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School district looking into stipends for math teachers

Jul. 14, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district is studying whether it can offer stipends to math teachers to make the job more attractive. Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant says math teachers in grades 7 to 12 are the hardest to retain because they can...

Tucson school district approves teacher pay raises

Jul. 11, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's second largest school district will give raises to teachers and one-time stipends to support staff. The board of the Tucson Unified School District this week signed off on nearly $6 million in funding for raises in its more than $552 million budget for the next school year....

Arkansas lottery revenue tops $516M for fiscal year

Jul. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' lottery says it sold more than $516 million in tickets for the fiscal year, setting a new record and raising more than $98 million for college scholarships. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery program said Wednesday the revenue for the fiscal year that ended June 30 was more...

Missouri governor signs GM tax break bill

Jul. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a business incentive bill aimed in part at enticing General Motors to expand in the state. The economic development package will allow GM to receive up to $50 million of tax credits over 10 years if it invests $750 million to expand a...

Tennessee announces new group of Peyton Manning Scholars

Jul. 9, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has announced the four Peyton Manning Scholars for the school's incoming freshman class. The winners include three Tennessee residents - Caleb Ellis of Sevierville, Sreya Kumpatla of Memphis and John Maddox of Jonesborough - along with Maggie Meystrik of St. Louis....

Liz Weston: Teach your teen about college costs starting now

Jul. 8, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

Many families struggle to pay college expenses for one or two kids. Certified financial planner Sarah Carlson, mother of two sets of twins, will soon have all four of her children in college at the same time. The older twins are already there, to be joined soon by the younger two. But years ago, Carlson started...

North Alabama opening student inclusion center

Jul. 7, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is opening a new center to help students, including those from the LGBTQ community. The Mitchell/West Center for Social Inclusion will open this fall on the campus in Florence. An announcement from the university says the center will address multiple...

The role of slaves in Kentucky's bourbon legacy

Jul. 7, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In archives across Kentucky, Erin Wiggins Gilliam is on a search for the faces and names of slaves who worked in America's first whiskey distilleries. She and others know for a fact that slaves helped create what is now one of the country's most iconic industries. They've seen tax...

Kansas university wins grant targeting Hispanic teachers

Jul. 5, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A recently awarded grant will help local teachers who are Hispanic or who teach in districts with large Hispanic populations. The Joplin Globe reports that the Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian program awarded Pittsburg State University's College of Education a $530,281 grant to provide...

Talk show host Steve Harvey to cover students' college costs

Jul. 1, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Talk show host, comedian and game show host Steve Harvey has committed to covering the college costs for eight incoming freshmen at his alma mater in Ohio. Kent State University said in a release that The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation has worked with Kent State University to...