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Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest

Nov. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to call for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day. The union-organized rally...

Croatia teachers widen strike in demand for higher wages

Nov. 19, 2019 7:40 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian teachers are widening an ongoing strike, making it nationwide in their demand for higher wages. The strike has been held partially since last month, with classes halted in certain municipalities on particular days. Unions said Tuesday they are now launching a nationwide...

Big Indiana teacher rally not prompting immediate GOP action

Nov. 18, 2019 5:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of teachers are preparing to descend on the Indiana Statehouse to push for further increasing teacher pay, but top Republicans are throwing cold water on the prospect of more state money for schools in the coming year. About half of Indiana’s nearly 300 school districts...

Florida governor’s budget plan: Teacher pay, fewer pythons

Nov. 18, 2019 1:11 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday proposed a $91.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins in July, a spending plan he says will help attract teachers to the state while getting rid of more pythons. The proposal is about $400 million over the current...

Fargo police investigate complaint of teacher hitting child

Nov. 18, 2019 11:59 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo Public School District officials say a teacher has been suspended with pay after being accused of striking a special education student. KFGO reports the teacher is accused of hitting the student on the shoulder at Centennial Elementary School recently. The student is enrolled in...

Kansas City school district increases substitute teacher pay

Nov. 17, 2019 10:43 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City school district is increasing the pay of its substitute teachers in a move to address a shortage that is plaguing classrooms around the metro. Michael Weishaar, interim superintendent of the Center School District, said the district decided to increase its pay rate for...

Indiana governor won’t see big Statehouse teacher rally

Nov. 17, 2019 9:48 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t expected to be around the Statehouse when thousands of teachers will be attending a rally there calling for better pay. Holcomb’s office says he will be in Florida on Tuesday for a Republican Governors Association conference that was...

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...

Holcomb shares teacher concerns, doesn’t criticize closings

Nov. 13, 2019 6:00 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t promising any quick action in response to educators who want more teacher pay, but says he shares their concerns and respects the decisions of school districts calling off classes for a Statehouse rally next week. Thousands of educators will be...