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Tennessee eyes 2-week tax holiday for restaurants, groceries

Apr. 13, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is proposing a $100 million, two-week sales tax holiday on restaurants, bars and groceries, as his administration looks to divvy up hundreds of millions of dollars in extra spending due to better-than-expected revenues during the COVID-19...

Union sues, says school board's $1,000 stipend discriminates

Apr. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A teachers union has sued a northwest Louisiana school system, saying a $1,000 bonus discriminates against women, older workers and disabled people. The Caddo Parish School Board approved the “Caddo Heroes Stipend Allocation” for full-time...

Turnout barely tops 20% for Wisconsin spring election

Apr. 07, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Turnout for Wisconsin's spring election, which had only one statewide race on the ballot with a handful of locally hot contests, barely topped 20%, based on unofficial results. That's on par with other elections where the state superintendent of...

Outside spending in superintendent race tops $1 million

Apr. 05, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outside spending in Wisconsin's race for state superintendent has topped $1 million, the most ever spent by special interests trying to influence the officially nonpartisan race, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign said Monday. The group tracks...

Arizona school district lays off workers amid low enrollment

Mar. 30, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — A metro Phoenix school district has laid off 152 teachers and other employees next year, citing low student enrollment amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gilbert Public Schools employees were notified on Friday by email that the district implemented...

Seattle teachers' union OKs agreement for classroom return

Mar. 26, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The union representing 7,000 Seattle Public Schools employees has ratified an agreement to bring elementary students back into the classroom for in-person instruction on April 5. The Seattle Times reports the agreement makes official a return to school...

WI--Wisconsin Schools Superintendent

Mar. 26, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The race to become Wisconsin's top education official that is open for the first time in more than a decade pits a rural superintendent backed by the teachers' union and Democrats against a retired suburban Milwaukee superintendent who praised the Act 10 collective...

Retired RI Supreme Court justice to mediate teacher contract

Mar. 23, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A retired Rhode Island Supreme Court justice was hired to mediate between the Providence Teachers Union and the state's Department of Education in contract negotiations. The two parties agreed to hire Frank Flaherty, who retired from the state's...

Providence teachers vote no confidence in commissioner

Mar. 22, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence public school teachers, currently in contract negotiations, took a vote of no confidence in the leadership of state Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green. Jeremy Sencer, vice president of the Providence Teachers Union, told...

About 270 Providence teachers get displacement notices

Mar. 20, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence School Department has notified 270 staff, mostly teachers, that they will need to apply for different jobs this spring as a result of ending one-year positions and failure to meet certification requirements. The U.S. Justice...