School ages near toxic plumes as Nevada tribe calls for helpApril 28, 2023 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Cracked windows, a bat colony in the ceiling, spotty heating and close proximity to hazardous contaminants in a long-dilapidated school brought over 100 tribal members to the Nevada Legislature on Thursday, where they said longstanding funding pleas for a new school have been neglected.
Public money for private school tuition advances in NebraskaApril 14, 2023 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would channel public money to scholarships for private school tuition in Nebraska is headed to a final step needed for passage this year.
Massachusetts House leaders unveil $56.2B state budget planApril 12, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House leaders unveiled a $56.2 billion state budget plan Wednesday that proposes spending on universal school meals, an expanded scholarship program for in-demand jobs, and competitive grants to encourage renewable energy projects in public schools.
Montana judge upholds suit over Native education requirementApril 4, 2023 GMT
A judge in Montana refused to dismiss a lawsuit Tuesday brought by Native American tribes, parents and students against state education leaders that alleges the state’s unique constitutional requirement to teach students about Native American history and culture has not been upheld.
Georgia budget may cut university funds, boost scholarshipsMarch 23, 2023 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate passed a budget on Thursday that cuts $87 million from teaching at the state’s public universities, money connected to a dispute with the House over hospital permits and funding.
Kentucky House panel advances bill aimed at teacher shortageFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky House panel on Tuesday advanced a measure that was touted as a “good first step” to attract more educators into classrooms, but one supporter wished it featured “more robust” proposals to overcome a statewide teacher shortage.
For poor schools, building repairs zap COVID relief moneyFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The air-conditioning gave out as students returned from summer break last year to Jim Hill High School in Jackson, Mississippi, forcing them to learn in sweltering heat. By Thanksgiving, students were huddling under blankets because the heat wasn’t working.
Nebraska Gov. Pillen reveals plan for education fundingJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s newly minted Gov. Jim Pillen proposed Tuesday to vastly increase K-12 public education funding using money from the state's huge cash reserve. It's a plan that even those typically critical of Republican education reform efforts say holds promise.
New Mexico governor pitches tax relief, more classroom timeJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would use a surge in oil-related income to underwrite health insurance costs for educators, expand minimum classroom instructional hours at public schools and shore up access to health care and high-speed internet in remote areas, under budget recommendations issued Tuesday by Gov.
Lujan Grisham begins second term as New Mexico governorJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham officially started her second term as New Mexico governor on New Year's Day with promises of “launching the state into the future” by building on the work her administration has done over the past four years.