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FILE - In this Friday, April 13, 2018 file photo, teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., during a rally for increased education funding. Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that comes amid recent teacher strikes over low pay and the amount of money allocated to public schools in several Republican-led states. The poll found that parents and those without children are about as likely to think teachers are paid too little. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 23, 2018 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other...
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April 23, 2018 - 12:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An annual public school teacher pay and spending review shows North Carolina improving while still behind national averages for both. The National Education Association released figures Monday with North Carolina ranked 39th in average teacher pay during the 2016-17 school year...
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Teacher Jennifer Galluzzo casts her ballot outside Paseo Verde Elementary Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Peoria, Ariz. Arizona teachers are weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests, a vote that's raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state's education system. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 20, 2018 - 2:43 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group and the state's largest teacher membership...
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Teachers Cassi Igo and Andrew Brothers cast their ballots outside Paseo Verde Elementary Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Peoria, Ariz. Arizona teachers are weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests — a vote that's raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state's education system. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 18, 2018 - 8:03 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The question of whether Arizona teachers should walk off the job to call for increased school funding has both mobilized and stratified tens of thousands of educators, with some saying it's time for an unprecedented strike aimed at improving the system and others skeptical...
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April 18, 2018 - 12:08 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for a high school student who fled his native Zambia and is suing to compete in a government-funded national poetry competition will argue their case to a federal judge. Last month, 17-year-old Westbrook student Allan Monga won the Maine "Poetry Out Loud" contest. The...
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FILE - In this April 11 2018 file photo, teachers at Tuscano Elementary School stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in Phoenix. Arizona teachers began to vote Tuesday, April 17 on whether to walk off the job in their push for more funding for education. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 17, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers on Tuesday began weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests — a vote that's raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state's education system. The walkout vote...
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Teachers hold placards during a rally outside the state Capitol, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Denver. Teachers from around the state were on hand to demand better salaries as lawmakers under the dome were set to debate a pension reform measure to cut retirement benefits as well as take-home pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 16, 2018 - 8:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of public school teachers swarmed the Colorado state Capitol on Monday, shuttering one suburban Denver school district to demand better salaries, as lawmakers were set to debate a pension reform measure that would cut retirement benefits and take-home pay. With the...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 13, 2018 - 11:05 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky teachers declare victory after the Republican-dominated legislature overrode vetoes from the state's GOP governor of a spending plan that included new money for education, the question going forward is whether teachers will be able to sustain their momentum into...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 13, 2018 - 8:21 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase. The votes came...
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Teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz. Arizona teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay raise and more than $1 billion in new education funding. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 12, 2018 - 10:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Caving to demands from teachers who have protested low pay and school funding shortfalls for weeks, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey rolled out a proposal Thursday promising a net 20 percent raise by 2020 and pledged to push the proposal through the Legislature in the coming weeks. The...
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