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Katharine Lindenberg, a teacher from Waltham Forest in London, said the baseline tests were unnecessary, expensive and even immoral. "Baseline tests will be given to four-year-olds in the first weeks of reception. They are unnecessary, they are pointless, they are expensive and above all they ...
Tens of thousands of teachers from Oklahoma are marching on the state capitol, following in the footsteps of teachers in West Virginia, Arizona, and Kentucky. The President of the National Education Association, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, joins Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the growing ... educators

Riled by last week's passage of a surprise pension reform bill, thousands of Kentucky teachers are expected to swarm the state Capitol on Monday morning. The statewide teachers union is summoning teachers to Frankfort to press for adequate education funding in the state budget. More than 100 ...
On Saturday, Fox News Host Abby Huntsman invited Hampton Middle School sixth-grader Josie Orihuela on her show to talk about audio she had recorded of her teacher, Johnetta Benton, talking about the president. "When my president says let's Make America Great Again, when was he talking about?
'It's sad that we have to be here on our spring break fighting for what is ours, but at the same time, we're here and we're strong in force,' said Paula Pleasant, a teacher in Greenup County. Educators came from every corner of the state. There were so many teachers, in fact, shuttle buses kept making rounds.
EMC immediately sent a letter to its agents in response to the prospect that districts could legally allow teachers to be armed on their campuses. "EMC has concluded that concealed handguns on school premises pose a heightened liability risk," the letter read. "Because of this increased risk, we ... schools Insurance

GOP legislators rejected some of Bevin's strictest measures, but their own version of pension reform would've reduced cost of living adjustments for teacher pensions. Pensions are an especially fraught issue in Kentucky because under a unique arrangement, the state's public school teachers aren't ...
Teachers in Oklahoma received a pay raise when Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed legislation last week hiking their salary as much as $6,100 a year, but they are seeking a bigger across-the-board $10,000 raise. Average Teacher salaries in Oklahoma were lower than all but one other state before the ...
Kevin Courtney, the NEU joint general secretary, said his union “will prepare to consult members widely on the action we need to take in order to win these demands and solve the teacher recruitment and retention crisis”. For procedural reasons, any strikes are unlikely to take place before the end of the ...
Maggie Webb, a junior high school math teacher at Clark Avenue School in Chelsea, Mass., volunteered to teach in a high-needs area in exchange for a federal grant called the TEACH grant. But a new report found that Webb and thousands of others had their grants converted to loans because of ...
If signed, the bill could limit the number of sick days teachers can put towards their retirement and there would be no change to the cost of living adjustment staying at 1.5 percent. A private school in Boone County announced it would be closed Monday in support of statewide teacher protests. In a Facebook ...
... teachers from this September, fully funded by the government. Previous limited rises have had to be found from school budgets. NEU general secretary Kevin Courtney said: "The funding crisis is really playing into the workload crisis which is really playing into the teacher recruitment and retention crisis.".
Before attending A&M as a graduate student, Kim was a middle school teacher in a small, Texas town, where she says she didn't meet a lot of people with radically different life experiences. "He's taught me so much," she says. Kim often invites Mario to guest lecture her classes for teachers in training.
Recently, the Oklahoma teachers' union called for $10,000 teacher raises, $5,000 raises for support staff and more than $200 million for education funding. Lawmakers agreed on an average teacher raise of $6,100, $1,250 for support staff and a $50 million increase in education funding -- a measure Gov.
John "Bam" Carney, a teacher himself, made clear in a passionate speech from the floor that he was not impressed with the protests. "We have had grandchildren of members of this body come home crying from public schools because teachers are talking about their grandparents while they're at school," ...

