Latest Teacher pay News

Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategy

Oct. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussions about class sizes and student services wins public support and can be a difference maker at the...

Reeves and Hood clash on teacher pay, roads, health care

Oct. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor and Democratic attorney general debated teacher pay raise plans, road repairs, health care and taxes as they clashed for the first debate in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Attorney General Jim Hood met Thursday at the...

Reeves says education agenda includes teacher pay raises

Oct. 9, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves released his education proposals Wednesday, saying he has a four-year plan to increase Mississippi teacher salaries if he's elected governor. He said the plan will not require a tax increase because Mississippi's economy is good and state tax...

3rd Democrat joins Indiana governor's race with GOP backer

Oct. 8, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Democratic state senator formally entered the Indiana governor's race Tuesday with the state's Republican schools chief by his side. First-term state Sen. Eddie Melton announced his campaign before several dozen supporters in his northwestern Indiana hometown of Gary. Melton is the...

Florida governor proposes minimum teacher salary of $47,500

Oct. 7, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will ask the Legislature to increase the minimum starting salary for public school teachers to $47,500 a year. DeSantis made his announcement in Clay County on Monday, where he said the average teacher starting salary is just under $39,000 a year. He said...

Teachers in southern Illinois walk out in salary dispute

Oct. 4, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in the southern Illinois city of Murphysboro continue to walk the picket line in a wage impasse with the city's school district. Members of the Murphysboro Education Association, which represents 152 teachers, counselors, nurses and social workers, walked off the job...

Bevin tries to insert impeachment into governor's race

Oct. 4, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin pressed to move the impeachment inquiry in Washington to the forefront of his own tough reelection campaign in Kentucky on Friday, unabashedly lashing his political future to President Donald Trump. In a news conference outside the Governor's Mansion, Bevin...

Chicago teachers to set strike date as contract talks resume

Oct. 2, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teachers strike could be less than a week away if there isn't a last-minute deal between the union and nation's third-largest school district. The Chicago Teachers Union has overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike as contract talks continue over issues including pay and...

GOP ethics complaint against Democratic senator dismissed

Sep. 24, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint accusing a state senator of conflict of interest for voting on legislation sought by her employer. The commission voted 5-1 Tuesday there was no probable cause to believe Democratic Sen. Valarie Lawson violated the ethics...

Maryland workgroup meets privately on school funding formula

Sep. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland panel weighing recommendations about spending billions of dollars more on education voted Thursday to move their discussion from a public meeting to behind closed doors. The workgroup focusing on how state and local governments would split new costs for K-12 education is...