Education budgets

June 26, 2017 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling for a Missouri church (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Supporters of school vouchers say they hope today's Supreme Court ruling lays the groundwork for a future decision on whether states can let parents choose to send their children to religious...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, the empty playground at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo. The Supreme Court has ruled that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. The justices on Monday, June 26, 2017, ruled 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri. The church sought a grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground, but was denied any money even though its application was ranked fifth out of 44 submissions (Annaliese Nurnberg/Missourian via AP, File)
June 26, 2017 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other nonreligious needs. But the justices stopped short of saying whether the ruling applies to school voucher programs that use public...
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May 25, 2017 - 1:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina House Republicans unveiling portions of its state government spending proposal (all times local): 1:05 p.m. North Carolina House Republicans have unveiled large sections of their budget proposal that leave out several spending cuts proposed by the...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, joined by Education Department Budget Service Director Erica Navarro, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, before the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the Education Department's fiscal 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 24, 2017 - 3:27 pm
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. The plan promoted by Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos widened a divide in the...
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In this Wednesday, May 10, 2017 photo, Dan Albrecht, standing, speaks at a school board meeting in South Burlington Burlington, Vt., about plans to change the South Burlington High School nickname. A move to change the nickname to be more inclusive has sparked death threats and likely contributed to the defeat of two school budgets in a community that supports education. The school board voted unanimously in February to drop the "Rebel" team name because of previous connections to the Confederacy. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
May 14, 2017 - 3:57 pm
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A move to change a high school team name to be more inclusive has sparked death threats, a stalking charge and likely contributed to the defeat of the school budget twice in a Vermont community that has long supported education. The South Burlington School Board voted...
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May 14, 2017 - 2:52 pm
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A move to change a high school team name to be more inclusive has sparked death threats, a stalking charge and likely contributed to the defeat of the school budget twice in a Vermont community that has long supported education. The South Burlington School Board voted...
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In this May 10, 2017 photo, students leave South Park High School in Buffalo, N.Y. The Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health overhaul are sounding familiar alarms for school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
May 14, 2017 - 8:20 am
For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding from the state-federal...
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