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Details of teacher raise proposal emerge in New Mexico

Dec. 03, 2021 18:40 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top educator says a staffing crisis is the top problem facing public schools. On Friday, the state's education secretary shared details of a $200 million plan to increase teacher salaries by at least 7%, part of a budget proposal to...

Windfall boosts chances of New Mexico pay raises, policing

Dec. 03, 2021 16:16 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico government economists on Friday announced a new surge in state income as legislators consider proposals to raise pay for public school teachers, a possible hiring spree for local police officers and new efforts to bolster essential public services amid the...

New Mexico governor seeks pay increase for public schools

Dec. 01, 2021 18:30 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday she will pursue a 7% pay increase for educators and staff at K-12 public schools as well as higher minimum salaries for teachers at various career stages. The proposal would boost salaries for more...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EST

Anderson Herald-Bulletin. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Investing in teachers is investing in children Indiana should do more to make teacher pay raises a reality. Increased teacher salaries would be good for students, parents and communities. ...

Island anger: Guadeloupe closes schools after COVID rioting

Nov. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EST

LE GOSIER, Guadeloupe (AP) — Schools closed across the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Monday and France's prime minister appealed for calm and dialogue after protests against COVID-19 rules and vaccinations descended into days of rioting and looting. France's...

N Carolina budget gets final OK, quickly signed by Cooper

Nov. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly gave its final approval to a two-year state budget on Thursday and sent it to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who quickly signed it into law. Cooper acted almost immediately after the Republican-controlled legislature...

NC General Assembly nears final OK on budget Cooper to sign

Nov. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators on Wednesday neared sending a final state government budget that's over four months late to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. His announcement the day before that he'll sign the plan into law halted any drama over a possible repeat of a 2019 budget...

Mediator to solve dispute over Anchorage teachers' contracts

Nov. 17, 2021 14:09 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal mediator is expected to help resolve differences over key terms of contracts for Anchorage teachers after the union and the state’s largest school district declared an impasse. “We’ve been able to resolve quite a few issues, but...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 16, 2021. Editorial: North Carolina will finally get a budget — but it’s not a good one More than two years after a standoff between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers left North Carolina without a...

Kansas district OKs $295K in case of girl stalked by teacher

Nov. 17, 2021 10:50 AM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City, Kansas, school district secretly agreed earlier this year to pay $295,000 to the family of an Olathe elementary student who was stalked by a now-jailed former teacher. Olathe Public Schools finalized the settlement back in...