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Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heights

May. 21, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps. As a boy growing up in Nepal, Sherpa dreamed of becoming a doctor, but poverty and lack of education steered him to a far...

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

May. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are "exacerbating educational segregation,"...

Julián Castro makes universal pre-K focus of education plan

May. 13, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday unveiled an education plan that joins other 2020 candidates in calling for tuition-free higher education, universal prekindergarten and raising teacher pay. The rollout follows the former Obama Cabinet member's immigration...

Portugal's PM gets his way in defeat of spending bill

May. 10, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's prime minister isn't carrying out his threat to resign — and has even scored a political victory over opponents six months before a general election. Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa had threatened to quit if opposition parties went ahead with their intention...

Oregon teachers walk out in red to press for school funding

May. 8, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of teachers across Oregon walked off the job Wednesday to demand more money for schools, holding signs and wearing red shirts that have become synonymous with a nationwide movement pushing lawmakers to better fund education. Schools around the state, including Oregon's...

Oregon teachers plan walkout to push for classroom funding

May. 6, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding. Schools around the state, including Oregon's largest district, Portland Public Schools, will close for at least part of...

Education secretary: Teachers should protest on 'adult time'

May. 6, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that teachers are walking off the job too often and that protests about pay and school conditions should be done on "adult time" so students aren't hurt. DeVos made the comments in Baltimore while speaking at a conference for education...

Nashville teachers stage sickout after budget proposal

May. 3, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 1,000 Nashville public school teachers were absent on Friday, but no one seemed to be taking credit for an action the school district called a "'sick out' demonstration designed to bring awareness to teacher pay." Erick Huth is president of the Metro Nashville Education...

Portugal's government warns of quitting over teacher pay

May. 3, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's prime minister is warning opposition parties his minority government will resign if parliament approves a bill giving teachers retroactive pay to replace income they lost due to national austerity measures. Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the move would...

School safety at forefront of teacher rally after shooting

May. 1, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's public school teachers and their supporters showed up in force Wednesday to demand an overhaul of the state's education priorities, bringing thousands to a march and rally in the state's capital. Chanting "Whose schools? Our schools! Whose voice? Our voice," they...