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Scholarship change eyed for survivors of Idaho soldiers

Jan. 25, 2022 15:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation prompted by the deaths of three Idaho Army National Guard pilots killed in a helicopter crash during a training exercise last year was introduced on Tuesday. The House Education Committee approved a possible hearing for the measure that would change...

SAT going digital in shifting college admissions landscape

Jan. 25, 2022 08:18 AM EST

The SAT exam will move from paper and pencil to a digital format, administrators announced Tuesday, saying the shift will boost its relevancy as more colleges make standardized tests optional for admission. Test-takers will be allowed to use their own laptops or tablets but they'll...

New Mexico residents may get tuition-free college

Jan. 21, 2022 20:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined Friday provisions of a legislative proposal to expand tuition-free public college to more students from New Mexico. The governor is backing a bill that would combine and increase state scholarship funding to cover all...

Senate passes funding boost for private school scholarships

Jan. 20, 2022 17:28 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Thursday passed a $1.5 million funding boost for a private school scholarship program that is funded through tax credits. The bill's proponents argued the program allows low-income students to go to the school of their choice,...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...

Groups seek to boost the number of Black men teaching

Jan. 16, 2022 00:08 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Tina Fletcher figured out her life’s purpose when she met her ninth-grade civics teacher. Mrs. Payne was Black, like Fletcher, and was one of the first teachers of color Fletcher had in her rural Arkansas town. “I knew from that point...

New Mexico lawmakers seek greater spending, voter access

Jan. 14, 2022 13:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Critical decisions on government spending, voting access, public education and criminal justice await New Mexico legislators for their upcoming 30-day legislative session that starts on Tuesday. New Mexico's state government has a multibillion-dollar general...

Tax credit measure for private school donations fails

Jan. 12, 2022 18:56 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal that would have indirectly subsidized private K-12 schools in Nebraska by offering tax credits to scholarship donors stalled Wednesday in the Legislature. Supporters fell five votes short of the 33 they needed to overcome a filibuster and force a...

Two roads: Young, Bennett take different paths to CFP stage

Jan. 08, 2022 13:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alabama's Bryce Young and Georgia's Stetson Bennett both transferred in 2018. One got a lot more attention than the other. Already a celebrated quarterback prospect heading into his junior year of high school, Young made headlines in Southern California when he...

Efforts grow for more diversity in Duluth fire department

Jan. 08, 2022 01:05 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — When Clint Reff was a young kid growing up in Duluth, there was one Black firefighter in the Duluth fire department — Ernie Butler. “Ernie lived in our neighborhood,” Reff recalled. “So you’d see him and you knew he worked for the fire department....