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has found that children who reduce time spent in front of TVs and computer screens do more physical activity and eat more fruits and vegetables.
Wednesday, May 30
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- A small school bus carrying 14 people rear-ended a dump truck Wednesday, seriously injuring the bus driver and two passengers, state police said.
Tuesday, May 29
NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Children can find their way to "Sesame Street" by searching iTunes where songs and videos from the U.S. show are now available, production officials said.
Monday, May 28
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas public high school athletes would face mandatory random steroid testing under a bill given final approval Monday by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Rick Perry.
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) -- Nestled in the lush trees of suburban Atlanta's Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve sits the foundation of a school that is being built with partly recycled materials.
BALTIMORE, May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. lacrosse officials say the sport is now thriving, despite the negative attention resulting from the Duke University rape allegations.
SDEROT, Israel, May 28 (UPI) -- Rockets hit the southern Israeli city of Sderot where Defense Minister Amir Peretz was voting in the Labor Party primary Monday.
Sunday, May 27
TOKYO, May 27 (UPI) -- Japan's Keio University was forced to cancel most of its classes recently because of a major measles outbreak affecting the nation's schools.
Friday, May 25
PHOENIX (AP) -- The body of a man who apparently tried to break into an elementary school was discovered Friday in an air conditioning duct on the school's roof, police said.
COLUMBIA, Mo., May 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. study says binge drinking among college students is linked to poor decision-making skills.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va., May 25 (UPI) -- A former U.S. university student has sued the FBI, claiming that agents coerced her into confessing she killed another student on a trip to South Korea.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Rapper-actor Bow Wow's music career took him out of the classroom but he was in an inner city school in Minneapolis to give students a pep talk.
Thursday, May 24
MINNEAPOLIS, May 24 (UPI) -- The best advice award-winning U.S. director Francis Ford Coppola says he can give young filmmakers is to hang on to their youthful exuberance.
Monday, May 21
LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Quarterback Mitch Mustain has transferred from Arkansas to Southern California.
LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Suspected arson forced classes to be canceled at Garfield High School, the East Los Angeles school made famous in the movie, "Stand and Deliver."
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A fire has gutted the historic auditorium of the East Los Angeles high school that inspired the movie "Stand and Deliver."
Saturday, May 19
WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A Kansas Republican who is an open opponent to evolution theory is the sole candidate for a top National Association of State Boards of Education post.
NEW YORK (AP) -- James Simons knows a thing or two about the laws of supply and demand. He has been running the successful Renaissance Technologies investment firm for more than 20 years. And from what he's seen in his own children's schooling and his firm's workforce, Simons says some basic rules of economics need to be applied to U.S. education: Those who are good at math should have an incentive to teach.
Thursday, May 17
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Elementary school students must have at least a half-hour of physical education each day under a bill signed Thursday by health-conscious Gov. Charlie Crist.
Wednesday, May 16
BOSTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Two reports on student performance released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education show gains in some areas and declines in others, particularly civics.
WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is making available a three-day training course to teach public health responders how to deal with an avian influenza outbreak.
Tuesday, May 15
STRATHMORE, Calif. (AP) -- On Grandparents Day, Domitila Lemus accompanied her 8-year-old granddaughter to school. As the girls lined up behind Sunnyside Union Elementary, a foul mist drifted onto the playground from the adjacent orange groves, witnesses say. Lemus started coughing, and two children collapsed in spasms, vomiting on the blacktop.
STRATHMORE, Calif. - On Grandparents Day, Domitila Lemus accompanied her 8-year-old granddaughter to school. As the girls lined up behind Sunnyside Union Elementary, a foul mist drifted onto the playground from the adjacent orange groves, witnesses say.
HAIFA, Israel, May 15 (UPI) -- Israeli scientists say knowing how to read and write Russian early in life can give children a linguistic advantage.
WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- A shortage of allergists in the United States may soon affect the quality of patient care for asthma and other allergic diseases, a report finds.
Monday, May 14
WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The Washington National Opera said it will present Puccini's "La Boheme" to 17 universities and high schools across the nation through a free, live simulcast.
CHICAGO, May 14 (UPI) -- A student and her family sued the Chicago Board of Education because a substitute teacher showed the film "Brokeback Mountain" to her class a year ago.
PASADENA, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration designated two California schools as part of its 25-member Explorer Schools system.
NORMAN, Okla., May 14 (UPI) -- A new cancer treatment developed by two University of Oklahoma professors has offered new hope in its reported ability to stop the spread of cancer cells.
Saturday, May 12
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 12 (UPI) -- A group of small liberal arts colleges has organized a boycott of the rankings in U.S. News & World Report, arguing they are biased.
DENVER, May 11 (UPI) -- A Michigan high school student says iPods may cause mild interference with the function of pacemakers.
Friday, May 11
TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) -- A high school was evacuated Friday after firefighters found a bottle containing a suspicious liquid in a classroom, and a teacher was taken to a hospital for dizziness. A student was arrested hours later.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- University of Colorado commencement ceremonies were held under increased security Friday, a day after a scare at nearby Boulder High School.
LUCKNOW, India, May 11 (UPI) -- A party of India's lower caste members appeared headed for a key state election win in Uttar Pradesh, delivering a huge setback to the main Congress party.
ROCKFORD, Ill., May 11 (UPI) -- A $2.2 million settlement was reached in a civil lawsuit filed against the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, Ill., by two women abused as teens by a former priest.
