Primary and secondary education

Thursday, January 27

  • Ill. public school silent time reinstated   UPI / 5:14PM
    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.
  • Film on Israeli school nominated for Oscar   UPI / 3:35PM
    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

  • Obama challenges Congress to work together   UPI / 12:05AM
    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

  • Less than half do well in science subjects   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Canadian sex abuse victims to share $15M   UPI / 2:24PM
    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

  • Food poisoning sickens 28 Russian students   UPI / 10:54AM
    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

  • Hu visits Chicago school   UPI / 1:54PM
    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

  • H.S. wrestler expelled for practice move   UPI / 11:34PM
    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 teen pregnancy story overblown   UPI / 9:24PM
    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.
  • Show pigs mutilated in a pen with a hoe   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • Man wears unwashed jeans for 15 months   UPI / 8:14AM
    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

  • Pa. school district faces suit over fines   UPI / 5:34PM
    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.
  • TCU student sues school over rape   UPI / 3:14PM
    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.
  • Steer rustled from suburban SoCal school   UPI / 12:24AM
    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

  • How to combat test anxiety   UPI / 11:44PM
    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

  • Colleges assess 'students of concern'   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Rule proposed for improved school meals   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Teacher uses comics to boost reading   UPI / 2:14PM
    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

  • AHA: Learn CPR to graduate high school   UPI / 11:54PM
    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.
  • Scientific illiteracy on U.S. campuses   UPI / 10:34AM
    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

  • College clinics don't depression screen   UPI / 5:24PM
    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.
  • Teacher: Racy novel not meant for Internet   UPI / 1:54PM
    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.
  • Emanuel backs curb on teacher strikes   UPI / 1:34PM
    CHICAGO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is backing an Illinois bill to limit public school teachers' strike rights.
  • Thursday, January 6

  • Campaigners want play back in childhood   UPI / 4:34PM
    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

  • China's cold snap lingers   UPI / 11:44AM
    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.
  • Penn law schools hires Specter   UPI / 8:34AM
    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The University of Pennsylvania says it has hired former Sen. Arlen Specter as an adjunct faculty member beginning this fall.
  • Mothers are key to HPV vaccination   UPI / 12:05AM
    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

  • Report may confirm U.K. grade inflation   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Court: Insurer must cover hired bus crash   UPI / 7:24PM
    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.
  • Fla. school settles Facebook lawsuit   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Some hide classroom cellphone use   UPI / 2:05AM
    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

  • Quadriplegics to be able to use computers   UPI / 7:34PM
    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

  • Rutgers: No fault in gay student's suicide   UPI / 5:54PM
    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.
  • Six Ohio State football players suspended   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Indian team names an issue in Wisconsin   UPI / 5:24PM
    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.
  • Many Army recruits lacking basic skills   UPI / 8:04AM
    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

  • No arrests after Jersey prep hockey melee   UPI / 2:44PM
    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.
  • Schools lift ROTC ban after don't ask vote   UPI / 8:24AM
    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

  • NY choir to sing at Oscars   UPI / 5:34PM
    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.
  • Gym named for Kobe Bryant at old H.S.   UPI / 7:34AM
    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

  • LA schools accept corporate sponsors   UPI / 6:34PM
    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

  • Movies: Not what you watch, but with whom   UPI / 1:34AM
    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

  • Teens with asthma offered help at school   UPI / 11:34PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A school-based educational program helps teens cope with asthma, U.S. researchers say.
  • 'Jackass' gets book banned in Mass.   UPI / 8:04PM
    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."
  • Study: First impression has lasting impact   UPI / 1:54AM
    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.
  • Son of Pink Floyd lead climbed Cenotaph   UPI / 12:54AM
    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

  • Computer game helps those with ADHD   UPI / 11:34PM
    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

  • Ban on Tori Stafford murder trial lifted   UPI / 6:34PM
    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.
  • For-profit schools lure veterans   UPI / 3:34PM
    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

  • Parents sue school over alleged bullying   UPI / 8:14PM
    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.
  • Concussion symptoms differ between sexes   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Journalist rips Wayne St. for ending award   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Mom in hazing case charged with assault   UPI / 8:54PM
    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.
  • Technicality scrubs Fla. porn conviction   UPI / 3:14PM
    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

  • Including death in school curriculum   UPI / 9:24PM
    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

  • Garner, Usher head to 'Sesame Street'   UPI / 10:24PM
    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.
  • School to pay for ousting autistic boy   UPI / 3:44PM
    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

  • Settlement reached in cross-branding   UPI / 8:34PM
    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

  • China lags in scientific literacy   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Cookie Monster wants to host 'SNL'   UPI / 9:54PM
    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."
  • Vick preaches against dog fights to teens   UPI / 1:44PM
    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

  • Teacher uses spy pen on bather   UPI / 7:05PM
    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

  • Britain decries teaching at Saudi schools   UPI / 10:54AM
    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

  • Woman sues to get school perfume ban   UPI / 7:05PM
    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

  • Harvard club cuts line trifling Yale death   UPI / 2:44PM
    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.
  • Blacks suffer 'nerd penalty' for good GPA   UPI / 2:05AM
    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

  • Bill Nye collapses on stage   UPI / 5:14PM
    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

  • Mom sues school over son's handcuffing   UPI / 10:14PM
    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.
  • Schumer: Four Loko sale to be prohibited   UPI / 5:24PM
    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

  • In-state tuition OK'd for illegal aliens   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Kids who hate school turn to sex, alcohol   UPI / 2:14AM
    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

  • Team colors on beer cans changes risks   UPI / 1:24AM
    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.
  • Basketball coach allegedly hit players   UPI / 1:14AM
    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

  • For-profit Keiser U. drops lawsuit   UPI / 12:24PM
    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

  • School district sued over slavery book   UPI / 8:05PM
    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.
  • Dozen hurt in Colorado school bus crash   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • Soccer players suspended over hazing   UPI / 1:35PM
    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.
  • Fearless children may lack empathy   UPI / 8:05AM
    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

  • Monk accused of porn drops defamation suit   UPI / 9:44PM
    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.
  • Hyper-texting linked to risky behaviors   UPI / 3:44PM
    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

  • High court hears medical resident tax case   UPI / 7:34PM
    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 students to vote on football   UPI / 3:44PM
    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.
  • Georgia students to vote on football   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Bedbugs hitting New York City schools   UPI / 5:05PM
    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

  • Testimony: Man recalled killing girlfriend   UPI / 7:44PM
    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

  • Parents trump schools' and child's effort   UPI / 8:54PM
    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

  • Student killed in N.D. mishap remembered   UPI / 7:44PM
    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.
  • Kutcher, Moore in possible recruitment hit   UPI / 12:44PM
    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

  • School buses to scan student fingerprints   UPI / 7:24PM
    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

  • Parents sue NYC over son's brain   UPI / 8:24PM
    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.
  • Settlement in cross 'branding' case   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • NCAA: Football graduation rates rise   UPI / 7:05PM
    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

  • Jet-powered Beetle visits Detroit school   UPI / 5:05PM
    DETROIT, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A California mechanical engineer displayed his jet engine-propelled Volkswagen Beetle for students at a Detroit high school.
  • Biden appearance kicked out of high school   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Texas tries to close online 'diploma mill'   UPI / 2:24PM
    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

  • Study: Shy students choose science   UPI / 8:24PM
    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.
  • Study: Don't ban, just move unhealthy food   UPI / 6:34PM
    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

  • Tech-savvy students sought as poll workers   UPI / 7:35PM
    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.
  • China plans rebuilding after mudslide   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Prayer at school football games challenged   UPI / 4:54PM
    SODDY-DAISY, Tenn., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation says a Tennessee high school should stop broadcasting Christian prayers before football games.
  • School-grown veggies banned from schools   UPI / 2:35PM
    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

  • Students chant gay slur at rally   UPI / 7:44PM
    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."
  • Tennessee fossil bones may be mastodon's   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • About 20% W.Va. kids hypertensive   UPI / 2:14AM
    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

  • Dennis Haysbert at college fundraiser   UPI / 4:24PM
    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

  • Illinois 'moment of silence' law upheld   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • 841 schools join HealthierUS School roster   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Students punished for following script   UPI / 3:14PM
    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.
  • Alienated youth more apt to lash out   UPI / 2:04AM
    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.
  • Men and women have equal math skills   UPI / 1:14AM
    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

  • Obama to meet future entrepreneurs   UPI / 10:04PM
    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.
  • School district laptop suits settled   UPI / 5:14PM
    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.
  • China says Nobel Prize a ploy   UPI / 5:04PM
    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.
  • Teachers: Sex-toy complaint led to firings   UPI / 4:05PM
    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

  • Matron at Oprah school not guilty of abuse   UPI / 6:44PM
    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.
  • Student will sue to wear necklace cross   UPI / 5:44PM
    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

  • Football-less school goes cricket for day   UPI / 5:14PM
    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

  • Trump gets honorary degree in Scotland   UPI / 1:05AM
    ABERDEEN, Scotland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Real estate tycoon Donald Trump was honored Friday with an honorary degree from a Scottish university.
  • Friday, October 8

  • H.S. footballers said at brain risk   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • Depp visits kids at London school   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • N.C. student says nose piercing religious   UPI / 8:34PM
    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

  • 'Peter Rabbit' TV series on its way   UPI / 4:24PM
    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

  • TV viewing may be hazardous to health   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Okla. player suspended for Twitter remarks   UPI / 9:44PM
    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

  • School district reconsiders iPod ban   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • Students sue for-profit college on fraud   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • Obama signs small-business act   UPI / 4:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act in a ceremony in the East Room Monday afternoon.
  • Obama: More teachers and more money   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • Obama heading to University of Wisconsin   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • Facebook CEO donates $100M for ed reform   UPI / 5:54PM
    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

  • College students wild for wildflower   UPI / 10:04PM
    GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A survey of U.S. college students in plant-related disciplines indicates a deep interest in native wildflowers.
  • Brown: Harvard's priorities 'upside down'   UPI / 6:04PM
    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.
  • $10 million lawsuit in school bullying   UPI / 1:34PM
    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

  • Winfrey donates $1M to Denver tech school   UPI / 11:34PM
    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.
  • University to enter stem cell legal battle   UPI / 1:34PM
    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.
  • Government & insurgents harming education   UPI / 7:54AM
    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.
  • Boot camp could lower college dropout rate   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Ole Miss says bye y'all to mascot   UPI / 7:44PM
    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.
  • Multitasking called bad study strategy   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • Boy plans garage sale to buy headstone   UPI / 6:14PM
    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

  • Prep footballer's collapse, death mourned   UPI / 5:54PM
    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

  • Many teens don't get birth control info   UPI / 10:44PM
    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.
  • Texas school board takes on Islam   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • performs new song on 'Sesame'   UPI / 10:14PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Recording star has taped an original song for an upcoming episode of the U.S. preschool television program "Sesame Street," the show's producers said.
  • Deputies restrain gator near school   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • Teen says he was beaten in locker room   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Obama fetes NCAA student-athletes   UPI / 10:34PM
    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

  • School phone bug reports mass absenteeism   UPI / 1:24PM
    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

  • Higher pay for certain 2010 college grads   UPI / 7:14PM
    CHICAGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Decreases in starting salaries for college graduates in certain fields appear to be leveling off, a study shows.
  • Chicken pox outbreak at Ind. high school   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • Historical Association: Teach more history   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • Mom of slain grad student may sue Yale   UPI / 1:54PM
    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

  • Fla. teen collapses, dies during practice   UPI / 9:04PM
    APOPKA, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Florida ninth-grader collapsed and died during high school football practice Tuesday, authorities said.
  • Mom says 5-year-old assaulted in school   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • Parents/teacher conference not about kids   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Man blames wife's murder on dream   UPI / 9:54AM
    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

  • School performance linked to gene variants   UPI / 4:05PM
    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

  • What to do to start the school year right   UPI / 5:24PM
    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.
  • Some schools ban breast cancer bracelets   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Family sues over heart-stopping shock   UPI / 6:44PM
    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.
  • Students help end satellite mission   UPI / 5:54PM
    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.
  • Costs awarded in Pa. school webcam case   UPI / 4:04PM
    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.
  • Healthcare workers should get flu vaccine   UPI / 3:34PM
    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.
  • Chinese court to hear HIV-bias suit   UPI / 3:14PM
    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 'teen' player unmasked as being 21   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • Parents say priest got daughter pregnant   UPI / 2:44PM
    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.
  • Harvard scientist's work scrutinized   UPI / 1:04AM
    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

  • Minn. prep football team hazing alleged   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Cuba ends smoking subsidy to help economy   UPI / 5:04PM
    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

  • Tenn. floods expose graves to robbers   UPI / 4:34PM
    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.
  • Doodling elevates creative thinking   UPI / 1:04PM
    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.
  • Students who are bullied get lower grades   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Study: Preschoolers' use of statistics   UPI / 11:14PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Preschoolers use statistics to figure out situations around them, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • 'Official' Dr. Seuss Web site goes live   UPI / 10:34AM
    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

  • 10 high school footballers hospitalized   UPI / 2:04PM
    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

  • iPad may boost e-textbook sales in U.S.   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Illinois schools tap into wind energy   UPI / 7:24PM
    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.
  • Mobile nature lab to visit Indiana schools   UPI / 6:24PM
    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

  • Dad saves toddler attacked by zoo bear   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • Teacher resigns over Facebook comments   UPI / 6:44PM
    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.
  • Flash flood kills three Japanese students   UPI / 8:34AM
    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

  • School settles with teacher over stripper   UPI / 7:05PM
    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

  • LA teachers angry over data disclosure   UPI / 11:35AM
    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

  • Gen. McChrystal heading to Yale classroom   UPI / 5:05PM
    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.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey: 70% Of High School Seniors Have Had Sex: 70 Percent of high school seniors responding say they've had sexual intercourse in past year MORE HEALTH NEWS   AP / 8:35AM
    Aug. 16--Think your high school senior hasn't had sex?
  • Sunday, August 15

  • Ickey Woods' son dies after asthma attack   UPI / 12:24PM
    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

  • Parents should ask about school Net policy   UPI / 11:44PM
    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

  • Walk to school, less heart risk as an adult   UPI / 2:14AM
    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

  • Rand Paul a member of 'lewd, crude' group?   UPI / 8:44PM
    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

  • Tony Danza reality show gets air date   UPI / 4:35PM
    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

  • Trouble getting a date? Try showering   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Mentors helped teens keep weight off   UPI / 11:54PM
    BALTIMORE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Pairing college student mentors with urban teens helped the teens adopt healthy habits, U.S. researchers said.
  • Senate healthier school lunch bill passes   UPI / 7:35PM
    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.
  • Australian schools may stock condoms   UPI / 5:05PM
    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

  • Dems break GOP filibuster on jobs bill   UPI / 7:24PM
    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

  • Cheerleading risks should be recognized   UPI / 10:34PM
    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

  • Video game teaches cell microbiology   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • Study: Personality is 'set' at early age   UPI / 4:05PM
    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

  • College Student-Parent Communications 101   UPI / 10:34PM
    TORONTO, July 29 (UPI) -- Parents of students leaving home for college need to show interest without seeming to interfere, a Canadian psychologist suggests.
  • School board cracks down on cyberbullies   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • Building tenants don't want charter school   UPI / 5:34PM
    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.
  • Suit over burning of student settled   UPI / 3:34PM
    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.
  • Obama to discuss education reform   UPI / 1:44PM
    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

  • Spied-on student files law suit   UPI / 7:34PM
    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.
  • Spring light influences teen sleep   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Nickelodeon to air 'Dora' TV movie   UPI / 9:44PM
    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.
  • Helping cancer patients return to school   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • 18 states, D.C. 'Race to Top' finalists   UPI / 4:05PM
    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.
  • Students may use asthma meds at school   UPI / 1:34AM
    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

  • Down syndrome, autistic kids ride bikes   UPI / 10:24PM
    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.
  • Student-designed experiments to go to ISS   UPI / 7:05PM
    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.
  • U.S. students win rocket challenge in U.K.   UPI / 6:44PM
    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

  • Colleges don't make grade curbing alcohol   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • More states adopting education standards   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • School settles with lesbian over prom   UPI / 5:54PM
    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

  • Football team members accused of hazing   UPI / 4:24PM
    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

  • Naval Academy head ordered to leave early   UPI / 6:35PM
    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.
  • Students get chance to design space house   UPI / 4:54PM
    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.
  • Balloons gathering data above gulf spill   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Sex teacher does porn in private life   UPI / 6:14PM
    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

  • Mental health issues, 1 in 5 preschoolers   UPI / 2:14AM
    BOSTON, July 10 (UPI) -- More than 20 percent of U.S. kindergartners and first-graders demonstrate mental health issues, researchers found.
  • Thursday, July 8

  • 20 percent of U.S. high-schoolers smoke   UPI / 3:35PM
    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.
  • TV, video games may rob students of focus   UPI / 2:14AM
    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.
  • Many simply don't understand grammar   UPI / 1:34AM
    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

  • Children see fewer ads for sweets, drinks   UPI / 12:34AM
    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

  • Kindle not ready for campus?   UPI / 3:05PM
    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

  • Mary Blige peddles perfume   UPI / 10:34PM
    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

  • Teacher leashes middle school child   UPI / 6:44PM
    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

  • British mayor drops pants, apologizes   UPI / 9:44PM
    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.
  • No Internet addiction link to gambling   UPI / 12:24AM
    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

  • Food, gym 'interventions' can stem obesity   UPI / 7:05PM
    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

  • Veteran journalist now a HS graduate   UPI / 3:05PM
    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

  • Board to rethink condoms for all students   UPI / 10:44PM
    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.
  • Students design inflatable space habitats   UPI / 6:05PM
    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.
  • Mothers of autistic children pay at work   UPI / 4:05PM
    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.
  • Medvedev now on Twitter, 19,000 follow   UPI / 10:54AM
    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

  • Dakota Fanning attends first prom   UPI / 8:04PM
    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.
  • Charles Bolden honored for a NASA program   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • Winners of NASA design contest announced   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Chinese parents don't want kids on Web   UPI / 6:34PM
    BEIJING, June 19 (UPI) -- An overwhelming majority of parents in China worry children's Internet surfing could hurt their schoolwork, a study reveals.
  • College degree linked to health insurance   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Yankees sign No. 1 draft pick Culver   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Sitter sentenced for giving wine to infant   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • Debate over drugs may really be about sex   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Alleged sex abusers get non-felony charges   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Medical schools' social mission varies   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Bombing near school kills Thai soldier   UPI / 11:05AM
    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

  • Boarding schools ask meal flexibility   UPI / 3:05PM
    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

  • Ads use health to market unhealthy food   UPI / 7:14PM
    GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 11 (UPI) -- A Swedish researcher found television ads used health arguments to market non-healthy foods to children.
  • NASA plans 'RockOn!' rocket workshop   UPI / 2:14PM
    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

  • Student research development grant awarded   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • AI: Pakistan abandoned tribal area people   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • 7-foot gator caught at Florida school   UPI / 4:34PM
    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.
  • Suit: Teacher canned for premarital sex   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • Roethlisberger file to be released   UPI / 10:44AM
    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

  • Obama: Selig right to let 'The Call' stand   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • Denzel Washington announces scholarships   UPI / 1:14AM
    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

  • Headaches in high-schoolers, smoking link   UPI / 10:24PM
    MUNICH, Germany, June 7 (UPI) -- German researchers have linked headaches in high-school students to smoking and use of alcohol.
  • Helen Thomas announces retirement   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • Drinking and driving worsens at age 21   UPI / 9:34PM
    COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers warn college student drinking and driving worsens at age 21.
  • College students caring less for others   UPI / 9:35AM
    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

  • New device helps blind people maneuver   UPI / 5:54PM
    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.
  • Ga. boy attacked with bleach balloon   UPI / 2:24PM
    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

  • 'Star Wars' villains visit fifth-graders   UPI / 6:14PM
    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.
  • Penguins seek students to test toilets   UPI / 4:54PM
    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.
  • Teen sues to wear rosary to class   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • NASA plans 'Summer of Innovation'   UPI / 3:34PM
    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

  • Boy, 6, a geography prodigy   UPI / 6:14PM
    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

  • Families of abused autistic kids get $5M   UPI / 8:44PM
    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

  • O'Connor 'pleased' by Kagan nomination   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • First lady promotes mentoring in Detroit   UPI / 5:34PM
    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

  • National Geographic Bee opens in D.C.   UPI / 10:54PM
    WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Geography students in fifth through eighth grade competed in Washington Tuesday in the 22nd annual National Geographic Bee, organizers said.
  • Teacher apologizes for Klan costumes   UPI / 1:54PM
    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

  • Re-inventing recess may yield dividends   UPI / 1:34AM
    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

