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September 22, 2018 - 4:56 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The...
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Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash. Fights over teacher salaries and work conditions are escalating along the West Coast, and the disputes are particularly acute in Washington, a state that has infused at least $1 billion for teacher pay to resolve a long-running court battle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
September 07, 2018 - 2:09 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states. The teachers in these blue states — with robust teachers' unions, the right to strike and...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a visit of the Federal School Safety Commission at Hebron Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Md. DeVos says she has "no intention of taking any action" regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. Her comments came Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers, said states and local jurisdictions always "had the flexibility" to decide how to use federal education funds. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has "no intention of taking any action" regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos' comments came Friday after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers,...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday, Aug. 21. The findings by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard's Kennedy School and Stanford University, come as DeVos promotes alternatives to traditional public schools.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 21, 2018 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday. The findings by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard's Kennedy School and...
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In this Friday, July 13, 2018 photo, Animo Westside Charter Middle School is seen during a summer session to introduce new students to the school they will attend in the fall, in the Playa Del Rey area of Los Angeles. Animo is one of many schools to benefit from donations by billionaires that are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 16, 2018 - 5:56 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his...
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July 08, 2018 - 4:29 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a story July 7 about an Idaho gubernatorial candidate, The Associated Press reported erroneously the religious affiliation of former Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus. Andrus was not Mormon. The Associated Press also erroneously reported that the top two gubernatorial candidates...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, elementary school principal Sherrie Conley, who is running for state representative in District 20, places up a campaign sign on a road in Goldsby, Okla. Conley is part of a wave of about 100 educators, including dozens of Republicans, who are running for office in the aftermath of a teacher walk-out that shut down public schools for two weeks this spring and opened an unusually bitter chasm in the state’s ruling party. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 27, 2018 - 7:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of schoolteachers running for seats in the Oklahoma Legislature passed their first test in the state's primary election, flexing political muscles that knocked incumbents out of office and could lead to more surprising victories in the months ahead. Oklahoma's primary...
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Amanda Hammock, center, a Delaware County, Pa. Democratic party activist, is dressed as Rosie the Riveter as she attends a protest by Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Philadelphia. The protesters denounced Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
June 27, 2018 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to Democratic-leaning organized labor. The court's conservative majority, re-empowered by Justice...
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In this Monday, June 25, 2018 photo, people gather at the Supreme Court awaiting a decision in an Illinois union dues case, Janus vs. AFSCME, in Washington. The Supreme Court says government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 27, 2018 - 11:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on union fees (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Teachers unions sharply criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's Wednesday ruling on union fees say justices sided with wealthy business interests over the working class and public servants. The court...
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As his wife Monica, left, looks on, Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech in the Republican primary for Governor, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 27, 2018 - 1:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries and runoffs in seven states (all times local): 1:30 a.m. It was a mixed bag for teachers running for political office in Oklahoma but a bad night for incumbent Republicans who voted against a tax package earlier this year to fund a teacher pay raise...
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