Reeling from Dismal State Budget, La. Gov. Takes Aim at ‘Obscene’ College Coaching Salaries

Gov. John Bel Edwards has had to consider suspending classes at state colleges. He thinks the millions going to coaches could be better spent.

Why Free College Tuition Is Spreading From Cities to States

The free tuition push hasn’t produced an economic bonanza for any of the pioneering cities—at least not yet — and some states have struggled to come up with the money to keep their end of the bargain.

Massachusetts Offers In-State Tuition Break for Students From Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

It’s the latest way the Bay State has assisted the U.S. territories in the wake of the destruction brought by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Creative Workforce Programs Aim to Stave Off Economic Decline in Maine

Public officials and business leaders worry about a demographic implosion and lagging educational achievements that put the state’s economy at risk.

This U.S. State Now Lets Anyone—Not Just Parents—Request to Ban Books in Schools

The new law effectively institutionalizes censorship, with broad criteria like “not suited to student needs.”

‘Ban the Box’ Movement Scores Win in America’s Most Incarcerated State

In Louisiana, public universities will be prohibited from asking about criminal history on admission applications.

Betsy DeVos vs. Connecticut: State and School Leaders Skewer Her ‘Dangerous Daycare’ Remarks

Angry responses percolated over the Memorial Day weekend and erupted Tuesday in public protest.

Why Oil and Coal States Are Slashing Their Education Budgets

Wyoming is the latest state to cut spending for K-12 schools.

R.I. Gov.’s Tuition-Free College Plan; Nebraska’s Lagging State Revenue

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Missouri's governor plans big higher ed cuts; Wisconsin city struggles with state limits on revenue; and more state legislative updates.

The Gaps in New York's Free-College Plan

Critics worry that the students who need the most help might be among the least likely to receive it.

L.A. College Pays Hacker’s Ransom to Unlock IT Systems

Don’t expect exploitative ransomware attacks to die down anytime soon.

‘Sanctuary Campuses’: Controversy Blown Out of Perspective?

The protests and proposed retaliation are disconnected from current immigration and student privacy laws, legal analysts say, and from what the Trump administration might do any time soon.

Undermining the Middle Class in Wisconsin

Strangling public-sector unions in the Badger State has shrunk teachers’ pay and benefits. Who’s next?

Amid California's School Building Bonanza, New Dollars Might Not Reach Poor Districts

"We have lost an opportunity to reform a fragmented system," says the chairwoman of the Golden State's Senate Education Committee.

Teacher Retirement Overhaul Coming Soon in Michigan?; Municipal IDs for Baltimore Residents

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: New York governor vs. controller power struggle; California town is exempt from state ban on plastic bags; Tucson mayoral candidate sues city

Richmond, Va.'s Incoming Mayor Details His City Hall Priorities

“I believe the ticket for the city of Richmond to get to the next level is through public education,” Mayor-elect Levar Stoney told Route Fifty.

This City in Oregon Will Be Mostly Destroyed in a Future Tsunami. But There's Some Good News.

In Seaside, a recently approved $99.7 million plan will relocate three schools out of the inundation zone.

Governor’s Mandate Prompts Maryland Schools to Cut Back on Spring Break

School district leaders had warned they would have to make tough choices to comply with Larry Hogan’s executive order on the start of the school year.

How the GOP's Sweep in the States Will Shape America's Schools

Experts predict greater access to school vouchers, challenges to teacher-tenure laws, and continued fights over funding.