Latest Teacher pay News

Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

Nov. 16, 2019 8:47 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker. The Chicago Teachers Union’s 25,000 members went on strike Oct....

Beshear to Kentucky teachers: Help is on the way

Nov. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — On election night, long before his win in the Kentucky governor’s race became official, Democrat Andy Beshear made clear who he thought helped make it happen. “To our educators, this is your victory,” Beshear proclaimed in a Nov. 5 victory speech as he maintained...

Student offers teacher his birthday cash, cites her pay rate

Nov. 6, 2019 4:37 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida third-grader gave his teacher an unexpected surprise: $15 and a note saying he didn't think teachers are being paid enough. Shortly before Halloween, Mary Hall Chambers opened a folder in her classroom at Gorrie Elementary School in Tampa. Inside was a note from 9-year-old...

Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump

Nov. 5, 2019 1:31 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin basked in the campaign finale he craved Monday evening, receiving a ringing endorsement from President Donald Trump hours before voters settle Kentucky's closely watched governor's race between Bevin and Democrat Andy Beshear. The boisterous rally at Rupp...

The Latest: Beshear wraps up campaign with Louisville stop

Nov. 4, 2019 9:53 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally on the eve of the Kentucky governor's race (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Democrat Steve Beshear has made a final campaign stop at a Louisville brewery after a whirlwind final tour of the state to challenge Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear...

Teacher accused of segregating students on political beliefs

Nov. 2, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

FOUR OAKS, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina school officials are investigating a Spanish teacher who has been accused of segregating students based on their religious and political beliefs. WNCN-TV reports that Johnston County Public Schools confirmed that South Johnston High School Spanish teacher Julia Lopp...

Strike-ending deal will shape Chicago schools for years

Nov. 1, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday amid a tentative agreement that ended the walkout and is expected to shape education in the nation's third-largest city for the next five years. The outcome came at a cost, though....

The Latest: Teachers pleased, relieved strike is over

Oct. 31, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Teachers say they're pleased and relieved to be going back to work after their union and the city reached an agreement to settle an 11-day strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday announced a contract...

Chicago teachers strike ends after 11 days without school

Oct. 31, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the district had reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union...

Chicago teachers OK tentative agreement but strike goes on

Oct. 31, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's teachers union voted to approve a tentative contract agreement with city officials Wednesday but refused to end a strike that has canceled two weeks of classes unless the city's mayor adds school days to cover that lost time. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday night that she would...