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Little Rock teachers to go on strike over district's control

Nov. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday will be...

People of color make gains in mayoral races across the US

Nov. 7, 2019 1:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose father was forced into a Japanese internment camp during World War II. From Arizona to Massachusetts, the gains...

Strike plans unclear, Little Rock teachers hold 'walk-ins'

Nov. 6, 2019 4:57 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers have given few clues on whether they'll strike because of Arkansas' decision to no longer recognize their union, but they're staging other demonstrations aimed at drawing attention to the end of their collective bargaining rights and the state's ongoing control...

Hackles rise as Chicago teachers strike drags into day 10

Oct. 30, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that will keep students from classrooms for at least 10 days. Chicago Public Schools canceled classes for Wednesday after the...

The Latest: Students to miss another day of classes

Oct. 29, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a Chicago teachers strike (all times local): 9 p.m. About 300,000 Chicago Public School students will miss another day of classes as contract talks between striking teachers and city officials fail again. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday urged the Chicago Teachers Union...

Little Rock schools brace for possible teachers strike

Oct. 29, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's school district is bracing for the possibility of its first strike in decades because a state panel this month voted to strip the local union of its collective bargaining power, adding more uncertainty to a system that's been under state control for nearly five years....

School board appealing decision on transgender bathroom ban

Oct. 23, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

RICMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board is seeking to convince an appeals court that its transgender bathroom ban didn't discriminate against former student Gavin Grimm. The Gloucester County School Board filed a 76-page brief late Tuesday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. The...

Union official: Fired Wisconsin school guard gets job back

Oct. 21, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday. Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was contacted by...

The Latest: Union official: Fired guard getting job back

Oct. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a black Wisconsin security guard who was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A union official says a black security guard is getting his job back at a Wisconsin school after he was fired for repeating a...

School board names facility after Papa John's founder

Oct. 20, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana high school baseball complex will be named in honor of the founder of Papa John's who opened his first pizza restaurant in the city, even though his name was last year stripped from another renovation project because he made racist comments. John Schnatter...