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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...

Tennessee House speaker mulls rejecting US education money

Feb. 08, 2023 14:16 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...

School-choice advocates mount broader effort in Kentucky

Feb. 08, 2023 13:39 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...

Maine community colleges stop requiring COVID-19 vaccine

Feb. 08, 2023 13:13 PM EST

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's community college system has ended a requirement that on-campus students received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Maine Community College System's board ended the requirement and change is effective immediately, the system said in a Wednesday...

Parents at school where boy, 6, shot teacher prepare to sue

Feb. 08, 2023 12:05 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The families of two students at a Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old shot and wounded his teacher have filed notices of potential legal action against the school system over trauma they say the shooting inflicted on their children. The parents of a...

Gun, high-capacity magazine found inside Connecticut school

Feb. 08, 2023 11:00 AM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager was jailed on numerous charges Wednesday after a fight in school led to the discovery of a gun and a high-capacity magazine hidden in a classroom closet. The 18-year-old student was first charged with assault and disorderly conduct on...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 08, 2023 07:12 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. February 6, 2023. Editorial: Florida’s high court censors fairness, diversity Words matter for what they represent. When Lincoln described a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” it magnificently...

Australian prosecutor alleges principal molested 3 sisters

Feb. 08, 2023 01:39 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former principal of a ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls school in the Australian city of Melbourne molested three sisters, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Malka Leifer, 56, has pleaded not guilty in the Victoria state County Court to 29 sexual offenses that...

Nevada governor orders collection of all K-12 school audits

Feb. 07, 2023 23:23 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo has ordered all Nevada public schools to collect and report third-party audits to his office, a move in line with calls during his campaign to evaluate K-12 resources statewide. Lombardo's office will consolidate audits already...