PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Education took heat from school-choice advocates last week after denying the stepchild of a soldier a state-funded voucher to pay for private-school...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district will receive nearly $600,000 in state funding to help cover the cost of taking in Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria and other storms.
ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — Elmira College says it will decrease its tuition by 15 percent next school year.
The private Southern Tier college announced Monday it will "reset" its tuition and fees to $35,400 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Elmira joins a number of colleges adjusting tuition costs amid rising higher education costs.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is seeking a 3 percent hike in tuition and fees that would make one semester of undergrad education cost nearly $5,600.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has voted unanimously to approve a bill updating the state's 25-year-old education funding formula.
The Senate adopted the recommendations of a committee which found the state's foundation budget formula is drastically underestimating education costs. Critics say that has forced cuts to classrooms and programs.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A proposed overhaul of Vermont's tax system would create an income tax surcharge to help fund schools and would aim to keep education costs down by linking them more closely with property taxes.
The House Committee on Ways and Means has approved a bill that would offset a $60 million cut to property taxes with a surcharge on income.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is providing more certainty for college students about the amount of financial aid they can count on from state lottery revenues, but elected officials and others say more needs to be done to shore up the scholarship program as higher education costs climb.
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge ruled that the Douglas County School District did not provide an adequate education to a student who has autism and must reimburse his family for the cost of sending him to a private school.
Monday's ruling represents the latest chapter in a long-running legal battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, The Denver Post reported .
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University is decreasing the number of credit hours required to graduate as part of a plan to make the school more affordable.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Foundation plans to hold a 24-hour fundraising effort on Nov. 8 for the general unrestricted needs of its schools and colleges.
According to the foundation, its inaugural "Day of Giving" donations will go toward its "State of Minds" campaign that ends this year.
It includes scholarships as higher education costs are increasing while available funding decreases.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb unveiled a program on Monday that will pay training and education costs for employers and workers in high demand fields.
The Republican says the education entitlement should help train workers — from welders and machinists, to nursing assistants and IT techs — for skilled and advanced technology jobs, which require more than a high school diploma.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican governor has a prescription for the sparsely populated, rural state's increasing education costs: Cut administrative costs and consolidate and regionalize school districts.
Gov. Paul LePage has been a long critic of the "top-heavy" education system and is lauding rural schools' efforts to work together to cut costs. As Maine's aging population dwindles, student enrollment is declining and per-pupil costs are rising.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Legislators will consider a bill to give parents state money they can use for their children's education outside of the public school system.
Republican Rep. Jeffrey Hanley's bill is set for a public hearing Monday.
His bill would have the Treasurer of State direct 90 percent of a state subsidy for a child's education into a savings account.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's system for distributing public education funds has been a source of complaints for years, with cities and towns arguing that the complicated formula is unfair, inadequate and underfunded.
Now facing a projected $1.7 billion budget deficit and a judge's recent ruling that parts of the funding system are unconstitutional, state legislators are under pressure to finally overhaul the 28-year-old Education Cost Sharing grant.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has signed an executive order to direct $3 million to school consolidation efforts at a time of rising education costs and declining student enrollments.
LePage's order notes Maine's public school expenditures increased to $2.2 billion in the fiscal year that ended 2015. LePage said that's an almost $480 million increase over the past decade even though student enrollment decreased by 23,000.