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Poland: Talks fail between striking teachers, government

Apr. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Unions representing Poland's public school teachers vowed to continue a nationwide strike after their latest round of pay negotiations with the government failed Thursday. Government ministers and union leaders blamed each other for the lack of progress during more than two hours of...

Mexico president sets aside education reform

Apr. 16, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ordered his Cabinet ministers Tuesday to ignore the education reforms put in place by the previous administration while congress tries to work out replacement legislation. López Obrador sent a memorandum saying the reforms he promised...

Polish govt says it can't meet pay demand of teacher strike

Apr. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A nationwide strike of Poland's public school teachers entered its second week Monday with the right-wing government, which is paying generous benefits to pensioners and other targeted groups, saying it doesn't have money to meet teachers' pay demands. Teachers are demanding a 30%...

Poland's striking teachers warn high-school exams threatened

Apr. 12, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The union leader of Poland's striking teachers says that key high-school graduation exams next month could be cancelled if government does not respond to pay demands. Slawomir Broniarz warned that the exams, scheduled for May, may not happen because the strike may prevent the...

Kentucky districts get subpoenas related to teacher absences

Apr. 10, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's largest school district received a subpoena from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration on Wednesday that seeks the names of teachers who might have used sick days to attend statehouse rallies while the legislature met. Widespread absences in some districts forced...

School exams given in Poland as teachers' strike drags on

Apr. 10, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Middle school students in Poland took important exams Wednesday even though a nationwide teachers' strike entered its third day, forcing exam authorities to ask for help from retired teachers, religion tutors and those not on strike. The exam in humanities for around 350,000 students...

Talks of Polish teachers and government fail as exams loom

Apr. 9, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Last-ditch talks to stop a teachers strike in Poland that has seen thousands of schools stay closed failed Tuesday, putting upcoming exams under threat. Following 90 minutes of discussions, Deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and the heads of two main teachers' unions blamed each other...

Polish teachers go on indefinite strike at student exam time

Apr. 8, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike over pay Monday after the government failed to meet union demands during days of negotiations. The strike by teachers of kindergarten all the way up through the final year of high school is the first such widespread work...

Talks to avert teacher's strike in Poland stalled

Apr. 5, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish teachers may be going on strike next week after last-ditch talks with the government over their demands for higher pay appear to have stalled. Just days before key school exams, teachers' unions rejected Friday government proposals of drawn-out pay hikes and changes to the...

Kentucky Education Association chooses new president

Apr. 4, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Members of the Kentucky Education Association have chosen Eddie Campbell as its next president. Campbell has been association vice president since 2016 and will begin his three-year term as president on June 15. The organization said in a news release that he was elected Thursday by...