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Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure

Jul. 28, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict...

Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

Jul. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators will hold hearings this fall to examine how to make health care more accessible and affordable, and all options could be considered, Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday. “The time for simply saying...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 20, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Timely moratorium for federal death penalty Terre Haute became the stage for a misuse of the federal death penalty, a punishment long reserved as a last resort in America’s justice system. ...

2 Mississippi counties starting school in July for 1st time

Jul. 20, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — School districts in two southern Mississippi counties will start classes at the end of July for the first time, allowing students to get additional academic help during longer breaks throughout the year. The Hattiesburg American reports that...

Poorly paid teachers work multiple jobs in North Carolina

Jul. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Half of Olivia Chiavaras’ time is spent across from other people — their hands in hers as she trims cuticles and spreads polish over freshly filed fingernails. The other half is spent in a classroom. Chiavaras’ main job — her calling, as...

What changes under Ohio's new Fair School Funding Plan?

Jul. 14, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Advocates for Ohio’s new school funding plan say it should finally provide a level of fairness and reliability that past spending programs lacked. The Fair School Funding Plan, approved as part of the state budget last month, spends about $12.4...

Teachers in Edmonds public schools in line for pay hike

Jul. 13, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Teachers in Edmonds public schools are in line for a pay hike this fall under an agreement set for approval by the Lynnwood-based district’s Board of Directors on Tuesday. The one-year deal calls for a wage hike of 2% for certificated teachers,...

Ducey OKs bill shielding small business owners from new tax

Jul. 09, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation banning state or local governments from requiring training in “critical race theory” and a bill creating a new small business income tax category that will allow small business owners to avoid paying any of the 3.5%...

Biden says teachers deserve 'a raise, not just praise'

Jul. 02, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

Speaking to the nation’s largest teachers union, President Joe Biden said Friday that the pandemic has given America’s parents the “ultimate education” on the challenges of the teaching profession. But even more, he said, the last year has proved that teachers across the U.S. deserve...

USC professor to plead to tax charge in admissions case

Jul. 02, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An associate professor of dentistry at the University of Southern California who authorities say agreed to pay $100,000 to help his daughter get into the school will plead guilty to a tax charge in the college admissions case, prosecutors said. Homayoun...