This comes about a month after West Virginia teachers shut down schools for nearly two weeks. "Teachers just learn to survive. I'd like to eventually have a month where I don't have to look at my checking my bank account on a daily basis," said Brian Davis, a geography teacher in Bartlesville. The father of ...
Wickes resigned and was charged soon thereafter. Although the justices determined that the hugging was illegal in this case, they said teachers shouldn't be overly worried about innocent hugs with students. “It is important to note that nothing should prohibit teachers from hugging students for reassurance, ...
The teachers' union has taken a vote of "no confidence" in the school board and superintendent. Staff photo by Derek Davis. The Scarborough teachers' union announced Friday that 67 percent of staff members who participated in a recent ballot on embattled school district leaders voted that they have “no ...
(WKYT) - Fayette County Public Schools are closed Friday as large numbers of teachers have announced they will not report to work. District spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall says more than a third of school employees reported they will not be at school Friday. The total number of teachers who called out ...
LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Teachers in Vanceburg, along with many other counties, are making their voices heard outside of the classroom today about their concerns on the state's public pension system. It comes after the Kentucky Senate voted 22-15 yesterday to approve a bill that preserves most ...
On Thursday night, Kentucky's Republican-controlled state legislature passed a controversial teacher pension reform bill that lawmakers had only revealed to the public hours earlier. In response, teachers across the state decided not to come into work the next morning. More than 20 counties across ...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - The parents of the boy who was allegedly sexually abused by his teacher called her a "monster" who used their son "for her own grotesque benefits," reports CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO. The boy's father and stepmother spoke out about the arrest of Brittany Zamora, 27, who was a ...
In October, I wrote a column about Jed Shafer, a teacher in Oregon who found himself on the wrong end of the student loan repayment bureaucracy. ... Instead, she found that constituent teachers and firefighters were having a hard time navigating the rules and receiving proper credit for their payments.
iPads have also been useful for special education teachers working with children who might need more accommodation. Lauren Holloway, a special education preschool teacher at Booth Elementary in Elmira, NY says, “The iPad is portable, durable, and conducive to activities where just a pointer finger is ...
“It just broke me,” teacher Lynn Fiechter told the Courier–Journal about watching the Senate vote to pass the bill on Thursday night. She was among hundreds of teachers at the capitol on Friday, many of whom stood under a banner that said, “Kentucky deserves better.” “We were not just going to sit home,” ...
Arizona Teachers Threatening To Strike If They Don't Get A Pay Raise ... the state capitol on Wednesday, demanding a 20 percent pay raise. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey says that's a no-go. Noah Karvelis, an organizer and music teacher, tells NPR's Ailsa Chang about their next steps. Facebook; Twitter
As this wave of unrest among teachers spreads nationally, it's clear it has been inspired by the nine-day strike that won West Virginia teachers (and other state employees) a pay raise earlier this month. But there's something more fundamental going on than copycat protests. We're seeing a teacher-led ...
LODI — A high school math teacher who was sentenced to four years in prison for hitting a Bergen County police officer with his car, leaving him with career-ending injuries, has been fired. The borough school board terminated Michael Ettz's employment Wednesday night after the district was notified that ...
The two teachers from Lackawanna County were arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of institutional sexual assault for the alleged abuse of a teenage girl. ... Ruth and Nick Baggetta are both teachers -- Ruth, a music teacher at Lakeland High School and the school's band director, Nick teaches at Fell ...
Mary Fallin would give Oklahoma's teachers raises that on average would total about $6,000, making the new average teacher pay about $51,300. Tulsa World ... In 2016, the last year for which data is available, Oklahoma's average teacher salary is reportedly $45,276, including fringe benefits. That puts ...
When teachers — or for that matter, workers in any field — strike, it's usually a showdown with the bosses. That's what happened when teachers in ... Starting pay for a teacher in Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree is $31,600 — a figure set by the Legislature. The state's average salary for public school ...
