Teacher unions

June 21, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday that calls for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. Mick...
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June 15, 2018 - 3:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Yelp is shutting down accounts used by a Boston teacher to post rave restaurant reviews written by her third-grade students. The reviews were part of an assignment designed to teach students at the Boston Teachers Union School about opinion writing. They described some restaurants...
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Educators fill Bicentennial Plaza during a teachers rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Thousands of teachers rallied the state capital seeking a political showdown over wages and funding for public school classrooms. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 17, 2018 - 9:17 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Teachers in North Carolina, Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are bringing their fresh political willpower to the midterm elections after going on strike. North Carolina educators on Wednesday became the latest group to organize and rally at their state Capitol to demand increased...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an AP interview in Kirkland, Wash. Gates' non-profit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press 2018 analysis of its grants. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
May 16, 2018 - 2:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His non-profit, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape...
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In this July 24, 2017 photo, pencils are at the ready on a teachers desk at Bruns Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers, according to a study by the National Center of Education Statistics released Tuesday. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every year Anna Graven dips into her modest teacher salary and spends her own money to buy bulletin boards, pencils, paper, highlighters and tissues for her high school students in Oklahoma City. So do almost all of her colleagues across the nation. Nearly all public school...
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Principal Shawn Duguid welcomes a student back to Oakwood Elementary School after a statewide Arizona teachers strike ended Friday, May 4, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 04, 2018 - 12:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state. Teachers at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa...
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With the Arizona Capitol in the background, thousands of teachers continue to protest Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Phoenix. After an all night legislative budget session the legislature passed the new education spending portion of the budget and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed that part of the budget. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 03, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state's 1 million public school students back to the classroom. Gov. Doug Ducey's...
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Striking Arizona teachers dressed in red, pack the Arizona House gallery in Phoenix as they applaud lawmakers from both parties hailing them for their efforts to get more school funding in this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 photo.Teachers are in the fifth day of a statewide strike. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
May 02, 2018 - 8:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Striking Arizona teachers who won a big pay increase but came up substantially short of achieving their demands for more school funding flooded the Arizona Capitol for a fifth day Wednesday hoping it will be the last they are out of their classrooms. The Republican-controlled...
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Erica Martinez, right, a teacher at Webster Elementary School, hands out a free food bag to one of her students as the teachers donated over 200 food bags to their students and families in front of the school during the fourth day of the state-wide teachers' strike Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 01, 2018 - 9:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers said they will end a historic statewide strike Thursday that shut down schools for days if lawmakers pass a plan that offers big raises and increased school funding but that still falls short of their demands. Organizers made the announcement Tuesday after educators...
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In this April 27, 2018, photograph, a teacher carries a placard in support of funding the teacher and other public sector workers' pension fund during a rally in Denver. Rising pension costs are eating away at teacher pay in Colorado and other states. The pension issue has played a role in a teacher uprising sweeping the U.S. Thousands of Colorado teachers walked off the job and closed down schools last week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 01, 2018 - 12:12 pm
DENVER (AP) — The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers usually say a persistent funding shortage, which has cost public schools $6.6 billion...
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