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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....

West Virginia Senate passes GOP charter school bill

Jun. 24, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate passed a sweeping GOP education bill Monday that would allow the state's first charter schools, a move that has drawn heavy protests from teachers. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved the bill 18-16. It now moves to the office of Gov....

West Virginia education bill advances as teachers protest

Jun. 17, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday advanced a sweeping education proposal to allow the state's first charter schools after a similar Senate bill sparked massive teacher protests at the state Capitol. The measure cleared an early hurdle as lawmakers in the...

Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

Jun. 15, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn't been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when she educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for better wages and public school funding. Since that successful...

Tennessee coach filmed rubbing girl's back to change schools

Jun. 14, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime Tennessee high school baseball coach is being stripped of his coaching duties and sent to another school over a video of him rubbing a female student's back. News outlets report Eagleville High coach and history teacher Travis Holland is being transferred to Holloway...

Feds: No more education, legal services for immigrant kids

Jun. 5, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border. The Health...

After strikes, West Virginia teachers being tested again

Jun. 5, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Teachers in West Virginia walked out of the classroom last year and sparked a national wave of strikes. They walked out this year too. Now they're being tested again. But this time, as a summertime special legislative session undercuts the threat of a third strike, it's not clear...

Duke University to pay $54M to end lawsuit over hiring limit

May. 31, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke University is agreeing to pay $54.5 million to settle claims that it and nearby University of North Carolina conspired to hold down salaries of medical professors by agreeing not to hire staff away from each other. Lawyers for the former Duke radiology professor who filed the...

The Latest: Duke University pays $54M to end hiring lawsuit

May. 31, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Duke University settling a lawsuit alleging it conspired with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to not hire medical professors away from each other (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Duke University is agreeing to pay more than $54 million to settle claims that it...

Biden unveils education policy plan before teachers union

May. 28, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled his first major policy proposal on Tuesday before one of the nation's largest teachers unions. The former vice president's education plan would triple funding for schools with a high percentage of low-income students. It would double the...