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FILE - In this Thursday April 25, 2019 file photo, Sen. Del Marsh talk with the media about the lottery bill during a recess in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 that he will not seek reelection to the Alabama Legislature. Marsh told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he was ready to move on after more than two decades in Montgomery.  (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Marsh won't seek reelection

Oct. 30, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2022. Marsh, a Republican from Anniston, is in his sixth term in the Alabama Senate and has been elected president pro tempore, the chamber's most powerful position, three times....

Maine ban on tuition payments to religious schools is upheld

Oct. 30, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from a high school tuition voucher program, upholding the law after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Montana case seemed to open the door to more public funding for parochial schools. The...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo students walks in front of Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan. Many parents take out student loans to help pay for their child’s education. But not all of them share that information with their son or daughter. That silence is an easy misstep for parents who decide to borrow student loans in their own names.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Don't skip these steps when borrowing parent student loans

Oct. 30, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

In more than one-third of U.S. families, parents decide how to pay for college, according to a July 2020 report from private lender Sallie Mae. Half of those parents don’t inform the child of their decision. Joe Allen, 51, of Frederick, Maryland, did talk about college costs with his daughter, a freshman...

UConn suspends free tuition program for low-income students

Oct. 28, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn (AP) — The University of Connecticut is suspending a new free-tuition program for lower-income students as it struggles to raise private funds during the pandemic. The university is halting scholarships through its Connecticut Commitment program, meant for students from families who make less...

COVID-19 cases grow in Maine, which had kept virus at bay

Oct. 27, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has posted three consecutive days with more than 50 reported coronavirus cases for the first time since May. The state’s total number of reported cases of coronavirus has increased by 57, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The new cases...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. October 25, 2020 Voters left uneducated on coming school change State officials love to point out more than half of the state’s budget is dedicated to education. It’s the go-to response when confronted with data on lagging teacher salaries or growing inequity among...

University president to recommend tuition, room-board freeze

Oct. 26, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

The president of the University of Vermont said Monday that he will recommend to the board a freeze on tuition and room and board costs and a reduction in a student fee for next year. He also wants to launch a fundraising campaign to raise $150 million in financial support for students as the school faces budget...

Michigan is an outlier in electing university boards

Oct. 25, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As Michigan voters look at their ballot in November they will have the unique option to elect three university governance boards. As the only state to put public university leadership roles on a statewide ballot, controversial leadership has been in the spotlight in recent years....

FILE- In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows Randy Boyd  at Jackson Terminal in Knoxville, Tenn.  Record enrollment has helped the University of Tennessee to make up for much of the revenue lost due to the coronavirus crisis, system President Randy Boyd said this week of Oct. 23, 2020. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)

Record enrollment helps University of Tennessee finances

Oct. 24, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Record enrollment has helped the University of Tennessee to make up for much of the revenue lost due to the coronavirus crisis, system President Randy Boyd said this week. Lost revenue and added costs totaled around $147 million including about $40 million in lost revenue from...

FIRST Robotics Competition moves online Saturday

Oct. 24, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A popular robotics competition in New Hampshire is going virtual this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Governor's Cup FIRST Robotics Competition is being held Saturday. Nearly three dozen teams from high schools around the state will compete for awards and scholarships,...