  • New alcohol charges against girls' coach   UPI / 8:14PM
    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.
  • Preschool depression may look different   UPI / 6:05PM
    ST. LOUIS, May 21 (UPI) -- Treating depression in preschoolers may be beneficial, U.S. researchers said.
  • Thursday, May 20

  • Vote coming on Texas history textbooks   UPI / 7:24PM
    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.
  • NASA starts minority college program   UPI / 10:14AM
    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.
  • Lovato surprises kids at school assembly   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Parents sue private school   UPI / 4:34PM
    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

  • 4 players arrested in basketball hazing   UPI / 5:05PM
    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

  • Child care providers can stress children   UPI / 9:24PM
    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.
  • Shark born in Florida science classroom   UPI / 6:05PM
    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.
  • Most never sent to the principal's office   UPI / 5:24PM
    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

  • H.S. basketball team's Arizona trip axed   UPI / 12:24AM
    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

  • Alleged H.S. hoops impersonator released   UPI / 8:24PM
    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.
  • NASA, USA Today contest winners announced   UPI / 1:54PM
    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.
  • Man poses as teenage Haitian orphan   UPI / 10:05AM
    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

  • University investigates blackface skit   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • NASA offers space shuttle training program   UPI / 3:44PM
    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

  • 'Sally Centrifuge' helps diagnose anemia   UPI / 11:24AM
    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

  • Mass. enacts tough anti-bullying law   UPI / 3:44PM
    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

  • 'Stealth' strategy gets better teen eating   UPI / 10:54PM
    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.
  • Obese kids have high odds of being bullied   UPI / 7:14PM
    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.
  • NASA says 'Inspire' enrollment is open   UPI / 1:24PM
    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

  • Sextuplets run 'kids marathon'   UPI / 5:14PM
    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.
  • No student-led prayer at H.S. graduation   UPI / 2:14PM
    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

  • NASA tilt-rotor design winners announced   UPI / 2:44PM
    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.
  • Ethics case goes to Canada Supreme Court   UPI / 1:34PM
    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

  • Emmert named NCAA president   UPI / 7:14PM
    SEATTLE, April 27 (UPI) -- University of Washington President Mark Emmert said Tuesday he has been named the new president of the NCAA.
  • 'Old Man River' lyrics trouble for teacher   UPI / 3:14PM
    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

  • NASA picks partners for innovation project   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • Pet Parade: Spotlight on animal abuse   UPI / 5:44AM
    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

  • Med students get hands dirty growing food   UPI / 2:05AM
    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

  • Thousands protest Arizona immigration bill   UPI / 9:54PM
    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.
  • Students sequence genome of new bacterium   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Cameron hit by first thrown egg of 2010   UPI / 2:44PM
    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.
  • Palin could testify at e-mail trial   UPI / 12:54PM
    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.
  • Two school girls killed in cliff collapse   UPI / 10:44AM
    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.
  • Daycare: Not all sick kids need to go home   UPI / 12:05AM
    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

  • Students to design space rovers   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Teachers selected for microgravity flight   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • Clinton helps beautify homeless complex   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Microsoft deleting 'sexting' from ad   UPI / 4:04PM
    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

  • Suit: Computers took photos of students   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • Report: Romney to endorse Rubio in Fla.   UPI / 4:24PM
    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

  • 2 years for forcing his sons to fight   UPI / 7:05PM
    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.
  • Severely beaten girl awakens from coma   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • Kids make duct tape clothes for charity   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • Iowa prep coach killer gets life in prison   UPI / 12:24PM
    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

  • Huckabee denies student paper quotes   UPI / 8:24PM
    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.
  • Nearly 600 dead, 10,000 hurt in quake   UPI / 5:04PM
    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

  • Information sought on Palin university gig   UPI / 4:44PM
    SACRAMENTO, April 13 (UPI) -- Documents on an appearance by Sarah Palin at California State University Stanislaus were found in a dumpster, students said Tuesday.
  • Student beating under investigation   UPI / 8:24AM
    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

  • Myrna Loy returns to LA high school   UPI / 2:14PM
    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

  • Girl to receive $50,000 in voyeurism suit   UPI / 6:44PM
    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.
  • Schools near busy roads raise kids' asthma   UPI / 6:24PM
    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.
  • Chicago-area MRSA cases 'isolated'   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • Mayor apologizes for school play snooze   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • 4,100 must pass exam to graduate H.S.   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Florida university settles over sex tape   UPI / 2:44PM
    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.
  • Expert: Bullying a mental health problem   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Women want relationships, men prefer sex   UPI / 6:54PM
    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

  • Crowds welcome home Duke, Krzyzewski   UPI / 6:44PM
    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.
  • Quick and easy ways to improve teen health   UPI / 2:14AM
    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

  • Students make massive 'Starry Night'   UPI / 6:05PM
    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.
  • Dan Hurley named Wagner basketball coach   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • NASA funds initiative to aid students   UPI / 8:44AM
    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

  • Police: Irish recruit drank before death   UPI / 5:54PM
    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

  • Errors abound Sacramento math books   UPI / 9:05PM
    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.
  • Girl in coma after beating has pneumonia   UPI / 4:44PM
    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

  • Teaching hygiene in school effective   UPI / 4:44PM
    ATLANTA, March 31 (UPI) -- Teaching students in schools in the developing world about hygiene helps the whole household reduce illness, U.S. researchers said.
  • Palin not getting public money for speech   UPI / 1:44AM
    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

  • ACLU sues Rhode Island truancy court   UPI / 7:05PM
    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

  • Optimism boosts the immune system   UPI / 1:44AM
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 27 (UPI) -- Feeling better about the future -- being optimistic -- might boost the immune system, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Status, affection drives bullies' behavior   UPI / 12:05AM
    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

  • Kids wear hats if adults around them do   UPI / 9:54PM
    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.
  • Spring break bike trip turns tragic   UPI / 11:05AM
    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

  • Ex-NFL player's teen-sex charge dropped   UPI / 4:54PM
    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.
  • Schools notice more students with phones   UPI / 4:34PM
    BOSTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Massachusetts school district officials said cellphone use by elementary school students as young as third grade is on the rise.
  • NASA selects student teams for Balloonsat   UPI / 3:14PM
    CLEVELAND, March 25 (UPI) -- NASA says it has selected four U.S. high school teams as finalists in its Balloonsat High Altitude Flight competition.
  • Kids to boycott prom if they can't 'freak'   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Texas school districts to fix bilingual ed   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • Stranger to give kidney to woman Friday   UPI / 11:24AM
    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

  • Winfrey settles defamation lawsuit   UPI / 11:44PM
    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.
  • Top high school lineman commits to USC   UPI / 8:24PM
    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.
  • Flaws seen in textbook selection process   UPI / 6:14PM
    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

  • Prom canceled amid same-sex debate   UPI / 1:44PM
    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

  • Nutritional training for doctors overdue   UPI / 4:44AM
    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

  • Junk food to be tossed out of U.S. schools   UPI / 8:54PM
    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.
  • Alaska calls off wolf pack search   UPI / 8:14AM
    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

  • 'Kid' to premiere at Va. elementary school   UPI / 10:24PM
    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

  • Today's teens similar to teens in the '70s   UPI / 5:14PM
    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

  • NASA holds systems engineering competition   UPI / 8:14AM
    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

  • ACLU sues school for canceling prom   UPI / 3:14PM
    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.
  • Students compete at robot soccer   UPI / 3:04PM
    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

  • Obama donates Nobel Prize money to charity   UPI / 8:04PM
    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.
  • Acceptance of human evolution investigated   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • Video games may hurt boys' schoolwork   UPI / 5:44PM
    GRANVILLE, Ohio, March 11 (UPI) -- Owning a video-game system may hamper academic development in some children, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Wednesday, March 10

  • Roberts: State of the Union 'pep rally'   UPI / 7:34PM
    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.
  • Police investigate possible wolf attack   UPI / 6:05PM
    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.
  • U.S. Senate votes to extend unemployment   UPI / 5:34PM
    WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday approved an estimated $140 billion plan that would extend unemployment insurance and aid struggling states.
  • Dummy grenade prompts school evacuation   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • 'Puff City' may help teens with asthma   UPI / 7:14PM
    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

  • NASA to hold Lego robotics competition   UPI / 12:14PM
    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.
  • NASA gets ready for Great Moonbuggy Race   UPI / 9:24AM
    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

  • Naked News a hit at British university   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • Roethlisberger linked to new assault case   UPI / 4:44PM
    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

  • 'Intense' war news reduces remembering ads   UPI / 10:05PM
    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.
  • Student develops low-cost prosthetic arm   UPI / 10:24AM
    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

  • Ex-NFL player Boyd facing sex charges   UPI / 2:05PM
    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.
  • High school robotics competitions planned   UPI / 12:24PM
    WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- NASA says it is planning to participate in a series of nationwide U.S. high school robotics competitions.
  • ESA updates its Eduspace Web site   UPI / 8:14AM
    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.
  • 3 teachers suspended in black history flap   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Petraeus: Afghanistan war not close to end   UPI / 9:24PM
    NASHVILLE, March 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. war in Afghanistan isn't close to ending, Army Gen. David Petraeus said.
  • Trump: Amanda Knox is innocent   UPI / 3:44PM
    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

  • Feds probe school's shock treatments   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • ACLU sues LAUSD over teacher layoffs   UPI / 8:05PM
    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.
  • NASA to host rocket-science workshop   UPI / 4:35PM
    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

  • Study shows what leads to a science career   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • NASA to join Hispanic education campaign   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • Feds investigate school's webcam policy   UPI / 10:05AM
    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

  • City pays $180K to settle harassment case   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • TV fiction may be more effective than news   UPI / 1:44AM
    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

  • Study: Simulations as good as observations   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • Astronauts to answer students' questions   UPI / 10:54AM
    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

  • School to pay $80,000 to burned student   UPI / 9:24PM
    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.
  • Teams named for Global Venture semifinals   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • Kentucky bill would regulate Bible study   UPI / 3:54PM
    FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A bill before the Kentucky state legislature would create guidelines for teaching the Bible in public high schools.
  • NASA announces new high school projects   UPI / 12:05PM
    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

  • Brian Waters named NFL Man of the Year   UPI / 9:04PM
    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.
  • Stanford cheating accusations increase   UPI / 5:44PM
    PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Accusations of student cheating at California's Stanford University have taken a big jump, school officials say.
  • Singer Jesus balancing school, performing   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • School secretary axed for speaking Spanish   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Groups advocate for better school lunches   UPI / 4:04PM
    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

  • High school reality series due on MTV   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • Tenn. approves guidelines for Bible class   UPI / 12:24AM
    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

  • Ex-major leaguers headed to Taiwan   UPI / 7:14PM
    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.
  • Va. teacher accepts 'Macbeth' punishment   UPI / 4:24PM
    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

  • Children charged for cellphone 'sexting'   UPI / 6:05PM
    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.
  • NFL names top high school football coach   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • Mom: Teachers teased son about his hair   UPI / 6:24PM
    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.
  • Can teacher be arrested for showing movie?   UPI / 4:14PM
    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."
  • Ex-Lion Boyd faces school sex charges   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • School paper censorship suit settled   UPI / 8:24PM
    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.
  • NASA to fly high school experiments   UPI / 1:14PM
    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.
  • NASA selects its 2010 Student Ambassadors   UPI / 8:14AM
    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

  • Top editors of high school newspaper quit   UPI / 6:44PM
    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

  • Survey: Kids' media usage jumps   UPI / 1:04PM
    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

  • Insulin mistakenly given at flu clinic   UPI / 12:35PM
    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

  • Three Duke football players facing charges   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • Malaysia dragon boat toll rises to six   UPI / 10:44AM
    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

  • Google pullout worries Chinese users   UPI / 11:14PM
    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.
  • Texas student has contagious tuberculosis   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Student's free speech case facing appeal   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • Risk perception linked to cultural values   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Conditions at Ohio school prompt lawsuit   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • Nursing students more likely to smoke   UPI / 1:44AM
    MILAN, Italy, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Nursing students in Italy are twice as likely as the general population to smoke, researchers found.
  • Tuesday, January 12

  • Bookseller to grow online textbook rentals   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Suit against coach in deadly crash dropped   UPI / 6:54PM
    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

  • County settles over 'Nobama' student bust   UPI / 11:54PM
    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

  • Obama honors math, science educators   UPI / 3:35PM
    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

  • Tucker Max causes campus controversy   UPI / 9:54PM
    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.
  • DNA shows many pricey foods fake   UPI / 5:24PM
    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

  • Teacher allegedly robbed 2 banks   UPI / 8:05PM
    CONCORD, Mass., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A teacher at a New Hampshire middle school has been charged with robbing two banks in Massachusetts.
  • Short-term school closings may worsen flu   UPI / 3:44PM
    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.
  • Ammonia-treated U.S. beef questioned   UPI / 8:44AM
    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

  • Computer sci environment may repel women   UPI / 12:44AM
    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

  • Dismissal sought in prop gun lawsuit   UPI / 12:24PM
    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

  • Offshore medical schools criticized   UPI / 9:44PM
    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.
  • Too much TV, juice in home child care   UPI / 12:05AM
    CORVALLIS, Ore., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Home-based child care exposes children to too much TV, U.S. researchers said.
  • Friday, December 25

  • Social networking doesn't hurt grades   UPI / 3:44PM
    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

  • CDC: When schools close kids gather anyway   UPI / 2:24PM
    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

  • Mousavi ousted as head of arts academy   UPI / 10:34PM
    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.
  • Nursing alliance tackles environment   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Talking aloud helps solve math problems   UPI / 2:14AM
    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

  • People may not be visual, verbal learners   UPI / 11:54PM
    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.
  • Students learn classics from music   UPI / 3:44PM
    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.
  • Dyslexia: Reading not linked with IQ   UPI / 1:14AM
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Reading ability does not track with intelligence among people with dyslexia, U.S. researchers say.
  • Friday, December 18

  • Milwaukee schools to distribute condoms   UPI / 8:35PM
    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

  • Schools lax in preventing food illnesses   UPI / 1:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. schools are falling short in preventing illnesses caused by norovirus, frequently spread through school lunches, statistics indicate.
  • Students confirm 1920s dinosaur find   UPI / 9:05AM
    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.
  • NASA awards $12.1M in education grants   UPI / 8:14AM
    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.
  • U. of Phoenix agrees to pay $67.5 million   UPI / 12:05AM
    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

  • Census Bureau: Texting up, newspapers down   UPI / 5:24PM
    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.
  • Judge asked to dismiss Va. Tech suit   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • High toxin levels found at Ohio school   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • A free Harvard education? Sort of   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • NASA creates Web site for teenagers   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • Students to talk with ISS astronaut   UPI / 8:44AM
    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

  • Khamenei: Reformers burnt Khomeini image   UPI / 1:54PM
    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

  • Lawyer: Asian students denied protection   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Italian demonstrations result in injuries   UPI / 4:14PM
    ROME, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A demonstration in Italy against proposed reforms resulted in 10 students being hurt in Rome Friday, protest organizers said.
  • Expert says texting could be beneficial   UPI / 12:05PM
    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

  • Training can re-do brain connectivity   UPI / 4:35PM
    PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Brain connectivity can be improved with behavioral training, U.S. researchers found.
  • Filipino gunmen take dozens hostage   UPI / 12:54PM
    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

  • Blagojevich on Constitution: 'F'n golden'   UPI / 4:54PM
    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.
  • Census: More kids 'on-track' in school   UPI / 4:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- More U.S. school children were academically "on track" in 2006 than in 1998, Census Bureau figures indicate.
  • Ancient spear point found on campus   UPI / 1:54PM
    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.
  • Judge: Plaintiffs can't muzzle critic   UPI / 12:14AM
    BOSTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A federal judge has refused to order a Boston University graduate student to stop promoting file-sharing.
  • Tuesday, December 8

  • Students nabbed for bullying redheads   UPI / 10:54PM
    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.
  • NASA's Invention Challenge to be televised   UPI / 1:24PM
    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.
  • Iran prosecutor says he may arrest Mousavi   UPI / 12:44PM
    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.
  • NASA announces moon design competition   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • Family members join medical rounds   UPI / 10:05PM
    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.
  • AI decries treatment of Iranian protesters   UPI / 6:05PM
    TEHRAN, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Amnesty International Monday condemned excessive force by Iranian security forces during rallies in which protesters reportedly were beaten and detained.
  • NASA starts U.S-Arab student program   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • Students protest against Iran's leaders   UPI / 5:24PM
    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.
  • NASA announces student launch competition   UPI / 5:14PM
    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.
  • Teacher challenges apartment search   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Students Day protests expected in Iran   UPI / 1:54PM
    TEHRAN, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- People in Iran should be prepared for possible crackdowns if upcoming Students Day demonstrations turn violent, Iranian authorities said.
  • MIT students win military balloon hunt   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • Transplanted cave spiders going home   UPI / 2:54AM
    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

  • Grad student allegedly killed professor   UPI / 11:54PM
    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

  • Harvard sued over student suicide   UPI / 4:54PM
    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.
  • Al-Shabaab denies Somalia hotel blast   UPI / 9:24AM
    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

  • Three Somali ministers dead in bombing   UPI / 8:05PM
    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.
  • NASA to initiate scholars program   UPI / 3:34PM
    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.
  • Screening uncovers kids' heart conditions   UPI / 1:44PM
    HOUSTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Houston cardiologist said his study revealed seven children at a Houston middle school had undiagnosed heart conditions.
  • Students attacked redheaded classmates   UPI / 2:54AM
    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

  • FBI: Ex-coach filmed boys' locker room   UPI / 10:24AM
    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

  • Marijuana school opens in Michigan   UPI / 8:34AM
    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

  • Duchess takes aim at explicit music videos   UPI / 2:35PM
    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.
  • School closings reduce flu by 21 percent   UPI / 12:34AM
    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

  • Garlic run smells like speculative bubble   UPI / 3:34PM
    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

  • South Korea H1N1 death toll tops 100   UPI / 7:04PM
    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.
  • British will be taught 'gender quality'   UPI / 8:14AM
    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

  • Thora Birch set for 'Pregnancy Pact' film   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • Iran expands efforts to quiet dissidents   UPI / 7:54AM
    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

  • Kids watch more TV in home-based day cares   UPI / 5:54PM
    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.
  • Obama pushes science, math   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • Animals at center of new health curriculum   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Teacher suing for fall caused by condoms   UPI / 1:54PM
    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.
  • Army chief: 550 troops died in Swat fight   UPI / 11:54AM
    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

  • Poll: Bono wanted as substitute teacher   UPI / 7:54PM
    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.
  • China helped privileged Namibia youths   UPI / 12:14PM
    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.
  • UNICEF: Children's lot improving globally   UPI / 2:05AM
    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

  • Boy hospitalized after science lab fire   UPI / 8:34PM
    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.
  • Mandatory evolution classes proposed   UPI / 6:05PM
    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.
  • Deer shows up for school breakfast   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Court lets ex-student off $50K loan hook   UPI / 2:05PM
    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.
  • $1M youth anti-violence program in Chicago   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Student killed in hunting accident honored   UPI / 7:05PM
    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.
  • Disease spread through school lunches   UPI / 1:44AM
    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

  • Greece remembers 1973 uprising   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • High Court won't hear Cuba book case   UPI / 12:44PM
    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.
  • Fewer men enrolling in Polish colleges   UPI / 12:24PM
    WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A dramatic drop in male enrollment means some Polish universities could face bankruptcy, authorities in Warsaw said.
  • U.S. students use Australian lab equipment   UPI / 11:14AM
    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.
  • Parental monitoring may curb teen pot use   UPI / 12:24AM
    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

  • Butterfly experiment goes into space   UPI / 3:34PM
    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.
  • Phthalates linked to masculinity problems   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • Performance enhancers linked to abuse   UPI / 1:34AM
    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

  • Wall collapses at S.C. football game   UPI / 7:24AM
    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

  • Classroom no haven from bullying in school   UPI / 6:14PM
    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.
  • Teens copied TV, drank ethanol   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Unhappy at school ups teen pregnancy risk   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Purdue: No plans to censure anti-gay prof   UPI / 5:24PM
    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.
  • Md. university votes against porn policy   UPI / 11:04AM
    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

  • Fatal UConn fight started with comments   UPI / 7:34PM
    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.
  • Prosecutors: Students paid witnesses   UPI / 5:04PM
    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.
  • Ill. boy can bring service dog to school   UPI / 1:35PM
    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.
  • Lack of education may increase H1N1 risk   UPI / 1:14PM
    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.
  • Study produces new dyslexia findings   UPI / 12:14PM
    EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Northwestern University researchers say they've determined dyslexic children might have difficulty concentrating in noisy situations.
  • Language support key to kids with autism   UPI / 8:54AM
    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

  • ESA plans student-built moon orbiter   UPI / 10:14AM
    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

  • NASA seeks student research experiments   UPI / 10:24AM
    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.
  • When flu should trigger a school shutdown   UPI / 12:54AM
    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

  • Singer Jones donates work rights to TSU   UPI / 4:05PM
    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

  • Dad angry about retouched photo of girl, 3   UPI / 2:35PM
    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

  • University honors 3 softball players   UPI / 11:14PM
    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

  • Affidavits still sealed in Yale killing   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Ore. mother seeks to create charter school   UPI / 2:14AM
    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

  • 3 college softball players found dead   UPI / 8:24PM
    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.
  • Bus firm in band accident not authorized   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • ESA seeks hypergravity experiments   UPI / 1:44PM
    NOORDWIJK, Netherlands, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it is seeking proposals from European university students interested in conducting hypergravity experiments.
  • India oil blaze fought for fifth day   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • Schools basing desegregation on income   UPI / 8:34AM
    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

  • Teacher Moulton exits 'Australian Idol'   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • School district may ban Angelou book   UPI / 4:05PM
    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

  • Student sickened after working with germs   UPI / 2:04PM
    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

  • Agency ignores ruling on sex offenders   UPI / 7:24PM
    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.
  • Eqypt resisted U.S. democracy efforts   UPI / 9:54AM
    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

  • Cheating litigation moves to next phase   UPI / 4:34PM
    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.
  • NYC begins free H1N1 vaccinations for kids   UPI / 4:14PM
    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

  • Suit: School knew of sex abuse for decades   UPI / 10:44PM
    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.
  • Metallica ups reward for missing student   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • Roach crashes Rachael Ray school visit   UPI / 2:54PM
    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 basketball captain dies   UPI / 2:54PM
    HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Theo Smalling, basketball team captain at Hampton University in Virginia, has died following a shooting police said was accidental.
  • Malaysia bridge collapse kills child   UPI / 8:14AM
    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

  • NASA gravity flight program deadline nears   UPI / 9:34AM
    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

  • R.I. city 'Bead It' to Guinness Record   UPI / 8:05PM
    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

  • Rachael Ray offering school lunch recipes   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • British engineering programs popular   UPI / 2:14PM
    LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- More British students than ever are studying engineering and science at a college level, officials said.
  • Disney OKs full Baby Einstein refunds   UPI / 10:34AM
    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

  • Ex-law students settle Internet suit   UPI / 12:34AM
    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.
  • Holocaust-denying professor defiant   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Fighting displaces 65,000 Yemeni students   UPI / 2:44PM
    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.
  • Obama urged to sign HIV/AIDS care bill   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • Vaccination Plans on Hold for Many Chicago Area School Districts: Uncertain Delivery of Vaccine Throws Many Schools into the Waiting Game   AP / 8:34AM
    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.
  • Those with extreme views think most agree   UPI / 1:44AM
    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

  • First lady swivels a mean hula hoop   UPI / 9:05PM
    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.
  • NFL players enter student sweepstakes   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Acupuncture may help cold limbs   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Obama, school children discuss reading   UPI / 2:24PM
    WHEATON, Md., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama visited a Maryland school Monday where he discussed reading with students.
  • Sunday, October 18

  • UConn footballer dies in campus stabbing   UPI / 1:44PM
    STORRS, Conn., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A University of Connecticut football player died Sunday after being stabbed on the Storrs, Conn., campus, authorities said.
  • Hollywood High football player dies   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Strasberg acting school turns 40   UPI / 2:34PM
    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.
  • Bear caught near Oregon elementary school   UPI / 12:05PM
    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

  • Band honors teacher killed in bus crash   UPI / 5:14PM
    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.
  • U.S. student math score gains slowing   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • Town cracks down on teen streakers   UPI / 10:24AM
    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

  • Scientists find arsenic in Greek water   UPI / 10:24PM
    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.
  • Scholar's Geneva Bibles to be sold   UPI / 1:34PM
    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.
  • College drinking games can spread H1N1 flu   UPI / 12:04AM
    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

  • Japanese learn English from Obama speeches   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • MIT students photograph Earth from space   UPI / 11:44AM
    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.
  • NASA picks students for education program   UPI / 11:24AM
    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

  • Mom: Teacher tried to sicken allergic boy   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Obama stargazes with 150 students   UPI / 12:54AM
    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

  • Turkey may remove Koran class age limit   UPI / 5:05PM
    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.
  • NASA announces new video space game   UPI / 12:54PM
    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.
  • Maryland students oppose porn policy   UPI / 11:05AM
    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

  • NASA starts 'Buzz Lightyear' challenges   UPI / 12:54PM
    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.
  • NASA sponsors water recycling competition   UPI / 9:24AM
    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

  • NYC: School bake sales unhealthy   UPI / 7:05PM
    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

  • Berklee College to honor Emmylou   UPI / 10:54PM
    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.
  • Student bloggers aid college admissions   UPI / 12:44PM
    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

  • School nixes Christian football banners   UPI / 10:04PM
    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

  • Large gator found in Florida school   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • High cost to close schools for swine flu   UPI / 3:14PM
    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.
  • Family sues over death at frat house   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Bars installed at Harvard dorm library   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • Lecturer: 'Being ethical' got me fired   UPI / 12:34AM
    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

  • Michelle Obama heading to 'Sesame Street'   UPI / 9:44PM
    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.
  • Girl dies after receiving Cervarix vaccine   UPI / 12:05PM
    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

  • First lady plays host to G20 spouses   UPI / 12:24AM
    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

  • Family sues frat in son's hazing death   UPI / 8:34PM
    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.
  • NASA to hold student gravity competition   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • School disinvites author after complaint   UPI / 9:35PM
    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.
  • Store warns girls for squeezing muffins   UPI / 6:05PM
    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 'flash mob' urges G20 peace   UPI / 4:54PM
    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.
  • 2 students in school bus beating expelled   UPI / 3:05PM
    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

  • Student sued over Facebook comments   UPI / 11:34PM
    GENEVA, Ill., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A beauty school in Illinois is seeking damages from a student for comments posted on his Facebook page.
  • Gov't seeks changes in Google books deal   UPI / 8:24AM
    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.
  • School officials spared jail for prayer   UPI / 1:44AM
    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

  • Student finds prehistoric seal bones   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • Judge: No financial damages from teacher   UPI / 2:44AM
    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

  • Ex-coach acquitted in player's heat death   UPI / 6:05PM
    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

  • Teacher support is key to self-esteem   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • NASA awards minority university grants   UPI / 1:14PM
    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.
  • Teen may be charged for restroom photos   UPI / 12:14PM
    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.
  • Health affordability key for young adults   UPI / 8:24AM
    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

  • Coach's heat death trial to continue   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • School drops Bush field trip after protest   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Remains believed to be Yale grad student's   UPI / 10:34PM
    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.
  • Rioters battle police after N.Z. car race   UPI / 8:24PM
    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

  • H.S. football star collapses and dies   UPI / 11:44PM
    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

  • Program cuts binge drinking 37 percent   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • 56 percent of college students binge drink   UPI / 4:35PM
    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

  • School to receive tolerance training   UPI / 10:10PM
    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.
  • Asthma management reduces swine flu risk   UPI / 5:14PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlighted the importance of managing childhood asthma and reducing H1N1 risk.
  • Expert: Genocide not for elementary school   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • Autistic boy's parents allege bus threat   UPI / 3:44PM
    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

  • Recession Diary: Blind men's elephant   UPI / 10:05PM
    (Editor's note: Unlike past recessions, the current downturn has taken a significant toll on sectors of the economy virtually unscathed by earlier economic crises. This is the latest in a series on one family's struggle.)
  • NASA censors 'without clothes' question   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • Ky. coach takes team to be baptized   UPI / 3:14PM
    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.
  • China swine flu cases could reach 10,000   UPI / 6:54AM
    BEIJING, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- China's swine flu cases could reach 10,000 with the peaking of the disease season, health authorities warned.
  • Football has most severe student injuries   UPI / 12:54AM
    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

  • Rude college students increasingly a norm   UPI / 6:44PM
    CHICAGO, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- College students are ruder and more disrespectful that they were years ago, Illinois college instructors say.
  • Saturday, September 5

  • H1N1 outbreak won't stop WSU football game   UPI / 3:54AM
    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.
  • Day-care centers warned about swine flu   UPI / 3:05AM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Employees at day-care centers should be vaccinated against swine flu, U.S. health officials said Friday.
  • U. of Wisconsin drops beer commercials   UPI / 3:05AM
    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

  • State fair trip for 4-H'ers 'flu' away   UPI / 5:05PM
    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.
  • Plants increase student satisfaction   UPI / 4:05PM
    SAN MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Plants in classrooms affect how students rate their teacher, U.S. horticulturalists have found.
  • High school coach's homicide trial begins   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • Swine flu worries limit touching in Samoa   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • 3 arrested in Calif. campus shooting   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • U.N. sex-ed guidance draws fire   UPI / 12:34AM
    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

  • 55 percent of colleges report swine flu   UPI / 10:54PM
    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.
  • Teacher faces firing for his blog   UPI / 2:04PM
    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.
  • N.Y. plans free shots, flu fighters   UPI / 1:34AM
    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

  • No delay for coach's heat-death trial   UPI / 11:24PM
    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.
  • Purdue uses new student warning system   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • Barak: Shalit's freedom not at any cost   UPI / 10:05AM
    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

  • Washington schools sue for more money   UPI / 3:35PM
    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.
  • As School Starts, Students to Get Flu Lesson: Officials Target Schools to Stem Spread of H1N1   AP / 11:35AM
    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.
  • UMichigan investigates players work hours   UPI / 11:24AM
    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.
  • Charges against coach said hard to prove   UPI / 1:05AM
    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

  • Police seek suspects in 2 Va. Tech deaths   UPI / 10:44AM
    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.
  • Whistleblower awarded $450,000   UPI / 10:05AM
    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

  • CDC: H1N1 flu 14 times higher in kids   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • School colors on beer cans opposed   UPI / 1:14PM
    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.
  • NASA accepting scholarship applications   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • UConn sacking acrobatic cheerleaders   UPI / 1:54PM
    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

  • Star high school RB charged in shootings   UPI / 11:14PM
    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.
  • Lawsuit: Schoolgirl burned, no 911 call   UPI / 6:54PM
    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

  • More Texas schools ban 'sexting'   UPI / 12:05PM
    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

  • Hundreds at game watch as plane crashes   UPI / 1:34PM
    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.
  • Jackson kids may be sent to private school   UPI / 1:14PM
    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.
  • Coach: 'Two-a-days' needed despite deaths   UPI / 10:14AM
    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

  • Families question Va. Tech help claim   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • U.S. colleges given swine flu guidelines   UPI / 9:24AM
    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

  • Biden stumps in Florida   UPI / 7:24PM
    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
  • Mom sues over daughter's anorexia   UPI / 1:24PM
    PITTSBURGH, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh mother has filed a federal lawsuit charging her daughter developed anorexia because classmates harassed her about being overweight.
  • Hazing victim's parents sue school   UPI / 12:24PM
    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.
  • High school grads not ready for college   UPI / 10:44AM
    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

  • Marine captain charged with rape   UPI / 7:54PM
    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.
  • 200,000 bats displaced as structure falls   UPI / 10:24AM
    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

  • Mother seeks help for missing U.S. student   UPI / 11:35AM
    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

  • Child TV reporter interviews Obama   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • More injuries during kickoff, punting   UPI / 2:05AM
    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.
  • Binge drinking may affect working memory   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Education diminishes Alzheimer's impact   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • New charge in death of Ky. prep player   UPI / 11:54AM
    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.
  • Educated parents = successful kids   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Student cheating can be cured, expert says   UPI / 1:14AM
    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

  • Philippines assess damage from Morakot   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • U.S. Interior focuses $11 million on parks   UPI / 10:34PM
    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

  • Facebook may contribute to jealousy   UPI / 8:34PM
    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.
  • S. Florida teen wins 'Dance' competition   UPI / 3:14PM
    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."
  • CDC: H1N1 flu won't close most schools   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Some children can self-medicate in school   UPI / 2:04AM
    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

  • Overconfident kids, below-average readers   UPI / 11:34PM
    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.
  • Movies enhance recall if facts are correct   UPI / 8:24PM
    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.
  • Health, tech classes not required in Texas   UPI / 1:54PM
    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

  • D.C. teen students to be offered STD tests   UPI / 1:14PM
    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.
  • Half of U.S. car trips could be walked   UPI / 12:24AM
    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

  • Iran official: Hikers 'definitely' spies   UPI / 9:54PM
    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.
  • Vick pays surprise visit to school team   UPI / 2:44PM
    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.
  • Depression affects preschoolers   UPI / 1:44AM
    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

  • World Forum: Cut CO2 80% by 2020, not 2050   UPI / 5:54PM
    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.
  • Globo TV campaign takes on global warming   UPI / 5:34PM
    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.
  • Students build cosmic ray detector   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Graduate suing college over lack of jobs   UPI / 2:14PM
    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

  • Souter decries lack of civics knowledge   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • Jailed Brits to be released by Brazil   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • Colleges' readiness for GI Bill questioned   UPI / 12:05PM
    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

  • Boys have more negative peer attitudes   UPI / 5:24PM
    MANHATTAN, Kan., July 31 (UPI) -- Boys, more than girls, tend to have negative attitudes toward peers with undesirable characteristics, U.S. researchers found.
  • Baylor gains $50,000 fabric printer   UPI / 3:14PM
    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.
  • Half of kids on Tamiflu had side effects   UPI / 1:24PM
    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

  • Mom worries over students' Brazil arrest   UPI / 4:35PM
    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.
  • Former college buddies charged in ATM scam   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • College students need to prepare for flu   UPI / 1:05AM
    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

  • UC Santa Cruz wins another round in court   UPI / 11:54PM
    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.
  • 140 demonstrators freed in Iran   UPI / 10:05PM
    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

  • 'Ugly Betty' star calls on Latina women   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • New educational system due for Iraq   UPI / 4:34PM
    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.
  • Caffeine-drinking teens lack sleep   UPI / 4:14PM
    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

  • Low-income preschool obesity stabilized   UPI / 4:05PM
    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.
  • Mothers suing over religious-themed songs   UPI / 12:34PM
    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

  • Long-distance creativity to be studied   UPI / 1:35PM
    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

  • Preemies in poverty less ready for school   UPI / 5:05PM
    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

  • Voters' education a factor in support   UPI / 7:54PM
    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.
  • Belmont U readied for McCain-Obama debate   UPI / 7:05PM
    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.
  • Edwards doesn't mention affair in speech   UPI / 7:05PM
    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.
  • First Israeli rocket-proof school built   UPI / 9:54AM
    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

  • School groups quarantined for swine flu   UPI / 2:04PM
    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

  • Colleges not hotbeds of alcohol abuse   UPI / 7:54PM
    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.
  • Social reasoning, brain growth and autism   UPI / 7:35PM
    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.
  • Paisley, Krauss to perform for Obama   UPI / 2:35PM
    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.
  • Omega seeks 'living building' status   UPI / 12:54PM
    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

  • Yoga schools stretched by state regulation   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • Kid's pitch reaps computers for school   UPI / 12:20PM
    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.
  • Students use cell phones to cheat on tests   UPI / 1:14AM
    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

  • NASA seeks undergrads to defy gravity   UPI / 4:35PM
    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

  • NASA lists winners of design competition   UPI / 1:44PM
    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

  • Obama: Economy 'back from the brink'   UPI / 6:14AM
    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.
  • Yoga schools stretched by state regulation   UPI / 12:44AM
    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

  • ROTC cadet dies during training exercise   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • CPR to be taught via Nintendo Wii game   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • U.S. H1N1 vaccinations to begin in fall   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • Basji militia disperse Tehran protesters   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Funds sought for British university spots   UPI / 3:35PM
    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

  • Florida team wins submarine race   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Canadian rugby killer spared prison   UPI / 6:24PM
    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

  • Southern China battered by flooding   UPI / 11:54AM
    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

  • 'Potter' star Watson going to Columbia U.   UPI / 4:54PM
    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

  • Naval Academy admits most diverse class   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Judge to decide whether prof gets job back   UPI / 11:14PM
    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

  • Witnesses to school shooting fear stigma   UPI / 5:05PM
    MONTREAL, July 1 (UPI) -- The fear of stigma may have kept some from getting help after a school shooting, Canadian researchers said.
  • Burt Reynolds flick to shoot in Florida   UPI / 10:54AM
    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

  • High school girls softball teams in brawl   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • Students excavate 450-year-old ship   UPI / 12:54PM
    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.
  • 'Bruno' photos infuriate schools chief   UPI / 1:34AM
    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.
  • ADHD drug in kid, placebo effect in adults   UPI / 1:05AM
    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

  • Student suing over Internet comment   UPI / 12:24PM
    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.
  • Miss Georgia winner declines honor   UPI / 12:04PM
    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.
  • Study: One in 10 kids bullied online   UPI / 1:44AM
    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

  • School district must pay for affair   UPI / 5:34AM
    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

  • Students design portable IED detector   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Wind blows baseball dugout roof onto coach   UPI / 9:04PM
    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

  • Hockey coach arrested on rape charge   UPI / 1:24PM
    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.
  • First lady launches summer of service   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • 'No Child' red 'schoolhouse' removed   UPI / 7:34AM
    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

  • Disney stars crash prom in Canada   UPI / 12:34PM
    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

  • Iowa sees ADHD drug overdoses   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • 'Troops To Teachers' fills school needs   UPI / 3:34PM
    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

  • Kids make Obama mural from 2.420 dominoes   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • New Brunswick mandates anthem in schools   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • U.N., Formula 1 drivers gear up for food   UPI / 5:14PM
    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.
  • Top military schools report applicant rise   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • Study: Cell phones used as cheating tools   UPI / 11:54AM
    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

  • School named for ex-NBA star, not Reno   UPI / 9:54PM
    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.
  • Kids make Obama mural from 24,000 dominoes   UPI / 5:05PM
    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

  • Children return to White House garden   UPI / 7:54PM
    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.
  • U.S. to award $9M for nuclear development   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • Dad gets 90 days for attack on coach   UPI / 3:15PM
    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.
  • NASA awards 100 scholarships   UPI / 11:54AM
    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.
  • White House Music Series leads with jazz   UPI / 1:34AM
    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

  • Teacher suing govt. over fallen branch   UPI / 2:05PM
    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.
  • Retiree riding bike from L.A. to Boston   UPI / 12:54PM
    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

  • Jill Biden cheers Brooklyn college grads   UPI / 5:24PM
    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

  • Sleep can moderate emotional experiences   UPI / 9:54PM
    SEATTLE, June 12 (UPI) -- The sleeping brain evaluates which emotional experiences should be remembered, U.S. researchers said.
  • Britain prepares for flu surge in fall   UPI / 5:05PM
    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.
  • Student suing school over drunken fall   UPI / 12:54PM
    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.
  • Retiree riding bike from L.A. to Boston   UPI / 12:44PM
    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

  • Attorney blames acne drug for bombing   UPI / 2:05PM
    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.
  • Better teen sleep, better grades   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Judge orders prosecution in old rape case   UPI / 8:54PM
    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.
  • Cooper Tire told to supply information   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • Four H1N1 cases confirmed at Vegas school   UPI / 4:34PM
    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

  • Sixth-grader names Mars rover 'Curiosity'   UPI / 10:34AM
    PASADENA, Calif., June 9 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old student from Kansas has signed her name on the next Mars rover.
  • Monday, June 8

  • Video gamers may suffer from lack of sleep   UPI / 7:24PM
    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.
  • NASA Lunar Art Contest winners announced   UPI / 12:35PM
    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

  • Kids in gangs feel safer despite more risk   UPI / 11:24PM
    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

  • Overweight teen boys show heart damage   UPI / 11:24PM
    AUGUSTA, Ga., June 4 (UPI) -- Despite having normal blood pressure, U.S. researchers say overweight male teens show signs of heart damage.
  • Wash. student diagnoses own affliction   UPI / 4:44PM
    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

  • Class phone ringing hurts test scores   UPI / 6:14PM
    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.
  • Georgia reports six minor NCAA violations   UPI / 2:34PM
    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.
  • Government, TV team up for garden planting   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Many athletes reject 'jock' description   UPI / 5:54PM
    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.
  • Peace Corps applications skyrocketing   UPI / 10:34AM
    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

  • Book objections on the rise   UPI / 8:04PM
    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

  • Sources: Rose's high school grades changed   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • Russia seeks access to detained students   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • Quebec sues culprits for school arson   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • Kansas girl, 13, wins 'Bee'   UPI / 9:14AM
    WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Kavya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old girl from Kansas, won "The 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee" in Washington Thursday.
  • Court: Rugby death was manslaughter   UPI / 8:24AM
    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

  • Obama sends video message to 'Sesame St.'   UPI / 9:24PM
    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."
  • Child at center of Illinois DNR case dies   UPI / 2:24PM
    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