Thursday, May 10
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Police searched a high school room by room Thursday after a cook reported seeing two suspicious men in the building around dawn, both wearing camouflage and one in a ski mask.
IOWA CITY, Iowa, May 10 (UPI) -- Doctors who say they would reveal a hypothetical medical error often do not do so in actual practice, say Iowa researchers.
BOULDER, Colo. - Police searched a high school room by room Thursday after a cook reported seeing two suspicious men in the building around dawn, both wearing camouflage and one in a ski mask.
WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has identified the winners of its high school essay competition to describe "Air Transportation in 2057."
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 10 (UPI) -- Two University of Illinois students who formerly portrayed the school's Indian mascot added conspiracy charges and defendants to a lawsuit against the NCAA.
PARIS, May 10 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says a student experiment designed to deliver a parcel to Earth from space without using a rocket is nearing completion.
Wednesday, May 9
SAMMAMISH, Wash., May 9 (UPI) -- Public health officials in Sammamish, Wash., are investigating whether a large group of sick elementary school students are part of a norovirus outbreak.
SEATTLE, May 9 (UPI) -- Franklin High School students dress in such a style that "Glamorous" singer Fergie treated the Seattle school to a private concert.
NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Half of U.S. resident physicians have received only minimal training in cross-cultural communication, a new survey says.
WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration have agreed to cooperate in developing U.S. students' skills in science, technology, engineering and math.
SEOUL, May 9 (UPI) -- South Korea Wednesday sent a protest letter to Japan over the failure of Japanese textbooks to mention the use of sex slaves during World War II.
ATLANTA, May 9 (UPI) -- Georgia Tech will be the site of this year's RoboCup competition, with approximately 2,000 students and faculty from 20 nations participating.
NASHVILLE, May 9 (UPI) -- A bill before the Tennessee Legislature would allow licensed gun owners to bring their weapons into public parks.
Tuesday, May 8
NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- A judge upheld New York City's ban on cellphones in school, but parents challenging the ban vowed to appeal.
Monday, May 7
MONROE, N.J. (AP) -- Two school buses crashed at a bus stop Monday morning, injuring 22 children, authorities said.
WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has started the 2007 University Coal Research program -- its longest running student-teacher grant program.
Sunday, May 6
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Muslim extremists attacked a children's festival at a U.N.-run elementary school Sunday, killing a politician's bodyguard and wounding seven people in the latest incident of lawlessness engulfing the Gaza Strip.
Friday, May 4
Day in and day out, children across the U.S. are riding to school on aging buses, breathing what some activists say is a dangerous brew of pollutants up to five times dirtier than the air outside. It is a situation that Congress and many states have sought to fix in recent years. In fact, in 2005 federal lawmakers passed a measure to replace or retrofit the dirtiest diesel engines across the nation.
Day in and day out, children across the U.S. are riding to school on aging buses, breathing what some activists say is a dangerous brew of pollutants up to five times dirtier than the air outside.
LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- A true-crime account of a brutal Canadian high school murder written by Rebecca Godfrey is being turned into a feature film by Reese Witherspoon's Type A Films.
KENT, Ohio, May 4 (UPI) -- Political activist Tom Hayden told an Ohio audience America's reluctance to pull out of Iraq may have something do with the turbulence of the 1960s.
Thursday, May 3
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 3 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning violinist and Indiana University alum Josh Bell will return to his alma mater as a faculty member of the Jacobs School of Music.
Wednesday, May 2
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 2 (UPI) -- The Texas elementary school principal who gave a teacher time off to appear on the TV reality show "The Bachelor" has been reassigned and demoted.
Tuesday, May 1
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Less than two years after being given the helm of the city's beleaguered school system, the state-appointed superintendent announced Tuesday she would step down to focus on her family and new job opportunities.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rock star Bono has tried to feed the world and he's tried to heal the world. Now, he's trying to help some U.S. lawmakers teach the world.
BLACKSBURG, Va., May 1 (UPI) -- A Virginia Tech professor and several of his students have written what is thought to be the first book about the massacre on the Blacksburg, Va., campus.
Monday, April 30
CUPRIJA, Serbia, April 30 (UPI) -- A Belgrade University lecturer and three students died while exploring a 5,000-foot deep cave at Cuprija, Serbia, media said.
Sunday, April 29
SHANGHAI, China, April 29 (UPI) -- Besides being China's largest city, Shanghai has added an embarrassing superlative -- it has the most obese school children in the country.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At least 85 students and teachers were killed last year in attacks blamed on insurgents who oppose education for girls and teaching boys anything other than religion, Afghanistan's education minister said Sunday.
Saturday, April 28
LONDON, April 28 (UPI) -- A British project to create an affordable $100 laptop computer is behind schedule, and the end product will probably wind up costing around $175.
CHICAGO, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marines dropped a Chicago-area teenage recruit after he was charged with disorderly conduct for writing a violence-filled essay at school.
Thursday, April 26
BOSTON (AP) -- One wall at English High School holds old black-and-white photographs of young white men in high starched collars and V-neck varsity sweaters. Another wall is covered with a mural spray-painted in graffiti art, like an inner-city overpass.
ERFURT, Germany - Students and teachers at a German high school where a teenager killed 16 people paid tribute Thursday to the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting, weeping and hugging as they marked the fifth anniversary of their own tragedy.
