- Faculty differ on opinions of Rhode Island College president Updated: Nov-25-15 12:37 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A group of faculty at Rhode Island College has written a letter to support the school's president, in response to a scathing letter from another group criticizing her.
- Chicago teachers rally to push ahead stalled contract talks Updated: Nov-24-15 3:31 am
CHICAGO - Hundreds of Chicago teachers and their supporters held a rally as the fight continues between the teachers union and the school district for a new contract.
- 'School choice' community wary of new governor Edwards Updated: Nov-23-15 5:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' alliances with education unions and traditional public school leaders are drawing concern that Louisiana's next governor will seek to revisit legislative battles over charter schools and the state's voucher program.
- Emergency certifications issued amid teacher shortage Updated: Nov-23-15 2:02 pm
ENID, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State Department of Education and individual districts are working to ease a teacher shortage by approving emergency certifications.
- LGBT rights a major issue, but GOP has other priorities Updated: Nov-22-15 11:43 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The debate over whether to extend civil rights protections to gays and lesbians in Indiana drew throngs of demonstrators to the Statehouse last week, where lawmakers gathered to set the agenda for the coming legislative session.
- Union: Deer carcass near picket line was 'intimidation' Updated: Nov-21-15 5:35 pm
CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania - A teachers union spokesman says members aren't buying the idea that a deer carcass left near their picket line in western Pennsylvania was a prank by four teenagers.
- Book sheds light on 'Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf' Updated: Nov-21-15 10:56 am
ROME, Georgia - To be poor and black and deaf.
- Experts: Black studies programs facing campus challenges Updated: Nov-20-15 5:27 pm
DETROIT - Protests by University of Missouri black students that forced the school's administration to address racism and other problems mirror efforts decades ago that led many majority white schools to create African-American studies and other programs.
- Oklahoma referee hears arguments in education tax challenge Updated: Nov-19-15 2:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A proposal for a statewide vote on a one-cent sales tax to help fund education and teacher pay raises doesn't violate the Oklahoma Constitution's single-subject rule because it deals with the general topic of improving the state's public education, an attorney for supporters of the plan argued Thursday.
- Dual-credit teachers may get extension for new requirements Updated: Nov-19-15 12:33 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Indiana educators struggling over an impending change in requirements for high school teachers of dual-credit classes may be getting an extension.
- Teacher's license suspended after cheating accusations Updated: Nov-19-15 10:47 am
CLARKSDALE, Mississippi - A state department of education commission has voted to suspend the license of a teacher for five years.
- Alton school board, teachers approve 2-year contract Updated: Nov-18-15 9:03 pm
ALTON, Illinois - The school board in the Mississippi River city of Alton has approved a two-year contract with teachers, ending concerns about a possible strike.
- Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers Updated: Nov-18-15 9:22 am
The Indianapolis Star. Nov. 13, 2015.
- Chicago teachers say strike in practice vote Updated: Nov-10-15 3:31 am
CHICAGO - The Chicago Teachers Union says a practice strike vote has shown its members may be willing to walk off the job in the event there are massive layoffs next year.
- Peters Township teachers, board to try, try again on pact Updated: Nov-09-15 10:05 am
CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania - Another negotiation session is set between one of western Pennsylvania's most affluent school districts and the union representing its teachers.
- Now that election is over, focus on the pension, union says Updated: Nov-08-15 9:32 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - The new and bigger Democratic majority in New Jersey, expanded with financial help from the state's largest teachers union, must pay more toward the public pension in 2016 than Gov. Chris Christie has this year, the labor group says.
- Mid-Columbia schools stop requiring teaching degrees Updated: Nov-08-15 2:02 am
KENNEWICK, Washington - Student teacher Jenn Smith was pleasantly surprised when she learned the Richland School District planned a teacher job fair in early October.
- LA Unified teachers: Suspension ban creating unruly classes Updated: Nov-08-15 12:22 am
LOS ANGELES - Teachers in the nation's second largest school district say a new policy aimed at reducing suspensions is also having another effect: More unruly students in their classrooms.
- Gov. Chris Christie blames union money for Republican losses Updated: Nov-06-15 5:58 pm
HANOVER, New Hampshire - Gov. Chris Christie blames money spent by unions and timing - a midterm election in his second term - for GOP losses in New Jersey's Assembly election this week, but says he did everything he could to help state Republicans.
- Point Park adjunct professors ratify first-ever contract Updated: Nov-06-15 9:23 am
PITTSBURGH - Adjunct professors at Point Park University in Pittsburgh have ratified their first contract since voting to unionize last year.
- Colorado appeals court revives teacher tenure lawsuit Updated: Nov-05-15 9:32 pm
DENVER - The Colorado Court of Appeals revived a teacher union lawsuit challenging an important part of Colorado's overhauled tenure law Thursday, saying teachers have a right to a hearing before being placed on unpaid leave.
- Snyder signs law outlining new teacher evaluation standards Updated: Nov-05-15 1:29 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan teachers and school administrators will work within a new evaluation system based partly on students' improvement on standardized tests under a law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday.
- Seattle principal resigns over late teacher evaluations Updated: Nov-05-15 1:28 pm
SEATTLE - Despite impassioned pleas from parents, the Seattle School Board has voted to accept the resignation of an elementary school principal who was told to quit or be fired for not completing teacher evaluations on time.
- University of Nebraska faculty oppose ending gun-free zones Updated: Nov-05-15 12:51 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's faculty leadership is opposing a state senator's proposal to eliminate gun-free zones on college campuses.
- Walton Family Foundation gives $50M to Teach for America Updated: Nov-05-15 8:20 am
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas - The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide.