Latest Primary and secondary education News

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

Jun. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. So the free school meals that were made available to students nationwide amid the crisis have brought...

DeSantis expands eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships

Jun. 27, 2022 11:16 AM 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. Students who apply for the Bright Futures...

Fire camp encourages more girls to join emergency services

Jun. 26, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

DALEVILLE, Va. (AP) — As the day began in Botetourt County, emergency crews responded to two very different scenes. Members of the Botetourt County Fire & EMS Department — most of them male — were called to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 220 near Eagle Rock that injured one...

Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters

Jun. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse abortion rights supporters demonstrating outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the building as they rushed to complete their 2022 session. Thousands of protesters had...

Religious schools may face another hurdle to state tuition

Jun. 25, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them to participate in a state tuition program. But the state attorney general said the ruling will be for naught unless the schools are willing to abide by the same antidiscrimination law...

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. ...

Epic Charter School founders, ex-CFO facing criminal charges

Jun. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders and former chief financial officer of Epic Charter Schools were arrested Thursday and are facing felony criminal charges alleging they diverted millions of taxpayer dollars in a complicated scheme that involved excessive management fees, state investigators said....

SF school board rescinds vote to cover up Washington mural

Jun. 23, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board has voted to rescind a previous decision to cover up a George Washington campus mural from the 1930s that critics say is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people. The board's 4-3 vote Wednesday...

Arizona House GOP backs universal school voucher expansion

Jun. 22, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in the Arizona House approved a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher program Wednesday, voting to allow any of the state's 1.1 million public school students to apply to use public money to attend private schools. The measure comes just...

Teacher denies he made Black students pick seeds from cotton

Jun. 22, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A white school teacher in Rochester accused of telling his class of mostly Black students to pick seeds out of cotton during a history lesson said in a lawsuit that allegations against him are false. Patrick Rausch said in a lawsuit filed Friday that he...