Category Archives: Education

Senate passes bill against trans girls playing girls’ sports

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate passed Republican-sponsored legislation Tuesday to prohibit transgender women from participating in women’s sports. The proposal, which passed 30-20, now heads

Governor General, Air Canada CEO trigger ‘tidal wave’ of complaints to languages czar

OTTAWA — Canada's official languages commissioner said Tuesday his office received a "tidal wave" of complaints last year, triggered by the appointment of a governor general who isn't fluent in French and an English-only speech delivered by Air Canada'...

California lawmakers mull buying out farmers to save water

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After decades of fighting farmers in court over how much water they can take out of California's rivers and streams, some state lawmakers want to try something different: use taxpayer money to buy out farmers.

Noem threatens suit over Biden’s LGBTQ discrimination policy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Thursday threatened to sue the Biden administration over a Department of Agriculture school meal program that defines discrimination as based on sexual orientation and gender identity, while the...

Germany seeks to avoid school closures if COVID surges again

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal and state leaders agreed Thursday to try to avoid closing schools and child care facilities if there is another surge in coronavirus cases this fall.

GOP lawmakers renew attempt at transgender girl sports ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Transgender girls would be barred from competing in sports in Ohio under the latest effort by Republican lawmakers to pass a transgender athletes ban.

Ohio governor to sign bill allowing armed school employees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio school districts could begin arming employees as soon as this fall under legislation approved by Republican lawmakers and set to be signed by GOP Gov. Mike DeWine.

Debt wiped for Corinthian students as bigger decisions loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — As college graduates wait to see whether President Joe Biden will wipe out some of their student loan debt, his administration is taking a more limited step to address a fraud scandal at Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit

Former Corinthian students get federal student debt erased

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of students who attended the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain will automatically get their federal student loans canceled, the Biden administration announced Wednesday, a move that aims to bring closure to on...

Montana schools chief fined $100 in school bus passing case

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's top schools official was fined $100 after she pleaded no contest to a citation alleging she illegally passed a stopped school bus while children were boarding.