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Michigan Legislature passes $6.6 B in federal virus aid

Jun. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate nearly $4.4 billion in federal COVID-19 aid to K-12 schools after Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration reached an agreement. The supplemental budget...

House accedes to Senate on 'divisive concepts' budget insert

Jun. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House budget negotiators on Tuesday went along with the Senate version of a provision that would prohibit teaching school children or public employees that one race is superior to another or that one inherently discriminates against another. The...

New Mexico education department mistake shuffles $35 million

Jun. 15, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials accepted a federal decision barring them from taxing millions in federal aid sent to school districts near tribal areas and military bases. Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart said Tuesday that the...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jun. 15, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Many are in a needless panic about critical race theory. Legislators must instead stand up for common sense. Moral panics don’t produce good policy. Neither does banning things. ...

NY Holocaust survivors celebrated at concert after isolation

Jun. 14, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Holocaust survivors clapped, sang and danced Monday at a concert held in their honor in Brooklyn in the first large gathering for New York-area survivors after months of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The concert by popular...

House negotiators agree to abortion ban, school vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House negotiators on Monday agreed with the Senate’s proposal to include a ban on late-term abortions and a school voucher program in the state budget. On Friday, the team of negotiators from both chambers quickly agreed to move forward with the...

Poverty pilot program sends millions to poorest schools

Jun. 14, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials will send $15 million to 108 of the state's most impoverished schools as part of a pilot program passed into law earlier this year. The Public Education Department created the list by drawing on anonymized tax...

Suburban superintendent named interim Chicago schools CEO

Jun. 14, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A longtime educator and former suburban schools superintendent was named interim leader of Chicago Public Schools on Monday. Jose Torres most recently was president of the Illinois Math and Science Academy, a suburban magnet school, and formerly...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 14, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Why are the Indians withholding their top name-change options? The Cleveland Indians recently announced that they’d narrowed down the list of possible new team names to 1,198. What are those names?...

Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

Jun. 13, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic. As they await the arrival next fall of students who sat out...