  • Student loan group's board resigns   UPI / 12:54PM
    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.
  • NASA selects new Mars rover name   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • NASA picks its first student ambassadors   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Recession Diary: Frugal wedding to be fun   UPI / 12:14AM
    (Editor's note: Unlike past recessions, the current downturn has taken a significant toll on sectors of the economy virtually unscathed by earlier economic crises. This is the sixth in a series on one family's struggle.)
  • Sunday, May 24

  • Cosby urges parent-child communication   UPI / 4:34PM
    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

  • Liberty U. shuts down Democratic Club   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Swine flu cases close two Italian schools   UPI / 12:34PM
    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

  • Fake schools exploit immigration rules gap   UPI / 10:24AM
    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

  • NASA awards $6.4M to enhance learning   UPI / 5:34PM
    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

  • New GI bill to open college to more vets   UPI / 11:06AM
    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

  • N.Y. educator with swine flu dies   UPI / 11:14PM
    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

  • Bristol Palin graduates from high school   UPI / 3:05PM
    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

  • Water damage keeps solar house closed   UPI / 4:05PM
    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

  • NASA awards climate change teaching grants   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • 'White African-American' sues med school   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Teacher gets job back after 20 years   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • Aeronautics scholarship winners announced   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • Report: Canada faces 60,000-nurse shortage   UPI / 4:14PM
    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

  • High hepatitis rate among Chinese students   UPI / 3:54PM
    BEIJING, May 10 (UPI) -- College students in China have a higher than average rate of hepatitis B infections, a public health expert said Sunday.
  • Singer Robinson urges grads to be humble   UPI / 11:54AM
    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.
  • Survey: Japanese pop singer is best mom   UPI / 11:34AM
    TOKYO, May 10 (UPI) -- Teenage girls in Japan idolize pop singer Nozumi Tsuji as the perfect mother, survey results indicate.
  • Saturday, May 9

  • Jimmy Fallon gets belated B.A.   UPI / 11:34PM
    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

  • French students vote to end strikes   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • Students no more fit despite more gym   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Scientist sends students 17,000 earworms   UPI / 3:44PM
    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.
  • Family may sue school for field trip death   UPI / 12:54PM
    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

  • High school teachers sway evolution views   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Amazon unveils new Kindle DX   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • China releases quarantined Canadians early   UPI / 8:44AM
    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

  • Neb. pledge sues frat for sexual hazing   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • China quarantines 23 Canadian students   UPI / 12:14PM
    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.
  • Japan search for U.S. poet downscaled   UPI / 8:04AM
    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

  • Vegetarian options urged for school lunch   UPI / 6:05PM
    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.
  • N.C. prep player facing B&E charge   UPI / 5:05PM
    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.
  • NASA announces high school science program   UPI / 3:44PM
    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

  • Swine flu closes schools in Alabama   UPI / 7:24PM
    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.
  • Protected interest groups back budget   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • Judge: School must allow 'God' on posters   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Art students face uncertain future   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • 434 U.S. schools closed by swine flu   UPI / 10:24AM
    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.
  • Mexico-visiting students face ceremony ban   UPI / 10:14AM
    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.
  • Assault costs playwright honorary degree   UPI / 6:24AM
    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.
  • Teen drug education reduces risky sex   UPI / 12:05AM
    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

  • 1 in 3 at St. Francis had flu symptoms   UPI / 11:05PM
    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

  • Swine flu shuts down Fort Worth schools   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • NASA launches online space telescope game   UPI / 9:24AM
    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.
  • NASA hosts a national student symposium   UPI / 8:34AM
    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

  • Food stamp hurdles keeping some out   UPI / 3:05PM
    PITTSBURGH, April 27 (UPI) -- Tough measures to prevent U.S. food stamp fraud are keeping legitimate prospective recipients out of the program, advocates say.
  • Swine flu no cause for alarm, Obama says   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • 'Rent' protesters shouted down by hecklers   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • Obama: Cut banks out of student loans   UPI / 6:44PM
    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.
  • Boy dies after being hit by softball   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • College barriers may lead to giving up   UPI / 2:04AM
    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

  • TV, movies, computer substitute for people   UPI / 11:44PM
    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

  • Chewing gum may help improve test scores   UPI / 11:44PM
    NEW ORLEANS, April 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. study indicates chewing gum can have a positive effect on teenagers' academic performance.
  • ESA announces 'Fly your Thesis' program   UPI / 5:05PM
    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.
  • Moose death on Alaska schoolyard probed   UPI / 1:35PM
    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.
  • Ex-Columbia professor files $200M lawsuit   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Microsoft pledges $300M to Russia   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • Alta Colleges to pay $7M for false claims   UPI / 6:24PM
    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.
  • Pa. measles cases traced to Indian child   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • Colleges attempting to ban campus smoking   UPI / 12:24PM
    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.
  • Judge bans religious song from school   UPI / 11:24AM
    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.
  • New 'Arthur' episodes have green theme   UPI / 10:05AM
    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

  • Army stops issuing drug, felony waivers   UPI / 2:24PM
    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

  • Murder charges possible in quake probe   UPI / 2:14PM
    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

  • Judge bans religious song from school   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Student newspaper editor protests firing   UPI / 8:54PM
    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

  • 'Backyardigans' set for traveling show   UPI / 7:34PM
    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!"
  • Bernanke says Fed is watching inflation   UPI / 12:14PM
    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.
  • Study linked Facebook with lower grades   UPI / 7:05AM
    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

  • Lenders oppose changes to student loans   UPI / 9:24AM
    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

  • Oprah still high on So. Africa school   UPI / 9:14PM
    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

  • U.S. Marine in cap-and-gown battle   UPI / 9:05PM
    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.
  • Too many students learn to hate science   UPI / 12:05PM
    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.
  • First lady says dog will arrive soon   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • British colleges to turn away applicants   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • 'Yo Gabba Gabba' renewed for 3rd season   UPI / 9:34PM
    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!"
  • Program cuts child's viewing of violent TV   UPI / 9:14PM
    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

  • TV Land renews 'Reunion'   UPI / 10:05PM
    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.
  • Colorado prof. wants $1M if not rehired   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • ADHD expert: Boost skills not pills   UPI / 4:35PM
    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.
  • Porn or discussion point? It depends   UPI / 1:35PM
    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.
  • Marcus Jordan commits to Central Florida   UPI / 12:05PM
    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

  • School officials use Facebook to keep tabs   UPI / 10:44PM
    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

  • Victims' families blast diabetic trucker   UPI / 2:14PM
    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

  • Obama: Europe troops needed in Afghanistan   UPI / 10:54AM
    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.
  • Parents of suicide sue over bullying   UPI / 2:24AM
    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

  • Controversial professor wins jury verdict   UPI / 10:14PM
    DENVER, April 2 (UPI) -- Ward Churchill, the controversial professor fired from the University of Colorado, was wrongly terminated, a jury in Denver ruled Thursday.
  • Study: Most colleges students fear math   UPI / 5:44PM
    GRANADA, Spain, April 2 (UPI) -- Six out out of 10 university students present "mathematical anxiety" or fear of this subject, researchers in Spain found.
  • Teens say they really know online friends   UPI / 11:34AM
    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

  • Taylor Dayne set for TV 'Reunion'   UPI / 11:05PM
    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.
  • Bulgaria politician quits over murder case   UPI / 3:14PM
    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.
  • Adviser resigns over high school sex story   UPI / 1:24PM
    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.
  • Names released in N.J. compactor suit   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • Calif. H.S. paper runs banned articles   UPI / 11:34PM
    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.
  • Illinois school over old mine sinking   UPI / 11:14PM
    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.
  • NYC smokers to pay $9 a pack for smokes   UPI / 7:14PM
    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.
  • NASA to fund $11.5M in school grants   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • More exercise = better grades   UPI / 12:44PM
    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.
  • Two Palestinians killed at Gaza border   UPI / 8:54AM
    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 students to host Ayers off-campus   UPI / 3:44PM
    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.
  • Autistic child's arrest fuels debate   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • More Calif. kids unvaccinated   UPI / 11:05PM
    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.
  • Obama praises Red River flood volunteers   UPI / 8:04AM
    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

  • Texas adopts new science curiculum   UPI / 10:05PM
    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

  • Corn, soy become cupcake wrappers   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • Former Colo. U. prof defends his work   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • Real doctors influenced by TV doctors   UPI / 1:24PM
    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.
  • Big and little kids talk to astronauts   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • RNC hit for teachers' union donation   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • Education slows sub-Sahara Africa AIDS   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • Texas board to vote on teaching evolution   UPI / 10:44AM
    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

  • U.K. banking swoon leaves grads in lurch   UPI / 10:34PM
    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

  • School recess suit under appeal   UPI / 6:05AM
    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

  • Zimbabwe can't guarantee teachers' pay   UPI / 5:14PM
    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.
  • Mars rover naming contest begins Monday   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • NASA has robotics competition   UPI / 10:05AM
    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

  • ACLU sues school over 'Rent' production   UPI / 8:24PM
    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.
  • Michelle Obama marks Women's History Month   UPI / 6:14PM
    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.
  • NASA plans Sun-Earth Day webcast   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • More students pursuing computer science   UPI / 9:44AM
    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

  • Music instruction helps children read   UPI / 4:54PM
    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.
  • Gay play embroils Oklahoma school district   UPI / 11:34AM
    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

  • Egypt to temporarily open Rafah crossing   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • Preschoolers trust consensus decision   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • Mother files suit over school discipline   UPI / 11:54AM
    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

  • Study: U2 fans have good SAT scores   UPI / 5:24PM
    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.
  • Calorie counter counts calories 24/7   UPI / 12:24PM
    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

  • Lachey producing reality music show   UPI / 10:24PM
    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.
  • Obama: 'Different footing' for growth   UPI / 9:54PM
    WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. economic growth model needs to be put "on a different footing."
  • Wash. school facing lawsuit over display   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Soldier charged in girl's Army base death   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • School official may be suspended for dance   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • NASA, Honeywell launch science concert   UPI / 10:54AM
    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

  • High school science classes get high marks   UPI / 3:35PM
    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.
  • Forcing kids to 'clean plate' may backfire   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Tourism safety a concern in Mexico   UPI / 3:14PM
    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

  • NCAA hits Florida State with probation   UPI / 8:24PM
    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

  • Teacher pleads guilty to raping student   UPI / 6:54PM
    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.
  • Texas officials call for electronic books   UPI / 2:05PM
    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 school to host first robot teacher   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • School district faces new religious suit   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • Accused Ky. coach admits denying water   UPI / 1:24PM
    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.
  • Officials say air at La. schools is OK   UPI / 12:44PM
    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.
  • 'HSM4' TV movie in the works   UPI / 9:05AM
    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, reported Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, March 3

  • Teen sues Facebook, ex-classmates   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Some teens won't forgo weekend sleeping in   UPI / 10:05PM
    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

  • Editors of Oxford newpaper quit over spoof   UPI / 2:05AM
    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

  • Lung cancer rates linked to education   UPI / 12:44PM
    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

  • Bullock visits school to prepare for role   UPI / 7:14PM
    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.
  • U.S. robotics competition to be held   UPI / 2:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is sponsoring the first District of Columbia regional high school robotics competition this week.
  • Foreigners in Britain set at 6.5 million   UPI / 2:05PM
    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.
  • Sexual song lyrics linked to early sex   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • Legal claim filed over student's timeout   UPI / 1:24PM
    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

  • Greek P.M. rejects all-party government   UPI / 3:44PM
    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

  • School cancels 'Rent' production   UPI / 9:24PM
    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

  • Girl arrested after texting in class   UPI / 6:05PM
    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.
  • In science, discovery equal to instruction   UPI / 3:35PM
    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.
  • Teacher denied mask for allergies   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • Scientists shun La. in creationism flap   UPI / 12:24PM
    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.
  • Rash of university music instrument thefts   UPI / 9:14AM
    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

  • Controversial speech leads to lawsuit   UPI / 10:44PM
    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

  • Three meningitis cases repored at Penn   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • Iranian women seek equal rights   UPI / 9:44AM
    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

  • Music helps teens improve in math, reading   UPI / 7:05PM
    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.
  • ACLU sues to allow gay high school club   UPI / 4:34PM
    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

  • Michigan State to limit bank solicitation   UPI / 1:24PM
    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

  • Peanuts from suspect plant in school lunch   UPI / 4:14PM
    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

  • Calif. school reopens after mercury spill   UPI / 3:34PM
    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

  • Caffeine blamed for student's death   UPI / 11:14PM
    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.
  • Arizona State settles suit rape   UPI / 9:54PM
    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

  • Intervention can reduce binge drinking   UPI / 4:24PM
    DALLAS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Brief but personal intervention reduces drinking among risky college drinkers, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Sunday, February 1

  • 'O Canada' stages a comeback   UPI / 8:05PM
    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.
  • Conn. lawmakers eye student speech rights   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • TV viewing linked to poorer diet later   UPI / 10:24PM
    MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- TV viewing during adolescence predicts poorer dietary intake patterns five years later, U.S. researchers found.
  • Inadequate hygiene raises teen MRSA risk   UPI / 5:14PM
    ATLANTA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Inadequate hygiene among high school athletes increases their risk of contracting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, U.S. health officials said.
  • Principal bans anthem singing   UPI / 9:05AM
    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

  • Study: More recess, better behavior   UPI / 9:34PM
    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.
  • Queen Latifah set for 'Sesame' special   UPI / 7:14PM
    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."
  • Court sides with school on gay expulsions   UPI / 12:05PM
    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.
  • U.S. rocketry competition is under way   UPI / 11:34AM
    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

  • Teacher says spyware caused downfall   UPI / 4:14PM
    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 mayor stays on after sex scandal   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • Official says Kenya school strike may grow   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • Obama talks up stimulus plan in address   UPI / 8:54AM
    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

  • Texas educators reject evolution language   UPI / 5:24PM
    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.
  • Coach charged in heat stroke death   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • Video games linked to poor relationships   UPI / 12:44PM
    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

  • Univ. of Fla. text message case solved   UPI / 2:24PM
    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

  • Gym has benefits, but not weight loss   UPI / 10:54PM
    HAMILTON, Ontario, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- School-based health and exercise programs have positive outcomes -- but not on children's' weight, Canadian researchers have found.
  • Texas drafting new science curriculum   UPI / 12:44PM
    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.
  • S. African teen condom access uneven   UPI / 8:05AM
    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

  • Rover naming competition nears its end   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Scientists say global warming real   UPI / 5:35PM
    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.
  • Snowmobiles compete for 'green' title   UPI / 5:14PM
    HOUGHTON, Mich., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Teams of U.S. engineering students are competing in Michigan to build a quieter, greener snowmobile.
  • Wash. teacher calls for 'Huck Finn' ban   UPI / 3:24PM
    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

  • Venezuelan journalist killed   UPI / 8:05PM
    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

  • Supreme Court to rule on school searches   UPI / 11:54PM
    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

  • Going 'trayless' changes food habits   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • Ohio teacher admits to zapping students   UPI / 1:44PM
    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

  • School paddling being targeted in Chicago   UPI / 12:05PM
    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

  • Obama touts stimulus bill benefits   UPI / 9:14AM
    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

  • Child recognition may avoid depression   UPI / 11:24PM
    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.
  • ASPIRA head condemns alleged strip-search   UPI / 12:54PM
    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

  • Court reinstates lawsuit over bullying   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • 'Olivia' cartoon to air on Nickelodeon   UPI / 12:35PM
    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

  • Board blames student for punch injury   UPI / 8:54AM
    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

  • Students find answers through discussion   UPI / 10:44PM
    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.
  • U.S. college plans to expand in Iraq   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • Science educators switching jobs   UPI / 3:14PM
    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.
  • Iran crackdowns show election worries   UPI / 8:14AM
    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

  • Obama daughters prepare for new school   UPI / 9:24AM
    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

  • Winfrey gives Ron Clark Academy $365,000   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • Ailing student rescued from Everglades   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • School district relaxes 'no nit' policy   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • Study: Thinking too much leads to obesity   UPI / 12:44PM
    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

  • Colleges, businesses unplugging land lines   UPI / 12:35PM
    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.
  • Students invite Obama to visit Hiroshima   UPI / 11:24AM
    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.
  • Study: 435 U.S. schools have air hazards   UPI / 8:24AM
    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

  • USDA accepting telemed grant applications   UPI / 5:34PM
    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.
  • Colleges urged to adapt for U.S. veterans   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • Counterfeiting spikes as economy struggles   UPI / 9:44AM
    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

  • Former NFL player Villa accused of rape   UPI / 10:35PM
    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.
  • Duke reports possible recruiting violation   UPI / 12:24PM
    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

  • Teacher attacked by child blames culture   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Sweden fires suspicious, police say   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Doctor autonomy linked to medical errors   UPI / 1:44PM
    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

  • Student dies of meniningitis in Russia   UPI / 3:05PM
    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

  • Arizona to open largest aquarium   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • Cops, protesters again clash in Athens   UPI / 11:54AM
    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 suspends its starting quarterback   UPI / 4:44PM
    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

  • Parents worried about gas at school   UPI / 11:14PM
    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.
  • Priest removes Obama books from school   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • Greek protesters invade Acropolis   UPI / 5:54PM
    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

  • Obama tabs Chicagoan as top U.S. educator   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Study: Roomate can affect college grades   UPI / 1:24PM
    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

  • R.I. student suing over social work ideals   UPI / 1:35PM
    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.
  • Mexican general's 16-year-old nephew slain   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • Lawsuit targeting in-state tuition breaks   UPI / 12:05PM
    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

  • Coed in homicide trial appears in film   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • Survey: U.S. students doing better in math   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Nipping violence in the bud in children   UPI / 3:05PM
    MONTREAL, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers suggest intervention strategies for young children who demonstrate aggressive behavior in daycare.
  • Saturday, December 6

  • China launches hybrid rocket   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Lane Garrison crash victim seeks cash   UPI / 12:44PM
    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

  • Virginia high school named No.1 again   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • Medical students may face depression   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • Football tops in 'rare' injuries   UPI / 9:24PM
    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

  • Students participate in rocketry challenge   UPI / 4:05PM
    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

  • Keanu heading to Caltech for science talk   UPI / 10:05PM
    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

  • College offering course on 'South Park'   UPI / 12:44PM
    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

  • England, Wales face spike in measles cases   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Astronomy students find a galaxy   UPI / 4:34PM
    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

  • Frat hazing judgment reversed by judge   UPI / 2:34PM
    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.
  • Science slipping in Britain, group says   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • Students decide CF is white man's disease   UPI / 8:24AM
    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

  • Parent complaints sparked hazing inquiry   UPI / 6:05PM
    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

  • Sleep also helps people recover skills   UPI / 11:54PM
    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.
  • Exercise reduces anger expression in kids   UPI / 4:05PM
    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

  • Ellis of 'Blood' credits teachers for fame   UPI / 4:34PM
    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.
  • Zane's parents own closed medical school   UPI / 4:14PM
    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

  • British charity urges sex clincs in school   UPI / 12:24PM
    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

  • Suit says HIV-positive girl bullied   UPI / 11:44PM
    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

  • Evolution teachings under debate in Texas   UPI / 2:05PM
    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.
  • Students warned off 'South Park' prank   UPI / 8:24AM
    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

  • U.S. getting Spanish-language CBeebies   UPI / 8:14PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- BBC Worldwide Channels announced Wednesday it has established its first wholly owned, Spanish-language channel in the United States.
  • Civil trial over copied paper under way   UPI / 12:54PM
    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.
  • Teacher cited for wearing Obama T-shirt   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • Far-right party member names posted   UPI / 7:44AM
    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.
  • A student's teacher impacts stress hormone   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • NASA invites kids to name Mars rover   UPI / 11:24PM
    PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- NASA is offering U.S. students the opportunity to name the space agency's new Mars Science Laboratory.
  • 'A village' influences a teen and alcohol   UPI / 10:54PM
    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.
  • Survey: Texas biologists reject 'design'   UPI / 3:44PM
    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.
  • James Carville accepts Tulane post   UPI / 1:54PM
    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

  • Teachers make difference for new students   UPI / 11:14PM
    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

  • Marching band performance deemed offensive   UPI / 4:14PM
    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

  • FSU's Myron Rolle juggles Rhodes, football   UPI / 6:14PM
    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.
  • British kids active but not enough produce   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • Dental college computer hacked   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • Student teams needed for GENSO projects   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • Butterflies, spiders go into outer space   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Edwards doesn't mention affair in speech   UPI / 8:34AM
    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.
  • Girls allegedly poisoned rivals' treats   UPI / 12:34AM
    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

  • Hope College to reopen after virus   UPI / 8:24PM
    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

  • Swedish students spooked by text threats   UPI / 5:44PM
    GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A school principal in the Gothenburg, Sweden, area said young students are being frightened by threatening chain-text messages.
  • China college cholera quarantine lifted   UPI / 8:34AM
    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

