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Clark County School District OKs limited in-person learning

Jan. 15, 2021 5:07 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A school district board in Nevada has voted unanimously Thursday to approve voluntary, small-group learning, taking a step toward reopening school buildings. The Clark County School Board did not provide a timeline for implementation, including when principals might be expected to submit...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife Marty fist bump lawmakers as they leave the House Chamber after Kemp delivered his State of the State address Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Kemp seeks to restore more than half of Georgia school cuts

Jan. 14, 2021 4:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp want to restore more than half of Georgia's cuts to K-12 education made last year, on top of the $1,000 bonuses he wants to pay to teachers from federal money. With tax collections running substantially ahead of what was predicted last spring, the Republican Kemp on Thursday...

Judge rejects 1 of many challenges to new education tax

Jan. 14, 2021 3:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected one of several constitutional challenges to a new voter-approved tax on the wealthy to fund education but put off deciding on several other legal arguments brought by opponents. The challenge to a provision of Proposition 208 that opponents said limited the...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp deliveries his State of the State address as Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, left, and House Speaker David Ralston look on in the House Chambers Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Governor says Georgia 'battered, is not broken' by pandemic

Jan. 14, 2021 3:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made a lengthy defense of his record fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while highlighting a strong economy and promising $1,000 bonuses for teachers and more money for education Thursday in his State of State address. Kemp's speech, made at the halfway mark of his four...

Teacher raises back in consideration in South Carolina

Jan. 14, 2021 12:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina House committee has approved a bill to reinstate some teacher raises into this year's budget. The House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously Thursday to advance the bill to the full House. The bill would restore “step increase” raises for teachers,...

Spencer Jensen, music teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

Jan. 13, 2021 9:14 PM EST

State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic. Ohio's governor offered to give vaccinations to teachers at the start of February, provided their school...

Meghan Hayes, who teaches at John Hay Community Academy, teaches her class outside Chicago Public Schools Board President Miguel del Valle's home, Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 2021, in Chicago. Educators who were teaching remotely joined some teachers who were locked out of their remote teaching accounts because of their refusal to teach in-person due to COVID-19 safety concerns. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago teachers punished as classroom no-shows protest

Jan. 13, 2021 9:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers punished for refusing to show up for the start of in-person classes over COVID-19 concerns, demonstrated Wednesday outside the school board president's home. Roughly 150 employees were docked pay and locked out of Chicago Public Schools systems earlier this week, meaning...

Members of the Senate, including Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, left, Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke, center and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, right, placed roses on the desk of the late Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, on opening day of the General Assembly inside the Science Museum in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.  Chafin died on Jan. 1 due to complications related to the coronavirus. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Northam outlines priorities to lawmakers as session begins

Jan. 13, 2021 8:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam outlined his plans to legalize marijuana and announced his intention to give teachers a raise Wednesday during an annual address to state lawmakers. The governor gave his State of the Commonwealth speech on the first day of the 2021 legislative...

Mississippi Legislature again mulling teacher pay increases

Jan. 13, 2021 5:37 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are once again mulling pay increases for the state's teachers. Senate Bill 2001, which unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, would give certified teachers with three or more years of experience a $1,000 pay increase. Teachers with...

Indiana governor proposes small funding boost for schools

Jan. 13, 2021 3:06 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor on Wednesday proposed a modest increase in school funding for the next two years and restores funding to state universities that was cut when tax revenues plunged early in the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's proposal would increase K-12...