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  • Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:49 am
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Judges try to overturn Martinez's veto on raises 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:25 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A group of New Mexico judges sued Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday in an effort to overturn a veto that denied them an 8 percent pay raise, an increase the governor says too far eclipsed those given to other state employees like teachers.

  • Student evaluations of professors could be public 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:16 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Evaluations of professors by students at the University of Minnesota could be made public for the first time.

  • Student evaluations of professors could be public 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:04 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Evaluations of professors by students at the University of Minnesota could be made public for the first time.

  • Analysis: Kansas poised to end K-12 teacher tenure 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:25 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is all but certain to resist pressure to veto a proposal that would end tenure for public school teachers, approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated education funding plan.

  • Teachers, parents debate how much to test students 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:28 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana education officials are trying to find a balance between preparing students for a new statewide test and overloading them with assessments as Indiana moves forward as the first state to drop the Common Core education standards.

  • High-paid California school official suspended 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:11 pm
  • LAWNDALE, California - The superintendent of a small Southern California school district who makes more than the president of the United States has been put on administrative leave while his salary is reviewed.

  • University of Southern Maine reverses faculty cuts 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:59 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - The president of Maine's second-largest university is backing off 12 faculty layoffs that prompted weeks of protests.

  • Ala. governor signs education budget without raise 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:46 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley signed the education budget for the next fiscal year on Friday even though it did not include the 2 percent raise that he sought for teachers and school employees.

  • Student Virginia Education Association meeting set 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:52 am
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - The Student Virginia Education Association is holding its annual convention in Virginia Beach.

  • Los Angeles teacher suspended for science projects 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:52 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Students and parents are calling for the return of a popular Los Angeles high school science teacher who was suspended from the classroom after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators.

  • Lawmakers approve $32.4B spending plan 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:11 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Lawmakers have approved the state's $32.4 billion spending plan for the budget year beginning in July.

  • UIC faculty authorizes second strike 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:19 pm
  • CHICAGO - The faculty union at the University of Illinois-Chicago says its members have voted to go ahead with a second strike if negotiations with the university fail to yield an agreement.