Latest Education policy News

Mississippi schools could make their own gun policies

Jul. 25, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Amid a series of mass shootings in the U.S., Mississippi education officials made clear that school districts in the state are on a path to being able to make their own rules for letting armed people with enhanced carry licenses onto school property. Following...

Boston, city teachers, announce tentative contract deal

Jul. 15, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston and the union representing about 10,000 teachers and other employees of the city's public school system have reached a tentative contract agreement that provides for pay raises and an overhaul of the way the district approaches special education, both sides said...

Struggling Latino students should be priority, leaders say

Jul. 11, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latino students should be a federal funding priority after they fell behind during the coronavirus pandemic despite making notable educational gains in recent decades, leaders with the largest U.S. Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group said Monday. “There is...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

Native American leaders push for boarding school commission

Jun. 22, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has a responsibility to Native American tribes, Alaska Native villages and Native Hawaiian communities to fully support and revitalize education, language and cultural practices that prior boarding school policies sought to destroy, U.S. Interior...

Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

Jun. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money. The 6-3 outcome could fuel a renewed push for...

3rd-place Republican backs Weaver in South Carolina Ed race

Jun. 16, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The third-place finisher in the GOP primary for South Carolina's top education job has endorsed school choice advocate Ellen Weaver, aiming to give the think tank CEO a boost in the Republican runoff. Businessman Travis Bedson told The Associated Press on...

Arizona governor hopeful Lake seeks expanded school choice

May. 12, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former television anchor leading the GOP field in the campaign for Arizona governor, called Thursday for higher teacher salaries and an expansion of school choice options for parents. Lake also called for banning mask mandates, COVID-19 vaccine...