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UConn pays $250,000 to resolve pay discrimination case

Oct. 19, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven female employees after the U.S. Labor Department found the school had been paying higher salaries to their male counterparts. UConn has agreed to pay a total of $249,539 to two law professors and...

Hundreds of people gather on Republique square during a demonstration Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in Paris. Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French premier joins nationwide tributes to beheaded teacher

Oct. 18, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister joined demonstrators on Sunday who rallied together across the country in tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class. The demonstrations came hours after U.S. President Donald...

Virginia lawmakers pass new budget amid coronavirus pandemic

Oct. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers all but wrapped up a special legislative session Friday by approving a new state budget that gives bonuses to police, pays for a host of new criminal justice reforms, and extends moratoriums on evictions and utility shutoffs during the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Holston View Elementary School Program Assistant Trey Arrington takes the temperatures of students as they arrive for the first day of school in Bristol, Tennessee, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Tennessee governor: Hold teachers, schools harmless on tests

Oct. 16, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee is calling for the temporary suspension of negative consequences for Tennessee schools and teachers related to student tests for the current school year due to adjustments and disruptions to learning caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The Republican governor said...

FILE - In this April 30, 2018, file photo, teachers rally outside of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's Executive Tower in Phoenix on their third day of walkouts. Public schools in Arizona that have weathered a decade of funding cuts with only partial restoration could see a big infusion of cash if a ballot measure backed by teachers and advocacy groups passes in November, but opponents say Proposition 208 will hurt the economy and only bring partial relief. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Tax on wealthy to fund Arizona schools spurs election fight

Oct. 14, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Public schools in Arizona that have weathered a decade of funding cuts with only partial restoration could see a big infusion of cash if a ballot measure backed by teachers and advocacy groups passes in November, but opponents say Proposition 208 will hurt the economy and only bring partial...

Report on Indiana teacher pay on hold until after election

Oct. 11, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration is holding off on releasing a report with recommendations on teacher salaries until after the Nov. 3 election. The Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission was selected in February 2019 to examine long-term solutions for increasing the...

Arbitrator orders city to pay teachers back wages

Oct. 10, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City must pay half of the $900 million it owes in back pay to city teachers by the end of the month and the rest next year, an arbitrator has ruled. The wages are owed as part of an agreement reached with the city to defer pay increases that were due to teachers in 2009 and 2010....

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, Harvard University professor Charles Lieber leaves federal court in Boston following his arrest on allegations he hid his involvement in a program designed to recruit people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Lieber, former chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard, pleaded not guilty in June to lying about his ties to the Chinese-run recruitment program. On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Lieber sued the school over its refusal to pay his legal defense costs, accusing it of

Professor charged in China case sues Harvard over legal fees

Oct. 9, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program sued the Ivy League school on Friday over its refusal to pay his legal defense costs, accusing it of “turning its back on a dedicated faculty member." Charles Lieber, who was chair of the...

New Mexico offers scholarships for advanced teacher training

Oct. 9, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say they’re making funds available to mid-level public school teachers to cover the cost of continuing education certifications that can lead to a significant salary increase. The Public Education Department said Thursday it will cover the approximately $2,000...

Detroit Schools, teachers union agree on 1-year contract

Oct. 6, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit public schools has announced a one-year contract agreement with its teachers union. The average teaching salary would get bumped up to $70,380, the Detroit Public Schools Community District said Tuesday in a release. Newly hired teachers will have a base starting salary of about...