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Iowa Supreme Court upholds law ending rights for some unions

May. 17, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Supreme Court on Friday narrowly upheld a 2017 law that took away bargaining rights for many state employees, an early signal of the court's new conservative majority solidified by two recent appointments by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. In cases filed by the Iowa State...

Warren says she'd appoint former teacher to education post

May. 13, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is pledging that if she's elected president, her secretary of education "will be a former public school teacher who is committed to public education." Warren made the vow in an email to supporter on Monday ahead of remarks at a town hall with members of the American...

The Latest: Organizers say 25K teachers marched in Portland

May. 8, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a walkout by Oregon teachers to protest education funding (all times local): 4 p.m. The Oregon Education Association estimates that 25,000 people showed up at a teacher walkout and rally in Portland to call for more education funding. Hundreds more people turned out...

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...

Teacher protests hang over state lawmakers in budget season

Apr. 26, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The shadow of the past year's teacher protest movement is hanging over state capitals, where officials are piecing together the money to make good on promised pay raises and try to forge a sustainable funding formula for the future. From Washington state and Arizona to Oklahoma and Texas,...

Poland holds meetings on improving education after strike

Apr. 26, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A nationwide teachers' strike is spurring Poland's government to hold meetings with educators, parents and experts to discuss ways to improve the country's public schools. Teachers' unions refused to participate in Friday's talks to protest the government's refusal to grant pay...

Polish teachers to suspend strike so exams can go forward

Apr. 25, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of the Polish Teachers' Union says it is suspending a strike that has closed most Polish schools for nearly three weeks in order to allow end-of-year exams to go forward. Slawomir Broniarz said Thursday that the strike for higher pay for teachers will end Saturday, but it...

Polish teachers' strike shines light on country's divisions

Apr. 23, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers from across Poland gathered in Warsaw on Tuesday to demand higher wages in a dispute that is emerging as another political fissure in a deeply divided society. The protest in front of the Education Ministry comes on the 16th day of a strike that has closed most Polish...

Poland: Talks fail between striking teachers, government

Apr. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Unions representing Poland's public school teachers vowed to continue a nationwide strike after their latest round of pay negotiations with the government failed Thursday. Government ministers and union leaders blamed each other for the lack of progress during more than two hours of...