  • Wright: Obama's win 'incredibly powerful'   UPI / 7:04AM
    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

  • Worldwide virtual party planned for NASA   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • NASA selects student astronomy ambassadors   UPI / 12:34PM
    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

  • Turkish students sued for protest slogans   UPI / 12:54PM
    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

  • Jonas Bros. take part in First Bloom event   UPI / 5:54PM
    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

  • Schoolchildren visit WWI battlefields   UPI / 9:44PM
    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

  • Public workers targeted for tattoos   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • Light drinking while pregnant may not hurt   UPI / 12:24PM
    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

  • Students suspended for calling home   UPI / 7:05PM
    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.
  • Families complaining about school films   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • Diocese in Colorado settles abuse lawsuits   UPI / 2:24PM
    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

  • Police seek 'small group' behind riot   UPI / 11:14PM
    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

  • Protesters block highway over ed funding   UPI / 4:34PM
    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

  • Med student assessment can be influenced   UPI / 11:54PM
    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.
  • 50 students may have been exposed to HIV   UPI / 7:14AM
    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

  • Wis. Republican slams Obama book entry   UPI / 11:24AM
    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

  • HIV feared spreading at St. Louis school   UPI / 3:34PM
    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.
  • Poll: Young voters favor Obama   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • NASA announces naming competition   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • Cops: Dead bear not anti-Obama message   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • Secret to better grades -- sleep more   UPI / 7:34PM
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have directly linked higher grades with getting adequate sleep.
  • Chance of delay for new GI Bill   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Energy Department has high school contest   UPI / 3:05PM
    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

  • University sues woman over unpaid tuition   UPI / 9:05PM
    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.
  • U. of Florida not missing dorm telephones   UPI / 1:44PM
    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

  • Aniston promotes water nutrition to kids   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • College students making anti-cancer beer   UPI / 11:24PM
    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.
  • Student sues over alleged gang rape   UPI / 12:50AM
    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

  • Marshall of Miami U. convicted of burglary   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • High school to have HIV testing site   UPI / 1:34PM
    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

  • NCAA athletes rise in graduation rates   UPI / 3:35PM
    INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A new NCAA report shows Division I student-athletes are graduating at the highest rates ever.
  • Palin assignment prof cleared of bias   UPI / 1:44PM
    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

  • TB outbreak closes Greek schools   UPI / 6:54PM
    ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- An outbreak of tuberculosis has closed four schools in the central Athens district of Kypseli, officials said.
  • Obama wins Scholastic kids vote election   UPI / 4:44PM
    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

  • Report: Boy, 12, suspended for haircut   UPI / 4:44PM
    TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Twelve-year-old Zachary Sharples' "Rayhawk" hairstyle resulted in his suspension from middle school, The Tampa Tribune reported.
  • Science minister calls for Brits in space   UPI / 12:34PM
    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.
  • U. of Wisconsin lifts suspension on band   UPI / 12:34AM
    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

  • 'Gay-friendly' school proposed for Chicago   UPI / 12:34PM
    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

  • Student charged with sending nude pix   UPI / 4:34PM
    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.
  • Students vaccinated after touching bat   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • Tenn. prep coach scolded in knife incident   UPI / 1:35PM
    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

  • Teacher suspended after pro-Obama video   UPI / 5:44PM
    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.
  • Missouri girl named 'Top Young Scientist'   UPI / 4:05PM
    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.
  • Report: Obama got grants for wife's cousin   UPI / 12:54PM
    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: Laptop thefts on rise in schools   UPI / 6:34PM
    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.
  • Female medical students less confident   UPI / 3:05PM
    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

  • Study sheds light on autism genes   UPI / 8:24PM
    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

  • N.Y. may settle convicted killer's lawsuit   UPI / 5:34PM
    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

  • Musicians use both sides of brain   UPI / 8:05PM
    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.
  • Broadway stars line up for Obama benefit   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • Advance 'HSM3' tix selling fast in England   UPI / 11:24AM
    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

  • Warm mothering mitigates delinquent gene   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • Canada won't deport students for absences   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Canadian federal candidate: 'Kill gays'   UPI / 3:35PM
    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.
  • Oregon students suspended for Obama effigy   UPI / 1:05AM
    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

  • Students say green spaces enhance campus   UPI / 11:34PM
    SAN MARCOS, Texas, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Campus green spaces can help students feel better about life and improve learning, Texas State University researchers suggest.
  • Students to design tools for moon rovers   UPI / 2:44PM
    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.
  • Man charged with Mich. football camp con   UPI / 2:24PM
    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.
  • Top young U.S. scientist to be named   UPI / 11:05AM
    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

  • Credit crunch hits student loan business   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • Astronaut vs. Earthlings chess game begins   UPI / 2:25PM
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A unique chess match began Monday with an astronaut challenging Earthlings.
  • Top teen driving distraction is cell phone   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • Promising prep player fatally shot   UPI / 1:05PM
    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

  • Watching violence may make people mean   UPI / 12:54PM
    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

  • Expert: Media pressures teens to have sex   UPI / 11:05PM
    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

  • Lifesize Obama figure hanged on campus   UPI / 7:54PM
    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.
  • Boy, 13, fights for makeup rights   UPI / 7:05PM
    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.
  • N.Y. child-care worker has meningitis   UPI / 2:14PM
    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

  • 'HSM3' tickets go on sale this week   UPI / 8:14PM
    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.
  • K.C. mom wants 'Mice and Men' removed   UPI / 4:05PM
    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.
  • Tenn. student hires lawyer in Palin case   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • Youth vote critical to Obama in Michigan   UPI / 8:05PM
    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.
  • School art curriculum drawing fire   UPI / 12:24PM
    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.
  • Princeton band alleges abuse by cadets   UPI / 11:44AM
    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

  • Panel calls for college aid system reform   UPI / 11:34AM
    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

  • Amish parents sue police   UPI / 11:24PM
    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.
  • NASA opens Web-based educational project   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Researchers pan abstinence-only sex ed   UPI / 11:05PM
    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.
  • Census: College enrollment up 17 percent   UPI / 11:25AM
    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.
  • Bushnell to pen 'Carrie Diaries' for teens   UPI / 10:14AM
    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.
  • California teacher fatally gored   UPI / 1:05AM
    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

  • Parents deny daughter's role in death   UPI / 10:15AM
    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

  • Report: Kutcher is an assistant coach   UPI / 8:14PM
    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.
  • College suicide screening effective   UPI / 12:44AM
    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

  • Obama school visit prompts controversy   UPI / 3:35PM
    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

  • Fewer med students becoming internists   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • Obama outlines education plan   UPI / 6:14PM
    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.
  • Kids eat more produce after intervention   UPI / 5:54PM
    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.
  • TCU tightens tailgate beer rule   UPI / 3:44PM
    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.
  • NASA awards minority university grants   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • Purdue tops aerospace, defense recruiting   UPI / 12:05PM
    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.
  • Students plan corn, soybean competition   UPI / 9:54AM
    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

  • Jones donates $250K in school supplies   UPI / 10:24AM
    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.
  • Virginia will clarify student voting   UPI / 10:14AM
    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

  • Belmont U readied for McCain-Obama debate   UPI / 8:24PM
    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

  • University settles suit over alcohol death   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Welles' former dorm facing demolition   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Judge backs controversial Bible club   UPI / 2:54PM
    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.
  • NASA 2009 scholarship program opens   UPI / 2:44PM
    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

  • Expulsions ordered in high-school hazing   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • Committee supports school chicken project   UPI / 12:54PM
    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.
  • Democrats break with unions on teacher pay   UPI / 10:05AM
    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.
  • Chicago Public School Students Skip Class in Show of Activism: Meeks' Boycott Leads 1,000 Kids to Affluent North Shore Schools New Trier, Sunset Ridge   AP / 5:34AM
    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

  • Bullies can enjoy high social status   UPI / 5:34PM
    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

  • Grandparents big on back-to-school sales   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Journalism student raped at immigrant camp   UPI / 6:05PM
    CALAIS, France, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Police say a British journalism student was gang-raped by illegal immigrants living in a Calais, France, squatters camp.
  • NASA wants students to choose sciences   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • Purdue sanctions professor for misconduct   UPI / 11:05AM
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Purdue University says it has formally reprimanded and sanctioned a faculty member for "research misconduct."
  • Wednesday, August 27

  • Athlete death blamed on excessive coaching   UPI / 1:44PM
    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

  • Man charged in school bus radio prank   UPI / 5:05PM
    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.
  • School athletes get preferential treatment   UPI / 4:04PM
    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.
  • MTV launches college event Web guides   UPI / 11:34AM
    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.
  • Demand for nuclear engineers rising   UPI / 12:14AM
    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

  • Daddy Yankee appears with McCain   UPI / 6:44PM
    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.
  • Students may stop mental health medication   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • New strategy to reduce unhealthy behaviors   UPI / 1:04PM
    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.
  • Fox launches live Web streaming of shows   UPI / 11:34AM
    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

  • Singer Joe Jonas graduates high school   UPI / 8:54PM
    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

  • 89 percent of musicians have pain, injury   UPI / 9:24PM
    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.
  • ISS to call high school simulated ISS   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • Many schools in 'air pollution zone'   UPI / 12:54PM
    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.
  • Swedish teachers lack Holocaust facts   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • Mayor targeted for recall after scandal   UPI / 9:54PM
    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.
  • College student suicidal thoughts common   UPI / 2:34PM
    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.
  • Parents' expectations can harm self-esteem   UPI / 12:44PM
    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.
  • 'Dora' to explore with new voice cast   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Scientist tries to stop melting glacier   UPI / 1:24AM
    BERLIN, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A German scientist has installed a windscreen on the Rhone glacier in Switzerland to try to stop it from melting.
  • Like Hermione, Potter actress scores well   UPI / 12:54AM
    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

  • Judge upholds diocese's English-only rule   UPI / 8:44PM
    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.
  • When intimacy ebbs, uncertainty increases   UPI / 5:24PM
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest that when intimacy ebbs, doubts about the relationship increase.
  • Thursday, August 14

  • Parents overlook back-to-school activities   UPI / 3:14PM
    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

  • Correcting drinking misconceptions works   UPI / 11:34PM
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Correcting misconceptions about campus drinking results in dramatically fewer alcohol-related negative consequences, U.S. researchers say.
  • 'Sesame Street' gets new Web site   UPI / 9:54PM
    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

  • Cheerleading women's most dangerous sport   UPI / 12:34PM
    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

  • Researcher: Girls need new role models   UPI / 4:04PM
    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

  • College students take food allergy risks   UPI / 8:44PM
    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.
  • Female football player sues over injury   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Remediation may rewire dyslexic brain   UPI / 9:24PM
    PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say remedial instruction can overcome dyslexic reading deficits.
  • Tuesday, August 5

  • Ohio inmate says he's too fat to execute   UPI / 9:24AM
    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

  • Teacher accused of branding student   UPI / 1:14PM
    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.
  • GI Bill users shunning four-year colleges   UPI / 11:15AM
    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.
  • Observers monitor Bangladesh elections   UPI / 11:15AM
    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

  • Homeless teen becomes valedictorian   UPI / 9:40PM
    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A homeless Philadelphia teenager who became valedictorian at his high school has become a national celebrity.
  • Friday, August 1

  • McCain outlines education plans   UPI / 5:14PM
    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.
  • TV linked to students packing on pounds   UPI / 12:44PM
    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

  • All football heat deaths said preventable   UPI / 7:34PM
    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

  • Pregnant teacher loses fight for job   UPI / 3:54PM
    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

  • Black, Harris plan trip to 'Sesame Street'   UPI / 6:14PM
    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."
  • Judge: Texas must improve bilingual ed   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • Energy costs spurring school spending cuts   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Calif. districts reduce school bus service   UPI / 10:54PM
    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

  • Headmaster admits stealing car club money   UPI / 10:14PM
    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

  • Giuliani son sues to get back on golf team   UPI / 4:14PM
    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.
  • U.S. appeals court upholds Fla. pledge law   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • Schools adopt rules against text messaging   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Center opens in wildlife-rich Bioko Island   UPI / 4:44PM
    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

  • Singer Joe Jonas graduates high school   UPI / 1:34PM
    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

  • Nationals sign high draft pick   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • Mickelson to teach the science of golf   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Passive preschoolers get along better   UPI / 12:04AM
    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

  • Claims against dioceses dismissed   UPI / 8:34PM
    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.
  • Report: Hoops star signs with Italian team   UPI / 6:14PM
    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

  • 'High School Musical 3' trailer debuts   UPI / 3:14PM
    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.
  • Mass. cancer survivor kayaking 1,700 miles   UPI / 2:24PM
    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

  • High cost of fuel hits school buses   UPI / 8:14AM
    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

  • Poll: Less formally educated tilt to Obama   UPI / 8:44AM
    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

  • NASA announces airliner design winners   UPI / 9:44AM
    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

  • Florida considering gun safety classes   UPI / 3:26PM
    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.
  • Pa. teen invents magnetic locker paper   UPI / 3:26PM
    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.
  • Teachers cheer, boo Obama   UPI / 3:26PM
    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.
  • College students may spark conflict   UPI / 3:26PM
    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.
  • Suspect held in French student slayings   UPI / 3:26PM
    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

  • 'Laramie Project' producer sues school   UPI / 4:16AM
    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.
  • NASA ponders student satellite initiative   UPI / 4:16AM
    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.
  • ESA holds robotic vehicle competition   UPI / 4:16AM
    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

  • Fraternity sued over student's fall   UPI / 4:15AM
    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

  • Astronaut Barbara Morgan to leave NASA   UPI / 10:14AM
    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

  • U.S. Energy Department awards fellowships   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • Engaging teachers means engaged students   UPI / 6:14PM
    CARMARTHEN, Wales, June 25 (UPI) -- British researchers say "engaging" teachers are the key to increasing the achievement of students who are not "engaged."
  • Serbia may have helped athlete flee U.S.   UPI / 6:14PM
    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.
  • Miracle Recreation tire swings recalled   UPI / 8:34AM
    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

  • Teens' 'pregnancy pact' disputed   UPI / 4:16AM
    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.
  • Glover to speak at education conference   UPI / 4:16AM
    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.
  • Judge supports RIAA in piracy case   UPI / 4:16AM
    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

  • 'Sesame Street' to begin its 39th season   UPI / 4:15AM
    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.
  • Germany may limit military conscription   UPI / 4:15AM
    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

  • Parents say teacher branded cross on son   UPI / 4:16AM
    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

  • NASA, Disney sign an educational agreement   UPI / 4:54PM
    WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency and Walt Disney Studios have signed an agreement to promote science and technology to schoolchildren.
  • J. Lo performs at grade school graduation   UPI / 1:14PM
    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

  • Judge approves Virginia Tech settlement   UPI / 9:24PM
    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.
  • Suit claims school cheated students   UPI / 6:14PM
    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.
  • NASA competition winners announced   UPI / 10:54AM
    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

  • Music training should not degrade hearing   UPI / 11:05PM
    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.
  • Brain workouts for poor readers work   UPI / 5:05PM
    PITTSBURGH, June 16 (UPI) -- Reading calisthenics aimed to help problem readers improved reading and changed the way the brain works, U.S. researchers say.
  • NASA teaches teachers about space tests   UPI / 12:54PM
    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

  • Flood waters churn through eastern Iowa   UPI / 7:34PM
    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

  • 'Morning people' may get better grades   UPI / 10:34PM
    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.
  • Poor sleep can affect student grades, ADHD   UPI / 4:34PM
    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.
  • ESA launches 'Fly Your Thesis' program   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Spellings lauds center's hands-on lessons   UPI / 6:34PM
    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.
  • Students win $10,000 and day at ballpark   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • NASA essay competition winners announced   UPI / 12:34PM
    WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- A Colorado Springs seventh grader has taken top honors in the U.S. space agency's essay competition.
  • Tribune planning paper geared to teens   UPI / 9:34AM
    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

  • Disgraced teacher contacts Hogan's son   UPI / 12:34PM
    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

  • Female cadets may get more hair choice   UPI / 1:54AM
    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

  • College students have less risky sex   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • Georgia star No. 1 pick in baseball draft   UPI / 6:14PM
    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.
  • China quake death toll climbs to 69,127   UPI / 12:14PM
    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

  • Fed will monitor inflation, Bernanke says   UPI / 5:04PM
    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.
  • Pullman blasts planned book ratings   UPI / 2:24PM
    LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- Author Philip Pullman is protesting plans to place age-related ratings on children's books in England.
  • Happiness not always linked to good result   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • Opposition decries Bangladesh arrests   UPI / 4:15AM
    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.
  • Bomb hoax count dropped in sweatshirt case   UPI / 4:15AM
    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.
  • Nude photo distribution investigated   UPI / 4:15AM
    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.
  • Baseball injuries becoming more severe   UPI / 4:15AM
    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.
  • Study: Sanitizers reduce absenteeism   UPI / 4:15AM
    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

  • NASA lunar art contest winners announced   UPI / 11:05AM
    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.
  • Man sues professors for dashing his dreams   UPI / 10:14AM
    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

  • Device allows ICU patients to walk   UPI / 11:05PM
    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.
  • School: No military uniforms at graduation   UPI / 8:44PM
    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.
  • Grad student makes 'Jeopardy!' history   UPI / 4:05PM
    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.
  • NASA to launch 'Buzz Lightyear' into space   UPI / 11:34AM
    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

  • Censorship in schools growing, experts say   UPI / 6:24PM
    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.
  • Students tested on Winehouse lyrics   UPI / 3:24PM
    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.
  • Academic 'boycott' of Israelis stirs anger   UPI / 1:05PM
    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.
  • Texas at odds over voter rights issue   UPI / 10:44AM
    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.
  • Israeli police examine New Testament blaze   UPI / 7:34AM
    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

  • Study finds ACT cramming counterproductive   UPI / 11:34AM
    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

  • Study: Pretty girls victims of bullying   UPI / 1:24PM
    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

  • Cheney says Iraq surge is a success   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Grain popper may help hungry Africans   UPI / 1:34PM
    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

  • Coach fighting for prayer loses again   UPI / 5:24PM
    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.
  • Report: Recruit faces drug charges   UPI / 4:44PM
    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.
  • Family and school stress linger for teens   UPI / 4:24PM
    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.
  • Report: Arthur had grades altered   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • Computing field drawing mostly males   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • Attorney general appeals No Child ruling   UPI / 8:44PM
    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.
  • Study: U.S. educational 'death gap' widens   UPI / 7:05PM
    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.
  • Quake death toll could hit 50,000   UPI / 12:30PM
    BEIJING, May 15 (UPI) -- Chinese officials Thursday said the death toll from Monday's massive earthquake could top 50,000.
  • Wednesday, May 14

  • NASA announces educational TV partnership   UPI / 1:31PM
    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.
  • Oklahomans elect teen mayor   UPI / 12:00PM
    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

  • Court upholds school uniform rules   UPI / 11:10PM
    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.
  • Boys, too, suffer from sexual harassment   UPI / 1:40AM
    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

  • China officials say quake toll near 10,000   UPI / 8:12PM
    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.
  • 'Math geek' stigma repels students   UPI / 11:31AM
    LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- Despite "math geeks" making millions during the era, the math geek stigma keeps many from studying mathematics, a British and Welsh study says.
  • Binge drinkers think they can drive drunk   UPI / 7:50AM
    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

  • Teacher accused of taping child's mouth   UPI / 3:10PM
    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

  • Class Socratic method develops thinking   UPI / 11:00PM
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 8 (UPI) -- Classroom "Socratic seminars" used on a regular basis with more and more voices heard develop thinking, Swedish researchers said.
  • Students to call long distance to the ISS   UPI / 12:40PM
    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.
  • Gambling a problem for many U.S. youth   UPI / 2:04AM
    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

  • Online virtual lives, school shooting link   UPI / 4:50PM
    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

  • Seuss, Hinton books top young reader list   UPI / 10:21PM
    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.
  • Global warming skeptics target students   UPI / 9:50AM
    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.
  • Teachers in Zimbabwe may strike   UPI / 2:00AM
    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

  • Britain split on national song-book effort   UPI / 5:41PM
    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.
  • Gretchen Wilson gets GED at 34   UPI / 1:20PM
    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

  • Ga. high school wins 'Idol' concert   UPI / 1:00PM
    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

  • Teens admit risky behavior while driving   UPI / 7:31PM
    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.
  • Alligators prompt cops to escort students   UPI / 5:01PM
    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

  • Students decry treatment on Ghana trip   UPI / 9:40PM
    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.
  • School girl pokes dozens with same needle   UPI / 3:11PM
    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.
  • J-school dean admits he 'blew it'   UPI / 11:10AM
    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

  • Man acquitted in ear-biting case   UPI / 8:40PM
    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

