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Education spending, school choice to top Nevada Legislature

Feb. 02, 2023 21:28 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With a historic budget surplus and schools strapped for resources, Nevada’s biennial legislative session will feature proposals for unprecedented spending on public education and school choice measures. The stakes are high as Nevada looks to craft a...

Second teen dies after shooting at Texas hookah lounge

Feb. 02, 2023 18:00 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A second high school student has died following a shooting over the weekend at a hookah lounge in Austin, Texas, that also left three other people injured, officials said Thursday. Jaitron Tatum, 18, died Wednesday from his gunshot wounds, Austin police said....

Lawyer: Principal unaware boy had gun before teacher shot

Feb. 02, 2023 17:18 PM EST

The former principal of the Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old shot his teacher was not aware of reports that the student had a gun before the shooting occurred, her lawyer said Thursday. Briana Foster Newton was principal at Richneck Elementary in Newport News last month...

No spectators at school basketball games after fight, death

Feb. 02, 2023 14:51 PM EST

ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — Spectators are not allowed to attend home basketball games for the rest of the season at a middle school in northern Vermont after a brawl broke out and one of the participants died, school officials said Thursday. “We recognize that the vast majority of...

Experts warn NC bill could harm LGBTQ youth mental health

Feb. 02, 2023 14:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Critics of a North Carolina bill that advanced Thursday in the state Senate say it could jeopardize the mental health and physical safety of LGBTQ students who could be outed to their parents without consent. Promoted by the sponsors as a means of granting...

Georgia House passes amended budget with cash for tax breaks

Feb. 02, 2023 12:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House on Thursday approved money for a $1 billion property tax break and $1 billion income tax break as part of a plan to amend this year's budget to spend another $2.4 billion in projected revenue. The Republican-controlled House voted 170-1 on Thursday...

Lawmaker proposes allowing armed teachers in Maine schools

Feb. 02, 2023 10:10 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican lawmakers said it's time to beef up security in Maine schools, either with armed security officers or by allowing teachers to be armed. A bill sponsored by Rep. Steven Foster, R-Dexter, would allow a school employee who completes a certification to...

10 states mull cross-border rules to tackle teacher shortage

Feb. 01, 2023 19:43 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Every Colorado school district, like many across the country, began 2023 understaffed. That's caused classes to be crammed together, school bus routes to shrink, Spanish language courses to get cut from curriculums, and field trips to be nixed. This has prompted...

Georgia House aims to ease health insurance costs on schools

Feb. 01, 2023 18:30 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — House budget writers in Georgia want to shift $100 million into the state employee health plan to reduce the sting of health insurance premium increases for public school districts. The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday included that change as it voted to...

Survey: UW students afraid to express views in class

Feb. 01, 2023 18:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Most students who responded to a survey about free speech on University of Wisconsin campuses said they're afraid to express their views on controversial topics in class because they fear other students won't agree or it could hurt their grades, according to findings released...