Elaine S. Povich

Elaine S. Povich

Elaine S. Povich covers education and consumer affairs for Stateline. Povich has reported for Newsday, the Chicago Tribune and United Press International.

Hit the snooze button: States debate later high school start times

By: - September 14, 2023

At least one New Jersey high school has approved a later start date, from 7:45 to 8:20 a.m., part of a trend to allow older students to sleep longer.

Nearly half the states now allow in-state tuition for immigrant students

By: - August 16, 2023

Critics of the in-state tuition changes argue states are facing an influx of immigrants and already are stretched thin to pay for needed housing and services.