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Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

Sep. 22, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The Rincon...

Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

Sep. 22, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland's economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their...

Cyprus public school teachers stage 2-day strike

Sep. 18, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Some 120,000 primary, middle and high school students in Cyprus have stayed home as school teachers go ahead with a two-day strike to protest what they say was the government's move to impose money-saving measures without consulting with them. Teachers' union leaders say they were...

Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing

Sep. 17, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The last of the estimated 125,000 Washington state children who missed the start of school because of teacher strikes are now all going back to class, ending a series of teacher strikes over pay raises that escalated some cases to court and state intervention. South of Seattle in the city of...

Teacher shortage affecting schools in Bulgaria set to deepen

Sep. 17, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — As Bulgarian children returned to school on Monday, 400 teaching positions remain unfilled across the country and Bulgaria's teachers' union predicts that the country's shortage of teachers will reach nearly 40,000 by 2026. Officials say low wages — currently around 380 euros...

Teacher strikes, unrest hit West Coast as unions flex muscle

Sep. 7, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states. The teachers in these blue states — with robust teachers' unions, the right to strike and...

Water coolers replace school drinking fountains in Detroit

Sep. 4, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of Detroit public schools students were told Tuesday to drink from district-supplied water coolers or bottled water on the first day of classes, after the drinking fountains were shut off because of contaminants in some water fixtures. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said last week...

Washington state strikes delay school for 75K students

Aug. 29, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The school year has been delayed for more than 75,000 students in southwestern Washington state after teachers and districts failed to reach contract agreements, mostly over salaries. Teachers in seven school districts were on strike Wednesday, according to the Washington Education...

Cyprus school teachers march to protest cuts to benefits

Aug. 28, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Several thousand primary, middle and high school teachers have marched to the Cyprus' presidential palace to protest measures the government says aim at reducing costs that are some of the highest in the European Union. Teachers' union leaders say the measures undermine the quality...

Unions seek to block new Missouri labor group restrictions

Aug. 27, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Unions representing teachers and other public employees sued on Monday to try to block a new Missouri law that they claim imposes "a raft of harsh restrictions" that "effectively eviscerates" their right to organize and bargain on behalf of employees. A Missouri law set to take...