- Seattle teachers vote to stage 1-day strike Updated: May-05-15 12:55 am
SEATTLE - Teachers in Washington's largest school district - Seattle - have voted to stage a one-day walkout May 19 to dramatize their request that state lawmakers fully fund a voter-approved initiative that would lower the number of students per class.
- Most New Mexico teachers still rated effective or better Updated: May-04-15 7:19 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - State officials say nearly three-fourths of New Mexico's teachers rated "effective" or better under a much-debated evaluation system partly based on student achievement.
- District considers outsourcing hiring of substitute teachers Updated: May-04-15 3:05 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Des Moines school district is considering hiring a temp agency to hire substitute teachers and teacher associates.
- Idaho school districts grapple with teacher salary changes Updated: May-04-15 2:34 pm
NAMPA, Idaho - School districts across the state are grappling with changes stemming from a new state law raising the salary for teachers and the major districts west of Boise are no exception.
- College president upsets faculty by opposing gay marriage Updated: May-04-15 9:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Some professors say they are upset to learn that Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland signed his name to an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court opposing gay marriage.
- UI expects new public health degrees to attract hundreds Updated: May-03-15 10:48 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Public health has been defined by the World Health Organization as "the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society."
- Marietta schools superintendent proposes teacher raises Updated: May-02-15 5:19 pm
MARIETTA, Georgia - The school superintendent in Marietta is proposing pay increases for teachers.
- Omaha public school teachers, district strike pay deal Updated: May-02-15 4:01 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Omaha Public Schools and its teachers union have struck a deal for a new contract that would give teachers raises over the next three years and increase the starting salary for new teachers.
- Auditors: National Science Foundation suspends UConn grants Updated: May-01-15 6:24 pm
STORRS, Connecticut - The National Science Foundation has frozen more than $2 million in grants to the University of Connecticut after a foundation investigation found two professors used grant money to buy products from their own company, Connecticut state auditors disclosed Friday.
- State, teacher unions file briefs in tenure-ruling appeal Updated: May-01-15 4:46 pm
LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for the state and California's powerful teachers unions argued in a filing Friday that a landmark California teacher tenure case was flawed and should be overturned because no evidence was presented showing the disputed statutes are the cause of educational inequalities.
- House committee OKs anti-union bill to strip dues deduction Updated: Apr-30-15 8:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An anti-union bill approved by a House committee Thursday sets the stage for a high-profile legislative fight between business and organized labor, even as many lawmakers have said they'd rather focus on the state's $1.6 billion budget shortfall.
- University of Vermont at impasse with part-time faculty Updated: Apr-30-15 7:20 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Contract talks between the University of Vermont and part-time faculty members are heading to mediation.
- NC House agrees on technology, teacher loans; money is next Updated: Apr-29-15 7:23 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina House has passed blueprints to improve public schools by expanding digital technology and creating grants for training principals. But a pilot plan to give premium pay to the best teachers in schools needs more work.
- Union threatens one-day strikes over contract negotiations Updated: Apr-29-15 3:11 am
NEW YORK - Teachers at five Catholic schools in New York are threatening a one-day strike over contract negotiations.
- Group: U of Illinois wrongly revoked professor's job offer Updated: Apr-28-15 1:13 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A report from a national professors group says the University of Illinois wrongly rescinded a job offer for a professor after he made critical and profane comments about Israel on Twitter.
- FAA investigates airplane that flew over teachers' rally Updated: Apr-27-15 2:59 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Federal investigators are looking into an airplane that flew a banner urging an end to teacher strikes over Saturday's teachers' rally at the Capitol in Olympia.
- Gov. Jay Inslee, thousands of teachers rally at Capitol Updated: Apr-25-15 4:40 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Thousands of teachers and their supporters crowded the steps of the Washington state Capitol's legislative building for a rally Saturday morning to call for teacher pay raises, smaller class sizes and less standardized testing.
- New Illinois schools chief says funding fix could take years Updated: Apr-25-15 11:25 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The state's new superintendent of schools believes the formula to distribute state aid to Illinois schools is flawed. But, unlike lawmakers pushing for an overhaul this spring to divert more money to poorer downstate schools, he thinks finding the right solution could take several years.
- Bill would allow Illinois students to opt out of state tests Updated: Apr-24-15 9:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - As new standardized tests tied to the Common Core standards spark debate around the country, the Illinois Legislature is considering a bill that lays out exactly how students can opt out of the state assessment tests.
- Calcasieu Parish to decide on tax to fund teacher raises Updated: Apr-24-15 9:50 am
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - With teacher pay lagging behind the majority of school districts in the state, Calcasieu Parish voters will decide next week whether to approve a parish-wide half-cent sales tax to fund salary increases for teachers and support workers.
- State seeks to revoke teacher's license in cheating probe Updated: Apr-23-15 6:27 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Education is seeking to revoke the license of a Clarksdale teacher it accuses of cheating on state tests given to students two years ago.
- Hawaii public school teachers, state reach agreement Updated: Apr-23-15 3:35 pm
HONOLULU - The union representing Hawaii's public school teachers says it has reached an agreement with the state that will increase salary levels and other compensation.
- New Mexico to spend record $2.75B on public education Updated: Apr-23-15 2:13 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Spending on early childhood programs and public schools in New Mexico will top $2.75 billion in the coming budget year.
- NY Regents chief orders extension for teacher evaluations Updated: Apr-23-15 10:16 am
ALBANY, New York - A top New York education official says the state's deadline for new teacher evaluation plans is unrealistic and is directing the Education Department to give districts more time.
- Rankin school board votes down new football facility Updated: Apr-23-15 10:13 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - After a year of talks of building a new football facility for Brandon High School, the school board has voted 3-2 against the estimated $9.7 million project.