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California school district pays $11M to settle abuse lawsuit

Sep. 23, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district has agreed to pay $11 million to settle a lawsuit filed by seven victims and alleged victims of a former middle school teacher who is serving a 74-year prison sentence for sexual abuse. The San Bernardino Sun...

Ink barely dry on budget as Mississippi starts new one

Sep. 23, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Less than three months into the current budget year, Mississippi legislators are starting to plan for the next one. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee holds a public hearing Friday as part of the long process of deciding how the state will...

Georgia reaps $2.2B surplus even after rainy day fund fills

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has more money in the bank than ever before, creating a chance for an election-year spending or tax-cutting spree — if that's what Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican lawmakers want. Figures released Monday show the state ended the 2021 budget with a...

Schools get the brunt of latest COVID wave in South Carolina

Sep. 18, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter. Classes, schools and entire districts have gone virtual, leaving parents frustrated and teachers quitting weeks into the school...

Report: School district misused $6M for driver’s ed programs

Sep. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami-Dade County, which notoriously boasts some of the worst drivers in the nation, a program was created decades ago to help public schools train the next generation of safety-conscious young motorists. The concept: $3 of every Miami traffic ticket...

Lawmakers consider teacher pay, insurance cost for families

Sep. 15, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi public school teacher with 15 years of experience providing health insurance for their family took home just under $30,000 a year in net pay in 2020, a “shocking number,” a policy adviser with the Southern Regional Education Board told state lawmakers...

Wayne State, faculty union agree to new 3-year contract

Sep. 15, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit and a faculty union have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. Members of the Wayne State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT Local 6075)...

New Mexico offers pay bump to prekindergarten teachers

Sep. 10, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials responsible for early childhood education in New Mexico say that prekindergarten teachers deserve the same salaries as teachers of older students, and they’re willing to pay for it. Preschool teachers not licensed for special...

Chicago union says city school's COVID tracker inaccurate

Sep. 09, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union raised questions Thursday about safety and transparency in the nation's third-largest school district, saying an online database tracking COVID-19 cases is inaccurate. Chicago Public Schools reported 160 cases among adults and...

New contract keeps Everett teachers Washington’s best-paid

Sep. 07, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Longtime teachers in Everett’s public schools will continue to earn the highest salaries in the state. Under terms of the teachers’ new three-year contract, the teachers union and school district are also moving to do the same for those...