Teaching

March 07, 2018 - 5:08 pm
As teachers in West Virginia noisily celebrated a 5 percent raise that ended their nine-day walkout, momentum was building elsewhere for similar protests over pay and benefits for the nation's public school teachers. Teachers in Oklahoma and Arizona are contemplating actions of their own amid...
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Students have breakfast at Stonewall Jackson Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia's teachers and students are reuniting in their classrooms after a walkout that closed schools statewide. State teachers celebrated on Tuesday as they won a 5 percent salary increase. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
March 07, 2018 - 1:17 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers returned to work as schools reopened Wednesday, still ecstatic at winning a sizeable pay increase through a massive mobilization that didn't back down when leaders offered less than what they wanted. A nine-day statewide strike was declared over...
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Teachers and school personnel celebrate after the state Senate approved a bill to increase state employee pay by 5 percent at the capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The lawmakers unanimously approved the pay raises for teachers and troopers, after the governor reached a deal to end a teacher walkout that shuttered the state's schools for nine days. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 4:57 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a statewide teachers strike in West Virginia (all times local): 3:50 p.m. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill to give teachers in the state a raise, ending a statewide teacher walkout that lasted nine days. Justice spoke at a Tuesday afternoon news...
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Wyoming County's Mullens Elementary school teachers Kara Brown, from right, Katherine Dudley and Nina Tunstalle, along with Lois Casto of Central Elementary school in St. Albans, react to news that West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate Republicans have reached a tentative deal to end a strike by giving them 5 percent raises in Charleston, W.Va., on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 1:16 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers acted swiftly Tuesday after Gov. Jim Justice and Republican leaders tentatively agreed to end the state's nine-day teachers' walkout by giving 5 percent raises not just to teachers, but to all state workers. "I believe in you and I love our kids,"...
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From left, kindergarten teacher Terra Triggs, first grade teacher Andrea Mason, kindergarten teacher Lisa Taylor, reading specialist Shelly Sexton, Brynn Triggs, Nikki Sexton relax and talk as they wait for the latest legislative news at the capitol in Charleston, W.V., on Monday, March 5, 2018; the eighth day of statewide school closures. All are teachers at Hedgesville Elementary school in Berkeley Country, W.V. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
March 05, 2018 - 9:37 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Striking teachers in West Virginia delivered yet another message to lawmakers Monday by packing the state Capitol to capacity, the eighth school day of the walkout. The show of support by thousands didn't immediately sway the lawmakers, who failed to agree on a 5 percent...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, photo, Jennyerin Steele Staats, a special education teacher from Jackson County holds her sign aloft outside of the capitol building after WVEA President Dale Lee outlined the terms for ending the walkout on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.Va. Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday, March 3, that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)
March 04, 2018 - 11:05 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As a strike by West Virginia teachers drags on, students are playing a waiting game — and video games — while trying to find enough activities to keep themselves busy. The statewide strike that began Feb. 22 enters a new week Monday with no resolution in sight. Teachers are...
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March 04, 2018 - 11:04 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State figures show the average salary for a North Carolina teacher has increased to more than $50,000 a year for the first time, but that includes local supplements. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports recently released figures from the state Department of Public...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018 file photo, Parry Casto, a fifth grade teacher at the Explorer Academy in Huntington, W.Va., dressed in an Uncle Sam costume leads hundreds of teachers in chants outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va The strike rolled into its second weekend with the state Senate planning to meet Saturday, March 3 after declining to take a vote on whether the teachers will get the 5 percent pay raise negotiated by Gov. Jim Justice and union leaders. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 03, 2018 - 10:32 pm
Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. In a joint statement, the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, West...
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March 03, 2018 - 11:12 am
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Some faculty members and students at one of Georgia's largest universities say the names of candidates and finalists in the search for the school's next president should be made public. They say greater transparency is needed in the search for Kennesaw State University's new...
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Jennyerin Steele Staats, a special education teacher from Jackson County holds her sign aloft outside of the capitol building after WVEA President Dale Lee outlined the terms for ending the walkout on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Striking teachers are to return to the classroom on Thursday, Justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 percent pay raise in the first year to end their statewide walkout. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 1:05 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's House has OK'd a 5 percent pay raise negotiated by the governor to end a walkout by the state's teachers. Nonetheless, school classrooms in all 55 counties are to remain closed Thursday. House approval of Gov. Jim Justice's proposed raise came on a 98-1 vote...
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