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Louisiana facing worsening shortages of classroom teachers

Oct. 25, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's classroom teacher shortage is growing worse, with rising retirements and declining ranks of new teachers in districts around the state. The Advocate reports that the ranks of students in the LSU School of Education plunged 57% in the...

Atlanta schools offer $3K to lure teachers for online class

Oct. 25, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta public school officials are offering a $3,000 bonus to try to recruit new teachers for additional virtual classes. The district announced the hiring bonus recently amid a jump in the number of students seeking online instruction, The Atlanta...

Retirement debt eating up state funding to Louisiana schools

Oct. 23, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly $1 of every $4 in state aid sent annually to Louisiana's public schools disappears before it reaches classrooms, siphoned away to pay retirement obligations that cost $853 million a year, according to a new report from the legislative auditor. ...

University of Hawaii board defers modified tenure proposal

Oct. 22, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii's board has deferred a proposal to modify the school's tenure system after dozens of faculty members criticized the effort. The Board of Regents on Thursday voted to refer the recommendations to a special ad hoc committee for...

Teachers ask for virus protocols after student, staff deaths

Oct. 21, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Members of Minnesota's teachers union are calling on school leaders to do more to protect students and staff after the state Department of Health reported the first student death from COVID-19 this school year. Health officials said the student...

WVa teachers union sues county over COVID-19 school policies

Oct. 19, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teachers union is suing a county board of education over its COVID-19 policies. The West Virginia Education Association filed the lawsuit Monday against the Putnam County Board of Education. The lawsuit, which seeks a preliminary...

Commerce head out to save US jobs, 1 computer chip at a time

Oct. 18, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its Rhode Island factory and moved production to China in 1983. The watches give Raimondo, the U.S. commerce secretary, a sense of mission as...

University offers to rehire prof acquitted of ties to China

Oct. 16, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has offered to reinstate a professor who was acquitted of federal charges that had accused him of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving NASA research grants, a letter obtained by the Knoxville News...

Teachers told to offer books with 'opposing' Holocaust views

Oct. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) — A Texas school district administrator told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classrooms, they should also have books that offer “opposing” or “other” viewpoints on the subject. Gina Peddy, the executive...

Tempe Union to phase out having police officers on campuses

Oct. 14, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Another major Phoenix-area high school district has decided to stop having police officers assigned to its schools. The Tempe Union High School District' s board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to have the Phoenix and Tempe police departments phase out...