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Republican tepid on Trump in Nevada gubernatorial debate

Oct. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Republican gubernatorial candidate, Joe Lombardo, sought in a debate on Sunday to distance himself from former President Donald Trump over his lies about the 2020 election, but said Trump's policies were better than those under the Biden administration, which he blames...

Efforts falter to develop new Georgia K-12 state tests

Oct. 01, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An effort to transform how Georgia tests its K-12 public school students is faltering and may not achieve its goals. One of two groups involved in the effort told the state Board of Education on Wednesday that it has suspended work after a testing company pulled out....

Huge Arizona school voucher plan in effect after foes fail

Sep. 30, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — All Arizona parents now can use state tax money to send their children to private or religious schools or pay homeschooling costs after an effort by public school advocates to block a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher law failed to collect enough signatures to...

Scrutinized charter school operator drops Tennessee appeals

Sep. 29, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A contentious charter school operator linked to a conservative Michigan college has dropped its appeals in Tennessee seeking to open three schools there, despite local school boards rejecting their initial request. The school operator's decision ends...

EPA doubles money for electric school buses as demand soars

Sep. 29, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to “overwhelming demand,” the Environmental Protection Agency is nearly doubling the money available to states to buy electric models of the familiar yellow school buses that millions of children ride every school day. The EPA made $500 million...

After Supreme Court backs praying coach, no sweeping changes

Sep. 29, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

Across the ideological spectrum, there were predictions of dramatic consequences when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a public high school football coach’s right to pray on the field after games. Yet three months after the decision — and well into the football season...

Effort to rescind revised sex education in WI district fails

Sep. 28, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — An effort to rescind a revised sex education curriculum in a suburban Milwaukee school district that includes instruction to students as young as kindergarteners has failed. The Wauwatosa School Board heard a rare motion Tuesday night to rescind the Human...

100-year-old New Hampshire woman awarded honorary diploma

Sep. 28, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A 100-year-old woman who left high school to care for her brother during the Great Depression has been awarded an honorary diploma in New Hampshire. Josephine Sad left Central High School in Manchester to take care of her younger brother while both of their...

EXPLAINER: Mastriano's plan for Pennsyvlania school choice

Sep. 28, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — During his campaign, Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has alluded to proposals that would be a transformative overhaul of the state's more than $30 billion K-12 education system, with public dollars eligible to fund students’ private...

Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies

Sep. 27, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations. Beginning Tuesday morning,...