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Survey: Louisiana teacher pay among the lowest in the South

Dec. 05, 2021 10:20 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's average teacher salary continues to lag most states in the South, according to a new survey updating the latest figures. Teachers in the state were paid an average of $51,566 during the 2019-20 school year — 12th among 16 states in...

Police: Teen shot and wounded at a west Phoenix high school

Nov. 29, 2021 19:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager was shot and wounded at a high school in west Phoenix on Monday afternoon and police were searching for a suspect. They said the incident occurred at Cesar Chavez High School and the teen’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EST

Anderson Herald-Bulletin. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Investing in teachers is investing in children Indiana should do more to make teacher pay raises a reality. Increased teacher salaries would be good for students, parents and communities. ...

Scranton teachers reach tentative deal, ending strike

Nov. 19, 2021 19:49 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Teachers reached a tentative contract agreement Friday with the Scranton School District, ending a 12-day strike. Students will return to class on Monday for the first time since Nov. 2 after union and district negotiators agreed on the terms of a...

Mediator to solve dispute over Anchorage teachers' contracts

Nov. 17, 2021 14:09 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal mediator is expected to help resolve differences over key terms of contracts for Anchorage teachers after the union and the state’s largest school district declared an impasse. “We’ve been able to resolve quite a few issues, but...

Deal averts strike by University of California lecturers

Nov. 17, 2021 13:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California and a union representing 6,500 lecturers reached agreement early Wednesday on a tentative contract agreement that averted a planned two-day strike at the system's campuses, both parties said. The University...

Indiana teachers union calls lawmakers to address shortages

Nov. 15, 2021 15:57 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest teachers union is calling on state lawmakers to address educator burnout and ongoing teacher shortages during the next legislative session that begins in January. The state is “slowly making progress” on teacher pay, but...

Union asks education chief to resign over complaint form

Nov. 13, 2021 15:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s second-largest teachers union is angry over a state website that makes it easier for parents and students to report teachers for violating a law adopted in response to critical race theory. Deb Howes, president of the American...

High school roiled by allegation of racist, sexual hazing

Nov. 13, 2021 10:32 AM EST

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — Teachers in Danvers are praising a student-athlete who came forward to detail violent, sexual, homophobic and racist hazing rituals in a high school hockey team locker room. Danvers High School has been roiled by the description of rituals where...

Ivey seeks delay of 3rd grade reading promotion requirement

Nov. 10, 2021 19:51 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday that she will ask lawmakers to delay a requirement to hold back third graders who don't meet reading benchmarks but said the state must strengthen efforts to boost math and reading scores. The Republican...