Wednesday, April 25
LONDON, April 25 (UPI) -- The Royal Society of Chemistry says most British universities are offering remedial math classes because students aren't ready for college science.
NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- The president of New York University's student council has become embroiled in a controversy about her decision to pay a relative to speak at the school.
BOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Coach Tom Mutch, who heads up Boston College's women's hockey team, resigned this week amid allegations of sexual misconduct with a player.
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 25 (UPI) -- Some parents in a Texas school district say a grade school teacher's search for love shouldn't include a trip to the set of "The Bachelor."
BIRMINGHAM, England, April 24 (UPI) -- A British substitute teacher who used a mini-camera disguised as a button to film students behaving badly for a documentary could be banned from teaching.
Tuesday, April 24
STUDIO CITY, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- Students in U.S. high schools will have a chance to feel "like a prince or princess" for prom, courtesy of actress Sharon Stone's "Class of Hope Prom 2007."
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- Hundreds of U.S. colleges, including all state universities in Florida, are seeking new emergency alert systems in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings.
NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- New York's City Council has overridden Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto and banned metal baseball bats from high school use beginning Sept. 1.
Sunday, April 22
WOODBURN, Ind. (AP) -- The column in the student newspaper seemed innocent enough: advocating tolerance for people "different than you."
Saturday, April 21
JAKARTA, April 21 (UPI) -- Attempts to control the potential spread of dengue fever in Jakarta have been thwarted by area residents' hesitancy to embrace the health movement.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- When Sgt. Tim Weiner volunteered to become an explosives ordnance disposal technician in 1991 he told his family it was one of the safest jobs in the military -- how often did a stray bomb need disarming?
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- A teenager accused of gunning down his principal told detectives in a videotaped interview that he didn't mean to kill him but "freaked out" when the principal tackled him in a school hallway.
Friday, April 20
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. school playgrounds and athletic facilities could play an important role in fighting child obesity, but many are closed over the weekends.
HAMBURG, Germany, April 20 (UPI) -- German pop singer Nena is venturing into academia by starting a private school with a free-spirit philosophy.
Thursday, April 19
NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- New York's attorney general said Thursday he would sue Drexel University for allegedly taking kickbacks from a student lender to promote the lender solely.
NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- NBC News editors, whom Virginia Tech mass murderer Cho Seung-hui chose to receive his manifesto of violence, said they spent hours weighing whether to run it.
LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch says Thailand's government-backed militias are putting civilians in the country's southern provinces at increased risk.
CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago has upheld a suburban high school's ban on clothing with anti-gay slogans.
Wednesday, April 18
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A teenager shot and killed himself Wednesday shortly after pointing a handgun at two other students in a high school parking lot, police said.
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, April 18 (UPI) -- Tajikistan officials have imposed a new dress code for the Asian nation that bans teens from wearing miniskirts and traditional Islamic head scarves.
SEATTLE, April 18 (UPI) -- At least eight members of the University of Washington women's gymnastic team have been the target of repeated phone calls from a potential stalker.
LUBECK, Germany, April 18 (UPI) -- German scientists have determined how the brain keeps track of the temporal sequence of memories.
Tuesday, April 17
WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) -- Six former staff members at a school for juvenile offenders waited 41 minutes before calling 911 about an unresponsive 17-year-old student who died, prosecutors said Tuesday in announcing an indictment against the workers.
NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- Fox network pulled Wednesday's new episode of "Bones," saying its story was not suitable after the massacre of Virginia Tech students in Blacksburg, Va.
NEW FOREST, England, April 17 (UPI) -- Al Gore's Oscar-winning global warming film, "An Inconvenient Truth," certainly hasn't been banned in Boston but it is being panned in Britain.
BLACKSBURG, Va., April 17 (UPI) -- Many U.S. newspapers covered the Virginia Tech massacre using brief bloglike entries on their Web sites, a survey of newspapers found.
MONTREAL, April 17 (UPI) -- BCE Inc., Canada's largest telephone company, confirmed Tuesday it may sell itself to a U.S. private-equity firm and three Canadian pension funds.
BLACKSBURG, Va., April 17 (UPI) -- The president of Virginia Tech said Tuesday the gunman who killed 32 people and himself was a student who lived on-campus.
Monday, April 16
DENVER, April 16 (UPI) -- A Denver teen has determined that teenage student athletes who are slightly overweight or have a learning disorder are more likely to receive a concussion.
WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Digital Freedom, a Washington lobbying group, said it wants to balance rights of artists and consumers without unduly strict copyright laws or costly lawsuits.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A spring break trip to Cuba taken by students and a teacher from a New York City public high school has raised concerns about whether the group violated U.S. travel restrictions to the Communist country.
LA MARQUE, Texas, April 16 (UPI) -- Andre Agassi proved during a fundraising event in Texas that even the pros have amateur moments when his racket accidentally clipped his wife's lip.
WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Spring has arrived and with it the desire for a good tan, but getting one won't be so guilt-free this year. Half of all states have passed legislation that requires indoor tanning salons to notify their customers tanning causes skin cancer, a disease affecting one out of every five Americans.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 16 (UPI) -- A major U.S. university has announced it is finalizing plans as to how it will prepare for, and react to, an influenza pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) -- This city has dozens of small public schools that focus on themes -- sports careers, the arts and social justice. Few generate controversy.
