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Kenai school district, teachers avoid strike with agreement

Sep. 17, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and unions representing teachers and support staff have reached a tentative agreement and averted a strike that would have started on Tuesday. Officials announced the agreement came at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday. The three-year agreement covers a...

Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike

Sep. 15, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could happen as early as next month. After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are back at the bargaining table negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class size....

Kenai teachers to strike after voting to notify district

Sep. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska school employee associations have voted to notify the school district with its intent to strike amid contract negotiations, officials said. The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association voted Friday to go on strike Tuesday...

Las Vegas-area school district approves new teacher contract

Sep. 13, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada school district has approved a new employee contract after Las Vegas area teachers threatened to strike, officials said. The Clark County School District Board of Trustees ended a months-long fight with Clark County Education Association over teacher pay, benefits and compensation...

Report: Recalled California judge fired from coaching job

Sep. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge who was recalled for his handling of a sexual assault case against a former Stanford University swimmer has been fired from his new job as a high school tennis coach, a newspaper reported. Fremont Union High School District said Wednesday that ex-judge Aaron...

Ivanka Trump makes workforce announcement in Alabama

Sep. 10, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Ivanka Trump visited a robotics training center in Alabama to make a workforce development announcement. News outlets report that President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and senior adviser on Tuesday visited the Alabama Robotics Technology Park outside Decatur. The younger Trump...

Fargo teachers union takes board to court over stalled talks

Sep. 10, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The union representing public school teachers in North Dakota's largest city is taking the school board to court over a stalemate on contract negotiations. KFGO radio reports that the Fargo Education Association believes the board broke state law by declaring an impasse without union...

Construction of teacher apartments starts in poor WVa county

Sep. 9, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A public-private group is hailing the start of construction for apartment-style housing for West Virginia public school teachers in impoverished McDowell County. Officials for Reconnecting McDowell held a groundbreaking ceremony for the $8 million Renaissance Village housing...

Alaska school board to consider teacher contract proposal

Sep. 8, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska school employee associations have proposed a new contract to the district that would increase teacher salaries and health insurance, officials said. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education is expected to come to an agreement with the associations...

Jordan teachers launch strike, demand pay raise

Sep. 8, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Teachers in Jordan are launching an open-ended strike after negotiations with the government failed to yield a raise. A Jordanian teacher's union announced the strike Sunday, saying the government hasn't implemented a 50% salary increase agreed upon in 2014. Jordan is a staunch...