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Minnesota's high school league faces estimated $407K deficit

Sep. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota State High School League officials are considering charging more for championship admissions and school memberships as well as seeking out new sponsorships to address a projected $407,000 deficit. This month, League Executive Director Erich Martens began asking school...

Whitmer on vetoing Republican budget bills: 'We'll see'

Sep. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was noncommittal about signing final spending bills that began advancing in the Republican-led Legislature on Thursday, a day after talks broke down between her and GOP leaders. "We'll see," she said, hours before House-Senate conference committees...

State revokes license from center where toddlers mistreated

Sep. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Education officials in Louisiana have revoked the license and pulled public funding from an early learning center where they say several 3-year-olds were mistreated. The Louisiana Department of Education said in a news release this week that 48-year-old Yolanda Rochelle Jackson was...

Error means district won't get all tax revenue it budgeted

Sep. 11, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BONDURANT, Iowa (AP) — A small Iowa school district won't be getting nearly $900,000 it wanted to spend as part of this year's budget, because officials have learned the budget revenue was in part based on an erroneous tax valuation from the county assessor's office. The Des Moines Register reports that...

Differences remain as Whitmer, GOP lawmakers work on budget

Sep. 10, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The tabling of talks on a multibillion-dollar plan to improve Michigan's roads clears the way for passage of the next state budget. But first, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Legislature have three weeks to resolve several differences on spending —...

Education takes spotlight with Beshear ad, Bevin response

Sep. 9, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Public education grabbed the spotlight in Kentucky's race for governor on Monday as Democratic nominee Andy Beshear and Republican incumbent Matt Bevin exchanged caustic words over whether the state's schools are adequately funded. Beshear initiated the exchange by accusing Bevin in a...

The Latest: Bevin says rival's education ad a 'scare tactic'

Sep. 9, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's gubernatorial candidates trading attacks on education funding (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has defended his record of supporting public education in response to a new TV ad hitting him on the issue. His Democratic...

School district has funding for officers, not for squad cars

Sep. 5, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A northern Tennessee school district wants a resource officer in each of its schools but a commission needs to approve funding for their patrol vehicles. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports that a Tennessee Safe Schools Act grant set aside $20 million for Clarksville-Montgomery...

Budget impasse's impact on education explored in Concord

Aug. 29, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Cash-strapped communities urged lawmakers Thursday to prioritize education funding as they renegotiate the state budget two months after it was vetoed. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, meanwhile, sent school officials a revised spending proposal and said he remains willing to compromise....

School superintendents sound alarm over lack of state budget

Aug. 27, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan superintendents sounded the alarm Tuesday over starting school without knowing how much state funding their districts will receive, saying it affects staffing and other decisions. No state K-12 budget is in place because Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led...