Sunday, April 15
LITTLETON, Colo., April 15 (UPI) -- Littleton, Colo. is drawing national attention over a statue of a war hero, with some linking it to the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.
Saturday, April 14
WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Students at 22 U.S. colleges and universities have a chance to settle with record labels before being sued for big bucks for illegally downloading music.
Friday, April 13
CHICAGO - A principal and a teacher at a suburban elementary school quit amid allegations they were caught on video having sex in the principal's office, authorities say.
LONDON, April 13 (UPI) -- A teacher's union official warns the dialogue on a top-rated British television show set in the 1970s may lead to bullying on the playground.
Thursday, April 12
KONGENS LYNGBY, Denmark, April 12 (UPI) -- Nokia Corp. is investing in an electronic dictionary developed by a Danish college student to speed up text-messaging, the cell phone maker said.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 12 (UPI) -- Training social workers to lead "talk therapy" during the school day might help teens recognize depression, anxiety and anger problems, a U.S. study says.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of colleges, including St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., are boycotting U.S. News & World Report's annual college ranking list.
Wednesday, April 11
NEW YORK (AP) -- Billionaire media entrepreneur John Werner Kluge is giving $400 million to Columbia University for financial aid, one of the largest gifts ever to an American university, the university announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, April 10
CHICAGO (AP) -- A high school student was passing a handgun to a classmate inside a Chicago classroom Tuesday when it accidentally discharged, striking both in the leg, police said.
JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday in the killing of a high school official and the wounding of two others under a plea deal announced after jury selection for his trial had started.
ABERDEEN, Md., April 10 (UPI) -- A Maryland school district has removed a book on bullying from its high school curriculum because of vulgar language.
MONTREAL, April 10 (UPI) -- Shares of BCE Inc. hit a 52-week high Tuesday on news one of Canada's largest pension funds was in early talks to mount a $45 billion takeover bid.
Monday, April 9
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 9 (UPI) -- The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reportedly has accused Pakistani military of having links with Islamic Jihadi groups.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 9 (UPI) -- In a study of 51 U.S. college students, those with a higher body mass index tended to consider larger food portion sizes as typical.
Sunday, April 8
WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Washington's Martin Luther King parade was moved from January to April in hopes that the weather would be better, but it wasn't.
LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Several U.S. states are turning down federal funds aimed at educating youth about the benefits of abstaining from sex.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman facing expulsion from the Maryland school has appealed to members of Congress for support.
JERUSALEM, April 8 (UPI) -- Student groups at colleges and universities across Israel were set to strike this week to fight increases in the cost of higher education.
Saturday, April 7
SEOUL, April 7 (UPI) -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun says his country should focus on English proficiency to prepare for the future.
LITTLETON, Colo., April 7 (UPI) -- A group of parents in Littleton, Colo., is opposing a bronze statue of a local military hero, saying it is inappropriate for children.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Flores' drunken driving case started last fall when his Lincoln Continental was spotted weaving on a residential street at 2 a.m. A blood test after his arrest revealed an alcohol level at nearly twice the legal limit.
MIAMI (AP) -- A high school club that promotes tolerance of gays must be allowed to meet while a lawsuit is pending, a federal judge ruled.
Friday, April 6
EVANSTON, Ill., April 6 (UPI) -- Northwestern University in suburban Chicago is working on a deal to open an outpost with a journalism curriculum in the Middle East.
PITTSBURGH, April 6 (UPI) -- Andy Warhol turned a can of tomato soup into highly regarded pop art but it remains to be seen whether U.S. student artists do the same for ketchup.
IOWA CITY, Iowa, April 6 (UPI) -- Iowa State University psychologists have found evidence of the adverse effects of violent video games on the behavior of children and adolescents.
Thursday, April 5
WASHINGTON - Going high-tech doesn't lead to higher math and reading scores, according to a federal study.
Wednesday, April 4
WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The number of medical students choosing geriatrics is going down at the same time the number of seniors is going up, a new U.S. study says.
PROVO, Utah, April 4 (UPI) -- A decision by Brigham Young University to invite U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney to speak at the Utah school prompted two student demonstrations on Wednesday.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 4 (UPI) -- Ferris State University won the 19th annual U.S. Rube Goldberg Machine Contest that honors imagination, creativity and inefficiency.
CHICAGO, April 3 (UPI) -- High school students are being recruited by Chicago's Field Museum to help excavate a mastodon discovered in Wayne, Ill.
Tuesday, April 3
LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- A British teachers group says teachers need protection from cyber-bullying by their students.
NEW ORLEANS - Five fifth-grade students face criminal charges after authorities said four of them had sex in front of other students in an unsupervised classroom and kept a classmate posted as a lookout for teachers.
WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- The young Internet campaigners that support the presidential campaign of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama were there before he entered the race.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 3 (UPI) -- A Pakistani cleric, who heads a girls' school in Islamabad that stages pro-Islamic law protests, plans an "Islamic revolution" in the country.
Monday, April 2
WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A Washington student group opposed to the XM-Sirius merger gets funds from the National Association of Broadcasters, a huge critic of the merger, a report says.
NICKEL MINES, Pa. (AP) -- A bell summoned Amish students to a new, more cheerful and more secure one-room schoolhouse Monday, six months to the day after a gunman shot 10 of their classmates, killing five.
NICKEL MINES, Pa. - A new school symbolizing a new beginning stands ready for Amish students who survived a shooting that killed five of their classmates six months ago.
