Latest Education budgets News

Official: Kentucky State University needs funds to stay open

Sep. 24, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s only public historically Black university will need emergency funding to stay open through the end of the year, Kentucky State University's vice president for finance told lawmakers Friday at a budget hearing. “We are confident...

County could withhold funds over pronouns, teachings on race

Sep. 22, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — Leaders in a Virginia county have voted to withhold funding for school programs that would teach critical race theory or ask that students identify their chosen pronouns. The Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to denounce the...

New Mexico monitors school funds in ex-leader's fraud case

Sep. 21, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials say they are demanding additional oversight of a narrow slice of federal funding awarded to Albuquerque Public Schools following a criminal probe into a former employee. District officials reported the alleged fraud...

Report: School district misused $6M for driver’s ed programs

Sep. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami-Dade County, which notoriously boasts some of the worst drivers in the nation, a program was created decades ago to help public schools train the next generation of safety-conscious young motorists. The concept: $3 of every Miami traffic ticket...

First lady visits Milwaukee school to talk about COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — First lady Jill Biden visited a Milwaukee elementary school Wednesday to talk with parents and educators about the return to in-person learning and to promote direct federal funds for COVID-19 safety protocols. “We can’t know what the future holds,...

Nevada's pandemic relief spending plan for schools approved

Sep. 13, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education on Monday approved a plan submitted by the state of Nevada to spend more than $1 billion in pandemic aid earmarked for K-12 schools. The approved $1.1 billion plan outlines Nevada's strategy to reopen all schools...

Judge sets deadline for N. Carolina to boost school funding

Sep. 10, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has set a mid-October deadline for state lawmakers to follow a court-ordered plan to provide full funding for improving public education or he will take action himself. State Superior Court Judge David Lee said he was “very...

RI schools get $1.8M to boost mental health services

Sep. 07, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education department is getting nearly $2 million in federal funding to help schools respond to students' mental health needs, the state's congressional delegation said Tuesday. The $1.8 million for the Rhode Island Department of...

SC high court rejects capital city's school mask mandate

Sep. 02, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest court on Thursday tossed out a school mask mandate in the state's capital city, saying it contradicts a state budget measure aimed at preventing face covering requirements. State Attorney General Alan Wilson had sued the...

Albuquerque schools budget for teacher loans, fewer students

Aug. 31, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest school district wants to use federal pandemic funding to prevent staff layoffs. A proposal from Albuquerque Public Schools released Monday would direct $50 million in pandemic relief to offset a loss of state money tied to...