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Belated budget with 4% income tax cut heads to Ohio governor

Jul. 17, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before...

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

Jul. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme that involved the use of "ghost students" to artificially inflate enrollment numbers, investigators allege. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jul. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Altoona Mirror on allegations of sexual abuse by members of the clergy July 11 Trust that Roman Catholic Church officials will do the right thing about allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is in question in...

Wisconsin schools cancel classes as heat wave broils state

Jul. 17, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A heat wave is prompting some schools in northern Wisconsin to cancel classes. Public schools in Green Bay are canceling classes Friday. The Appleton school district is calling off elementary and middle school classes on Friday. WLUK-TV reports the Neenah school district also canceled...

New school funding suit challenges kindergarten fees

Jul. 17, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho Supreme Court justice has filed another lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of school fees. The Post Register reports Robert Huntley filed the lawsuit against the West Ada School District in Ada County's 4th District Court on Tuesday, contending that the fees...

Bevin, Beshear clash on several issues at farm bureau forum

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear clashed on education and health care policies while sharing the stage for a forum before Kentucky's most influential agricultural group that turned feisty Wednesday. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters,...

School committee approves deal to restore sports in Warwick

Jul. 17, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The restoration of sports programs and several other initiatives in a Rhode Island school district has taken another step forward. The Warwick School Committee on Tuesday voted to approve an additional $4 million to the department's budget, a night after the City Council approved the...

Lawsuit accuses Florida of shortchanging teachers on bonuses

Jul. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Education is being sued over allegations it shortchanged teachers when it paid bonuses awarded by the Legislature, costing the state's best educators hundreds of dollars each. The class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Tallahassee alleges that the...

School seeks protective order in suit over student expulsion

Jul. 16, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A private school in Connecticut being sued for allegedly expelling a teenager for his conservative views is seeking a protective order against the teen's family. Cheshire Academy in West Hartford says Theodore and Sonia Mancini have been improperly contacting students to get...

Court says Catholic school can challenge competition rules

Jul. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is keeping the door open for a court challenge of reforms aimed at leveling the playing field for public and private school sports teams. The court on Tuesday ruled that a Hamilton County judge can properly consider a challenge by a Catholic school athletic...