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Three former Department of Education employees charged with defrauding Arizona voucher program

Feb. 29, 2024 20:31 PM EST

Three former Arizona Department of Education employees were indicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges in what prosecutors say was a scheme to defraud more than $600,000 from an education voucher program that has drawn criticism for its skyrocketing costs and lax regulation by the state. ...

Alaska governor threatens to veto education package that he says doesn't go far enough

Feb. 29, 2024 20:06 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy has threatened to veto an education package overwhelmingly passed by lawmakers after a bruising debate, saying it lacks provisions he favors, including a pilot program offering annual bonuses of up to $15,000 as a way to attract and keep...

Georgia Senate passes bill banning taxpayer, private funds for American Library Association

Feb. 29, 2024 16:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Senate passed a bill Thursday that would ban libraries from spending public or private funds on services offered by the American Library Association, which a Republican member of the chamber called a “Marxist and socialist” group. The measure, Senate...

North Carolina's public system will require colleges to get OK before changing sports conferences

Feb. 29, 2024 16:43 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The board overseeing North Carolina’s public university system will require schools to get approval to change athletic conferences, which most notably could impact any potential move by Atlantic Coast Conference members North Carolina and North Carolina State. ...

Kentucky Senate committee advances bill proposing use of armed 'guardians' in schools

Feb. 29, 2024 16:29 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky school districts could hire retired law officers or military veterans to serve as armed guardians offering security at schools under a bill advanced by a state Senate committee on Thursday. The proposal cleared the Senate Education Committee and heads...

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference continues to make strides in data acceptance

Feb. 29, 2024 16:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jessica Gelman sharpened her basketball skills in pickup games at YMCAs growing up in suburban Chicago, rocking her black sneakers just like Michael Jordan and the rest of the Bulls. Sure, the future co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference wanted to play like...

Missouri House passes property tax cut aimed at offsetting surge in vehicle values

Feb. 29, 2024 12:38 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri residents could see a roughly $138 million tax break under legislation passed Thursday by the House in an attempt to offset a recent surge in local tax collections caused by higher vehicle values. The legislation changing the way Missouri's...

Ohio University pauses race-based scholarships after US Supreme Court ruling

Feb. 29, 2024 09:53 AM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University has paused the awarding of race-based diversity scholarships following the Supreme Court's decision last summer to strike down affirmative action in college admissions. The university — one of Ohio's largest, with about 20,000 undergraduates at...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Feb. 29, 2024 07:20 AM EST

Brunswick News. February 24, 2024. Editorial: Legislators going too far with proposed librarian punishments A recent editorial in The News opposed a move in the Georgia General Assembly that would exert state control over lessons taught to pre-teens and teens in...

Washington state lawmakers consider police pursuit and parents' rights initiatives

Feb. 28, 2024 18:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Two conservative-backed initiatives that would give police greater ability to pursue people in vehicles and declare a series of rights for parents of public-school students were considered by Washington state lawmakers Wednesday in back-to-back hearings that occasionally became...