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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

Arizona interest in anti-mask school vouchers outpaces funds

Sep. 06, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A program announced by Arizona’s Republican governor last month to give private school vouchers to parents who object to campus mask requirements has seen applications surge, with twice as many either started or completed than can be funded with the $10 million in federal...

Some governors use federal virus aid to expand school choice

Aug. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

When Congress sent states billions of dollars early in the coronavirus pandemic to help make schools safe, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee saw an opportunity. He used part of the windfall to further his goal of offering school choice options for parents, sending millions to...

Arizona governor blocks cash from schools mandating masks

Aug. 17, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday upped the pressure on the growing number of public school districts defying a state ban on mask mandates as they try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Republican created a $163 million school grant program using...

Florida OKs school vouchers in districts requiring masks

Aug. 06, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Board of Education decided Friday to provide private school vouchers to parents who say a public school district’s mask-wearing requirements amount to harassment of their children. The move to take private tuition costs from public...

Florida approves private school vouchers if parents say children feel bullied by a district's mask-wearing rules

Aug. 06, 2021 12:44 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida approves private school vouchers if parents say children feel bullied by a district's mask-wearing rules.