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Brookline teachers to strike after contract talks stall

May. 15, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Public school teachers in a wealthy Boston suburb are preparing to strike after contract negotiations with school officials stalled early Sunday. The Brookline Educators Union bargained for nearly nine hours with the Brookline School Committee before...

District considers longer hours for assistant teachers

May. 14, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — Assistant teachers in Mississippi will receive a $2,000 pay raise starting July 1, but one school district could make its assistants work a longer schedule. A proposal awaiting consideration by the Jackson County School Board would extend assistant teachers'...

3 years into KIPP’s teacher pipeline plan, students thrive

May. 14, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Twelve years ago, Alyana Jefferson was a kindergarten student in Cherelyn Poe’s KIPP Central City classroom, learning to read and do basic math. Now a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, Jefferson has a different role in the same classroom: She’s...

Faculty furious over failure to disclose no confidence votes

May. 13, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System chancellor who didn’t think a no-confidence vote was important enough to share with a search committee is now the subject of his own no-confidence votes. The faculty senate at the University of Maine at Augusta issued...

Arizona governor hopeful Lake seeks expanded school choice

May. 12, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former television anchor leading the GOP field in the campaign for Arizona governor, called Thursday for higher teacher salaries and an expansion of school choice options for parents. Lake also called for banning mask mandates, COVID-19 vaccine...

NC governor reveals what he wants to do with $6.2B surplus

May. 11, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper proposed Wednesday that North Carolina government spend or earmark much of a projected $6.2 billion surplus to address further a host of needs like building construction, education inequities, affordable housing and worker retention. The...

Judge: Jackson schools infringed on educators' free speech

May. 11, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's second-largest school district had “vague, overbroad and unconstitutional" restrictions on educators' freedom of speech, a judge ruled. Circuit Judge Jess Dickinson on Tuesday ordered Jackson Public Schools to permanently stop enforcing...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 11, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Ending Roe v. Wade shouldn’t curb Florida privacy rights In its haste to rid society of abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court appears headed toward weakening a very important constitutional guarantee against undue government...

Ohio names former college leader next state superintendent

May. 10, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former teacher, district superintendent and higher education leader was named Ohio's new state superintendent on Tuesday. Stephen Dackin is a former vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education, which voted 14-4 with one abstention to approve his...

Librarians, authors, publishers form anti-book ban coalition

May. 10, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Library Association, the American Federation of Teachers and more than a dozen other organizations have formed a coalition to fight the nationwide wave of book bans and challenges. Unite Against Book Bans ( https://uniteagainstbookbans.org ) also...