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UNC Wilmington professor gets $504K settlement with school

Jul. 2, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has reached a half-million-dollar settlement with a professor who announced his retirement amid backlash over his comments on social media, which included calling the state’s governor “Massa Cooper.” In an email...

Murphy signs bill overhauling NJ teacher health benefits

Jul. 1, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed sweeping bipartisan legislation overhauling public teachers' health benefits that lawmakers say could save $1 billion a year over seven years. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill, which passed the Democrat-led Legislature this year with...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state Capitol during a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M. The leader of one of the largest Native American tribes in the U.S. called Wednesday, June 23, 2020, on Lujan Grisham to end efforts to fight a court ruling that orders improvements in education for members of his tribe and other vulnerable groups. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool,File)

New Mexico judge rejects bid to dismiss education case

Jun. 29, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge on Monday rejected a motion by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to dismiss a landmark education lawsuit that was filed against the state and cleared the way for groups behind the complaint to further scrutinize the state's efforts. First District Judge Matthew Wilson had...

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Louisiana lawmakers winding down coronavirus special session

Jun. 29, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers held behind-the-scenes negotiations on a state operating budget and put the finishing touches on business tax breaks and other coronavirus response measures, as they reached the final hours of a special session that must end Tuesday. A unanimous House vote Monday...

Florida governor signs $92.2B budget after slashing $1B

Jun. 29, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fa. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis slashed $1 billion from the state budget lawmakers approved in March, including some of his own priorities. He said after signing the spending plan Monday that the drop in revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic forced him to make difficult...

Middle school teacher awarded McAuliffe sabbatical

Jun. 28, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A social studies teacher from West Running Brook Middle School in Derry has been awarded the 2020 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The sabbatical, created in 1986 in honor of the Concord High School teacher and astronaut, gives a New Hampshire...

Measures that passed or failed in Georgia General Assembly

Jun. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers in the Georgia General Assembly on Friday are concluding the regular 2020 session of the General Assembly after a months-long recess because of COVID-19. Besides their annual duty of passing a budget to govern state spending, here's a look at the fate of some other significant...

House appropriations chairman, Terry England, R - Auburn, presented HB 792, the supplemental budget for the rest of the fiscal year, which passed the house,  Wednesday, February 19, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia lawmakers adopt $26B budget as end of session nears

Jun. 26, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers agreed Friday to a budget that promises sharp cuts but is supposed to avoid unpaid employee furloughs and layoffs in one of the closing acts of the 2020 session of the General Assembly. The final vote by the House on the $25.9 billion budget passed 104-62, with Democrats...

N.C. governor signs bill giving $350 bonuses to teachers

Jun. 26, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law a K-12 educator pay bill that he says still fails to give what teachers and school staff need. The measure, one of nine bills Cooper signed on Friday, provides $350 one-time bonuses by October to teachers and instructional support...

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Blake Tillery, left, and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Terry England sign a final agreement on Georgia's state budget on Thursday, June 25, 2020. England and Tillery say they tried to avoid budget cuts that would most directly harm citizens even as they reduced state spending by more than $2 billion. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

Georgia lawmakers say they'll avoid worst cuts in budget

Jun. 25, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers say that they've scraped up enough money to prevent state agencies from sending employees home for unpaid furlough days in the coming year, and say K-12 school districts should be able to spend savings to avoid teacher furloughs. House and Senate negotiators signed an...