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Eastern Michigan University faculty ratify new contract

Sep. 24, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Faculty members at Eastern Michigan University have voted to ratify a new four-year labor agreement with the school. The Eastern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors said Friday that 96% of its members voted in...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 23, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ad misleads on treaty regulating...

Education takes an unusual back seat in Georgia election

Sep. 22, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — Like schools nationwide, those in Georgia face some big decisions in coming years. But polls show K-12 education trailing among voter concerns this year, and candidates are spending more time talking about inflation, the economy, abortion and guns. ...

Seattle teachers approve new contract following strike

Sep. 20, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers in Seattle have approved a new, three-year contract following a strike that delayed the start of the school year in Washington state's largest district. The vote results were announced Tuesday by the union, the Seattle Education Association. ...

No suspension for teacher who refused to censor student news

Sep. 18, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school officials have rescinded their suspension of a high school journalism advisor who had refused to censor a student's news article naming an unvaccinated campus librarian. The teacher, Adriana Chavira, was facing a suspension of three days...

After pay raise led Kemp's 2018 bid, he offers new K-12 plan

Sep. 12, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

STATHAM, Ga. (AP) — Republican Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that he wants Georgia to provide grants to school districts to help students catch up on what they might have missed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, expand the number of school counselors, encourage teacher aides to become full-fledged...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 12, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. September 12, 2022. Editorial: Missouri man committed a horrific crime. But execution is not justice — it’s cruelty Little evidence suggests Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will spare the life of convicted cop killer Kevin Johnson, a Missouri death row...

Seattle teacher strike persists, no classes Monday

Sep. 11, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Students in Seattle on Monday will miss a fourth day of school as teachers strike over pay and classroom support. The school district Sunday afternoon announced the cancellation of Monday classes and said negotiations with the union were ongoing. “We...

Seattle superintendent: 'tremendous progress' to end strike

Sep. 09, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On the third day of a teacher strike in Seattle on Friday, picketing staff members at Hazel Wolf K-8 compared their stats. Some had logged 35,000 steps. Jessica Thomashow, a third-grade teacher, noted that she'd walked the equivalent of a half-marathon each day. ...

School canceled for 3rd day as Seattle teachers strike

Sep. 08, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — School is canceled for a third day in Seattle on Friday as teachers continue striking over issues that include pay as well as support for multilingual and special education students. Classes were due to begin on Wednesday, but thousands of teachers and staff in red...