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Alabama House advances bill to give state money for private and home schooling

Feb. 28, 2024 10:49 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have advanced a school voucher-like program that could provide eligible families with state dollars to help pay for private school or home school expenses. The Alabama House of Representatives voted 69-34 Tuesday for the proposal that now...

$1B donation makes New York medical school tuition free and transforms students' lives

Feb. 28, 2024 08:53 AM EST

First year student Samuel Woo had been considering a career in cardiology so he would be able to pay off his medical school debt until the announcement this week of a generous donation that will remove tuition fees at his New York City school. Now, without the fear of crippling...

Federal court dismisses case against Iowa governor's ban on school mask mandates

Feb. 27, 2024 22:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday dismissed a legal challenge to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ policy prohibiting schools from instituting mask requirements, which was brought by families of students with disabilities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

A work stoppage to support a mechanic who found a noose is snarling school bus service in St. Louis

Feb. 27, 2024 19:04 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Black mechanic for the company that provides school bus services for the St. Louis school district said he found a noose at his workstation, leading at least 100 drivers to stop work in a show of support and NAACP leaders to call for an investigation into whether it was a hate...

West Virginia Senate OKs bill requiring schools to show anti-abortion group fetal development video

Feb. 27, 2024 15:44 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican-majority Senate greenlit a bill on Tuesday that would make a video on fetal development produced by an anti-abortion group required viewing in public schools. Live Action’s “Baby Olivia” video, which West Virginia lawmakers...

Former NYU finance director pleads guilty to $3 million fraud scheme

Feb. 27, 2024 14:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former finance director at New York University has pleaded guilty to a more than $3 million fraud scheme that authorities say helped fund renovations to her home in Connecticut. Cindy Tappe, 57, of Westport, Connecticut, used her position at the Manhattan school...

Early childhood education bill wins support from state Senate panel

Feb. 27, 2024 13:02 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An ambitious measure to expand early childhood education in Kentucky passed an early test Tuesday, winning broad support from a legislative panel as lawmakers look for ways to relieve parental stress by increasing access to childcare. The proposal cleared the...

Kids are using phones in class, even when it’s against the rules. Should schools ban them all day?

Feb. 27, 2024 09:34 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In California, a high school teacher complains that students watch Netflix on their phones during class. In Maryland, a chemistry teacher says students use gambling apps to place bets during the school day. Around the country, educators say students routinely...

Tennessee bill addressing fire alarms after Nashville school shooting heads to governor

Feb. 26, 2024 22:08 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill requiring that public and private schools determine why a fire alarm went off before evacuating children from classrooms, sending the governor a proposal Monday inspired by a deadly Nashville elementary school shooting. ...

Utah House kills bill banning LGBTQ+ Pride flags and political views from classrooms

Feb. 26, 2024 21:49 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah teachers will be free to display LGBTQ+ Pride flags and other social, political or religious imagery after the state House blocked a bill on Monday that would have banned teachers from using their position to promote or disparage certain beliefs. The...