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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 01, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. July 25, 2022. Editorial: Texas abortion law has made miscarriages more dangerous and more devastating Our state’s misguided rules show why we need a federal standard that limits but does not prohibit abortions. Some of us have...

Georgia teachers get $125 more for supplies from federal aid

Jul. 29, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is using federal COVID-19 relief money to give teachers another $125 to buy school supplies, months after issuing a similar stipend. Kemp, a Republican running for reelection, made the announcement Friday at Ola High School in Henry...

Stacey Abrams calls for more affordable housing in Georgia

Jul. 27, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is promoting a plan she says will make housing more available and affordable across Georgia if she defeats Republican Gov. Brian Kemp this year. “I will lead the charge in tackling the four central housing challenges faced by Georgians across...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jul. 25, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 24, 2022. Editorial: Nebraska’s teachers need our support, and not just higher pay Local school districts are taking good first steps to deal with a shortage of teachers. Just last week, the Elkhorn Public Schools approved...

Arkansas lawmakers urge schools to use funds for bonuses

Jul. 23, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday took back the authority they gave for the state to distribute about $460 million in remaining federal COVID-19 relief funds to school districts, saying they want schools to use the money for teacher and staff bonuses. The move...

Touched by Uvalde, Bo Jackson donated to pay for funerals

Jul. 21, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former sports superstar Bo Jackson helped pay for the funerals of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde school massacre in May, revealing himself as one of the previously anonymous donors who covered costs for families after one of the deadliest classroom...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jul. 21, 2022 03:27 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. July 16, 2022. Editorial: South Dakota Budget Surplus And The Realities South Dakota finished the most recent fiscal year with a $115 million budget surplus, which has given lawmakers reason to celebrate and self-congratulate. ...

Democratic hopeful backs pay raises for Arkansas teachers

Jul. 19, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gubernatorial hopeful Chris Jones on Tuesday called for increasing Arkansas teacher salaries, following a push by fellow Democrats to put teacher pay raises on the agenda for a legislative session next month. Jones endorsed a proposal that Republican Gov....

Some schools build affordable housing to retain teachers

Jul. 15, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area high school teacher Lisa Raskin moved out of a cramped apartment she was sharing with a roommate and into her own place this month, paying a deeply discounted $1,500 a month for a one-bedroom with expansive views within walking distance to work. ...

Boston, city teachers, announce tentative contract deal

Jul. 15, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston and the union representing about 10,000 teachers and other employees of the city's public school system have reached a tentative contract agreement that provides for pay raises and an overhaul of the way the district approaches special education, both sides said...