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Union: Pellets hit teachers during active-shooter training

Mar. 22, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest teachers union says teachers at an elementary school were shot with plastic pellets during active-shooter training. Members of the Indiana State Teachers Association told the state Senate's education committee Wednesday the teachers were left with welts, bruises and...

Crowds throng Algerian cities to demand president step down

Mar. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — With Algerian flags on their backs, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages marched for a fourth consecutive Friday through Algeria's capital and other cities to press for an end to the 20-year-rule of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Four days after April elections were canceled...

Extra session looms on W.Va. schools as wary teachers watch

Mar. 7, 2019 6:39 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is poised to return to the center stage of a national wave of teacher unrest as lawmakers go into overtime to debate pay raises and other measures that spurred strikes this year and last. Union leaders and lawmakers started worrying Thursday that an upcoming special...

At least 4 Kentucky school districts close amid protests

Mar. 7, 2019 5:37 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least four Kentucky school districts were forced to close Thursday as hundreds of teachers called in sick to continue protesting what they believe to be anti-public education proposals in the state legislature. It was the third time in the past week some districts were forced to...

Kansas governor meets unexpected resistance to schools plan

Mar. 6, 2019 7:11 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor is meeting unexpected resistance to her plan for boosting public education funding from local school districts that believe her proposal wouldn't supply enough new money. Gov. Laura Kelly touts her proposed increase of roughly $90 million a year as a...

Tennessee gov to push $25M education savings account plan

Mar. 4, 2019 9:15 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday unveiled his long awaited school-choice agenda, announcing a sweeping proposal that would boost the number of parents who can use education savings accounts to pay tuition at private elementary and secondary schools. While addressing lawmakers...

Oakland teachers go back to class after strike over pay

Mar. 4, 2019 8:33 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of Oakland teachers are back in their classrooms after union members voted to approve a contract agreement that provided pay raises. Oakland Education Association members approved the deal Sunday and went back to work Monday. The Oakland Unified School District ratified the...

The Latest: Education groups respond to education proposal

Mar. 4, 2019 8:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Bill Lee's budget and State of the State address (all times local): 7 p.m. Education groups are offering mixed responses to Gov. Bill Lee's proposal to spend $25 million for a new education savings accounts program in Tennessee. Tennessee Education Association...

Teachers in Oakland approve contract ending strike

Mar. 3, 2019 11:30 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland teachers will be back in their classrooms Monday after union members voted to approve a contract deal with district officials. The Oakland Education Association voted in favor of the deal on Sunday after postponing the vote for a day. The agreement must also be ratified by...

German public servants to get 8-percent pay increases

Mar. 3, 2019 6:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Union and government negotiators say they've reached a new wage agreement that will give more than a million public servants in Germany a nearly 8 percent pay increase over 33 months. The deal, announced just before midnight Saturday, comes after disruptive short-term strikes by teachers and...