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Former offender donates estate to foster rehab from prison

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Roger Bruesewitz, who died in 2019 at 82, spent much of his early life in and out of jail after robbing businesses, running “a dirty bookstore” and dealing with a heroin addiction. But he’s leaving behind a very different legacy. ...

Hinds Community College offering free summer classes

Apr. 11, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — A college in central Mississippi is offering free classes this summer, using federal coronavirus relief money to cover the costs of tuition, fees and books. Registration opens Monday for new students at Hinds Community College. Classes begin June...

Cooper OK's bill offering K-12 students summer school option

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed three education bills on Friday to help address learning loss incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand access to in-state tuition for military dependents whose parents were reassigned to another location. ...

Senators give initial OK to $9.7B Nebraska budget package

Apr. 08, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a $9.7 billion state budget that includes more money for property tax credits and college scholarships while setting aside $115 million for a possible state prison to ease overcrowding. Lawmakers...

Indiana school voucher expansion rolled back in Senate plan

Apr. 08, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed expansion of Indiana’s private school voucher program would be scaled back under the new state budget plan from state Senate Republicans, while still boosting the program’s spending by about 25%. The two-year state spending plan...

Funds for Kansas schools tied to GOP right's 'choice' plan

Apr. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republican lawmakers on Wednesday tied funding for Kansas' public schools to a proposal that would allow parents of academically struggling students to use state dollars to pay for private schooling. Republican negotiators for the state...

Union sues, says school board's $1,000 stipend discriminates

Apr. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A teachers union has sued a northwest Louisiana school system, saying a $1,000 bonus discriminates against women, older workers and disabled people. The Caddo Parish School Board approved the “Caddo Heroes Stipend Allocation” for full-time...

Laundress's gift inspires total of $3.1M from Army retiree

Apr. 05, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi has received $2.9 million from the estate of a man first inspired to donate by a laundress who gave the school money for scholarships. The gift will create scholarships for students in need because...

MassArt holds virtual auction to fund student scholarships

Apr. 04, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts College of Art and Design is holding a virtual auction to help support student scholarships. The silent auction portion of the fundraising event ends at noon on April 11, while a live auction takes place online on the evening of April 10....

Fond du Lac prosecutor announces attorney general run

Apr. 03, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney will challenge Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul next year. Toney announced his candidacy Saturday afternoon in a news release. He's the first Republican to get into the race. He accused Kaul, a...