Sunday, April 1
LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- Government research in Britain shows that schools are dropping emotional topics like the Holocaust and the Crusades from history lessons.
FUKUOKA, Japan, April 1 (UPI) -- A cyber university, the first in Japan to offer courses through the Internet, opened Sunday in the southwestern city of Fukuoka in Kyushu province.
YUCAIPA, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- A college student in California is involved in a national class-action lawsuit over hidden credit card fees charged to him by Wells Fargo Bank.
Saturday, March 31
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., March 31 (UPI) -- A bust of the first African-American graduate of West Point has been unveiled at the Army's Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Friday, March 30
BOSTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Lesbian and gay adolescents were three to four times more likely to report having been bullied than heterosexuals, a Children's Hospital Boston study reported.
LONDON, March 30 (UPI) -- Almost half of British teens 11 to 15 have never had an alcoholic drink, 61 percent have never smoked and drug use has decreased, according to a school survey.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- A lightning strike killed a high school runner as he left a pole vault pit shortly before a track meet, the county coroner said.
NICKEL MINES, Pa. (AP) -- Amish students who survived a shooting that killed five of their classmates plan to attend school in a new building Monday, exactly six months after the massacre, authorities said.
Thursday, March 29
ST. LOUIS, March 29 (UPI) -- A new Atlas of Science Literacy has been created to give U.S. teachers a comprehensive K-12 guide to science education.
WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The Inter-Association Task Force has established recommendations for U.S. high school and college athletic programs to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, the former astronaut charged with attempted kidnapping, has reported for duty at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas.
WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- College students are seeking mental healthcare in unprecedented numbers, putting tremendous pressure on mental health resources of university campuses, experts say.
Wednesday, March 28
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 28 (UPI) -- A new online system implemented by the University of Michigan is designed to help maintain diversity in the schools' admissions picks.
TOKYO, March 28 (UPI) -- A ruling by the Tokyo High Court Wednesday found that there is a correlation between bullying and depression-induced teen suicide.
WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Some 2.3 million U.S. preschoolers have an eye disorder that could result in permanent vision loss if not treated, says the National Eye Institute.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 28 (UPI) -- Social support and perceived risk are most closely linked to drinking and driving, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study found.
BAILEY, Colo. - A gunman who sexually assaulted students as he held them captive in a high school classroom last fall claimed to have lost touch with reality, investigators said in a chilling final report on the attacks.
Tuesday, March 27
NEWARK, Del., March 27 (UPI) -- Chronic reading problems and depression in children appear to be related, especially among those in families with low incomes, found a U.S. study.
LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- Two University College London researchers have been awarded a grant to establish a medical ethics course in India, with an emphasis on women's rights.
MADISON, Wis., March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are creating large unique models of nano-sized structures to teach nanoscience to blind students.
BETHESDA, Md., March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. children who spent time in day care settings may have more problems with aggressive and disobedient behavior in elementary school, a study found.
Monday, March 26
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 26 (UPI) -- Children's self-regulation abilities, such as shifting focus and inhibiting impulses, account for more success in school than intelligence, says a U.S. study.
FALL RIVER, Mass., March 26 (UPI) -- U.S. education officials are increasingly supporting a proposal to expand the length of the average school day in schools struggling to meet expectations.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Police challenged a group of suspected militants Monday at a high school in northwestern Pakistan after hearing that they wanted to "motivate" students for holy war, sparking a gunbattle that left six people dead, police said.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Iain Macpherson cares so deeply about teaching civics that the 61-year-old Scottish immigrant turned himself into a show-and-tell project.
Saturday, March 24
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Six students from Cordova High School in California recently discovered three new asteroids through the International Asteroid Search Campaign.
Friday, March 23
LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- A British researcher says television and video games are not to blame for childhood obesity.
WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- Preliminary research suggests smoking water-pipe tobacco -- or hookah, a trend increasingly popular among college students -- could be as harmful as cigarettes, according to a new report.
EL PASO, Texas, March 23 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Texas at El Paso say a unique intervention program has reduced binge drinking among college students.
NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- New York's attorney general will charge in a lawsuit that a U.S. student lending company paid colleges and universities to steer borrowers its way for loans.
PLANTATION, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- The family of a Florida eighth-grader is suing her private school, saying she was repeatedly victimized by older boys on her school bus.
Thursday, March 22
LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- Eight percent of 16-year-olds in England and Wales who had bacterial meningitis as infants were enrolled in special schools, a study found.
CHEMNITZ, Germany, March 22 (UPI) -- The Harry Potter books are popular -- just not with some German parents who object to the wizard-in-training tales on religious grounds.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state school board voted Thursday to strip accreditation from the St. Louis school district and take control of its struggling schools.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 22 (UPI) -- Some of the best U.S. student scientists will soon gather at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center for the space agency's Student Launch Initiative.
Wednesday, March 21
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 21 (UPI) -- A pair of football players from the University of Michigan pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges they recently assaulted a fellow student.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 21 (UPI) -- Lisa Nowak, the former NASA astronaut accused of attempted kidnapping last month, has been reassigned to a Texas air station to serve as a training officer.
Tuesday, March 20
WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- A former high school math teacher believes that the U.S. Education Department has been unfairly penalizing and overcharging her on her student loans.
Monday, March 19
ST. LOUIS, March 19 (UPI) -- An online book written by a U.S. college student aims to teach children how to cope when a relative suffers a stroke.
NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. human rights group on Monday said a proposed Polish ban on discussing homosexuality in schools amounts to discrimination.
NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- New York police arrested at least 15 people after a melee that broke out during a high school basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Sunday, March 18
TOKYO, March 18 (UPI) -- A survey of nursing schools has found that more than 80 percent of nurses in Japan receive inadequate training prior to graduating.
WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear argument in a Juneau, Alaska, case that might further define the free-speech rights of high school students.
Saturday, March 17
LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- Actress Emma Watson, who has played Hermione Granger in all the "Harry Potter" films, was stalked at her British school by an obsessed fan, a report says.
Friday, March 16
NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Two New York musicians have penned and recorded 13 rock songs they say can help students do better on the vocabulary portion of the SAT college entrance exam.
SEATTLE, March 16 (UPI) -- Despite the warnings about the dangers of tanning, some youth refuse to give up being "bronzed," says a U.S. study.
ROME, March 16 (UPI) -- A troubling wave of violent incidents has convinced Italy to crack down on school bullying.
Thursday, March 15
NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- The New York City Council has voted to ban metal bats in high school baseball games, setting up a possible industry challenge.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials have announced the International Space Station's Node 2 module will be named "Harmony."
WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- NASA has joined with America Online and Mad Science, a science enrichment provider, in sponsoring the Space Pennant Design Challenge.
Wednesday, March 14
ENTERPRISE, Ala. - Some had to come in wheelchairs or on crutches, but Enterprise High students resumed classes Wednesday at a temporary site, nearly two weeks after a tornado ripped apart their school and killed eight classmates.
PEORIA, March 13 (UPI) -- The mother of a Chicago high school basketball player says a racial slur was scrawled across a mirror in her central Illinois hotel room.
Tuesday, March 13
LIVERPOOL, England, March 13 (UPI) -- A special science laboratory program designed specifically for children has been started at the University of Liverpool and might spread across Britain.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a hit TV movie, a quadruple-platinum CD, a touring live concert and a top-selling DVD. Now, "High School Musical" is hitting the ice.
Monday, March 12
MIAMI, March 12 (UPI) -- "Let's Fall in Love Again" only sold 1,000 copies, but the song also served as the thesis for a Florida graduate student.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 12 (UPI) -- Some of the rules at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa have parents wondering about the facility where their daughters live.
LOUGHBOROUGH, England, March 12 (UPI) -- One person was shot and six injured when a hip-hop concert at a university in Britain turned violent, police said.
ALTADENA, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- History is being recorded in Altadena, Calif., where a sixth grade class opted to rap about Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.
JERUSALEM, March 12 (UPI) -- An Israeli military sweep in the West Bank Monday resulted in the arrests of at least 40 Palestinians on terror charges.
Sunday, March 11
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 11 (UPI) -- A project at the University of Michigan has students wearing surgical masks to monitor possible flu outbreaks, but some students have been slacking off.
Saturday, March 10
MIAMI (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith never finished high school, but the strange twists of the model's life -- and now her death -- are helping teach lessons at law schools around the country.
Friday, March 9
WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- University administrators need to be more actively involved in battling piracy on campuses, members of a U.S. House of Representatives panel said.
Thursday, March 8
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A high school student arrested last month in a suspected school plot planned to use shrapnel pipe bombs and other explosives to target peers who had harassed him, according to documents released Thursday.
WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The International Space University's 2009 summer program will be held at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
Wednesday, March 7
Midland Police Chief James St. Louis said the gunman, identified as David Turner, 17, of nearby Coleman, died in the parking lot.
WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates told a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday U.S. immigration laws threaten to damage the nation's competitive advantage.
MIAMI, March 7 (UPI) -- Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal will move from defending the hoop on a basketball court to helping children guard against childhood obesity.
Tuesday, March 6
EAST LANSING, Mich., March 6 (UPI) -- Michigan State University and Saginaw Valley State University researchers say body mass index may not be as accurate as health officials believe.
BETHESDA, Md., March 6 (UPI) -- Teenagers and young adults are abusing prescription drugs in staggering numbers, and the crippling effects of this addiction must be addressed head-on, experts said Monday.
Sunday, March 4
JUNEAU, Alaska, March 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is set this month to hear the highly publicized "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case that began five years ago in Alaska.
Saturday, March 3
ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) -- In the science wing at Enterprise High School, Marisa Younanian huddled for hours with her classmates in the protection of an interior hallway as tornado sirens wailed throughout town. They joked and thought about how hungry they were.
JAKARTA, March 3 (UPI) -- An official says 8.07 percent of Indonesia's population of 200 million is still illiterate.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 3 (UPI) -- Some students at the Virginia university founded by Pat Robertson say presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not Christian enough to speak there.
ENTERPRISE, Ala., March 3 (UPI) -- President Bush said Saturday he is confident Enterprise, Ala., would rebuild after the tornado that killed eight students at the local high school.
Friday, March 2
HEIDELBERG, Germany, March 2 (UPI) -- A proposed common European history text was at the top of the agenda during this week's meeting of European Union education ministers.
LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- You just might be a fifth grader if you thought Fox's game show "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" would strike a cord with U.S. television viewers.
ATLANTA, March 1 (UPI) -- Teacher Ron Clark, who became nationally known for his work in New York, is opening his own school in Atlanta.