Things are even worse in both West Virginia (ranked 48th in the country for teacher pay) and Oklahoma (ranked 49th). Teachers in those states make approximately $46,000 and $45,000 a year, respectively. Accounting for inflation, teachers in West Virginia have taken an 11.2 percent pay cut since 2009, ...
Noah Karvelis, (center) a teacher and leader in Arizona Educators United, speaks as Dylan Wegela, also a teacher and leader in Arizona Educators United, listens as they list their demands for Arizona leaders during a #RedForEd rally at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 ...
In Tennessee, the state provides funding for school districts to partner with alternative teaching certification programs, like The New Teacher Project, with the goal of certifying as teachers people who live in the immediate area surrounding the school – namely, those with a vested interested in remaining in ...
CHANG: So this teacher was basically told by the call center person, it doesn't matter if you're going to try to appeal this. No one will ever help you. You're just out of luck. Sorry? ARNOLD: Right. Out of luck and saddled with thousands of dollars in debt that he says he shouldn't have to pay back. And it really ...
Money he was given to become a teacher has now become a debt. West and Webb have both signed onto a lawsuit against the Education Department. In Massachusetts, it has gotten the attention of the state's attorney general, Maura Healey, who has heard from many teachers. "And for them to be actively ...
Students respond to Sankofa's self-described style: “an iron fist in a velvet glove.” Even in the comments on his YouTube channel, students gush over him. “You had to be my FAVORITE teacher,” one wrote. Another said: “He taught us about motivation, dedication, determination & being the boss of your own ...
The accused teacher, David Johnson, taught mathematics at the school from 1958 to 1991 and also supervised two student organizations, Kobylski and Gutterman said in the letter. The school contacted the Glendale Police Department after the former student came forward but was told that the alleged ...
OKLAHOMA CITY -. An exclusive News 9 poll asked more than 550 likely voters for their thoughts on a possible teacher walkout and education funding in Oklahoma, among other topics. The results showed 72 percent combined support for teachers in their efforts to get a pay raise. The results also showed ...
Teacher Alex Kimble from Willis Junior High called attention to low salaries, holding up a piece of paper that read "Can't afford a sign." Nash is Chandler High School's liaison for Arizona Educators United (AEU), a three-week-old private Facebook group of teachers and administrators that now has more ...
One had the other in a headlock, the other went to punch him but punched my arm instead,” said Heidi Kapszukiewicz, who is a retired Norwich teacher. She is still recovering from her injuries. She had a torn rotator cuff and needed surgery, and it's not her first injury. "No, I've had had numerous injuries ...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Goodyear police have arrested a teacher for alleged sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old student, according to KTVK. Police say 27-year-old Brittany Zamora was taken into custody Wednesday. She was a sixth-grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy near 182nd Avenue and Broadway ...
OKLAHOMA CITY – The House of Representatives has passed revenue measures on Monday evening that would fund pay raises for teachers, school support staff and state employees. The plan provides first-year teachers with a $5,000 pay raise and increases from there based on experience. Teachers ...
Amid a wide gap between modest teacher salaries and Miami's high housing prices, the county has a new plan: build apartments on school property and let faculty live there. A preliminary proposal includes constructing a new mid-rise middle school in the luxe Brickell area for Southside Elementary, with a ...
Ockley Green Middle School teacher Chris Riser was placed on leave Friday after an investigation showed he led hundreds of kids on an off-campus walkout that created unsafe conditons, according to Portland Public Schools officials. "Our review concludes that students were subjected to the risk of ...
Indiana teacher faces 36 molestation charges; single victim. Authorities say a southern Indiana elementary school teacher has been charged with 36 counts of child molesting involving a single child over three years. Posted: Mar. 26, 2018 4:23 PM. Updated: Mar. 26, 2018 4:23 PM. Posted By: Associated Press. AddThis ...
CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Valley teachers continue to protest as part of the "Red for Ed" movement. "Instead of a walkout, it's not a strike, it's not any of those negative connotations, it's just a positive walking in together, unified to show that we are all in support of education and doing what's best for our ...
WASHINGTON — The trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a Prince George's County, Maryland teacher and their 2-year-old daughter begins with jury selection Monday. Daron Boswell-Johnson was 25 when he allegedly shot and killed NeShante Davis and their daughter, Chloe Davis-Green, ...


 

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