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Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 07, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. July 3, 2022. Editorial: NY Democrats’ special session shut out public The Democratically controlled state Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul came together last week for a special session that resulted in approving significant legislation related to...

Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Jul. 07, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame at Western Kentucky University is accepting nominations for this year's class. The Hall of Fame was established in 2000 with a gift from former Gov. Louie B. Nunn. It recognizes educators from around the state who...

Ducey signs 47 bills, vetoes 3, as deadline for action looms

Jul. 06, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed 47 bills from the Legislation session that ended nearly two weeks ago but vetoed three, including a measure that would have asked voters in Maricopa County to extend a sales tax that funds transportation projects. But Ducey...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 06, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. July 1, 2022. Editorial: Teachers Tell Why They Left The Mississippi Legislature came through for public school teachers this year, approving a $5,000 salary increase that for once elevated the state above the average Southeastern pay for...

New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde shooting

Jul. 06, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A police officer armed with a rifle watched the gunman in the Uvalde elementary school massacre walk toward the campus but did not fire while waiting for permission from a supervisor to shoot, according to a sweeping critique released Wednesday on the tactical response to the...

School system enters settlement in desegregation case

Jul. 06, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement to settle a long-running desegregation case with a north Alabama school system, prosecutors said Wednesday. The school system agreed to take steps to ensure equal educational opportunities for Black students, including...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 06, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

Brunswick News. July 5, 2022. Editorial: Expecting officials to do the right thing is not idealistic “Let’s see what we can get away with.” A bold, contemptuous statement, for sure. A short series of words guaranteed to quickly raise the ire of...

School shooter's use of swastikas is focus of court fight

Jul. 06, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors and attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz battled Wednesday over whether jurors at his upcoming penalty trial should learn about the swastikas carved on his gun's magazine, his racist, homophobic and threatening online posts, his computer...

More flexibility proposed for student debt forgiveness

Jul. 06, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

New rules proposed by the Biden administration on Wednesday would make it easier for borrowers to get their federal student debt forgiven through several existing programs. The action is intended to overhaul relief programs that have been criticized for their burdensome paperwork...

Judge blocks West Virginia school voucher law

Jul. 06, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge in West Virginia's capital struck down a law on Wednesday that would have funneled state money into a program that incentivized families to pull their children out of K-12 public schools. Immediately following the ruling, West Virginia Attorney...