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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Historical Society has received a grant from Brown University to document the Ivy League institution's founding ahead of its 250th anniversary next year.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A much-anticipated ruling in Kansas' school finance lawsuit will come down Friday, determining whether the state must increase funding beyond the more than $3 billion it spends annually on education — and potentially affecting the Republican governor's deep tax cuts meant to spur economic growth.
PORTLAND, Maine — A scholarship program aimed at giving every Maine newborn a $500 college savings down payment will begin automatically enrolling babies, ensuring the money is available to all of the 12,000 or so children born each year in the state, officials said Thursday.Automatic enrollment means parents will no longer be required to set up a NextGen College Investing Fund by a baby’s first birthday to receive the money, said the foundation, which was started by the late Dexter Shoe Co. founder Harold Alfond.Parents will receive quarterly updates on the growth of the investment, which will become available when a child turns 18. The money can be used for any accredited program.
Maine’s Legislature has rejected a bill that would have banned BB guns and nonfiring replica firearms in schools. The House accepted the majority recommendation of the Education Committee Wednesday that the bill not pass. The Senate took the same action earlier this week. Supporters say officers could easily mistake the realistic-looking guns for the real thing, which could lead to a tragedy.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill on Thursday that would direct the state to work toward creating a state-run virtual charter academy, citing concerns with part of the proposal that places a moratorium on cyber schools until next year.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A principal accused of setting fire to the North Dakota high school where he worked had passed background checks and came recommended by clergy and mentors in other states, a school official said Thursday.
Perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards was diversity.
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police now say that a fire last month at Saint Michael's College in Colchester was not caused by an electrical space heater as originally thought.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A scholarship program aimed at giving every Maine newborn a $500 college savings down payment will begin automatically enrolling babies, ensuring the money is available to all of the 12,000 or so children born each year in the state, officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the nation's public schools need to be repaired, renovated or modernized, a survey released Thursday found.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential role in decisions of where to enroll.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Humaira Bachal knows firsthand how lack of education hurts her community. She had a cousin that died because his mother couldn't read the expiration date on a bottle of medicine. She knows women in her neighborhood who died giving birth at home because their families didn't know to send them to the hospital.