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Analysis: Louisiana has sharply divided government next term

Dec. 8, 2019 4:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When the new term for Louisiana's governor and lawmakers begins in January, state government will be more sharply split than at any other time in recent history, raising questions about whether compromise or division will mark the four-year period. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards...

ISU to offer new license program for deaf education

Dec. 8, 2019 9:58 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Starting January 2020, Indiana State University will offer a new teacher licensure program to train educators to work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Indiana State Board of Education approved the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program on Wednesday, the Tribune-Star...

Hawaii Board of Education approves teacher pay proposal

Dec. 7, 2019 3:39 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Board of Education approved a proposal to increase the pay of classroom teachers in hard-to-staff locations on the Big Island to combat a continuing statewide teacher shortage, officials said. The state Board of Education approved a plan Thursday calling for pay raises...

SC lawmaker wants to expand media literacy teaching

Dec. 7, 2019 11:45 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker wants education officials to develop plans to teach students to be more critical of what they read and post online. The bill would expand on current state curriculum on social studies, English and college readiness that teach media literacy, said state Rep....

Elementary school stands against a tide of poverty

Dec. 7, 2019 8:44 AM EST

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — David M. Keibler wanted his dissertation to mean something more than a fancy title and degree. The Alle-Kiski Valley community he served had crashed from stable jobs to few jobs — from widely comfortable to suddenly not. A grim uptick in poverty had created new hardships that...

N Carolina Gov. Cooper on teacher pay: 'I am doing my part'

Dec. 6, 2019 4:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper is telling North Carolina public school teachers his side of the story about why the extended state budget impasse means educators haven't received meaningful raises this year. Cooper's office on Friday said it sent a letter to public school principals across the state...

New Mexico college faculty votes for collective bargaining

Dec. 6, 2019 2:18 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Faculty members at a New Mexico college have voted to begin the process of unionization and collective bargaining with administrative officials amid increasing faculty turnover. The Farmington Daily Times reports that 87 out of 147 full-time faculty members at San Juan College have...

Audit faults oversight of state-owned residential properties

Dec. 6, 2019 11:55 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin hasn't properly tracked all state-owned residential properties that are leased to state employees such as park rangers and University of Wisconsin faculty, an audit released Friday found. The report from the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau said that mismanagement...

Missouri teachers are schooling students on climate change

Dec. 6, 2019 1:06 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the impacts of climate change becoming more visible, scientists and teachers across the nation are working out how to teach about the topic in the nation's classrooms. Teachers in Missouri are using real-world issues and collaboration to help their students understand the...

Viral video reignites LGBTQ debate at Quaker school

Dec. 5, 2019 5:57 PM EST

(RNS) — The video begins with Reid Arthur striding on stage in shorts and a glittering, iridescent hoodie. The George Fox University senior was participating in a lip sync dance number at his school set to Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down,” complete with a troupe of backup...