  • EPA competition winners identified   UPI / 1:10PM
    WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the winners of its annual People, Prosperity and the Planet competition.
  • Astronauts to talk with selected students   UPI / 10:38AM
    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

  • Study: Sex harassment worse than bullying   UPI / 7:07PM
    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.
  • MRI noise reducing headset is developed   UPI / 2:50PM
    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

  • Baker College wins cyber defense contest   UPI / 3:50PM
    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.
  • Spellings backs student loan plan   UPI / 3:21PM
    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.
  • Tips offered for avoiding vocal problems   UPI / 12:10AM
    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

  • No prom for 'Idol's' Archuleta   UPI / 3:20PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- "American Idol" hopeful David Archuleta is going to miss his high school prom in Murray, Utah, reports.
  • Monday, April 21

  • NASA tech might be used for Web gaming   UPI / 4:10PM
    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

  • 18-year-old SC student accused of plotting to bomb school   AP / 10:16PM
    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

  • Foreign students OK in China during Games   UPI / 7:10PM
    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

  • Yale student induces miscarriages for art   UPI / 2:50PM
    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.
  • Colombia accuses Mexicans of FARC ties   UPI / 1:17AM
    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

  • Ilness strikes 47 U. Denver students   UPI / 2:07PM
    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.
  • Educator sues over claims about conduct   UPI / 3:00AM
    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

  • Calif. bill upholds campus press freedom   UPI / 9:11PM
    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

  • Relocation program has checkered results   UPI / 4:00PM
    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

  • Advocacy group demands textbook revision   UPI / 3:01PM
    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.
  • Colleges face declining yearbook sales   UPI / 10:26AM
    WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Virginia Wesleyan College says it is joining a growing number of schools that are ending or curtailing production of yearbooks.
  • Pennsylvania students swtich, back Clinton   UPI / 8:36AM
    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.
  • Voters' education a factor in support   UPI / 8:26AM
    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.
  • Peru convicts death squad suspects   UPI / 8:16AM
    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

  • NASA to stage student science competition   UPI / 11:46AM
    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.
  • Former player bids for Chicago school   UPI / 10:20AM
    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

  • 5 Americans die in Iraq   UPI / 8:40PM
    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

  • Myrna Loy center of school's campaign   UPI / 6:40PM
    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.
  • Publisher nixes teen's nude self-portrait   UPI / 6:30PM
    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

  • Charges filed in techno-voyeur case   UPI / 10:51AM
    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.
  • NASA awards Oklahoma an education grant   UPI / 10:31AM
    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.
  • Early families may be beneficial for some   UPI / 1:20AM
    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

  • University investigates Obama skit   UPI / 6:20PM
    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.
  • Former NFL players at increased heart risk   UPI / 12:50AM
    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

  • Rapper Chuck D attends school career week   UPI / 7:40PM
    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.
  • Study: Kid bullying a relationship problem   UPI / 4:46PM
    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.
  • South African students defy crocodiles   UPI / 11:40AM
    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

  • Parents settle with alleged bully teacher   UPI / 12:36PM
    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

  • Settlement offered in Va. Tech shootings   UPI / 12:01AM
    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

  • Lynch encourages students to meditate   UPI / 11:52PM
    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.
  • Ex-education consultant sent to prison   UPI / 9:01PM
    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

  • 2 minutes a day keeps teen weight away   UPI / 11:11PM
    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.
  • Dad complains about books with 'N-word'   UPI / 10:17PM
    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

  • Two college students find asteroid   UPI / 8:50PM
    FORT WORTH, Texas, March 17 (UPI) -- Two Texas college students discovered an asteroid while examining images of space on a computer, a report said.
  • NASA prepares for Moonbuggy Race   UPI / 10:50AM
    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

  • Royals, prime minister disagree on pledge   UPI / 5:30PM
    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

  • Teen admits creating ID as cancer patient   UPI / 11:36PM
    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.
  • Teachers union: Iraqi lesson propaganda   UPI / 9:52PM
    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.
  • Panel: U.S. 'mediocre' in math   UPI / 5:10PM
    WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. government panel has found the nation's students have been performing "at a mediocre level" in math.
  • Judge rejects district desegregation plan   UPI / 3:56PM
    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."
  • Cell phone ties suspect to second killing   UPI / 3:56PM
    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

  • 'Freedom Writers' author defends teacher   UPI / 9:21PM
    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.
  • NASA prepares for Moonbuggy Race   UPI / 3:10PM
    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

  • Ga. county considers single-sex schools   UPI / 3:17PM
    GREENSBORO, Ga., March 12 (UPI) -- A Georgia county has approved a plan that would make all its schools single sex.
  • Revenge plotted for seminary attack   UPI / 1:47PM
    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.
  • Student killed by South African snake   UPI / 1:37PM
    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

  • School refuses to admit deaf student's dog   UPI / 11:32PM
    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.
  • Lawsuit: Teacher advocated irreligion   UPI / 8:20PM
    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

  • Ben Stein tackles evolution debate   UPI / 9:51PM
    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.
  • Computer screens affect a child's posture   UPI / 9:06PM
    PERTH, Australia, March 10 (UPI) -- Australian researchers suggest students' posture is affected by the height of classroom learning materials such as computer screens.
  • Job market for U.S. graduates will grow   UPI / 11:30AM
    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 men's hoops coach retires   UPI / 3:22PM
    DETROIT, March 7 (UPI) -- Detroit University men's basketball coach Perry Watson has retired.
  • Monday, March 3

  • Detecting snake in the grass is intrinsic   UPI / 10:20PM
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 3 (UPI) -- Children's fear of snakes may be intrinsic, University of Virginia researchers say.
  • Sport injuries related to illegal activity   UPI / 6:30PM
    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.
  • Teens need to resist ads to refuse alcohol   UPI / 2:41PM
    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.
  • British students boycott Shakespeare   UPI / 12:20PM
    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

  • Poor working memory may keep kids back   UPI / 11:06PM
    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

  • Kutcher, Spears to appear on 'Miss Guided'   UPI / 10:36PM
    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."
  • Muslims support Jewish basketball team   UPI / 12:40PM
    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.
  • Student columnist suspended   UPI / 2:11AM
    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

  • Seventeen percent of sixth-graders drink   UPI / 10:20PM
    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.
  • Lawmakers: Jewish team's schedule unfair   UPI / 5:50PM
    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.
  • Missile fired on Pakistan militants   UPI / 12:30PM
    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.
  • Air strikes bombard Gaza, Israel   UPI / 10:20AM
    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

  • ABC sets debut date for 'Miss Guided'   UPI / 9:46PM
    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

  • Harassment, assault reporting questioned   UPI / 10:30PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. military academies may be underreporting sexual harassment and assault incidents, a government official said.
  • Sunday, February 24

  • Landslide keeps students from school   UPI / 9:10PM
    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

  • Tory leader's Auschwitz comment sparks row   UPI / 7:50PM
    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."
  • O'Neal signs up for Lifetime movie   UPI / 6:20PM
    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.
  • La. school board OKs desegregation plan   UPI / 2:10AM
    JEFFERSON, La., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Louisiana school board has approved a desegregation plan despite opposition from many parents.
  • Thursday, February 21

  • Columbia says professor plagiarized   UPI / 4:56PM
    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.
  • 38 Duke lacrosse players sue in rape case   UPI / 3:50PM
    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.
  • Journalism dean apologizes for quotes   UPI / 10:21AM
    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

  • Charges dropped against Va. band director   UPI / 5:21PM
    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.
  • Second Canadian athlete dies this week   UPI / 5:01PM
    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.
  • Food retailer recruits to work in school   UPI / 2:01PM
    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.
  • Northwestern J-school dean under fire   UPI / 12:06PM
    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.
  • School offers 1960s sex abuse settlement   UPI / 9:00AM
    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

  • Two Hawaii schools tested in TB scare   UPI / 5:41PM
    HONOLULU, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- More than 100 Hawaiian students and faculty were tested for exposure to tuberculosis Tuesday.
  • Lack of workers hurting German economy   UPI / 10:11AM
    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

  • NASA offers university scholarships   UPI / 9:40AM
    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

  • Girl with four kidneys plans to donate   UPI / 7:15PM
    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

  • Obama campaigns in Wisconsin   UPI / 3:41PM
    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

  • Campus shootings causing mental distress   UPI / 7:40PM
    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.
  • School turns tables, embraces cell phones   UPI / 12:20PM
    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

  • Mass. town to vote on 'Redmen' name   UPI / 3:37PM
    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."
  • Swim coach faces more pornography charges   UPI / 2:31PM
    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

  • Daring Cuban student detained   UPI / 10:40PM
    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.
  • Inmates ask that Knox stop singing   UPI / 11:10AM
    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

  • Fire disrupts school's 'Peter Pan' show   UPI / 1:06PM
    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

  • Parenting key to success in first grade   UPI / 2:37AM
    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

  • Cuban students speak out on the Internet   UPI / 9:00PM
    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.
  • Paris Hilton: 'Harvard's hot'   UPI / 3:41PM
    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.
  • Students hospitalized due to cane smoke   UPI / 1:41AM
    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

  • Karate teacher accused of kicking child   UPI / 8:10PM
    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.
  • Temple gets anonymous $5 million   UPI / 7:40PM
    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.
  • Veterans denied credit for military work   UPI / 12:01AM
    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

  • Family of student suspect defends her   UPI / 1:50AM
    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

  • Report favors balanced history teaching   UPI / 4:12PM
    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

  • Students test best way to avoid pandemic   UPI / 8:40PM
    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.
  • NFL donates $1 million to youth program   UPI / 7:00PM
    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.
  • Survey: Contraception not taught in sex ed   UPI / 6:50PM
    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

  • Job training to go official in Britain   UPI / 11:20AM
    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

  • Claim: Promiscuity causes bad grades   UPI / 4:35PM
    CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Cambridge University survey purports to have discovered links between bad grades and sexual promiscuity.
  • Tainted pasta blamed for sickening 29   UPI / 3:32PM
    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

  • Panettiere to lead anti-whaling rally   UPI / 1:50PM
    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.
  • British teachers union plans strike vote   UPI / 12:10PM
    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

  • Catholic schools get 'Compass' back   UPI / 7:10PM
    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

  • Drop in U.S. Army recruits with diplomas   UPI / 9:00AM
    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

  • Campuses see flurry of campaign activity   UPI / 7:50PM
    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

  • High school students discover asteroid   UPI / 1:56AM
    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

  • British school cracks down on plagiarism   UPI / 12:00PM
    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.
  • Protest prompts pope to cancel speech   UPI / 10:10AM
    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

  • NASA looking for fastest moon wheels   UPI / 2:51PM
    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.
  • Stars set to return for 'HSM3'   UPI / 10:30AM
    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

  • Teacher, 7 basketball players die in crash   UPI / 8:10PM
    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

  • Two depart from Oral Roberts board   UPI / 9:30AM
    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.
  • School board settles Facebook suit   UPI / 6:10AM
    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

  • Students join 'culture of inactivity'   UPI / 7:10PM
    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

  • Bahamian basketball team's van stolen   UPI / 11:35AM
    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

  • Scottish doc calls for kindergarten sex ed   UPI / 11:51AM
    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.
  • U.S. universities embrace new media   UPI / 10:40AM
    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

  • Pregnant teacher discrimination suit OK'd   UPI / 7:10PM
    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

  • Students lobbying for Bruce Lee statue   UPI / 3:15PM
    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

  • Washington loses abstinence grant   UPI / 5:30PM
    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

  • Internet prostitution ring uncovered   UPI / 11:30AM
    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

  • Mumps in Maine came from Canada   UPI / 1:32AM
    PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- An outbreak of mumps in Maine appears to be a Canadian import.
  • Monday, December 17

  • Columbia U., Citibank sued for 'slavery'   UPI / 7:20PM
    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.
  • UAlbany probes unsanctioned boxing   UPI / 5:40PM
    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

  • Lawsuit: Teacher bashes Christians   UPI / 6:20PM
    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

  • Parents sue after boy threatens school   UPI / 11:50PM
    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.
  • Student tested for AIDS after pin prick   UPI / 8:01PM
    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.
  • Civil rights student mural painted over   UPI / 5:06PM
    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.
  • SLM Corp.: J.C. Flowers walks second time   UPI / 3:00PM
    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.
  • School pig set free, hunted   UPI / 1:40PM
    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

  • N.J. may require preschool flu shots   UPI / 3:31PM
    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.
  • Students barred for no mumps shots   UPI / 10:25AM
    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.
  • Pakistan bomber targets children in truck   UPI / 8:10AM
    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

  • LCD monitors replace chalkboards   UPI / 6:30PM
    PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, Ind., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- LCD monitors are the new, high-tech alternative to dusty blackboards in U.S. schools.
  • Thursday, December 6

  • Florida considering new evolution standard   UPI / 3:00PM
    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.
  • 17-year-old works on NASA spaceship   UPI / 12:40PM
    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

  • Cambodian dengue education called poor   UPI / 10:50AM
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Medical researchers say Cambodian education regarding prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dengue fever is insufficient, underfunded and irregular.
  • Dying professor honored as teacher of year   UPI / 2:01AM
    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

  • McCain talks with students   UPI / 11:50PM
    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.
  • Guide for preschool mental health drugs   UPI / 3:05PM
    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.
  • New smartpen to assist blind students   UPI / 2:07PM
    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

  • Eyre: British children lacking in arts   UPI / 5:20PM
    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

  • Tech toys growing in popularity   UPI / 3:50PM
    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

  • School's play cancellation sparks debate   UPI / 7:40PM
    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.
  • Tobacco marketers target shops near teens   UPI / 1:30PM
    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.
  • NASA announces aeronautics competition   UPI / 12:10PM
    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

  • Motivational interviews helps curb alcohol   UPI / 3:50PM
    CINCINNATI, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Motivational interviewing and behavioral therapy helped socially anxious U.S. college students curb tendencies of hazardous drinking.
  • Monday, November 26

  • Teen materialism linked to self-esteem   UPI / 5:05PM
    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

  • 17 infected with TB before student's death   UPI / 6:01PM
    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

  • Florida driving guide spawns ethics claims   UPI / 6:20PM
    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

  • Oral Roberts University president resigns   UPI / 9:50PM
    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

  • N.Y. airport seen as 'carbon negative'   UPI / 9:50PM
    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.
  • Iowa caucus timing could cut student vote   UPI / 3:51PM
    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.
  • David Lynch's guru causes stir in Berlin   UPI / 12:50AM
    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

  • Early 'Sesame Street' shows not for kids   UPI / 6:05PM
    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.
  • France crippled by mass strikes   UPI / 11:15AM
    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

  • Learning about historical racism positive   UPI / 12:32AM
    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

  • School board settles with principal   UPI / 11:00PM
    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

  • H.S. gay club rejects name change   UPI / 6:00PM
    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.
  • Judge blocks moment of silence law   UPI / 12:50PM
    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

  • Islamist students detain Musharraf foe   UPI / 1:30PM
    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

  • Student: Clinton staff planted question   UPI / 9:01PM
    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

  • Early Iowa caucus influences college vote   UPI / 11:10AM
    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

  • Web-based tool to help parents ID autism   UPI / 10:51AM
    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

  • Players suspended for blackface costumes   UPI / 6:50PM
    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.
  • NASA signs education internship contract   UPI / 10:00AM
    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

  • Alleged topless photo rocks Ohio school   UPI / 7:30PM
    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.
  • Oral Roberts plaintiff frequent litigant   UPI / 7:20PM
    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.
  • Loyola magazine pulled for explicit art   UPI / 4:34PM
    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

  • Clinton returns to alma mater   UPI / 4:20PM
    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.
  • Ex-Oprah school matron arrested   UPI / 1:10PM
    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.
  • Study: British literacy program failing   UPI / 8:10AM
    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

  • Richard Kiel pens Cassius Clay book   UPI / 10:50PM
    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

  • Lesson prompts call for 'Huckleberry' ban   UPI / 6:50PM
    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.
  • Teachers urge use of neuroscience findings   UPI / 3:50PM
    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.
  • Defiant monks march again in Myanmar   UPI / 1:55PM
    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

  • Judge refuses to block 'moment of silence'   UPI / 12:45PM
    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.
  • Minn, Ky., fumes force evacuations   UPI / 12:31AM
    CLARA CITY, Minn., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Chemical leaks forced evacuations in Minnesota and Kentucky Monday.
  • Monday, October 29

  • Israeli student sues to end teacher strike   UPI / 2:55PM
    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.
  • Winfrey apologizes for school abuse claims   UPI / 2:10PM
    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.
  • Former NFL player tries to keep school job   UPI / 12:10AM
    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

  • New Navy surgeon general facing problems   UPI / 1:20PM
    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.
  • Plane crash kills two in Florida   UPI / 1:00PM
    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

  • Vietnam sex video scandal leads to arrests   UPI / 9:11AM
    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

  • Guilty plea in Duquesne U. shooting   UPI / 9:20PM
    PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh-area man pleaded guilty Friday to shooting five Duquesne University basketball players last year after a student dance.
  • Claim: Edwards staff tried to kill story   UPI / 7:50PM
    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.
  • Judge orders trial for Princeton suit   UPI / 11:30AM
    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.
  • Akon concert canceled as canopy collapses   UPI / 11:00AM
    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, said.
  • Thursday, October 25

  • Student charged with killing newborn   UPI / 11:30PM
    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.
  • MySpace page leads to suspected killer   UPI / 10:21PM
    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.
  • Coulter's USC visit divides campus   UPI / 9:41PM
    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.
  • Semi-nude Connery portrait on display   UPI / 9:00PM
    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

  • Oral Roberts returns to Oral Roberts U.   UPI / 9:10PM
    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."
  • Program teaches students collaboration   UPI / 5:01PM
    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

  • Easy test detects if a person smokes   UPI / 9:00PM
    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.
  • Carnegie Mellon awarded $25 million grant   UPI / 7:30PM
    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.
  • Developers say laptop greenest in world   UPI / 12:30PM
    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

  • Misconduct inquiry begins at Oprah school   UPI / 2:05PM
    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.
  • Staph scare prompts school closings   UPI / 11:55AM
    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

  • Mental health effort for Katrina kids wane   UPI / 3:30PM
    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.
  • Two high school football players have MRSA   UPI / 2:00AM
    NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- School officials in Naperville, Ill., said two high school football players were diagnosed with drug-resistant staph infections.
  • Study looks at metal baseball bat safety   UPI / 1:30AM
    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.
  • Staph believed spread in H.S. locker room   UPI / 1:26AM
    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.
  • 3 football players get staph in Va.   UPI / 1:16AM
    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.
  • No staph outbreak in W.Va. county   UPI / 1:16AM
    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.
  • Staph found at Pa. high school   UPI / 12:56AM
    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

  • North Carolina won't represent Nifong   UPI / 8:30PM
    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.
  • Virginia staph death has schools on alert   UPI / 2:01AM
    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

  • Report: Disney hasn't dumped Hudgens   UPI / 10:00PM
    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.
  • Oral Roberts U. president takes leave   UPI / 6:10PM
    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.
  • College biology pupils use mice stem cells   UPI / 4:21PM
    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

  • Conn. high school swimmers set win record   UPI / 4:20PM
    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

  • Paralyzed H.S. football player dies   UPI / 12:10AM
    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

  • Holocaust denier may speak at Oxford Union   UPI / 8:00PM
    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

  • Ex-faculty sue Oral Roberts president   UPI / 6:00PM
    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.
  • UK court calls Gore's 'Truth' biased   UPI / 2:05PM
    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.
  • Australian history made compulsory   UPI / 8:50AM
    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

  • Jena Six T-shirt at heart of new lawsuit   UPI / 8:20PM
    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

  • Peer drug prevention gives mixed results   UPI / 6:40PM
    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

  • District stuck with foul-mouthed textbooks   UPI / 8:00PM
    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.
  • Anti-gay slurs hurt heterosexuals, too   UPI / 3:30PM
    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.
  • European panel condemns creationism effort   UPI / 9:50AM
    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.
  • Measles outbreak reported at Mich. school   UPI / 12:51AM
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- An outbreak of measles has been reported in a Michigan elementary school.
  • Thursday, October 4

  • WWII explosive fuse found near school   UPI / 12:55AM
    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

  • Girl-kissing case to be appealed in Calif.   UPI / 8:45PM
    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

  • Gays protest military recruiters at Yale   UPI / 8:50PM
    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.
  • Education levels predict dementia   UPI / 7:20PM
    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.
  • Ky. prep basketball star had crack cocaine   UPI / 12:45PM
    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

  • Students prepare for Solar Decathlon   UPI / 1:30PM
    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.
  • College athlete dies from gunshot   UPI / 1:10PM
    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

  • Michigan faces state shutdown   UPI / 10:30AM
    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

  • Duke president apologizes for rape case   UPI / 4:44PM
    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

