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Senate education bill adds 5 extra days for SC teachers

Dec. 12, 2019 7:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina teachers would work an extra five days each year as long as lawmakers could find the money to pay them, under a change state senators made to an educational overhaul bill Thursday. After months of work, the Senate Education Committee approved its version of a bill...

Mississippi budget plan: Spend slightly less in coming year

Dec. 11, 2019 3:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid lagging teacher salaries and unsafe bridges, Mississippi legislative leaders are recommending that the state spend slightly less money on state government services during the coming fiscal year. Members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee met Wednesday and adopted a broad...

Pennsylvania university faculty get 12% raise over 4 years

Dec. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EST

HARRISBURG (AP) — Faculty at Pennsylvania state universities will go without a pay raise this year but see their salaries climb at least 12 percent over the next three years. The four-year contract approved Wednesday covers about 5,000 professors and instructors at 14 schools. Spokesman David Pidgeon of...

Lt. Gov. Forest provides teacher pay counterpoint in letter

Dec. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has offered a counterpoint to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's recent written explanation to North Carolina public school teachers as to why sizable pay raises haven't happened this year. Forest, a Republican seeking to unseat Cooper in 2020, sent by email a letter to...

Kentucky's new governor reorganizes school board on day one

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Delivering on a campaign promise to teachers who helped elect him, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear used his first day in office Tuesday to overhaul the state school board. In his inaugural address outside the state Capitol, the new Democratic governor proclaimed his support for public...

SC governor wants to give all teachers a $3,000 raise

Dec. 10, 2019 6:01 PM EST

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday that he wants to give a $3,000 raise for all the state's nearly 53,000 teachers in next year's budget as part of a promise by Republican lawmakers to get paychecks above the national average by 2024. The latest raise proposal would cost...

Indiana governor backs ban on drivers using handheld phones

Dec. 10, 2019 3:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor on Tuesday threw his support behind a statewide ban on drivers using handheld cellphones as well as a plan to raise the minimum age for smoking and vaping to 21. Announcing his agenda for the 2020 legislative session, Gov. Eric Holcomb also endorsed rolling back a new...

Maryland area's highest-paid teachers are athletic directors

Dec. 9, 2019 7:31 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The four highest-paid teachers in one Maryland county are high school athletic directors, each earning more than $114,000 per year. But most of the biggest salaries in Anne Arundel County Public Schools go to people in the central office, topped by Superintendent George Arlotto, who...

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...

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...