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David Dodson, president of MDC, which was formerly known as Manpower Development Corporation, a nonprofit group, smiles at his office after presenting the findings of MDC's State of the South 2018 report in Durham, NC., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Among the report's findings was that the South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent pool won't share in the region's economic growth unless leaders in the 13 southern recommit to spending on public schools and higher education. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
April 10, 2018 - 4:11 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent won't share in the region's economic growth unless state leaders commit to spending more on public schools and higher education, according to a study released Tuesday. The State of the South 2018 report found that 13 states...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 9:32 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on the state's public schools in hopes of meeting a court mandate after the rancorous final days of debate highlighted deep divisions among top Republicans. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer publicly endorsed a bill that would phase...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on school funding early Sunday, with Republicans pushing the measure to passage over the bitter objections of some GOP colleagues in hopes of meeting a court mandate. Dozens of teachers, many wearing red shirts, converged on...
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Dustie Swaim, an eighth grade English teacher at Dewery Middle School in Dewey, Okla., listens in the Senate gallery as the Senate discusses revenue measures on the fifth day of protests over school funding, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 06, 2018 - 3:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate approved two bills Friday designed to generate about $40 million more for public schools, but it was unclear whether that would be enough to placate thousands of teachers on a five-day strike seeking more money for education. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin next...
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April 06, 2018 - 9:54 am
BISHOP, Ga. (AP) — A University of Georgia faculty member has died after being hit while riding her bicycle. Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson tells news outlets that a pickup truck hit 45-year-old Karen Tinsley from behind Tuesday night in Oconee County, killing the avid cyclist. The...
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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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