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Wisconsin Senate to pass critical race theory ban

Jan. 25, 2022 02:14 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin public schools would be prohibited from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias under a Republican bill the state Senate was poised Tuesday to send to Gov. Tony Evers. The Democratic Evers will...

House OKs plan to put teachers on state health insurance

Jan. 24, 2022 17:36 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation allowing Idaho K-12 teachers to take home more of their paychecks by giving school districts an opportunity to leave private health care carriers and join the state’s self-funded health insurance plan cleared the House on Monday and headed to the Senate. ...

Teacher raises, new Baton Rouge bridge in Edwards' budget

Jan. 24, 2022 16:51 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than $148 million for Louisiana teacher pay raises, $500 million toward construction of a new Mississippi River bridge at Baton Rouge, and a $550 million replenishment of the state's pandemic-battered unemployment trust fund are part of the new state budget proposal...

House committee approves bill requiring teacher salary boost

Jan. 24, 2022 10:55 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee on Monday approved a proposal to prod school districts to use most of their boost in state funding for teachers' salaries. The Republican-dominated committee approved the bill on an eight to six vote, sending it to debate on the...

New Mexico educators rally amid growing teacher shortage

Jan. 23, 2022 16:10 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Educators on Sunday called on state lawmakers to do something about the shortage of teachers in New Mexico, saying schools are at a critical juncture due to the historic level of vacancies across all positions within the public education system. “Unless...

Mother: teachers manipulated child to change gender identity

Jan. 21, 2022 21:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mother who claims teachers secretly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into changing her gender identity and name has filed a legal case against a tiny California school district. Spreckels Union School District was responsible for “extreme and outrageous...

2 teacher pay raise proposals alive at Mississippi Capitol

Jan. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate voted Friday to increase teachers' pay, days after the House approved a separate proposal. The two Republican-controlled chambers and Republican Gov. Tate Reeves must agree on a single plan before teachers could see more money. Any...

Judge: UF can't stop faculty in cases conflicting with state

Jan. 21, 2022 15:04 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a decision that made a withering comparison to Communist China, a federal judge on Friday blocked the University of Florida from enforcing a policy that restricted faculty members from providing expert testimony in cases that conflict with positions taken by the state of...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2022 15:34 PM EST

Post & Courier. January 19, 2022. Editorial: Parents, school boards need to help DHEC keep SC schools open We know that kids need to be in the classroom: for their education, for their emotional well-being, for their physical safety and, yes, for the sake of...

Indiana education groups mount opposition to curriculum bill

Jan. 20, 2022 14:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers and others are mounting opposition to a House bill that Republican lawmakers say would increase transparency of school curricula, even after Senate leaders decided to effectively abandon their version of the legislation. The bill would require...