Primary and secondary education
Keeping curling cool goal for sport's chief in US after gold
By Eric Olson Jan. 21, 2022 02:10 PM EST
China locks down 3rd city, raising affected to 20 million
By Ken Moritsugu Jan. 11, 2022 02:09 AM EST
Spain isolates 5,000 after school students party in Mallorca
Jun. 28, 2021 02:02 PM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Almost 5,000 people are in quarantine after vacationing high school students triggered a major COVID-19 outbreak on the Mediterranean island of...
New Mexico home schoolers drive drop in enrollment, funding
By Cedar Attanasio Jun. 27, 2021 11:23 AM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Home schooling nearly doubled in New Mexico last year as thousands of parents opted out of virtual learning programs offered in public...
Lawmakers vote to bank pandemic funds, boost schools funding
By Mark Scolforo Jun. 25, 2021 11:37 AM EDT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state budget that dumps billions in federal coronavirus money into savings, boosts spending on education and provides aid to nursing...
Michigan House OKs big K-12 budget, pushes for July 1 deal
By David Eggert Jun. 24, 2021 10:24 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House overwhelmingly approved a $65 billion state spending plan and the release of billions in federal COVID-19 relief aid...
COVID variant first gained foothold in rural Missouri
By Heather Hollingsworth Jun. 24, 2021 05:32 PM EDT
Ohio proposals would let high schoolers redo pandemic year
By Kantele Franko Jun. 24, 2021 02:07 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pandemic made Jake Gregg's senior year of high school very different than anticipated. He got by enough to graduate, but now the 19...
Face mask decisions left with local NC schools in House bill
Jun. 23, 2021 07:24 PM EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Local school leaders — and not state officials — would decide for next school year whether students and workers in K-12 schools must wear...
Delaware House approves budget bill for upcoming fiscal year
By Randall Chase Jun. 23, 2021 05:56 PM EDT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers on Wednesday approved a spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 that adds hundreds of millions of dollars to the...
Arizona GOP advances wish list on race, taxes, elections
By Jonathan J. Cooper And Bob Christie Jun. 23, 2021 05:40 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate passed a $12.8 billion budget for the coming fiscal year early Wednesday that contains massive income tax cuts after a...
Justices rule for student in 'cursing cheerleader' case
By Mark Sherman Jun. 23, 2021 12:07 PM EDT
Arizona Senate passes budget, tax cut after House Dems walk
By Jonathan J. Cooper And Bob Christie Jun. 22, 2021 08:29 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona House Democrats refused to show up at the Capitol on Tuesday, blocking debate on a budget and a major tax cut primarily benefiting the...
Wisconsin health officials launch COVID plan for schools
Jun. 22, 2021 03:20 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have a launched a new program to test school children for COVID-19 this fall, the state Department of Health Services...
Deals on most budget bills take shape Minnesota Legislature
By Steve Karnowski Jun. 22, 2021 02:42 PM EDT
Hawaii governor may veto teacher bonuses, hotel tax overhaul
By Audrey Mcavoy Jun. 21, 2021 10:12 PM EDT
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Monday he may veto 28 bills passed by the Legislature this year, including measures that would award bonuses to...
Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital
By Gary D. Robertson Jun. 21, 2021 03:45 PM EDT
Decision day looms in NY party primaries
Jun. 21, 2021 10:26 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The final votes are set to be cast Tuesday in New York's party primaries, where mayors, prosecutors, judges and city and county legislators...
Evers vetoes bill increasing eligibility for voucher program
Jun. 18, 2021 04:15 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a bill that would have opened the door to more children going to private school using a voucher paid for...
Republicans juggle deficit, pandemic and schools in budget
By Marc Levy Jun. 17, 2021 11:26 AM EDT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are working to assemble a budget plan that would use billions in federal pandemic relief and...