Primary and secondary education

FILE - In this Feb 14, 2019 file photo, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly ponders a question during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kansas lawmakers have hit the halfway point of their annual session and the GOP-dominated Legislature doesn't just appear to be slow-walking new Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's big initiatives. Despite Republican supermajorities, an income tax relief bill that GOP leaders consider an urgent priority hasn't cleared both chambers. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
March 06, 2019 - 12:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor is meeting unexpected resistance to her plan for boosting public education funding from local school districts that believe her proposal wouldn't supply enough new money. Gov. Laura Kelly touts her proposed increase of roughly $90 million a year...
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March 05, 2019 - 9:44 am
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina mom is suing an elementary school where she says her 6-year-old was injured by another student during recess. The Gaston Gazette reports Christina Clarot filed a lawsuit against the Gaston County Board of Education, Lingerfeldt Elementary School and staff...
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First lady Melania Trump visits with students in a classroom at Dove School of Discovery in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, March 4, 2019, during a two-day, three-state swing to promote her Be Best campaign. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 04, 2019 - 12:34 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Melania Trump is in Oklahoma to open a three-state tour to highlight all three components of her "Be Best" childhood initiative. The first lady on Monday is visiting the Dove School of Discovery, a Tulsa elementary school that the White House says incorporates character...
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March 02, 2019 - 1:47 pm
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Three finalists have been chosen to fill the superintendent's seat for the Sumter School District. The Sumter School Board says the finalists are Cynthia Ambrose of Charleston County School District; Ronald Hargrave of Scotland County Schools in Laurinburg, North Carolina and...
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Oakland Technical High School teacher Cris Bautista pickets in front of the school, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works weekends at a coffee shop. Bautista is among Oakland educators who are currently out on strike to push for a 12 percent pay raise, arguing their salaries are not nearly keeping up with the soaring cost of living in a region flush with technology industry money. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 02, 2019 - 10:57 am
Cris Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, California, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works weekends at a coffee shop. The English and history teacher is among the Oakland educators who went on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, teachers, students and supporters rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza in front of City Hall in Oakland, Calif. School leaders and teachers in Oakland have reached a tentative deal to end a week-long strike. The school district said Friday, March 1, 2019, that teachers will receive an 11 percent salary increase plus a one-time 3 percent bonus. Oakland's 3,000 teachers walked off the job Feb. 21 to demand higher pay, smaller class sizes and more school resources. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
March 01, 2019 - 8:51 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Striking teachers in Oakland, California, celebrated after reaching a contract deal Friday with school administrators to end a seven-day walkout. To cheers and applause, union leaders from the Oakland Education Association announced that teachers had won everything they...
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March 01, 2019 - 10:50 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a case of tuberculosis at a private Christian school in North Carolina. WRAL-TV reports that Cumberland County health officials were notified Tuesday that single person at Village Christian Academy in Fayetteville had been diagnosed with the...
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March 01, 2019 - 6:07 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The deaths of two homeschooled children who were found buried in their father's backyard in Guyton, Georgia, have inspired a bill to increase the scrutiny of public school withdrawal requests. The Savannah Morning News reports a House bill introduced Thursday would bar parents from...
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February 28, 2019 - 2:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore says borrowing money to pay for public school construction is the way to go because it offers certainty to local governments about how much money they'll have at their disposal for projects. Moore and other House Republicans unveiled on...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, talks with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards before President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the 2019 White House Business Session with Our Nation's Governors in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 28, 2019 - 10:40 am
The Trump administration is proposing a federal tax credit for donations made to groups offering scholarships for private schools, apprenticeships or other educational programs. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is unveiling the plan Thursday, while legislation is being proposed by Republicans in the...
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