Latest Education costs News

Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet

Mar. 03, 2024 00:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, Doris Milton is a Head Start success story. She was a student in one of Chicago’s inaugural Head Start classes, when the antipoverty program, which aimed to help children succeed by providing them a first-rate preschool education, was in its infancy. ...

$5.5 billion in new Georgia spending will pay for employee bonuses, state Capitol overhaul

Feb. 29, 2024 14:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will boost spending by nearly $5.5 billion in the remaining three months of its current budget, providing money to boost roadbuilding, build a new legislative office building and overhaul the state Capitol and pay for $1,000 bonuses already sent to state employees and...

School voucher ideas expose deep GOP divisions in Tennessee Legislature

Feb. 28, 2024 18:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With a supermajority grip over the Tennessee Statehouse, there are very few things Republicans can't push through even with the harshest of criticism and public opposition. Yet, after weeks of working behind closed doors on a sweeping school voucher plan...

Virginia House and Senate pass competing state budgets, both diverge from Youngkin's vision

Feb. 22, 2024 18:05 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Virginia Senate and House of Delegates on Thursday each passed their own proposed version of the next two-year state budget, documents lawmakers will start to work from to fashion a compromise spending plan to send to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin....

Biden says too many Americans are saddled with school debt as he cancels federal loans for 153,000

Feb. 21, 2024 20:50 PM EST

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that while a college degree was still a ticket to a better life, that ticket is often too expensive, as he announced he was canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers. Biden, who is in the midst of a...

Illinois governor's proposed $53B budget includes funds for migrants, quantum computing and schools

Feb. 21, 2024 16:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker pitched a $52.7 billion state spending plan Wednesday with more money to address the migrant crisis, education and quantum computing, while proposing tax increases that will mostly target business, including a major sports betting tax hike. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 20, 2024 13:27 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 17 The Washington Post on suicides in federal prisons Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide and mob boss Whitey Bulger’s murder both made headlines as shocking failures...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Feb. 19, 2024 15:14 PM EST

Des Moines Register. February 18, 2024. Editorial: Hands off the AEAs. We aren’t seeing proof of an Iowa special education crisis. No solution can be usefully tailored if the problem is ill-defined. Iowa needs to be sure it’s asked the right questions before it...

Students and parents are frustrated by delays in hearing about federal financial aid for college

Feb. 19, 2024 07:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For many students, the excitement of being accepted into their first-choice college is being tempered this year by a troublesome uncertainty over whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to attend. The financial aid decisions that usually go out with...

New Hampshire House rejects broad expansion of school choice program but OK's income cap increase

Feb. 08, 2024 14:39 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House defeated two bills that would have significantly expanded the state’s popular school choice program while giving preliminary approval to a third that would further raise the income cap associated with the voucher-like grants. The...