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US education chief considers new ways to discourage college admissions preference for kids of alumni

Sep. 22, 2023 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s education chief said he’s open to using “whatever levers” are available — including federal money — to discourage colleges from giving admissions preference to the children of alumni and donors. In an interview with The Associated...

Correction: California State University-Tuition Hike story

Sep. 15, 2023 19:14 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story published September 13, 2023, about California State University raising tuition, The Associated Press erroneously reported trustees voted 9-0, they voted 15-5 to approve the tuition hikes.

Youngkin signs bipartisan budget that boosts tax relief and school funding in Virginia

Sep. 14, 2023 16:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed a bipartisan state budget Thursday that provides $1 billion in tax relief and boosts spending on public education and mental health by hundreds of millions of dollars. The compromise spending plan was overwhelmingly adopted...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 14, 2023 14:09 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. September 13, 2023. Editorial: A higher ed blunder After the state Higher Education Services Commission made a mistake, it was ready to stick a group of vulnerable college students with part of the bill. Second: The people who made...

High school in poor Kansas neighborhood gets $5M donation from graduate's estate

Sep. 12, 2023 14:24 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The estate of a woman who died last year has donated $5 million to her former high school in a poor Kansas neighborhood. The Topeka Public Schools Foundation announced the gift Tuesday from the estate of Susan Guffey, a former graduate. The money won't be used...

Virginia lawmakers pass long-overdue budget bill with tax rebates, extra aid for schools

Sep. 06, 2023 14:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The politically divided Virginia General Assembly approved long-overdue budget legislation Wednesday, voting in an unusually fast-paced special session to both reduce taxes and boost spending on public education and mental health as part of the package. ...

West Virginia University crisis looms as GOP leaders focus on economic development, jobs

Sep. 04, 2023 11:05 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — On the same day that dejected students pleaded with the board of West Virginia's flagship university not to eliminate its entire foreign languages department and dozens of other programs, Gov. Jim Justice said he was feeling hopeful about the future of education in the...

Texas wanted armed officers at every school after Uvalde. Many can't meet that standard

Sep. 01, 2023 23:22 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A vision of armed officers at every school in Texas is crashing into the reality of not enough money or police as a new mandate took effect Friday, showing how a goal more states are embracing in response to America's cycle of mass killings is proving unworkable in many...

US government cancels loans for former Ashford University students and plans to recoup costs

Aug. 31, 2023 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is canceling $72 million in student loans for 2,300 borrowers who say they were cheated by Ashford University, a former for-profit college that was purchased by the University of Arizona in 2020. The Education Department announced the...

Gabon's wealthy, dynastic leader thought he could resist Africa's trend of coups. He might be wrong

Aug. 30, 2023 12:44 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, knew well the threat of military coups in his part of the world. But he swore one wouldn’t happen to him. “While our continent has been shaken in recent weeks by violent crises, rest assured that I will never...