Thursday, March 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 1 (UPI) -- Many are critical of U.S. schools having unhealthy lunches and too little physical education, but children gain more weight during summer vacation.
Wednesday, February 28
TOKYO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Japan's Supreme Court has ruled that a teacher can be punished for refusing to play the country's national anthem.
Tuesday, February 27
KARRATHA, Australia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The mining industry, from Australia to the United States, is struggling to find workers to meet rapidly growing demand for iron, copper and other commodities.
Monday, February 26
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Two Chinese university students have swum across Cook Strait, the 17-mile stretch of water between the north and south islands of New Zealand.
Sunday, February 25
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Testimony has concluded in the California discrimination lawsuit against a high school student who repeatedly said "that's so gay" to classmates.
Saturday, February 24
MURRAY, Ky., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A teacher in Murray, Ky., has been arrested on drug charges after allegedly organizing a drug sale through a series of text messages.
BOSTON (AP) -- School principal Robin Harris used to see the clock on her office wall as the enemy, its steady ticking a reminder that time was not on her side.
Friday, February 23
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A judge in one of the nation's longest-running school desegregation cases released the Little Rock district from federal supervision Friday, nearly 50 years after President Eisenhower sent in troops to escort nine black students into all-white Central High.
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by parents who wanted to keep their young children from learning about gay marriage in school.
EDMONTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- More than one out of three 13- and 14-year-old boys surveyed in Alberta, Canada, reported being a heavy watcher of pornography.
Thursday, February 22
ATHENS, Ohio, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, has the dubious honor of prompting the most complaints on students illegally sharing music, a recording association said.
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (AP) -- At a sprawling base set amid the wiregrass pastures of southern Alabama, the Army is teaching its next class of helicopter pilots how to avoid getting shot down when it's their turn to go to Iraq.
HAIFA, Israel, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli researchers have developed a standardized test in Hebrew and Arabic that diagnoses reading and writing disabilities in children.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Nearly 300 students were spellbound at an Ohio theater when astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, described his 1962 space flight.
Monday, February 19
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Family doctors are highly skilled, cost-effective -- and increasingly hard to find.
Saturday, February 17
LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The director of the National Association for the Teaching of English says British Education Secretary Alan Johnson is a "bird brain."
TOKYO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Japan's Foreign Ministry is struggling to aid 28 Japanese students who are trapped in the increasingly unstable West African nation of Guinea.
UNCASVILLE, Conn., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Boys outnumber girls by at least 50-to-one in U.S. high school wrestling programs, but girls' wrestling is getting bigger, The New York Times reported.
Friday, February 16
URBANA, Ill., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- After years of debate, the University of Illinois is retiring Chief Illiniwek, its American Indian sports team mascot.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Midway through the month when influenza typically peaks, health officials were monitoring four hospitalized Nebraska children, while three North Carolina schools remained closed over widespread symptoms of the illness.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- A 16-year-old high school junior has been charged with making bombs in a plan to target classmates in his school, a plot uncovered after a video was discovered on the Internet, police said.
Thursday, February 15
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force Academy said Thursday 39 freshman cadets are under investigation for cheating.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Two students who portray Chief Illiniwek, the sports team mascot at the University of Illinois, have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in Champaign.
WESTCHESTER, Ill., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Adolescents who experience sleep disturbances are more likely to receive bad grades in school, according to a U.S. study.
Wednesday, February 14
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The higher-than-expected incidence of U.S. autism is not a surprise to special-education staff and autism advocates, says a special-education expert.
Tuesday, February 13
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A bipartisan U.S. commission has issued its final report on recommendations for the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.
KANSAS CITY, Kan., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Kansas State Board of Education has voted to remove science standards that question the validity of the theory of evolution.
EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. science literacy expert says scientists must teach but they also should run -- for local school board seats.
Monday, February 12
PHOENIX, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The University of Phoenix Monday disputed contentions in published reports that say the school has a graduation rate of only 16 percent.
Wednesday, February 7
BOSTON (AP) -- Officials from a suburban Massachusetts school district asked a federal judge Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two couples who claim their parental rights were violated when homosexuality was discussed in their children's classrooms.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- If you haven't consumed any milk today and you're African-American, you're not alone in lacking key nutrients found in dairy.
Monday, February 5
LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An Islamic school in England has been accused of poisoning the minds of its pupils with textbooks that portray Jews as "apes" and Christians as "pigs."
Saturday, February 3
LONDON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" has been pulled from British school curricula for its adult themes of sexuality and racism.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Immigration officials, after a nine-year deportation battle, say a Reno, Nev., family with a gifted daughter will be allowed to remain in the United States.
Friday, February 2
MOSCOW (AP) -- When Yelena's son was preparing for admission exams for a top communications institute, school officials hinted he might not get in unless she offered them a little "reward."
Thursday, February 1
MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) -- Fire raged through the high school in this small town Thursday morning, consuming at least half of the building and sending huge plumes of smoke in the air.
Wednesday, January 31
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Barbra Streisand wowed her St. Paul, Minn., audience when she performed late last year; now she wowed a St. Paul school with a $10,000 contribution.
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a Qatari student legally living in the United States are appealing his military detention as a terror suspect for five years in Richmond, Va.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Barbra Streisand has donated an unexpected $10,000 to a St. Paul performing arts high school, which says her record label plans to contribute an additional $10,000 worth of audio-visual gear. The St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, which serves grades 9-12, announced the donations Tuesday. Its executive director, Terry Tofte, said he first learned of the gifts last month, and "my reaction was, 'Well, Merry Christmas!'"
