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Lawsuit accuses Florida of shortchanging teachers on bonuses

Jul. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Education is being sued over allegations it shortchanged teachers when it paid bonuses awarded by the Legislature, costing the state's best educators hundreds of dollars each. The class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Tallahassee alleges that the...

Holcomb launches 2020 re-election run with big advantages

Jul. 13, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb brandished his front-runner status Saturday as he kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally extolling the state's economy while brushing off any criticism of his record. Holcomb made his announcement before a few hundred people at Knightstown's...

The Latest: Holcomb touts Indiana's economy for 2020 bid

Jul. 13, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's re-election announcement (all times local): 2 p.m. Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is touting the state's economic condition and transportation spending as he announces his re-election campaign. Holcomb told several hundred...

Tucson school district approves teacher pay raises

Jul. 11, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's second largest school district will give raises to teachers and one-time stipends to support staff. The board of the Tucson Unified School District this week signed off on nearly $6 million in funding for raises in its more than $552 million budget for the next school year....

Teacher pay commission to hold 3 hearings across Indiana

Jul. 8, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb says his blue-ribbon teacher compensation commission will hold three hearings across the state next month as part of his effort to make teacher pay in Indiana competitive with surrounding states. The hearings will be held Monday, Aug. 19 in Indianapolis;...

Harris says busing should be considered, not mandated

Jul. 3, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris said Wednesday that busing students should be considered by school districts trying to desegregate their locations — not the federal mandate she appeared to support in pointedly criticizing rival Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden last week....

School agency to pay $450K to close sexual harassment case

Jul. 3, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — An education agency in western Michigan has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit on behalf of two teachers who said they were sexually harassed. The settlement was filed Wednesday in federal court. The agreement requires the Allegan Area Educational Services Agency to train...

Idaho schools fill with Latino students, not Latino teachers

Jul. 1, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's Latino student population is growing, while the number of Latino or nonwhite teachers remains stagnant, officials said. In the state's 10 school districts with the highest percentage of Latino students, 90% of teachers are white, The Idaho Press-Tribune reported Saturday....

New laws taking effect July 1 reflect progressive shift

Jun. 29, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The effects of a progressive shift in New Mexico politics are being felt as new laws take effect that restrict gun access, raise taxes, decriminalize low-level drug possession and provide a major boost in state spending on everything from teacher salaries to road construction....

Mississippi enacts new laws on teacher pay, criminal justice

Jun. 29, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws are taking effect Monday in Mississippi, including one that gives a pay raise to teachers and two that are designed to ease burdens on people who face court fines or who are trying to find jobs after having a criminal conviction. Here are some of the measures passed...