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Wisconsin private school voucher spending outpaces public

MADISON, Wis. — Spending on Wisconsin's private school voucher program increased about seven times as fast as aid to public schools since Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans took control of the Statehouse, based on new figures released Tuesday.

September 01, 2015 3:17 pmLoading…

Iowa considers new computerized tests for students

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa education officials are close to adopting new computerized exams for students in the state's 336 school districts, but critics question whether the new tests are worth the cost.

August 23, 2015 3:41 pmLoading…

New state law aims to inform Indiana students of loan debt

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new law in Indiana mandates public universities to inform students in an email or letter every year about how much they owe in students loans.

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Eastern Wisconsin teen hopes to bake her way into college

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Saving for college tuition starts in the kitchen for a local teen who aspires to one day have her own bakery.

July 09, 2015 12:37 pmLoading…

Parents sue military-style voucher school in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Several parents are suing a private, military-style voucher school in Milwaukee, alleging their children were subjected to abuse and humiliating treatment when they attended a boot camp last fall.

June 26, 2015 12:53 pmLoading…

Nixon to veto student transfers bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state's system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said on Thursday.

June 25, 2015 2:50 pmLoading…

Nebraska college board approves 9 percent tuition hike

LINCOLN, Neb. — Undergraduates at Nebraska's three state colleges will pay 9 percent more for tuition this coming school year under a proposal approved Thursday by the system's trustee board.

June 18, 2015 3:09 pmLoading…

New private school in Omaha offers free tuition

OMAHA, Neb. — A new private school in Omaha that won't charge families a dime for their children's education is wrapping up renovation work in preparation for its August opening.

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New loan program for charter schools draws scrutiny

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate's top budget writer is sounding an alarm about a new provision included in the spending plan lawmakers passed this year that gives charter schools access to $50 million in low-interest state loans.

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Ohio city offers $1,000 to new teachers who also live there

DAYTON, Ohio — Dayton is offering first-year teachers a $1,000 stipend if they'll teach in the school system and also live in the southwest Ohio city.

June 10, 2015 11:36 pmLoading…

47 South Bend teachers mistakenly overpaid this school year

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Nearly four dozen teachers in South Bend schools were overpaid this school year, but local officials aren't saying by how much.

June 04, 2015 12:38 pmLoading…

Rockford school launches eSports team

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Graham Eichstaedt has been gaming his whole life but only recently ventured into the world of high school eSports and scholarship opportunities.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 30

DEAR ABBY: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm.

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