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  • NC judge to rule against teacher tenure state law 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:50 pm
  • GREENSBORO, North Carolina - A Guilford County judge is backing two school districts fighting a North Carolina law that phases out job protections for public school teachers in favor of employment contracts.

  • Abbott: Pay teachers bonuses for high exam scores 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:31 pm
  • HOUSTON - Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.

  • Medford schools saved $725,000 during strike 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:34 pm
  • MEDFORD, Oregon - The Medford School District says it saved $725,000 while teachers were on strike for 11 workdays in February.

  • Correction: URI Police-Guns story 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:31 pm
  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - In a story April 20 about the University of Rhode Island's plan to arm campus police, The Associated Press, relying on information from a faculty union leader, reported erroneously on the date of a meeting of the executive committee of the URI chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The chapter's executive director, Frank Annunziato, said the committee met Tuesday, not Monday.

  • Pay increases, merit raises for Miss. teachers 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:19 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi public schoolteachers can look forward to a $2,500 pay increase over the next two years on top of normal annual raises, with Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill Tuesday that he says he hopes will aid performance.

  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:05 am
  • Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:

  • Brownback signs Kansas school funding bill 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:13 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a school funding bill Monday that increases aid for poor districts in order to satisfy a portion of a state Supreme Court ruling and also ends the state's mandate for teacher tenure.

  • Gates-funded student data group to shut down 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:22 pm
  • BUFFALO, New York - The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client - New York state.

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:09 pm
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 18

  • NEA awards nearly $854K to Indiana arts groups 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:10 am
  • BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded nearly $854,000 to Indiana arts groups, with most of that money going to the Indiana Arts Commission.

  • Classes canceled after Danville teachers strike 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:11 pm
  • DANVILLE, Pennsylvania - Parents, students and others say they're hoping for a resolution of the teacher strike that began this week in the Danville Area School District.

  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

  • Fired Wenatchee teacher wins back job, pay 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:12 pm
  • WENATCHEE, Washington - A Wenatchee High School teacher who was fired after a student drowned in the school pool will return to work next term.

  • Wake has 41 percent hike in teacher resignations 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:58 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Wake County school officials say the number of teacher resignations has increased 41 percent this year.

  • 108th General Assembly adjourns for the year 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:20 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State lawmakers concluded a session Thursday in which they approved measures to allow folks to buy wine in grocery stores, fight methamphetamine production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • Proposed taxes crucial to Union Parish schools 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:46 am
  • FARMERVILLE, Louisiana - Union Parish Superintendent George Cannon calls May 3 the most significant day in 20 years for students in Union Parish.

  • Illinois-Chicago, faculty union reach agreement 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:12 pm
  • CHICAGO - The head of the University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty union says a tentative contract agreement has been reached with the school administration.

  • Recordings surface in New Mexico governor race 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:06 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - Democrats called Wednesday for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents.

  • McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:38 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers.

  • Democrats' ad attacks NC House speaker's payments 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:16 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - A political committee supporting Democratic control of the U.S. Senate began running a TV commercial in North Carolina on Wednesday seeking to remind viewers about personnel issues that embarrassed the office of Republican Thom Tillis, speaker of the state House.

  • Teach for America contract renewed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:17 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved a $1 million contract for Teach for America.

  • Missouri virtual education case talks underway 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:31 am
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - Teachers who sued when a Missouri virtual education program stopped operating only four months after it began are negotiating with the state and other authorities to settle the case, attorneys said.

  • Teachers unionize at state's largest cyber charter 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:19 am
  • MIDLAND, Pennsylvania - Teachers at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, the largest of its kind in the state, have voted to unionize.

  • Educators, legislators cool to NC pay report 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:07 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Several educators and legislators on a General Assembly task force were cool Monday to their own panel's recommendations for overhauling public school teacher compensation, which included few specific actions and asked for another study.