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Massachusetts House and Senate approve a $58B state budget deal

Jul. 19, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House and Senate approved a $58 billion state budget deal Friday that includes a plan for free community colleges and would allow the Massachusetts Lottery to move some of its products online. The budget would set aside more than $117 million for the...

Ten Commandments won't go in some Louisiana classrooms until at least November as lawsuit plays out

Jul. 19, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana won't take official steps to implement a law requiring the Ten Commandments be placed in all of the state's public school classrooms until at least November as a lawsuit makes its way through the courts, according to an agreement approved by a federal judge...

Last finalist ends bid to lead East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

Jul. 19, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The last person in the hunt to lead East Baton Rouge Parish's public school system has dropped out of the running, just hours before the school board was set to meet and possibly choose a new superintendent. Andrea Zayas' withdrawal letter, submitted...

University of Florida president Ben Sasse is resigning after his wife was diagnosed with epilepsy

Jul. 19, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida president Ben Sasse, a controversial pick almost two years ago when he was named to lead one of the top public universities in the U.S., plans to leave his position to focus on taking care of his family after his wife was diagnosed with epilepsy. ...

Ten Commandments won't go in Louisiana classrooms until at least November as lawsuit plays out, state agrees

Jul. 19, 2024 14:38 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ten Commandments won't go in Louisiana classrooms until at least November as lawsuit plays out, state agrees.

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jimmy Genovese to lead Northwestern State

Jul. 19, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jimmy Genovese has been named as Northwestern State University's next president by the state board that regulates the school. The University of Louisiana System board on Thursday named the associate justice to replace Marcus...

Drought threatens millions of children as school dropouts rise along with hunger in southern Africa

Jul. 19, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

MUDZI, Zimbabwe (AP) — It’s Tuesday morning, and 5-year-old Talent should be in school. Instead, he's foraging for the fruit that his family is counting on for food now that crops have withered in the heat. Blame the El Nino phenomenon that altered weather worldwide for over a...

Federal appeals court blocks remainder of Biden's student debt relief plan

Jul. 18, 2024 22:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court blocked the implementation of the Biden administration's student debt relief plan, which would have lowered monthly payments for millions of borrowers. In a ruling Thursday, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion for an...

Virginia lawmakers repeal restrictions on popular tuition waiver program for military families

Jul. 18, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to legislation that will repeal new restrictions on a tuition waiver program for military families. The House of Delegates and state Senate each voted unanimously to fully restore the Virginia Military Survivors...

University of California regents ban political statements on university online homepages

Jul. 18, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to ban employees from posting political statements on the homepages of university websites, saying such comments could be interpreted as the university system's official view. Political statements...