Latest Education policy News

Bevin, Beshear clash on several issues at farm bureau forum

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear clashed on education and health care policies while sharing the stage for a forum before Kentucky's most influential agricultural group that turned feisty Wednesday. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters,...

28 Idaho lawmakers oppose Boise State diversity programs

Jul. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A group of 28 Idaho Republican lawmakers have sent a letter to Boise State University criticizing the school's efforts to address gender-based violence, aid underrepresented minority students and to avoid bias in hiring decisions because the lawmakers say those and other programs...

Powerful Koch network taking on school choice with new group

Jul. 11, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch's powerful network that's known for influencing state policy is now targeting education issues like school choice as the movement battles a new wave of hostility from Democrats who oppose charter schools and private school vouchers that use taxpayer...

Supreme Court to review Montana school choice program

Jun. 28, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reviving a Montana program that gives tax credits to people who donate to private-school scholarships. The state's highest court had struck down the program because it violated the Montana constitution's ban on state aid to religious organizations. The...

The Latest: Key school bill blocked as budget deadline looms

Jun. 27, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on budget-related legislation moving through Pennsylvania's Legislature before the 2019-2020 fiscal year starts July 1 (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A key budget-related bill that guides education policy has hit opposition at the 11th hour in Pennsylvania's House of...

Judge: Refusal to pay for religious school is constitutional

Jun. 27, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ruled it's constitutional for a Maine education program to deny public tuition dollars be used for religious schools. The case was subject to arguments in U.S. District Court in Portland earlier this week, and it concerns a state tuition policy for students in...

The Latest: Governor says Providence school system is broken

Jun. 26, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the release of an independent review of the Providence public school system that found severe dysfunction (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says the findings of an independent review of the Providence public school system are devastating and...

College to offer graduate certificate in cannabis regulation

Jun. 25, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts university has announced the launch of a certificate program to teach the ins and outs of marijuana policy in different states. Clark University in Worcester says the online-only program that starts in the fall has three courses on regulatory models, health and...

Argument over religious tuition payments in federal court

Jun. 24, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A small group of Maine parents that is backed by the U.S. Department of Justice argued in federal court on Monday that the state should allow public tuition dollars to be used for some students to attend religious schools. The case, which hinges on interpretation of a state tuition...

West Virginia education bill advances as teachers protest

Jun. 17, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday advanced a sweeping education proposal to allow the state's first charter schools after a similar Senate bill sparked massive teacher protests at the state Capitol. The measure cleared an early hurdle as lawmakers in the...