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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...

Work at a school or nonprofit? You could erase student loans

Jul. 06, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Melissa Martinez applied to have her student loan debt forgiven more than a decade ago, the U.S. Department of Education told her she was ineligible. Martinez, a professor, tried again this past year and managed to erase the last $6,000 she owed for her...

More flexibility proposed for student debt forgiveness

Jul. 06, 2022 13:27 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...

What to know about public service loan forgiveness

Jul. 06, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 145,000 U.S. borrowers have had the remainder of their student loan debt canceled through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and officials say many more likely qualify. The program, launched in 2007 to steer more graduates to public service,...

New cohort of 27 chosen for WVa teaching scholarships

Jul. 05, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new group of high school graduates planning to become teachers will receive a West Virginia scholarship worth up to $40,000 over four years, officials said. A total of 27 seniors were chosen for the third cohort of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars,...

Tacoma woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $600,000

Jul. 04, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 40-year-old Tacoma woman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving a scheme to defraud friends and acquaintances out of more than $600,000. Sabrina Taylor admitted to lying about her health, employment status, and education to steal money from people who had...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 29, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Success Mixed On Teen Births As with a lot of indicators about the well-being of people in Mississippi, this state has made significant progress in reducing the number of teen births, but it still has a long way to go....

Nevada ballot may see open primary, ranked voting initiative

Jun. 29, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An initiative offering Nevada voters open party primaries and ranked-choice voting appears headed for the November ballot, while the state Supreme Court turned down a case that could have put a constitutional amendment about a school vouchers program before the voters. ...

DeSantis expands eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships

Jun. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida high school students applying for the state's college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday. DeSantis also signed a bill requiring...

Tuition, costs going up for West Virginia University system

Jun. 27, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tuition will increase by an average of more than 2.5% across the West Virginia University system for the coming fiscal year under a new $1.2 billion budget. The WVU Board of Governors approved the budget, which includes a 2.62% or $120 increase per semester...