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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.