Sandy Hook Elementary School

New school for Newtown students renamed Sandy Hook

MONROE, Conn. (AP) — Sandy Hook Elementary School parent Vinny Alvarez says he took advantage of an open house at his daughter’s new school to thank a teacher who helped protect her class from a rampaging gunman.


Group offers weapons training for Utah teachers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah group is offering free concealed weapons permit training for teachers.


Moreno Valley student held over teacher threat

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – A Riverside County high school student has been arrested on suspicion of threatening his teacher and authorities say they found a rifle at his home.


Ex-teacher gets jail for molesting students

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – A former Southern California school teacher has been sentenced to a year in jail and must register as a sex offender for molesting two teen students and possessing child pornography.


Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

LA Unified faces 4 new lawsuits in Miramonte case

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Attorneys representing victims of alleged lewd acts by a former Los Angeles third-grade teacher filed four lawsuits this week against the school district.


LA Unified, union OK test scores to judge teachers

  LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached an agreement with its teachers union over using state standardized test scores to evaluate teachers. The district said Friday the tentative agreement […]


New teachers typically get low-performing math students

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new study shows inexperienced Los Angeles teachers are disproportionately more likely to be assigned low-performing math students. The Los Angeles Unified School District study also found teacher effectiveness varies substantially. […]


Calif. teacher fired for porn site wants job back

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) – A California teacher fired after being accused of operating pornographic websites from a school-issued laptop is fighting to get her job back. An attorney for Heidi Kaeslin argued before an administrative […]


Chicago teachers await vote that could end strike

CHICAGO (AP) – The head of the Chicago teachers union says delegates may have a lengthy debate about a new contract offer when they meet this afternoon. The meeting comes two days after they refused […]


Chicago schools to be closed at least 1 more day

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that the city’s public schools will stay closed for at least one more day, but the union president said she was hopeful that both sides were […]


Wash. district being sued over backpack shooting

(AP) – The family of a young Washington state girl severely injured when a gun in a classmate’s backpack went off filed a $10 million claim against the Bremerton school district Wednesday, saying it failed […]


Teachers move back to Miramonte School

(AP) – Most of the teachers who were taken out of a Los Angeles elementary school where two colleagues were arrested on lewdness charges earlier this year are back in their classrooms. Los Angeles Unified […]