Teacher pay

May 21, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks during a meeting with Iowa State University students and Story County democrats, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 13, 2019 - 8:23 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is calling for free public college tuition and universal prekindergarten under a new education plan in his 2020 campaign. The former Obama Cabinet member's proposals unveiled Monday would also boost teacher pay by up to $10,000 a...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the House Education and Labor Committee at a hearing on 'Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Education, it’s safe to say, is not President Donald Trump’s top priority. Instead, he entrusts that realm to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who after two years has emerged as one of the most polarizing figures in the Cabinet but also one of its most enduring members. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 06, 2019 - 3:31 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that recent teacher strikes have "ultimately hurt kids" and that labor disputes should be handled outside the classroom. DeVos made the comments in Baltimore while speaking at a conference for education journalists. Teachers from West...
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As she approached the North Carolina legislative office in Raleigh, N.C., Allison Carey, 23, a third grade teacher at Powell Elementary School in Raleigh, hoists her sign up high, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. North Carolina teachers took to the streets Wednesday for the second year in a row with hopes that a more politically balanced legislature will be more willing to meet their demands. (AP Photo/Amanda Morris)
May 01, 2019 - 4:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fatal shooting at a college campus was on protesters' minds Wednesday at a North Carolina teacher rally, adding a somber note to a demonstration in support of overhauling the state's education priorities. Chanting "Whose schools? Our schools! Whose voice? Our voice," public...
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From left, Shannon Daniels, Willie Ramey, Dee Grisset and Amy Harrison take a selfie in the parking lot of The N.C. Association of Educators in downtown Raleigh, N.C., before the start of the teacher's march and rally, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. North Carolina teachers took to the streets Wednesday for the second year in a row with hopes that a more politically balanced legislature will be more willing to meet their demands. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 2:17 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the teacher rally in North Carolina and South Carolina (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Thousands rallied Wednesday at the South Carolina Statehouse where education advocates are calling for legislators to provide more funding for schools. They're seeking full funding...
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May 01, 2019 - 4:48 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of teachers are expected to rally for smaller class sizes, a guaranteed break and better pay during a school day march to the South Carolina Statehouse. Wednesday's rally prompted at least seven school districts to close because so many teachers asked for the day off...
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April 29, 2019 - 6:11 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a teacher rally in South Carolina scheduled for Wednesday (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Another South Carolina school district is closing because too many teachers say they are going to a rally at the Statehouse on Wednesday. The Colleton County School District...
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teachers at rally in Columbia
Ken Pauli
April 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
A group of South Carolina teachers organized on social media is asking all teachers to take a day off during the middle of the week this week and march on the State House in Columbia. SC for Ed , a grassroots group, is organizing the All Out On May 1 rally, saying lawmakers have not done enough...
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April 24, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Three school systems in southeastern North Carolina are making plans in response to the statewide teacher rally in support of higher salaries and legislative funding. News outlets report New Hanover County Schools announced in a news release Wednesday that classes will be...
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April 17, 2019 - 4:07 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the South Carolina Senate Budget Debate (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The budget debate in the Senate turns to teacher salaries for nearly two hours. Republican Sen. Greg Hembree of North Myrtle Beach introduced a proposal into budget discussions Wednesday that...
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