May 25, 2019 - 11:45 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Teachers in Greenville County Schools will be paid a starting salary of $40,000 — the highest out of any school district in South Carolina — after school board members unanimously approved a 6-mill tax increase. Under the $668.4 million budget, teachers would get a 5% to 10...
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In this April 25, 2019, photo, science teacher Sarah Ott speaks to her class about climate literacy in Dalton, Ga. Teachers across the country describe struggles finding trustworthy materials to help them teach their students about climate change. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
May 15, 2019 - 4:45 am
When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. "It is a pretty scary topic to take on," said Allen, a teacher at...
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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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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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