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Rhode Island governor releases proposed $12.8B state budget

Jan. 20, 2022 16:06 PM EST

Rhode Island's governor submitted a $12.8 billion state budget plan to the General Assembly on Thursday that seeks to address the pandemic, build more affordable housing, invest in schools and help businesses. Democratic Gov. Dan McKee said in the budget documents that he's trying to...

62 Missouri school districts temporarily closed in January

Jan. 20, 2022 15:48 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — So far in January, 62 Missouri school districts have closed for one or more days, largely because of a lack of staff caused by a surge in COVID-19 cases, education officials said Thursday. That number is 12% of districts statewide, said Mallory McGowin,...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2022 15:34 PM EST

Post & Courier. January 19, 2022. Editorial: Parents, school boards need to help DHEC keep SC schools open We know that kids need to be in the classroom: for their education, for their emotional well-being, for their physical safety and, yes, for the sake of...

EXPLAINER: How will U. of Michigan assault settlement work?

Jan. 20, 2022 15:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A $490 million deal to settle claims of sexual assault against a University of Michigan doctor will be handled in a similar way to the $500 million agreement worked out in 2018 by Michigan State University and the victims of Larry Nassar. The school won't have a role...

NCAA ratifies new constitution, paving way to restructuring

Jan. 20, 2022 15:24 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA member schools voted to ratify a new, pared-down constitution Thursday, paving the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that will hand more power to schools and conferences. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor, 801-195, and was the...

UW regents to consider final recommendation for president

Jan. 20, 2022 15:20 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders are close to announcing their pick for system president. The Board of Regents is slated to meet Friday afternoon to make their choice between UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt and business attorney Jay Rothman. ...

LGBTQ dating ban at BYU probed in federal investigation

Jan. 20, 2022 15:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has opened a civil-rights investigation into how LGBTQ students are disciplined at Brigham Young University, a private religious school. The complaint under investigation came after the school said it would still enforce a ban...

Indiana education groups mount opposition to curriculum bill

Jan. 20, 2022 14:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers and others are mounting opposition to a House bill that Republican lawmakers say would increase transparency of school curricula, even after Senate leaders decided to effectively abandon their version of the legislation. The bill would require...

Mississippi school district's superintendent to retire

Jan. 20, 2022 14:41 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The superintendent of a Mississippi school district has announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year after a 30-year career in education. Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant said Wednesday that he will...

California offers college students $10K for public service

Jan. 20, 2022 14:30 PM EST

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies. ...