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Montana bill would let students misgender classmates

Feb. 08, 2023 20:25 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana schools would not be able to punish students who purposely misgender or deadname their transgender peers under a Republican-backed legislative proposal that opponents argue will increase bullying of children who are already struggling for acceptance. ...

Win in court doesn't assure more Pennsylvania school funding

Feb. 08, 2023 19:52 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is the latest state where the public school funding system was found to be unconstitutional, but the experience in other states suggests there's no guarantee of swift, significant or longstanding change for the poorer school districts that sued in hopes of...

Arizona lawmakers avert school closures with funding fix

Feb. 08, 2023 19:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to let public school districts spend all the money they were promised by the state, eliminating the risk that schools would abruptly lay off teachers or close before the end of the year. The move allows schools to spend nearly $1.4...

Shooting outside NYC school wounds 2 students, guard

Feb. 08, 2023 19:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A shooting outside a New York City high school Wednesday injured two students and a school security guard, city police said. Gunfire erupted outside Williamsburg Charter High School in Brooklyn at about 2 p.m. around dismissal time during a large fight, authorities...

School-choice advocates mount broader effort in Kentucky

Feb. 08, 2023 18:51 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hoping to rebound from a recent legal setback, school-choice advocates mounted a more ambitious effort Wednesday to allow public dollars to support students who aren't attending public schools. Advocates proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow...

Tennessee House speaker mulls rejecting US education money

Feb. 08, 2023 18:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One of Tennessee's most influential Republican lawmakers says the state should stop accepting the nearly $1.8 billion of federal K-12 education dollars that help provide support for low-income students, English learners and students with disabilities. House...

Arkansas Gov. Sanders proposes raises, vouchers in bill

Feb. 08, 2023 17:48 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders proposed on Wednesday an overhaul of the state's schools that will pair a 39% raise in starting teacher pay with a new voucher program that will direct public money to pay for private and home schooling. Sanders also...

Missouri Senate OKs limits on race education in schools

Feb. 08, 2023 17:47 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri K-12 public school teachers would face limits on how they talk about race and history under a bill approved Wednesday in the state Senate. The GOP-led Senate gave the measure initial approval in a voice vote. Another vote is needed to send the...

Michigan governor's budget prioritizes tax cuts, schools

Feb. 08, 2023 15:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday proposed a $79 billion budget that aims to substantially invest in schools and public health while cutting taxes for the state's retirees and low-income households. Unveiled in a joint session between the House and...

Earnest or playful, that Valentine's card has a history

Feb. 08, 2023 14:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It was Valentine’s Day 1917 in the Minnesota farming village of Lewiston, and Fred Roth — a fourth grader — seems to have come up with just the way to express his love for his sweetheart, Louise Wirt. He gave her a card. The folding, pop-up Valentine's Day...