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State revokes license from center where toddlers mistreated

Sep. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Education officials in Louisiana have revoked the license and pulled public funding from an early learning center where they say several 3-year-olds were mistreated. The Louisiana Department of Education said in a news release this week that 48-year-old Yolanda Rochelle Jackson was...

Education takes spotlight with Beshear ad, Bevin response

Sep. 9, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Public education grabbed the spotlight in Kentucky's race for governor on Monday as Democratic nominee Andy Beshear and Republican incumbent Matt Bevin exchanged caustic words over whether the state's schools are adequately funded. Beshear initiated the exchange by accusing Bevin in a...

The Latest: Bevin says rival's education ad a 'scare tactic'

Sep. 9, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's gubernatorial candidates trading attacks on education funding (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has defended his record of supporting public education in response to a new TV ad hitting him on the issue. His Democratic...

Montana is back among states without state-funded preschool

Aug. 24, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch allies of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock are a big reason why his fledgling pre-kindergarten program fizzled. The...

Democratic governor getting to shape Kansas' top court

Jul. 26, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court's chief justice plans to retire before the end of the year, allowing first-year Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to leave a bigger mark on the state's highest court than her conservative Republican predecessors. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss announced Friday that he...