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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.

Missouri governor signs school voucher bill into law

Jul. 14, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri students as soon as next year could have access to scholarships for private school through a new tax credit program signed by Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday. Under the voucher-style program, private donors would give money to nonprofits...

West Virginia accepting school clothing voucher applications

Jul. 06, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is accepting applications for school clothing vouchers. The benefits are for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools. The program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Children...

Groups that backed Proposition 208 seek to block tax cuts

Jul. 05, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Progressive groups that convinced voters last year to raise taxes on the wealthy to boost school funding have filed paperwork to block big new tax cuts enacted by the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey this week. ...

Arizona legislature adjourns after deal on voucher expansion

Jun. 30, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday dropped a push to significantly expand Arizona's school voucher program, instead adopting limited changes before adjourning one of the longest legislative sessions in state history. The agreement on vouchers and a handful...