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North Carolina school principals could face pay cuts

Aug. 06, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina principals are worried they could lose pay in the upcoming school year instead of the raises they’re supposed to be receiving in the new state budget. State lawmakers approved a budget in July that includes a 4% raise in the salary...

Ohio awards $47M for school security upgrades; $53M to come

Aug. 02, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is awarding $47 million for security upgrades at over 1,100 schools in 81 counties, and will accept applications for another $53 million in that grant program, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday. The K-12 schools sharing in the $47 million applied when...

French president wraps up Africa tour in Guinea-Bissau

Jul. 28, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up a three-country Africa tour in Guinea-Bissau Thursday that saw him pledge funding for education and economic development as well as military support to fight extremism in West and Central Africa. On Thursday...

Legal opinion sheds light on correspondence school funds

Jul. 25, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The use of public correspondence school funding allotments to pay most or all of a student's private school's tuition is “almost certainly unconstitutional,” according to an opinion released Monday by the Alaska attorney general's office. The opinion by...

3 WVa colleges receiving $650,000 in pandemic relief funds

Jul. 20, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three higher education institutions in West Virginia are receiving a total of more than $650,000 from federal funds to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding goes to the New River Community and Technical College, Alderson Broaddus...

Lawyers want NC justice to stay out of school funding case

Jul. 13, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Supreme Court justice should stay out of ruling in a longstanding public education funding case because many years ago she represented some of the plaintiffs in the litigation and filed briefs in the matter, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 13, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. July 12, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Wolf and Pa.’s remarkable budget turnaround School funding increases and a bigger rainy day fund illustrate how the governor is leaving Pennsylvania in better shape than when he arrived. ...

With lots of cash on hand, Pennsylvania wraps up budget deal

Jul. 12, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf and lawmakers wrapped up a budget package this week — nearly two weeks late — approving billions of dollars in new spending, tax breaks for businesses and substantial new sums for public schools to cap the eighth and final budget for the Democratic...

Mental health figures into Pennsylvania's education funding

Jul. 12, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Amid a growing population of youth experiencing mental health crises, as well as another spate of mass shootings around the country, Pennsylvania lawmakers are prioritizing mental health services in this year’s budget by approving a first-time line item of $100 million...

Struggling Latino students should be priority, leaders say

Jul. 11, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latino students should be a federal funding priority after they fell behind during the coronavirus pandemic despite making notable educational gains in recent decades, leaders with the largest U.S. Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group said Monday. “There is...