By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The nonprofit PTA sued a for-profit rival on Wednesday, accusing it of denigrating the established group in a bid to siphon off members - a dispute that highlights underlying tensions as parents consider changes in how they interact with their
By MATTHEW LEE and MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday the U.S. will ease its import ban on Myanmar that had been a key plank of remaining American economic sanctions.
"In recognition of the continued progress toward reform
By The Associated Press
Key events involving Yahoo Inc. and its performance:
Nov. 17, 2008: Yahoo Inc. says co-founder Jerry Yang will step down as CEO as soon as a replacement is found. It ends a rocky reign marked by Yang's refusal to sell the Internet company to Microsoft Corp. for $47.5
By KAREN MATTHEWS and LINDSEY TANNERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - It's a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 at more than 50 public high schools, sometimes even before they have
By ANGELA K. BROWNAssociated Press
SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) - Like many schools in Texas, "spare the rod and spoil the child" might be considered the motto at Springtown High School.
But when two teenage girls there reportedly suffered bruises after being paddled by male assistant principals,
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
When you vote for Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney in November, you'll be voting for more than a president. You'll be casting a ballot for and against a checklist of policies that touch your life and shape the country you live in.
NEW YORK (AP) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday he would not stop teachers from being able to strike. President Barack Obama accused Romney of engaging in "teacher bashing."
The issue came to a head this month when thousands of teachers went on strike in Chicago, Obama'
By BOB LEWISAssociated Press
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden made a raw appeal to Virginia's middle class on Tuesday, blasting the GOP presidential ticket for pushing what he says is a blueprint for boosting middle-income taxes while giving trillions in tax breaks to the
By JUSTIN POPEAP Education Writer
They're the pride and backbone of American higher education, doing essential research and educating en masse the next generations of scientists and engineers. But a new report argues the mission of the country's 101 major public research universities is
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - The Cranston School Committee is asking state lawmakers to change Rhode Island law to allow father-daughter dances and mother-son ballgames at schools.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/UMTNos ) that officials voted unanimously on Monday to approve the resolution