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A revised history textbook for high school students in Taiwan has drawn criticism for suggesting that the island is completely separate from mainland China.
ATLANTA, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- One of her children has established a scholarship at Spelman College in Atlanta in honor of Coretta Scott King, who died a year ago Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 30
NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Nielsen Media Research has added college campus viewing to its national sampling of U.S. television fare.
DITTMER, Mo. (AP) -- No children were seriously hurt, but the driver of another vehicle was injured when a school bus overturned Tuesday morning in Jefferson County.
Monday, January 29
SHILOH, Ill. (AP) -- A car plowed through the wall of an elementary school cafeteria during lunch Monday, killing an 8-year-old boy and injuring two other students and the 84-year-old driver, police in this St. Louis suburb said.
Sunday, January 28
ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Greek Education Ministry has caught 310 students trying to gain recognition of forged degrees from foreign universities.
Thursday, January 25
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus schools canceled classes for their 56,000 students Thursday after a contractor responsible for some school bus routes discovered it had not done complete criminal background checks on drivers.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's highest court ordered the state Monday to pay at least $1.93 billion more per year to the New York City school system to provide "a sound, basic education."
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A teenager died in a struggle with staff members two weeks after arriving at a private school that had a state contract to educate juveniles in trouble with the law, authorities say.
Wednesday, January 24
CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, whose passionate performances thrill audiences, said he hopes to ignite a passion in Chicago students tracing their origins to Africa.
CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- An autopsy was scheduled Wednesday for an 18-year-old Chicago high school basketball player who collapsed and died after a game.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A world-renowned U.S. scientist says he is plotting a revolution -- a revolution in the way children around the world are taught science.
Tuesday, January 23
PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A parody of an Asian-American student rejected from admission at Princeton University has raised questions about bias at elite U.S. colleges.
Monday, January 22
HAIFA, Israel, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli researchers found a higher rate of sleep disorders among kindergarteners who are evaluated and found not ready for first grade.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Sitting on the storm-weary Atlantic Coast, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was prepared for hurricanes.
Sunday, January 21
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban said they will open their own schools in areas of southern Afghanistan under the group's control, an apparent effort to win support among local residents and undermine the Western-backed government's efforts to expand education.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban said it will open its own schools in areas of southern Afghanistan under its control, an apparent effort to win support among local residents and undermine the Western-backed government's efforts to expand education.
LONDON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- British Secretary of State for Education Alan Johnson says children should be taught values to fight "ignorance and bigotry."
Saturday, January 20
TOKYO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Re-examined statistics out of Japan indicate bullying contributed to at least 12 suicides by school children between 1999 and 2005.
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Brandeis University has denied director Jonathan Demme access to a speech by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, which Demme wanted to shoot for a film.
ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Texas schoolteacher Barbara Morgan is eagerly anticipating taking her teaching skills into space as a crew member of the U.S. space shuttle Endeavour.
BALTIMORE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Up to 12,000 children in Maryland may not be allowed into school next week unless they receive a pair of required vaccinations in time.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Alicia Keys recently donated $20,000 in college scholarships, but stipulated any recipient must perform community service in his or her hometown.
Friday, January 19
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death Friday in a hallway at his high school in this affluent Boston suburb, and a classmate was charged with murder after blurting out, "I did it, I did it," authorities said.
NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Officials at St. John's University in New York have halted a student production of the play "The Vagina Monologues" saying goes against the school's values.
LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Outsourcing professionals will soon be able to be certified online, the industry's trade organization and New York's Syracuse University said Friday.
SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) -- A person was fatally stabbed Friday morning at a high school outside Boston, a hospital spokeswoman said.
CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. study shows that a student's grade point average is a strong predictor of behavior for Asian-American youth as well as for other youth.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man suspected of plotting a killing spree at a high school was sentenced to five years in state prison.
Thursday, January 18
NICKEL MINES, Pa. (AP) -- Members of the community are raising a new Amish schoolhouse a few hundred yards from the spot where a gunman shot five girls to death in October.
Wednesday, January 17
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- South Florida running back Keeley Dorsey died Wednesday after collapsing during a team-conditioning workout at the school's Tampa, Fla., campus.
Tuesday, January 16
NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Rapper Jim Jones has teamed up with an entertainers' education-focused alliance designed to encourage at-risk New York youth to stay in school.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Students from a Washington-area university formed a consumer group to ensure competition in the satellite radio industry, organizers said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A train derailed outside of Louisville, Ky., Tuesday morning causing a fire that engulfed most of the train and hundreds of feet of railroad track.
Monday, January 15
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The history of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is not being consistently taught in U.S. schools, the Washington Post reported Monday.
Sunday, January 14
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Cheerleaders at Whitney Point High School in upstate New York must cheer for the girls' teams as well as the boys' to comply with a new federal ruling.
Saturday, January 13
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Critics say the 5-year-old No Child Left Behind Act has failed to set meaningful standards for U.S. teachers, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Friday, January 12
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- A school bus driver lost control and struck several students as they left a high school Friday, then crashed into a retaining wall, sending 17 children to hospitals, officials said.
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- A school bus hit several students as they were leaving a high school Friday, then crashed into a retaining wall, sending 17 chi