  • Beyonce's Kuala Lumpur concert canceled   UPI / 11:41PM
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Beyonce Knowles' Malaysian stage debut has been canceled following protests by Muslim groups, said Friday.
  • Save the Music gala raises $2M   UPI / 9:44PM
    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.
  • Calif. high school runner collapses, dies   UPI / 5:15PM
    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

  • Meningitis outbreak in Indiana school dist   UPI / 1:12AM
    ZIONSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Seven cases of viral meningitis have been reported in Indiana's Boone County.
  • Wednesday, September 26

  • Group tries to drop $25B Sallie Mae deal   UPI / 7:21PM
    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

  • Study: Few do not form racial prejudices   UPI / 3:11PM
    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.
  • Project seeks women for computing careers   UPI / 12:40PM
    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.
  • YES2 separates from Foton spacecraft   UPI / 12:20PM
    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

  • Bernanke: Education best investment   UPI / 2:40PM
    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.
  • Profane editorial spells trouble at CSU   UPI / 1:14PM
    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.
  • More LA schools planned near freeways   UPI / 2:00AM
    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

  • Edwards attacks 'No Child Left Behind'   UPI / 6:10PM
    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

  • Judge rules for boys' protest button   UPI / 10:40AM
    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

  • Parents object to book read by 7th graders   UPI / 4:40PM
    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.
  • Events in Jena, La., 'saddened' Bush   UPI / 2:05PM
    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.
  • U.S. bill would help illegal students   UPI / 9:25AM
    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.
  • Sen. Dodd helps teens facing deportation   UPI / 12:10AM
    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

  • Japanese TV cancels 'School Days' finale   UPI / 9:10PM
    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.
  • Mattel chief takes blame for lead paint   UPI / 5:00PM
    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

  • Dating violence prevalent among students   UPI / 1:30PM
    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

  • Sex health information lacking on campus   UPI / 1:10PM
    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

  • Burger King: Want apple fries with that?   UPI / 10:20PM
    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.
  • College correlated with lower cancer risk   UPI / 5:20PM
    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

  • Teacher wants to bring gun to school   UPI / 11:50PM
    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.
  • H.S. band leader allegedly abused teens   UPI / 7:10PM
    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.
  • Penn State, NASA join in education program   UPI / 4:51PM
    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.
  • Three teachers fall ill at Houston school   UPI / 12:30PM
    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

  • Teen star deals with nude photo leak   UPI / 2:20PM
    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 fans love Clinton -- Bill that is   UPI / 2:51AM
    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

  • Hudgens' rep confirms naked pic is real   UPI / 10:11PM
    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, said Thursday.
  • 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' case may reach trial   UPI / 8:20PM
    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.
  • U.S. Congress pushes financial aid bill   UPI / 2:00PM
    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

  • Alternatives to drugs for ADHD preschooler   UPI / 4:31PM
    BOSTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder has become the most common mental health diagnosis for U.S. children aged 3 to 5.
  • NASA and Mad Science to promote science   UPI / 1:51PM
    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.
  • Disney World to honor space shuttle crew   UPI / 11:35AM
    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

  • High school stages 'High School Musical'   UPI / 11:30PM
    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.
  • Mattel recalls 774,000 more China toys   UPI / 9:51PM
    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.
  • Iraq veteran sues over job loss   UPI / 7:00PM
    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.
  • High school students grill McCain   UPI / 6:24PM
    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

  • Norovirus suspected in school outbreak   UPI / 9:40PM
    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.
  • 'Gossip Girl' gets ready for TV   UPI / 9:40PM
    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.
  • Kindergartners stressed by school   UPI / 2:50PM
    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

  • Brother charged with attack on twins   UPI / 4:30PM
    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.
  • Parents sue over BB-gun expulsion   UPI / 3:21PM
    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

  • States fight back against textbook prices   UPI / 11:10PM
    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.
  • NYT: Mattel outsourcing success 'victim'   UPI / 6:40PM
    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.
  • Suit would delete' God' from Texas pledge   UPI / 1:10PM
    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 sax legend wins lifetime award   UPI / 11:01AM
    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

  • Fisk, museum compromise on O'Keeffe work   UPI / 11:00AM
    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

  • More Md. schools say hello to cell phones   UPI / 2:00PM
    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.
  • MtvU names older poet as as first laureate   UPI / 12:30PM
    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

  • Maker says device not intended for tests   UPI / 12:33AM
    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

  • Texas 'miracle baby' goes to college   UPI / 8:12PM
    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.
  • Male readers respond to female teachers   UPI / 7:00PM
    EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Boys struggling with reading respond better to female teachers, a study by researchers at the University of Alberta found.
  • Income test urged for D.C. tuition aid   UPI / 2:05PM
    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

  • NASA seeks moon life and work images   UPI / 3:34PM
    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.
  • South Carolina suspends three players   UPI / 3:05PM
    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

  • Students riot in Bangladesh   UPI / 12:00PM
    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

  • Tancredo blames officials for killings   UPI / 7:01PM
    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

  • NASA announces student competition   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • More Iraqis attending Jordanian schools   UPI / 5:24PM
    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

  • Comic books to bring Shakespeare to life   UPI / 4:00PM
    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.
  • Prep lineman dies during dog days practice   UPI / 3:40PM
    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.
  • More Puerto Rican students resist military   UPI / 11:40AM
    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

  • Band musicians should wear hi-fi earplugs   UPI / 5:20PM
    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

  • Survey: Drug use increases in U.S. schools   UPI / 3:50PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A Columbia University study suggests 16 million U.S. high school and middle school students attend drug-infested schools.
  • Purdue tests emergency texting system   UPI / 3:11PM
    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 fries in the August heat   UPI / 3:40PM
    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.
  • Disney fires back at Baby Einstein report   UPI / 1:50PM
    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.
  • Lead paint, magnets prompt second recall   UPI / 11:14AM
    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

  • New U.S. science education plan approved   UPI / 2:00PM
    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

  • Boy kept from school in vaccination flap   UPI / 8:40PM
    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.
  • British cadet accused of attempted murder   UPI / 5:45PM
    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

  • Calif. schools to assist diabetic students   UPI / 10:40AM
    OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A new legal settlement requires California schools to provide medical assistance to diabetic students.
  • High school seniors pass economics test   UPI / 2:14AM
    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

  • NASA design challenge registration opens   UPI / 7:44PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has opened registration for its Lunar Plant Growth Chamber engineering challenge.
  • Endeavour roars into space once again   UPI / 7:10PM
    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

  • Israeli school hit with rocket from Gaza   UPI / 3:50PM
    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

  • School makes federal case out of blog   UPI / 6:30PM
    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

  • Heat-related football deaths spike   UPI / 9:33PM
    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.
  • Writer's wife leaves him for Ted Turner   UPI / 9:13PM
    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.
  • Children, teens need to go to bed earlier   UPI / 8:21PM
    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.
  • Some object to Va. Tech concert lineup   UPI / 2:34PM
    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.
  • Fight over sex education goes to court   UPI / 9:31AM
    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 recruits Aussie wunderkind   UPI / 3:14PM
    MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Manchester United, preparing for its future, has signed a 9-year-old Australian superstar to its academy.
  • Mayer, Dave Matthews to play at Va. Tech   UPI / 12:30AM
    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

  • Primary schools want curriculum focus   UPI / 8:41PM
    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.
  • Law professor claims improper punishment   UPI / 2:00PM
    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.
  • Shuttle crew includes Challenger alternate   UPI / 1:10PM
    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

  • Ill Norwegian princess cancels engagements   UPI / 2:01PM
    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.
  • Zebrafish: good laboratory models   UPI / 11:20AM
    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.
  • Security firm, university link examined   UPI / 11:01AM
    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

  • School Adds PowerPoint to Application   AP / 9:30PM
    At business meetings the world over, PowerPoint-style presentations are often met with yawns and glazed eyes.
  • Study: Math most important in high school   UPI / 2:14PM
    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

  • Witness: Armed Wis. Teen Said He'd Kill   AP / 4:21PM
    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.
  • Witnesses: Teen Said Principal Would Die   AP / 3:31AM
    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

  • Hand gestures help kids learn math   UPI / 2:12PM
    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

  • Football top cause of high school injuries   UPI / 9:01PM
    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.
  • Jury Selected for Boy Who Shot Principal   AP / 8:41PM
    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.
  • Lawyer Asks for Changes in Schools Case   AP / 5:40PM
    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.
  • School nurses should act on human bites   UPI / 9:04AM
    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.
  • British professer shot in Nigeria   UPI / 1:20AM
    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

  • Boeing tops undergrad job survey   UPI / 7:40PM
    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.
  • Math, English benefit from No Child law   UPI / 4:31PM
    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

  • University of Colorado fires professor   UPI / 10:50PM
    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

  • Obese females less likely to go to college   UPI / 8:10PM
    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.
  • Peer rejection linked to depression   UPI / 7:10PM
    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.
  • Israeli textbook gives Arab perspective   UPI / 12:40PM
    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.
  • Online Classes a Savior for Some Teens   AP / 8:30AM
    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

  • In Africa, School Still a Dream for Many   AP / 1:00PM
    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

  • Theater aids teen emotional development   UPI / 6:20PM
    URBANA, Ill., July 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. study found that adolescents' emotional skills were strengthened through a high school theater program.
  • Researchers unearth 'pre-dinosaur' in N.M.   UPI / 1:00PM
    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

  • Class sex abuse safety programs can work   UPI / 6:50PM
    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.
  • Minnesota football drops four players   UPI / 3:44PM
    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.
  • U.K. official admits pot-smoking past   UPI / 11:20AM
    LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has publicly said she was wrong for smoking cannabis while she was a university student.
  • Musharraf says no to emergency declaration   UPI / 3:11AM
    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

  • Georgia Tech produces most black engineers   UPI / 2:20PM
    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

  • Cop Won't Be Charged in School Scuffle   AP / 9:00PM
    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.
  • Edwards: Work measures can combat poverty   UPI / 3:40PM
    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.
  • Many children don't walk, bike to school   UPI / 2:14PM
    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.
  • Vet students learn to spot animal cruelty   UPI / 12:50PM
    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

  • Acquittals in Italy quake trial   UPI / 6:20PM
    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

  • High school band robbed of equipment   UPI / 11:53PM
    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.
  • Pakistan forces clean up mosque after raid   UPI / 2:04AM
    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

  • Suit: shackles, sex at Miss. reform school   UPI / 1:41PM
    JACKSON, Miss., July 12 (UPI) -- A Mississippi lawsuit alleges girls at a facility for juvenile offenders were shackled and pressed for sexual favors.
  • Red Mosque action ends in Pakistan   UPI / 1:00AM
    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

  • Harry Potter's magic fades for other books   UPI / 11:50PM
    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.
  • $25B Sallie Mae buyout may collapse   UPI / 11:40PM
    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.
  • N.C. coach-student marriage going to court   UPI / 10:11PM
    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.
  • Police whisteblower will receive $660,000   UPI / 9:41PM
    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

  • CGI Aside, Pixar Is Old-School at Heart   AP / 4:40PM
    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."
  • UT-Austin gets $1.3 million in U.S. funds   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • Leader of Red Mosque siege killed in raid   UPI / 1:44PM
    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.
  • Mobile math lab for cell phones created   UPI / 1:34PM
    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.
  • Student Settles Taped-Mouth Lawsuit   AP / 11:50AM
    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.
  • Pakistani mosque attacked   UPI / 12:40AM
    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

  • SMU's underwater robot stolen in Dallas   UPI / 3:40PM
    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

  • Cleric reports hundreds killed in mosque   UPI / 7:33AM
    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

  • High school football head injuries higher   UPI / 8:00AM
    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

  • Artist creates pyramid to welcome back Tut   UPI / 9:11PM
    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.
  • Study: Gamers spend less time on homework   UPI / 12:10PM
    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

  • Radical students surrender in Pakistan   UPI / 8:04AM
    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.
  • Mosque students told to give up arms   UPI / 1:24AM
    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

  • PG-13 movie marketing to tots, group says   UPI / 2:54PM
    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

  • Shakespeare may get Oxford downgrade   UPI / 1:50PM
    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

  • Posture can affect computer-linked pain   UPI / 3:40PM
    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

  • Study: Alcohol ads influence children   UPI / 2:21PM
    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

  • Washington students may see download fine   UPI / 8:10PM
    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

  • Music teacher convicted of molesting boys   UPI / 9:10PM
    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.
  • Charges Reduced for Student in La. Fight   AP / 8:15PM
    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.
  • $12.75M settlement reached in lead suit   UPI / 7:00PM
    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

  • ESA: YES2 to be launched in September   UPI / 12:31PM
    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

  • Report: Ideal breakfast has ham, cheese   UPI / 5:20PM
    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.
  • Channel 4 launches 'Art-Idol' competition   UPI / 2:40PM
    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

  • 'Brown V. Board' School May Be Spared   AP / 12:10AM
    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

  • Tenn. school loses recruiting case   UPI / 3:00PM
    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.
  • Parent claims class viewed bootleg 'Shrek'   UPI / 1:00PM
    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.
  • Man Slashes Students in China; 4 Hurt   AP / 4:50AM
    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.
  • Lawyer: Ex-School Official Admits Bribes   AP / 12:40AM
    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

  • 2,300 Schools Face 'No Child' Overhaul   AP / 11:10PM
    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.
  • IBM in Bind on $5M Debt Owed by Schools   AP / 5:20PM
    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

  • 'Sesame Street' will focus on literacy   UPI / 8:40PM
    WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The popular children's show "Sesame Street" will focus on literacy in its 38th season on Washington-based PBS KIDS.
  • College students not as healthy as thought   UPI / 11:50AM
    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

  • British girls to get sex virus vaccine   UPI / 11:00AM
    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

  • Okinawans protest WWII history books   UPI / 10:32PM
    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.
  • Sleep woes tied to teen smoking, drinking   UPI / 10:55AM
    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.
  • Lawsuit over kindergarten sexual assault   UPI / 9:20AM
    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

  • CliffNotes now available in DVD format   UPI / 9:50PM
    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.
  • NJ School Evacuated for Suspicious Items   AP / 7:50PM
    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.
  • NJ School Evacuated for Suspicious Items   AP / 2:50PM
    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.
  • Firefighter Charged in Amish School Fire   AP / 2:30PM
    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

  • Teen claims he was tormented by teachers   UPI / 9:30PM
    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.
  • Rock Hall announces scholarship winners   UPI / 1:31PM
    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.
  • Study: Delinquency linked to biology   UPI / 8:41AM
    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

  • Clinton's former teacher retiring in Ill.   UPI / 1:51PM
    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.
  • Physical videogames may lead to injury   UPI / 8:40AM
    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.
  • Self-esteem may be culturally universal   UPI / 8:30AM
    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

  • Arson Damages Amish School in Pa.   AP / 12:20PM
    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

  • Woman seeks damages from primary school   UPI / 2:12PM
    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

  • Students walk out on free speech debate   UPI / 7:41PM
    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

  • More deadly bombings in Iraq   UPI / 5:00PM
    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.
  • Robot joins nursing school faculty   UPI / 2:12PM
    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

  • Classics will stay on Polish reading lists   UPI / 4:50PM
    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

  • 2 Intruders in Pa. School Arrested   AP / 2:12PM
    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

  • Measles scare keeping students in Canada   UPI / 6:00PM
    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.
  • Pakistan School Shut, Blasphemy Alleged   AP / 1:40AM
    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

  • Andrew Shue steps back into the limelight   UPI / 3:40PM
    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."
  • Answers Sought in Teen's Death in Ghana   AP / 3:50AM
    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.
  • Venezuela: Students gear up for protests   UPI / 12:52AM
    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

  • Teacher sues students over parody film   UPI / 8:21PM
    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.
  • Immigrants changing face of med schools   UPI / 7:31PM
    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

  • Arkansas Court Ends School-Funding Suit   AP / 8:20PM
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- State lawmakers are adequately funding public schools, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday in ending a long-running lawsuit.
  • FSU becomes 'StormReady'   UPI / 11:51AM
    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."
  • Engineers work on car engine redesign   UPI / 11:01AM
    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.
  • Cutting screen time reduces obesity risk   UPI / 8:40AM
    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

  • School Bus, Dump Truck Collide   AP / 5:00PM
    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

  • Sesame Street fans can visit iTunes   UPI / 1:30PM
    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

  • H.S. Steroid Tests Approved in Texas   AP / 5:53PM
    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.
  • Schools Turning Eco-Friendly   AP / 4:00PM
    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.
  • Lacrosse thriving in wake of Duke scandal   UPI / 3:53PM
    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.
  • Rockets hit Israel during primary voting   UPI / 1:53PM
    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

  • Japanese universities beset by measles   UPI / 6:10PM
    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

  • Body Found in Duct at Phoenix School   AP / 7:40PM
    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.
  • Binge drinking hurts judgment skills   UPI / 6:40PM
    COLUMBIA, Mo., May 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. study says binge drinking among college students is linked to poor decision-making skills.
  • Lawsuit: FBI extorted false confession   UPI / 6:40PM
    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.
  • Rapper Bow Wow touts education   UPI / 1:40PM
    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

  • Coppola: Advantage goes to the young   UPI / 2:34PM
    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

  • Arkansas QB switches to USC   UPI / 10:50PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Quarterback Mitch Mustain has transferred from Arkansas to Southern California.
  • Arson hits 'Stand and Deliver' high school   UPI / 3:10PM
    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."
  • Fire at LA School That Inspired Film   AP / 9:00AM
    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

  • Anti-evolutionist may garner schools post   UPI / 5:50PM
    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.
  • Hedge Fund Guru: Math Education Critical   AP / 12:20AM
    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

  • Fla. Requires P.E. in Elementary Schools   AP / 9:30PM
    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

  • Few gains seen in U.S. education report   UPI / 3:20PM
    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.
  • Online bird flu response training offered   UPI / 2:50PM
    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

  • AP: Children Face Exposure to Pesticides   AP / 5:50PM
    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.
  • Students Sickened When Pesticides Drift   AP / 5:10PM
    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.
  • Study: Russian readers learn more quickly   UPI / 11:30AM
    HAIFA, Israel, May 15 (UPI) -- Israeli scientists say knowing how to read and write Russian early in life can give children a linguistic advantage.
  • Shortage of U.S. allergists forecast   UPI / 8:30AM
    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

  • 'La Boheme' to be simulcast this fall   UPI / 7:00PM
    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.
  • Student sues over 'Brokeback' screening   UPI / 6:11PM
    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.
  • NASA selects two new Explore Schools   UPI / 4:00PM
    PASADENA, Calif., May 14 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration designated two California schools as part of its 25-member Explorer Schools system.
  • New cancer treatment may offer hope   UPI / 2:20PM
    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

  • Colleges call for rankings boycott   UPI / 11:03PM
    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.
  • iPods may cause pacemaker glitch   UPI / 12:10AM
    DENVER, May 11 (UPI) -- A Michigan high school student says iPods may cause mild interference with the function of pacemakers.
  • Friday, May 11

  • Md. School Evacuated Over Odd Bottle   AP / 5:24PM
    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.
  • Security Tighter for Colo. Graduation   AP / 2:01PM
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- University of Colorado commencement ceremonies were held under increased security Friday, a day after a scare at nearby Boulder High School.
  • Party of lower caste set to win India vote   UPI / 12:30PM
    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.
  • $2.2 million for victims of former priest   UPI / 10:54AM
    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

  • Police, Bomb Dog Search Colo. School   AP / 11:20PM
    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.
  • Doctors reluctant to disclose errors   UPI / 8:21PM
    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.
  • Police, Bomb Dog Search Colo. School   AP / 7:51PM
    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.
  • NASA selects essay competition winners   UPI / 4:52PM
    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."
  • Former mascots sue University of Illinois   UPI / 3:54PM
    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.
  • ESA helps develop 'space mail' technology   UPI / 1:31PM
    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

  • Norovirus may be behind school illnesses   UPI / 8:51PM
    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.
  • High school style wins Fergie concert   UPI / 8:41PM
    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.
  • Study: Doctors lack diversity training   UPI / 4:51PM
    NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Half of U.S. resident physicians have received only minimal training in cross-cultural communication, a new survey says.
  • U.S. encourages aviation and space careers   UPI / 4:13PM
    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.
  • S. Korea says Japan distorting history   UPI / 11:04AM
    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 gets ready for RoboCup 2007   UPI / 11:04AM
    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.
  • Tenn. bill would allow guns in parks   UPI / 1:40AM
    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

  • School cellphone ban upheld   UPI / 1:00PM
    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

  • 2 School Buses Crash in N.J.   AP / 6:40PM
    MONROE, N.J. (AP) -- Two school buses crashed at a bus stop Monday morning, injuring 22 children, authorities said.
  • University Coal Research program begins   UPI / 5:50PM
    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

  • Fresh Attack Fuels Lawlessness in Gaza   AP / 7:20PM
    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

