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SC Senate committee OKs raises for teachers, state workers

Apr. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The COVID-19 economic downturn was not as bad as feared in South Carolina, so lawmakers suddenly have a lot more money to spend. The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday set aside money for a 2% raise for state employees and a $1,000 raise for all...

Wisconsin schools receiving $175 million for COVID-19 tests

Apr. 20, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin schools will receive more than $175 million in federal funding to pay for school-based COVID-19 testing for teachers, students and staff, Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday. The money is coming to Wisconsin as part of $10 billion the U.S....

Better Indiana outlook brings calls for bigger schools boost

Apr. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana educators called Thursday for a bigger school funding boost to help improve the state’s lagging teacher pay, as new projections showed state tax collections are expected to bounce back stronger than expected from the pandemic recession. A...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Index-Journal on extending the effort behind the South Carolina Highway Patrol's weeklong littering crackdown: One could certainly argue that...

Wisconsin teachers resign in wake of slavery question

Apr. 14, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Three Wisconsin middle school teachers have resigned after they put together a lesson for sixth-graders asking them how they would punish slaves. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Wednesday that an investigation...

Idaho House kills $1.1 billion teacher pay bill on tie vote

Apr. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House on Tuesday rejected legislation to pay $1.1 billion to Idaho’s K-12 teachers amid concerns about what is being taught in schools. Lawmakers deadlocked 34-34 in a tie vote that means the bill fails to advance. The defeat means the bill...

Arkansas governor signs bills increasing median teacher pay

Apr. 12, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday signed legislation to raise the target median annual pay for public school teachers by $2,000. Hutchinson signed identical House and Senate bills that raise the target median pay for teachers to $51,822,...

Families upset over teacher realignment at WSU kids' center

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A host of families are upset over Winona State University’s plans to cut all nine teachers from its children’s center. The Winona Daily News reported Friday that 17 families sent the newspaper a letter complaining about the move. ...

Louisiana lawmakers ready for latest session starting Monday

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers return Monday to the state Capitol for their first full-length regular session since the pandemic began and with far more topics than the coronavirus on the agenda. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page...

Open carry, hate crime bills clear deadline in SC Statehouse

Apr. 09, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thursday marked a key deadline in the 2021 South Carolina General Assembly. It's called the crossover deadline. Bills that pass the House or the Senate after Thursday will need a two-thirds vote from the other chamber to get on the calendar. That...