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Teachers, lecturers join postal workers in UK strike action

Nov. 24, 2022 12:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Most schools in Scotland were closed Thursday as thousands of teachers walked off the job, joining scores of postal workers and university lecturers across the U.K. in industrial action to demand better pay and working conditions to cope with the country's cost-of-living crisis. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 16, 2022 14:47 PM EST

Greensboro News and Record. November 14, 2022. Editorial: Gun deaths are new norm On the same day a memorial honoring the 26 victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public on Sunday, another tragedy. Police have arrested...

World Cup prize money disparity is an obstacle to Equal Pay

Nov. 15, 2022 17:28 PM EST

World Cup prize money continues to be a sticking point for equality in soccer, despite the historic equal pay agreement between U.S. Soccer and its men's and women's teams. Earlier this year, the U.S. national teams decided to split prize money, which means that the haul from playing...

NC panel takes step advancing teacher license, pay changes

Nov. 10, 2022 23:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state commission agreed on Thursday to move forward with efforts to change how teachers are licensed and paid. In a close vote, members of the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission voted to back a summary of licensure and...

Arkansas governor recommends school funding increase

Nov. 10, 2022 18:56 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday recommended that lawmakers increase public school funding by $550 million over the next two years to raise teacher pay, as the Republican prepares to leave office in January. Hutchinson presented his budget...

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt defeats Democrat Joy Hofmeister

Nov. 08, 2022 22:55 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt held off a bruising challenge to his reelection on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Joy Hofmeister despite millions of dollars in attack ads against him. Stitt, 49, was aided in part by a late infusion of advertisements from...

Virginia education tip line sees concerns from parents

Nov. 03, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians have used an education tip line Gov. Glenn Youngkin set up to submit complaints about curriculum, remote learning, books, mask policies, teachers and other topics, according to a sampling of emails provided to news outlets as part of a settlement agreement. ...

Beshear pushes education priorities amid poor test scores

Oct. 27, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear renewed his push Thursday for higher teacher salaries and state-funded preschool for 4-year-olds, offering a response to statewide test scores showing setbacks among many students caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Flanked by state...

Romanians protest cost of living in latest European action

Oct. 20, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several thousand protesters in Romania joined an anti-poverty march Thursday in the capital to express dismay over the rising cost of living, marking the latest protest in Europe over high prices and pay that workers say has not kept pace with inflation. ...

Kemp vs. Abrams II: Republican has incumbent advantage now

Oct. 15, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In 2018, Brian Kemp spent much of his campaign for Georgia governor in Stacey Abrams’ shadow as the Democratic Party star tried to become the nation's first Black female governor. In the end, he won narrowly anyway. Then, halfway through his term,...