In this photo provided by Michael Stinnett, high school student Xavier Turner holds a sign Tuesday April 3, 2018, during teacher protests outside the Oklahoma state Capitol in Oklahoma City. Teachers in red states including Oklahoma and West Virginia have walked out of classrooms to demand higher pay and more funding for education, and lawmakers in those two states have approved. (Michael Stinnett via AP)
April 03, 2018 - 6:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections between placating constituents who are angry over education cuts and conservative supporters who want a...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather outside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
April 02, 2018 - 5:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states. Many Oklahoma...
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This combination of photos shows teachers rallying for education at the Oklahoma Capitol in Oklahoma City on Monday, April 2, 2018, from left, Dan Holcomb, a science teacher from Leedey, Okla., LaDonna Crampton, a third-grade teacher at Edmond Public Schools, Dora Blackman, a fifth-grade teacher from Healdton, Okla., and Rae Lovelace, a third-grade teacher from Leedey, Okla. All four have part time jobs to supplement their teaching income. (AP Photos/Sean Murphy)
April 02, 2018 - 4:18 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From rodeo announcer to custom-cabinet builder, second jobs have become a necessity for many teachers in Oklahoma, where educators are some of the lowest paid in the nation. Thousands of teachers demonstrated Monday at the Capitol, in step with teachers in Kentucky, to voice...
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Retired teacher Lydia Coffey chants "Vote them out" as lawmakers in Kentucky debate a bill to make changes to the state's pension system on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 29, 2018 - 10:18 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Saddled with one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in the country and defying a powerful teachers union that vowed political retribution, Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a pension overhaul Thursday that preserves benefits for most workers and does little to...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event at Lane Technical College Prep High School, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 27, 2018 - 12:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Apple's education event in Chicago (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Apple is rolling out a new educational app and giving away extra online storage to teachers and students in an attempt to reclaim some of the ground that it has lost in U.S. classrooms. The additional...
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township, Pa., Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 12, 2018 - 10:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House proposals on addressing gun violence (all times local): 8 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling state and local officials to make sure they are providing crucial mental health and criminal history information to federal background check systems...
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More than a thousand teachers and other public workers rally at the Kentucky Capitol to demonstrate against proposed changes to the state’s pension system on Monday, March 12, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Phiti/Adam Beam)
March 12, 2018 - 8:50 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than a thousand Kentucky teachers and other public workers have rallied at their state Capitol almost daily against proposed changes to the state's woefully underfunded pension system. Public employees are protesting Senate Bill 1, which would cut benefits for some...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Emergency calls from parents and students during the Florida high school massacre show 911 operators at first trying to grasp the enormity of the emergency and then calmly trying to gather information to assist arriving law enforcement officers. The officers arrive to find chaos as delays allowed the shooter to flee. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
March 11, 2018 - 8:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to combat school shootings will include helping states pay for firearms training for teachers and a call to improve the background check system. But Trump's plan will not include a push to increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons or an...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, file image made from a video provided by KATC-TV middle-school English teacher Deyshia Hargrave is handcuffed by a city marshal after complying with a marshal's orders to leave a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting in Abbeville, La., west of New Orleans. Louisiana’s attorney general sued a local school board Thursday, March 8, 2018, over a meeting disrupted by the video-recorded arrest of Hargrave being roughly handcuffed on a hallway floor after she criticized the district superintendent’s pay raise. Attorney General Jeff Landry’s lawsuit accuses the Vermilion Parish School Board and its members of violating the state’s Open Meetings Law by stifling public debate at the Jan. 8 meeting. (KATC-TV via AP, File)
March 08, 2018 - 9:09 pm
KAPLAN, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general sued a local school board Thursday over a meeting disrupted by the video-recorded arrest of a teacher being roughly handcuffed on a hallway floor after she criticized the district superintendent's pay raise. Attorney General Jeff Landry's lawsuit...
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Su Sheridan holds a sign protesting proposed cuts to retirement benefits for public school teachers on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Frankfort, Ky. An art teacher at Elkhorn Middle School, Sheridan was one of hundreds of educators in at least 28 central Kentucky schools to hold a "walk in" on Thursday. Lawmakers say the bill is necessary to save the pension system from insolvency. But Sheridan said she and other teachers are willing to strike if that's what it takes to convince lawmakers not to pass it. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 08, 2018 - 5:38 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of teachers in central Kentucky rallied in front of public schools Thursday morning to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits in what could be a precursor to a statewide strike. Kentucky state Senators on Wednesday took the first step toward passing a bill...
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