  • Kids Breathing Pollutants on Aging Buses   AP / 5:10PM
    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.
  • School-Bus Cleanup Lags   AP / 4:30PM
    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.
  • Type A buys rights to 'Under the Bridge'   UPI / 2:51PM
    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.
  • Sixties activitist sees Iraq-Vietnam link   UPI / 11:50AM
    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

  • Violinist Bell to join Indiana U faculty   UPI / 12:30PM
    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

  • District moves 'Bachelor' principal   UPI / 4:40PM
    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 School Head to Step Down   AP / 5:01PM
    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.
  • Bono, U.S. Lawmakers Push Education   AP / 4:30PM
    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.
  • Book about campus shootings due in summer   UPI / 10:10AM
    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

  • Four explorers die in Serbia cave   UPI / 12:00PM
    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 is China's most obese city   UPI / 9:30PM
    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.
  • 85 Killed in 2006 Afghan School Attacks   AP / 12:40PM
    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

  • $100 laptop now $175, but still on track   UPI / 7:31PM
    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.
  • Marines drop teen who wrote violent essay   UPI / 2:01PM
    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 Public School Is in Trouble   AP / 2:30PM
    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.
  • German Remembers Worst School Shooting   AP / 1:10PM
    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

  • British colleges offering remedial math   UPI / 9:20PM
    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.
  • Student accused of misusing school funds   UPI / 6:41PM
    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.
  • BC hockey coach quits amid allegations   UPI / 5:10PM
    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.
  • Teacher misses class to look for love   UPI / 4:31PM
    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."
  • Teacher in trouble for secret filming   UPI / 12:20AM
    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

  • Celebs relive prom night for charity   UPI / 4:34PM
    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."
  • Colleges consider text alert systems   UPI / 1:20PM
    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 outlaws metal bats in schools   UPI / 10:40AM
    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

  • Teacher's Job on Line for Student Column   AP / 2:30PM
    WOODBURN, Ind. (AP) -- The column in the student newspaper seemed innocent enough: advocating tolerance for people "different than you."
  • Saturday, April 21

  • Jakarta struggling with dengue fever fight   UPI / 4:20PM
    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.
  • U.S. Bomb Technicians Honor Their Dead   AP / 12:21PM
    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?
  • Wis. Teacher Talks About Teen's Violence   AP / 12:10AM
    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

  • U.S. playgrounds often closed on weekends   UPI / 8:50PM
    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.
  • German singer starts school   UPI / 8:30PM
    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

  • Drexel U. to be sued in student-loan probe   UPI / 7:12PM
    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.
  • NBC says tough call to air shooter tape   UPI / 9:50AM
    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.
  • Human rights group targets Thai militias   UPI / 1:25AM
    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.
  • Judge upholds ban on anti-gay messages   UPI / 12:35AM
    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

  • N.C. Student Makes Threats, Shoots Self   AP / 10:35PM
    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.
  • Tajikistan clamps down on teen clothing   UPI / 7:31PM
    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.
  • Stalker targets Wash. university gymnasts   UPI / 4:40PM
    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.
  • Sleep enforces memory temporal sequence   UPI / 2:12PM
    LUBECK, Germany, April 18 (UPI) -- German scientists have determined how the brain keeps track of the temporal sequence of memories.
  • Tuesday, April 17

  • 6 Indicted in Juvenile Offender's Death   AP / 8:04PM
    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.
  • Fox to sub rerun for new 'Bones' episode   UPI / 7:14PM
    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.
  • British parents' group pan Gore film   UPI / 4:00PM
    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.
  • Newspapers report on massacre in blogs   UPI / 1:41PM
    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.
  • Canada's BCE confirms buyout talks   UPI / 12:21PM
    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.
  • Va. Tech president: Gunman was a student   UPI / 7:50AM
    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

  • Colo. teen isolates concussion precursors   UPI / 6:30PM
    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.
  • Strict copyright laws vex music lobbyist   UPI / 5:30PM
    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.
  • NYC School Investigated After Cuba Trip   AP / 4:30PM
    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.
  • Agassi commits 'lip fault' in fundraiser   UPI / 3:12PM
    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.
  • Facing tanning booths' cancer risk   UPI / 1:53PM
    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.
  • Purdue prepares for potential pandemic   UPI / 11:53AM
    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.
  • Proposed NYC Public School Causes Stir   AP / 10:13AM
    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

  • War hero memorial linked to Columbine   UPI / 6:40PM
    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

  • Record group seeks piracy settlements   UPI / 9:21AM
    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

  • School Sex Tape Causes Furor in Chicago   AP / 7:10PM
    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.
  • TV show dialogue criticized   UPI / 12:50PM
    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

  • Dictionary speeds text-messaging   UPI / 10:10PM
    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.
  • Study: School 'talk therapy' helpful   UPI / 4:12PM
    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.
  • Schools boycott college rankings list   UPI / 1:01PM
    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

  • Kluge Gives $400M to Columbia University   AP / 2:30PM
    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

  • 2 Chicago High School Injured by Gun   AP / 10:33PM
    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.
  • Boy Agrees to 45 Years in School Killing   AP / 6:20PM
    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.
  • Maryland district bans bullying book   UPI / 4:02PM
    ABERDEEN, Md., April 10 (UPI) -- A Maryland school district has removed a book on bullying from its high school curriculum because of vulgar language.
  • Reports: Fund in talks for Bell Canada   UPI / 3:52PM
    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

  • Report: Rights group accuses govt.   UPI / 9:10PM
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 9 (UPI) -- The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reportedly has accused Pakistani military of having links with Islamic Jihadi groups.
  • Study: Obese opt for bigger portions   UPI / 5:50PM
    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

  • MLK parade goes off without a hitch   UPI / 10:51PM
    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.
  • Several states opt out of abstinence funds   UPI / 6:10PM
    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.
  • Naval cadet takes expulsion to Congress   UPI / 5:40PM
    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.
  • Israeli students planning national strike   UPI / 2:42PM
    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

  • Roh: English key to S. Korea's future   UPI / 6:10PM
    SEOUL, April 7 (UPI) -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun says his country should focus on English proficiency to prepare for the future.
  • Colo. parents opposing honorary statue   UPI / 4:30PM
    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.
  • Program Brings DUI Trials to Schools   AP / 5:20AM
    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.
  • Judge: Gay Rights Club Can Meet for Now   AP / 4:50AM
    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

  • Journalism school headed for Qatar   UPI / 2:31PM
    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.
  • Ketchup passed as art   UPI / 1:50PM
    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.
  • Violent video games lead to aggressiveness   UPI / 10:17AM
    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

  • Study Eyes Effect of Education Technology   AP / 2:14AM
    WASHINGTON - Going high-tech doesn't lead to higher math and reading scores, according to a federal study.
  • Wednesday, April 4

  • Study: Not enough doctors for the aging   UPI / 6:20PM
    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.
  • Cheney visit prompts demonstration in Utah   UPI / 4:27PM
    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.
  • Ferris State: Best in inefficiency   UPI / 8:30AM
    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.
  • Teens to help dig up mastodon bones   UPI / 12:33AM
    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

  • Teachers complain of cyber-bullying   UPI / 10:33PM
    LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- A British teachers group says teachers need protection from cyber-bullying by their students.
  • 5th-Graders Accused of Sex in School   AP / 10:10PM
    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.
  • Obama supporters includes new voters   UPI / 1:36PM
    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.
  • Madrassas plan 'Islamic revolution'   UPI / 11:50AM
    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

  • NAB funding anti-merger student group   UPI / 10:30PM
    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.
  • Months After Rampage, New Amish School   AP / 5:50PM
    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.
  • New Schoolhouse for Amish Ready in Pa.   AP / 5:30AM
    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

  • Emotional topics avoided in history class   UPI / 8:33PM
    LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- Government research in Britain shows that schools are dropping emotional topics like the Holocaust and the Crusades from history lessons.
  • Japan's first cyber-based school opens   UPI / 8:33PM
    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.
  • Student in credit card hidden fee lawsuit   UPI / 8:33PM
    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

  • Bust of first black West Pointer unveiled   UPI / 7:21PM
    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

  • Perceived homosexuals bullied more in school   UPI / 5:47PM
    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.
  • School survey: British teen drinking down   UPI / 5:37PM
    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.
  • Teen Killed by Lightning at Track Meet   AP / 5:11PM
    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.
  • New Amish School to Open After Shooting   AP / 5:01PM
    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

  • Science teachers get new maps   UPI / 9:56PM
    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.
  • New heart attack guidelines for athletes   UPI / 3:56PM
    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.
  • Former astronaut reports for duty   UPI / 2:42PM
    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.
  • College mental healthcare demand rising   UPI / 1:32PM
    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

  • University of Mich. system seeks diversity   UPI / 8:44PM
    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.
  • Japanese court links bullying to suicide   UPI / 7:33PM
    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.
  • Most preschoolers don't get vision screens   UPI / 5:23PM
    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.
  • Drunk driving higher with friends' support   UPI / 2:32PM
    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.
  • Final Report Released on Colo. Standoff   AP / 11:21AM
    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

  • Chronic reading problems, depression linked   UPI / 10:02PM
    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.
  • Medical ethics course offered in India   UPI / 4:10PM
    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.
  • Nanoscience: a chance for blind students   UPI / 2:13PM
    MADISON, Wis., March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are creating large unique models of nano-sized structures to teach nanoscience to blind students.
  • Day care linked to later behavior problems   UPI / 9:12AM
    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

  • Child's self-regulation key to success   UPI / 6:25PM
    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.
  • Longer day proposed to aid failing schools   UPI / 4:54PM
    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.
  • 6 Dead in Gunbattle at Pakistani School   AP / 6:12AM
    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.
  • More Teachers Push for Civics Education   AP / 4:20AM
    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

  • Calif. students discover three asteroids   UPI / 6:40PM
    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

  • Study says obesity not tied to TV   UPI / 11:50PM
    LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- A British researcher says television and video games are not to blame for childhood obesity.
  • Early studies: Hookah may be harmful   UPI / 7:20PM
    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.
  • Program works to curb binge drinking   UPI / 5:50PM
    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.
  • N.Y. prosecutor to sue student lender   UPI / 5:01PM
    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.
  • School bus attack prompts lawsuit   UPI / 1:50PM
    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

  • Bacterial meningitis has school exam impact   UPI / 10:23PM
    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.
  • German school makes Potter disappear   UPI / 7:10PM
    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.
  • St. Louis Schools Face State Takeover   AP / 5:40PM
    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.
  • NASA to host teenage rocket scientists   UPI / 3:21PM
    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

  • Innocent pleas from Michigan players   UPI / 5:30PM
    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.
  • Lisa Nowak reassigned to training duties   UPI / 4:11PM
    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

  • Suit: Gov't overcharging on student loans   UPI / 9:30PM
    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

  • Online book explains stroke to children   UPI / 11:50PM
    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.
  • Polish bill would ban gay talk in school   UPI / 9:50AM
    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.
  • Brawl disrupts Garden high school tourney   UPI / 1:50AM
    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

  • Japan to revise nursing school curriculum   UPI / 8:10PM
    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.
  • Supreme Court looks at school free speech   UPI / 7:50PM
    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

  • 'Harry Potter' star Watson stalked by fan   UPI / 6:30PM
    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

  • Rock as a learning tool   UPI / 8:50PM
    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.
  • Study: College students addicted to tanning   UPI / 5:01PM
    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.
  • Italy cracks down on school bullying   UPI / 1:41PM
    ROME, March 16 (UPI) -- A troubling wave of violent incidents has convinced Italy to crack down on school bullying.
  • Thursday, March 15

  • Metal bats banned in New York high schools   UPI / 4:21PM
    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.
  • U.S. school children name ISS module   UPI / 1:41PM
    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."
  • NASA holds space pennant competition   UPI / 11:31AM
    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

  • Ala. Students Back After Deadly Tornado   AP / 7:10PM
    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.
  • Racial slur scrawled on hotel mirror   UPI / 1:23AM
    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

  • Children's science lab opens in Britain   UPI / 1:21PM
    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.
  • `High School Musical' Hits the Ice   AP / 10:40AM
    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

  • College thesis makes singles hit list   UPI / 9:50PM
    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.
  • Oprah's school rules concern parents   UPI / 3:03PM
    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.
  • One shot, six hurt in concert melee   UPI / 2:33PM
    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.
  • Students rap way through civil rights   UPI / 1:41PM
    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.
  • Israel arrests 40 in West Bank sweep   UPI / 1:41PM
    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

  • Students too cool for surgical masks?   UPI / 5:01PM
    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

  • Anna Nicole Is Law School Study   AP / 5:00PM
    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

  • Panel: Campuses must do more to end piracy   UPI / 12:21PM
    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

  • Document Describes Conn. School Plot   AP / 10:20PM
    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.
  • NASA to host space university session   UPI / 8:31AM
    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

  • Teen Shoots Girl, Self at Mich. School   AP / 7:30PM
    Midland Police Chief James St. Louis said the gunman, identified as David Turner, 17, of nearby Coleman, died in the parking lot.
  • Gates: U.S. needs skilled foreign minds   UPI / 4:13PM
    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.
  • Shaq attacks childhood obesity   UPI / 1:01PM
    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

  • BMI inaccurate gauge of body fat in youth   UPI / 6:30PM
    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.
  • Prescription-painkiller abuse on the rise   UPI / 2:22PM
    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

  • Supreme Court set to hear 'Bong Hits' case   UPI / 6:40PM
    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

  • Ala. Students Recall Day Classmates Died   AP / 8:10PM
    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.
  • Indonesia illiteracy rate 8 percent   UPI / 6:00PM
    JAKARTA, March 3 (UPI) -- An official says 8.07 percent of Indonesia's population of 200 million is still illiterate.
  • Romney to speak at Falwell's university   UPI / 2:50PM
    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.
  • Bush offers encouragement in Alabama   UPI / 2:30PM
    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

  • EU ministers discuss joint history text   UPI / 6:00PM
    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.
  • Fox quiz show's success elementary   UPI / 4:50PM
    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.
  • Honored teacher builds own school   UPI / 12:40AM
    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

  • Children gain more weight out of school   UPI / 11:30AM
    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

  • Court says teacher must play anthem   UPI / 12:17AM
    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

  • Mining labor shortage changes industry   UPI / 11:10AM
    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

  • Chinese swimmers conquer Cook Strait   UPI / 5:38AM
    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

  • Testimony ends in 'that's so gay' trial   UPI / 6:50PM
    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

  • Ky. teacher arrested on drug charges   UPI / 6:31PM
    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.
  • U.S. Schools Weigh Extending Their Hours   AP / 4:40PM
    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 Schools Freed From Court   AP / 7:42PM
    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.
  • Parent Suit on Gay Marriage Talk Tossed   AP / 4:01PM
    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.
  • Survey: Boys watch more porn than girls   UPI / 3:21PM
    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

  • Ohio U tops illegal file-sharing charts   UPI / 8:40PM
    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.
  • Army Helicopter School Uses Iraq Lessons   AP / 2:50PM
    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.
  • Standardized learning disability test made   UPI / 1:40PM
    HAIFA, Israel, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli researchers have developed a standardized test in Hebrew and Arabic that diagnoses reading and writing disabilities in children.
  • Students thrilled by Glenn's tale of orbit   UPI / 12:00AM
    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

  • Analysis: Primary care in sickly state   UPI / 9:40PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Family doctors are highly skilled, cost-effective -- and increasingly hard to find.
  • Saturday, February 17

  • Teachers upset with Alan Johnson   UPI / 7:50PM
    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."
  • Japanese students mired in African dispute   UPI / 6:10PM
    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.
  • Girls wrestling growing   UPI / 12:40AM
    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

  • U. of Illinois retiring Chief Illiniwek   UPI / 10:40PM
    URBANA, Ill., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- After years of debate, the University of Illinois is retiring Chief Illiniwek, its American Indian sports team mascot.
  • Child Flu Deaths Have Schools Worried   AP / 8:00PM
    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.
  • Teen Charged in Suspected School Plot   AP / 12:20AM
    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

  • 39 possible cheats at USAF Academy   UPI / 6:40PM
    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.
  • University of Illinois mascot in court   UPI / 1:32PM
    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.
  • Bad sleep can affect a student grades   UPI / 1:12PM
    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

  • Autism increase not a surprise   UPI / 4:10PM
    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

  • Report recommends changes to No Child Act   UPI / 10:20PM
    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.
  • Darwin admitted back into Kansas schools   UPI / 9:10PM
    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.
  • Scientists urged to run for school boards   UPI / 9:32AM
    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

  • For-profit school rebuts reports   UPI / 7:00PM
    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

  • Judge Mulls Suit Over Gay Classroom Talk   AP / 6:50PM
    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.
  • African-Americans show dairy deficiency   UPI / 4:00PM
    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

  • School in Britain accused of teaching hate   UPI / 2:27PM
    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

  • 'Othello' off the British teaching list   UPI / 3:47PM
    LONDON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" has been pulled from British school curricula for its adult themes of sexuality and racism.
  • Immigration battle ends for gifted teen   UPI / 2:17PM
    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

  • Russia to Fight Corruption in Education   AP / 5:40PM
    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

  • Idaho School Damaged by Fire   AP / 1:10PM
    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

  • Babs gives money, equipment to arts school   UPI / 4:30PM
    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.
  • U.S. terror detention policy in court   UPI / 1:30PM
    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.
  • Streisand Gives $10,000 to Minn. School   AP / 9:20AM
    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!'"
  • New history text in Taiwan controversial   UPI / 12:30AM
    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.
  • King's daughter establishes scholarship   UPI / 12:30AM
    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

  • Nielsen ratings go to college   UPI / 11:11AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Nielsen Media Research has added college campus viewing to its national sampling of U.S. television fare.
  • School Bus Overturns; No Kids Badly Hurt   AP / 11:00AM
    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

  • Boy Killed When Car Hits Ill. School   AP / 9:10PM
    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

  • Greek students caught with forged degrees   UPI / 6:40PM
    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

  • Bus-Driver Checks Close Schools in Ohio   AP / 8:30PM
    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.
  • N.Y. Must Pay Schools $1.93B More a Year   AP / 7:10PM
    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."
  • Student Dies After Struggle With Staff   AP / 12:40AM
    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

  • Yo-Yo-Ma kicks off ancestry project   UPI / 6:21PM
    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 teen dies after basketball game   UPI / 9:21AM
    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.
  • New approach to science education proposed   UPI / 8:41AM
    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

  • Ivy League admission bias questioned   UPI / 9:50PM
    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

  • Sleep disorders linked to school work   UPI / 4:20PM
    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.
  • Embry-Riddle Battered, but Flying Again   AP / 9:30AM
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Sitting on the storm-weary Atlantic Coast, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was prepared for hurricanes.
  • Sunday, January 21

  • Taliban to Open Schools in Afghanistan   AP / 11:00PM
    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.
  • Taliban to Open Schools in Afghanistan   AP / 10:30PM
    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.
  • Official: 'Britishness' includes tolerance   UPI / 4:50PM
    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

  • Bullying linked to Japan student suicides   UPI / 7:50PM
    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.
  • Demme denied access to key Carter speech   UPI / 6:39PM
    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.
  • Teacher eagerly eyeing classroom in space   UPI / 6:00PM
    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.
  • Md. kids may miss school over vaccinations   UPI / 5:50PM
    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.
  • Keys offers college aid for public service   UPI / 5:19PM
    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

  • Student Fatally Stabbed at Mass. H.S.   AP / 8:11PM
    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.
  • St. John's U. nixes 'Vagina Monologues'   UPI / 5:51PM
    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.
  • Outsourcing certification training online   UPI / 3:59PM
    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.
  • 1 Fatally Stabbed at Mass. High School   AP / 11:40AM
    SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) -- A person was fatally stabbed Friday morning at a high school outside Boston, a hospital spokeswoman said.
  • Grade point average linked to behavior   UPI / 9:49AM
    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.
  • Calif. Man Gets 5 Years in School Plot   AP / 9:40AM
    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

  • New Amish School Rises Near Murder Scene   AP / 3:40PM
    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

  • South Florida running back dies   UPI / 9:00PM
    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

  • Jim Jones works with NYC at-risk students   UPI / 2:41PM
    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.
  • Satellite radio watchdog group formed   UPI / 1:51PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Students from a Washington-area university formed a consumer group to ensure competition in the satellite radio industry, organizers said.
  • Derailed train catches fire in Kentucky   UPI / 1:51PM
    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

  • Education on Martin Luther King spotty   UPI / 10:02AM
    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

  • Cheerleaders root for girls under new law   UPI / 7:40PM
    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

  • No Child Left Behind Act turns 5   UPI / 1:00PM
    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

  • School Bus Hits Students in Pa.; 17 Hurt   AP / 8:00PM
    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.
  • School Bus Hits Students in Pa.   AP / 5:20PM
    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