Republican lawmakers propose limiting UW tuition increasesFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican head of the state Assembly's higher education committee wants to limit future University of Wisconsin tuition increases to no more than the rate of inflation, an idea unveiled Tuesday that comes after a decade of frozen tuitions.
Justice Thomas wrote of ‘crushing weight’ of student loansFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't have far to look if it wants a personal take on the “crushing weight” of student debt that underlies the Biden administration’s college loan forgiveness plan.
Rales Foundation bets big on Carnegie Mellon STEM studentsFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
Carnegie Mellon University and the Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation, named for a home-building supplies entrepreneur and his wife who built their fortune despite early struggles, hope a $150 million initiative will support a new generation of students trying to achieve that American dream.
Can college abroad actually save you money?February 22, 2023 GMT
When Emma Freer was a high school senior in 2011, her impression of American campus culture — sororities, football games, broad course requirements — didn’t appeal. Her parents had saved enough money to cover her in-state tuition, but, she says, “I knew I didn’t want to go to Ohio State.”
South Dakota extends in-state tuition to Wisconsin, IllinoisDecember 30, 2022 GMT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s six public universities plan to offer in-state tuition rates to students from Wisconsin and Illinois by next fall.
Arizona governor touts school voucher plan, slams opponentsAugust 16, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and backers of universal school vouchers took a victory lap Tuesday over legislation the Republican-controlled Legislature enacted in June giving the state the nation's most expansive voucher system, and he also used the time to attack backers of public schools who are trying to block the measure at the ballot.
Arizona OKs biggest US school voucher plan, faces challengeJuly 7, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed a massive expansion of the state’s private school voucher system, even as he faced a promised effort by public school advocates to block the bill and ask voters to erase it during November’s election.
Maine close to approving education cost stabilization fundMarch 30, 2022 GMT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are closer to approving a proposal to try to ensure education funding in future years.
The proposal would create the Education Fair Share Fund, which supporters described as a stabilization fund that would serve as a safety net if future administrations don't meet the 55% funding threshold.
Arizona governor wants schools open despite virus surgeJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday took what he called “preemptive action” to keep public school students in classrooms despite rising coronavirus hospitalizations as the more contagious omicron variant spreads.
WVU students affected by pandemic benefit from scholarshipDecember 16, 2021 GMT
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Some West Virginia University students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are benefiting from a special fundraising program, the university said.
Through the fall semester, $748,062 has been awarded to 730 students.
Missouri governor to end limits on college tuition increasesJuly 13, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri college and university officials will be able to raise tuition as much as they want under legislation Gov. Mike Parson is signing.
Spokeswoman Kelli Jones said the Republican governor will sign the bill Tuesday.
Budget approved as lawmakers meet without masks in MaineJune 30, 2021 GMT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gathering without masks, Maine lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved an $8.5 billion budget on the eve of the new fiscal year. The budget includes a $300 hazard pay bonus for most workers.
Highlights of the two-year, $46.3 billion Connecticut budgetJune 10, 2021 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday, the final day of the regular legislative session, approved a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget deal reached by Democratic legislative leaders and Democratic Gov.
Maine governor proposes historic education funding boostMay 12, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Thanks to a forecast for healthy economic growth, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday proposed increasing the state's share of primary education costs to 55% — meeting a goal established in a voter referendum more than 15 years ago...
Expected state funding cuts put New Milford officials at oddsMarch 12, 2019 GMT
NEW MILFORD — Just days after cutting the schools’ budget request by $1 million, the Town Council is looking at how to reimburse the schools if the state comes through with more money than anticipated.
Lamont education ideas may include small school district consolidationDecember 18, 2018 GMT
BRIDGEPORT — Short term, the Lamont Administration should launch a quality rating system for preschools, improve the delivery of so-called STEM instruction, and launch low-cost loan and scholarship program tied to science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Report: Schools need double-digit funding boostJanuary 17, 2018 GMT
Lansing — Michigan should boost its base foundation grant for public schools from 16 percent to 26 percent, according to a new report financed by private foundations that was released Wednesday.
Not all Michigan schools should get the same amount of money from the state, according to the School Finance Research Collaborative, whose report calls for potentially dramatic education funding shifts.