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Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers

Dec. 14, 2019 5:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates. The event was billed as an...

Wells Fargo to get millions for U. of Iowa utility deal

Dec. 13, 2019 5:56 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the world's largest banks will reap a windfall from the University of Iowa's multi-billion-dollar plan to outsource its utility operations before students or faculty see any benefit from the deal. Wells Fargo is expected to get nearly 1% of the nearly $1.2 billion payment...

Senate education bill adds 5 extra days for SC teachers

Dec. 12, 2019 7:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina teachers would work an extra five days each year as long as lawmakers could find the money to pay them, under a change state senators made to an educational overhaul bill Thursday. After months of work, the Senate Education Committee approved its version of a bill...

French union warns pension reform strike could hit Christmas

Dec. 12, 2019 12:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Thursday that he was ready to make changes to his plans to overhaul the pension system as a major union warned that nationwide strikes and protests could continue unabated until Christmas. Labor strikes crippled France's train services and Paris metro...

Mississippi budget plan: Spend slightly less in coming year

Dec. 11, 2019 3:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid lagging teacher salaries and unsafe bridges, Mississippi legislative leaders are recommending that the state spend slightly less money on state government services during the coming fiscal year. Members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee met Wednesday and adopted a broad...

Pennsylvania university faculty get 12% raise over 4 years

Dec. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EST

HARRISBURG (AP) — Faculty at Pennsylvania state universities will go without a pay raise this year but see their salaries climb at least 12 percent over the next three years. The four-year contract approved Wednesday covers about 5,000 professors and instructors at 14 schools. Spokesman David Pidgeon of...

Lt. Gov. Forest provides teacher pay counterpoint in letter

Dec. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has offered a counterpoint to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's recent written explanation to North Carolina public school teachers as to why sizable pay raises haven't happened this year. Forest, a Republican seeking to unseat Cooper in 2020, sent by email a letter to...

Kentucky's new governor reorganizes school board on day one

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Delivering on a campaign promise to teachers who helped elect him, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear used his first day in office Tuesday to overhaul the state school board. In his inaugural address outside the state Capitol, the new Democratic governor proclaimed his support for public...

SC governor wants to give all teachers a $3,000 raise

Dec. 10, 2019 6:01 PM EST

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday that he wants to give a $3,000 raise for all the state's nearly 53,000 teachers in next year's budget as part of a promise by Republican lawmakers to get paychecks above the national average by 2024. The latest raise proposal would cost...

UNC faculty: Leaders must condemn Confederate statue deal

Dec. 10, 2019 4:33 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Faculty members at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill condemned the state university system for deciding to give a Confederate monument, along with $2.5 million dollars, to a Confederate heritage group. Faculty asked interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and provost Bob...