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Louisiana facing worsening shortages of classroom teachers

Oct. 25, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's classroom teacher shortage is growing worse, with rising retirements and declining ranks of new teachers in districts around the state. The Advocate reports that the ranks of students in the LSU School of Education plunged 57% in the...

Atlanta schools offer $3K to lure teachers for online class

Oct. 25, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta public school officials are offering a $3,000 bonus to try to recruit new teachers for additional virtual classes. The district announced the hiring bonus recently amid a jump in the number of students seeking online instruction, The Atlanta...

Retirement debt eating up state funding to Louisiana schools

Oct. 23, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly $1 of every $4 in state aid sent annually to Louisiana's public schools disappears before it reaches classrooms, siphoned away to pay retirement obligations that cost $853 million a year, according to a new report from the legislative auditor. ...

University offers to rehire prof acquitted of ties to China

Oct. 16, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has offered to reinstate a professor who was acquitted of federal charges that had accused him of hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving NASA research grants, a letter obtained by the Knoxville News...

University of Washington settles DOJ claims of grant fraud

Oct. 12, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington has agreed to pay more than $800,000 to settle Justice Department allegations that a professor submitted false documentation relating to a highly competitive grant. The grant documents were submitted to the National Science...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 12, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Blame for teacher shortage rests at legislative level Indiana put itself on a path toward its current teacher shortages. The COVID-19 pandemic can be blamed for compounding the problem. ...

NC legislative leaders regroup after Cooper budget offer

Oct. 07, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders will soon draw up another budget offer for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper after he presented a counterproposal in the state budget talks. House Speaker Tim Moore confirmed on Thursday that Cooper sent a counteroffer to him...

Lafayette Parish teachers to get $750 raise, $1,600 bonus

Oct. 07, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A southwest Louisiana school system has agreed to give its teachers a raise and a bonus. The Lafayette Parish School Board voted Wednesday to give teachers a $750 salary increase and also a $1,646 bonus check, KLFY-TV reported. ...

Oklahoma schools leader switches parties to run for governor

Oct. 07, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and his appointees over the state's response to COVID-19 in schools, said Thursday she will switch parties and run as a Democrat against him next year. ...

Iowa professor who required masks ordered to teach from home

Oct. 01, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A University of Northern Iowa biology professor who required masks be worn in his classroom and threatened lower grades for students who refused has been relegated to online teaching and stripped of his eligibility for merit pay. UNI professor...