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Despite bill's demise, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day

Feb. 19, 2019 7:59 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers will remain on strike for a second day despite a move by the House of Delegates to effectively kill a complex education bill that had sent them to the picket lines. The leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel made the...

The Latest: Teachers to strike a 2nd day in West Virginia

Feb. 19, 2019 7:45 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a teachers' strike in West Virginia (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A teachers strike in West Virginia will head into a second day. The leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel made the announcement Tuesday night that the walkout will...

W.Va. teachers' unions call for strike over education bill

Feb. 18, 2019 9:47 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers' unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for a walkout last year. The strike is scheduled to start Tuesday, leaders of three unions for teachers and school service workers said...

Dozens speak against education bill in West Virginia

Feb. 11, 2019 7:00 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of speakers crammed two public hearings Monday to speak against a complex education bill in West Virginia that teachers unions claim is retaliation for a nine-day strike last year. Teachers, parents, education and union officials, and students were given 70 seconds each to...

Reviews mixed of bill that would expand charter schools

Feb. 10, 2019 12:00 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some parents are praising legislation that would expand charter schools in Missouri, while administrators for traditional public schools are raising concerns that they will drain resources. Republican Rep. Rebecca Roeber, of Lee's Summit, has introduced a bill that would allow...

Girls' team expected to head home after W.Va. bus crash

Feb. 3, 2019 1:16 PM EST

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia girls' high school basketball team is expected to return home a day after its charter bus rolled over. Berkeley County School officials said in a statement 14 people taken to hospitals Saturday night were medically cleared. The bus carrying the Martinsburg High team...

Contract that ended LA teacher strike gets final approval

Jan. 29, 2019 9:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The board of the nation's second-largest school district gave final approval Tuesday to a contract that ended a six-day teacher strike and provided another concession to Los Angeles educators by asking California to halt new charter schools until their effect can be studied. The votes by...

The Latest: LA school board passes charter-limit resolution

Jan. 29, 2019 8:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a vote by the Los Angeles school board on a new teacher contract (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has approved a resolution asking the state to put new charter schools on hold while the state studies their effects. The...

Koch group touts education push on curriculum, technology

Jan. 28, 2019 7:39 PM EST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Officials with the powerful political network led by conservative billionaire Charles Koch said Monday that they are promoting a state-level education strategy that they hope educators and teachers unions will support. The Koch network is launching a new group next month that...

Bill puts W.Va. teachers back on edge a year after strike

Jan. 24, 2019 6:58 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia public school teachers are back on edge after the introduction of a bill aimed at revamping the state's education system took aim at unions less than a year after a lengthy strike resulted in better pay. The draft legislation unveiled Thursday includes promised...