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Thanks to a $1 billion gift, most Johns Hopkins medical students will no longer pay tuition

Jul. 08, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

Most medical students at Johns Hopkins University will no longer pay tuition thanks to a $1 billion gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Monday. Starting in the fall, the donation will cover full tuition for medical students from families earning less than $300,000. Living...

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill encouraging school districts to ban students' phone use during day

Jul. 03, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to encourage school districts to start a pilot program that effectively bans students' use of cellphones during the school day in an effort to improve their mental health and academic performance. The bill,...

Virginia lawmakers strike deal to repeal restrictions on military tuition program

Jul. 03, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After weeks of disagreement, Virginia lawmakers have reached a deal to repeal new restrictions on a program that offers free college tuition at state schools for families of military veterans who were killed or seriously disabled while on active duty. Senate...

Virginia Senate takes no action on move to repeal military tuition program restrictions

Jul. 02, 2024 15:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate has failed for a second time to eliminate new restrictions on a state program that offers free college tuition at state schools for families of veterans who were killed or seriously disabled while on active duty. The state House of Delegates...

Appeals court allows part of Biden student loan repayment plan to go forward

Jul. 01, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has allowed the U.S. Education Department to move ahead with a plan to lower monthly payments for millions of student loan borrowers, putting on hold a ruling last week by a lower court. The ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of...

New Jersey governor signs budget boosting taxes on companies making over $10 million

Jun. 29, 2024 08:18 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a $56.6 billion budget moments before midnight Friday, hiking taxes on high-earning corporations to help the state's transit agency while spending billions on education and other programs. The Democrat-led...

New Jersey passes budget that boosts taxes on companies making over $10 million

Jun. 28, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature passed a $56.6 billion budget on Friday that hikes taxes on high-earning corporations, sending the measure to Gov. Phil Murphy, who's expected to sign it. Lawmakers were two days ahead of their constitutionally set...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 28, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. June 26, 2024. Editorial: Right-sized: WVU cuts must be effective, not damaging WVU cuts must be effective, not damaging West Virginia University’s board of governors appears to be continuing the cost-savings and right-sizing measures...

Alaska court weighing arguments in case challenging the use of public money for private schools

Jun. 27, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court is weighing a case that challenges as unconstitutional laws that have allowed families with children in home-study programs to use public money for education-related expenses at private schools. The court heard arguments Thursday in...

Missouri, Kansas judges temporarily halt much of President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan

Jun. 25, 2024 11:04 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal judges in Kansas and Missouri on Monday together blocked much of a Biden administration student loan repayment plan that provides a faster path to cancellation and lower monthly payments for millions of borrowers. The judges’ rulings prevent the U.S....