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House kills Reynolds' plan to send $55M to private schools

May. 23, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds' proposal to divert about $55 million from public schools to private school scholarships will not pass in the Iowa House because of a lack of Republican support, House Speaker Pat Grassley said Monday. Reynolds' plan to provide...

University of Delaware increasing tuition by 3 percent

May. 22, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Tuition will increase by 3% for students at the University of Delaware for the upcoming school year. The university announced the tuition increase Friday. In real dollars it amounts to an increase of $390 for in-state students and $1,050 for out-of-state...

Tennessee panel vote ensures no higher ed tuition increases

May. 21, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee higher education panel has voted to ensure that there will be no tuition increases at the state’s public universities, community colleges and technical schools. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission said Thursday that it voted during its...

Gov: No timeline yet on school vouchers after court ruling

May. 20, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday that he doesn't have a timeline yet on when his administration might roll out a long-blocked school voucher program that saw its biggest legal roadblock removed by the state's high court this week. The Republican told...

Tennessee State starts scholarship for public school grads

May. 20, 2022 04:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University has announced a new full scholarship program for 100 Nashville public school graduates to study business, education, engineering and heath sciences. The Nashville university says the "Trailblazing to TSU” scholarships will begin...

Court clears path for long-blocked Tennessee school vouchers

May. 18, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's highest court ruled Wednesday that Republican Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher program does not violate the state's constitution, clearing the biggest hurdle for a program that would let families use taxpayer dollars on private schools. The...

Obama, Airbnb's Brian Chesky launch $100M in scholarships

May. 16, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, has donated $100 million to the Obama Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in public service and includes multiple stipends for travel. The Voyager Scholarship will grant $50,000 to rising...

Samford University alum leaves record $100M gift

May. 13, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

An alumnus of Samford University in Alabama has given the school the largest gift in its history, including $95 million for scholarships. Marvin Mann, who died at his Cary, North Carolina, home in March, left Samford a $100 million gift, the school said in a statement on Thursday. It...

Arizona governor hopeful Lake seeks expanded school choice

May. 12, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former television anchor leading the GOP field in the campaign for Arizona governor, called Thursday for higher teacher salaries and an expansion of school choice options for parents. Lake also called for banning mask mandates, COVID-19 vaccine...

Frenetic last SC General Assembly day sees trustee bill fail

May. 12, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Time ran out for South Carolina senators as they tried to pass a bill that would restructure the University of South Carolina's board on Thursday, the frenetic final day of the 2022 General Assembly session. Gov. Henry McMaster's desk filled quickly on the...