INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Just how much additional money will go toward Indiana schools is a top unanswered question as the General Assembly nears the end of this year's legislative...
Harris: Close the teacher pay gap.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has made a brief appearance in New Orleans, repeating her call for tax credits for working families and a nationally funded teacher...
Idaho governor touts accomplishments of first 100 days
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little marked his 100th day in office Wednesday by touting his accomplishments.
"Fast and rewarding," the Republican said at a press conference. "It doesn't...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the South Carolina Senate Budget Debate (all times local):
The budget debate in the Senate turns to teacher salaries for nearly two...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — House Republicans blocked passage Tuesday of a $3.8 billion Louisiana public school financing formula, supporting its teacher pay raises but objecting to a separate boost...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new state budget plan would send some more money to Indiana schools but far less than what advocacy groups have said is needed for teacher pay raises.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The brokering of a hard-fought tax deal to stabilize the budget hasn't ended Louisiana's financial feuds as lawmakers return Monday for their annual regular legislative...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of Mississippi's statewide teacher organizations asked supporters Thursday if they're interested in protests over teacher pay and Republican education policies, even...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on California Sen. Kamala Harris campaigning in northern Nevada for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination (all times local):
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two of the three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor agreed on many points during the first debate of the 2019 campaign season, each saying he would make a...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Republican gubernatorial debate in Mississippi (all times local):
Two of the three Republicans running for Mississippi governor say...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two candidates in the open race for Mississippi lieutenant governor say the $1,500 teacher pay raise approved by legislators is too small.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on teacher pay and the Mississippi budget (all times local):
Mississippi could spend more on a program that subsidizes private school...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia teachers and other certified school employees will see a $3,000 raise under the $27.5 billion spending proposal headed to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on teacher pay raises and state budget talks in Mississippi (all times local):
A top lawmaker says the overall cost to Mississippi taxpayers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first major policy proposal of her presidential campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris of California is focused on boosting the salaries of teachers.
HOUSTON (AP) — Charging onto the home turf of their Democratic rivals, Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned in Texas for the first time Saturday while Sen. Bernie Sanders swung through California — both...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday called for a significant federal investment in teacher pay, the first policy proposal that she has put forth since...
Starting teacher pay raised to $40,000 in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Starting teacher pay will increase to $40,000 annually in a move Idaho lawmakers hope will attract and keep more teachers in the state.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's two Republican candidates for governors started Monday to stake out modest differences on business tax breaks, teacher pay and the state's Medicaid expansion...
West Virginia education forums set to start
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education officials are kicking off a series of public hearings as part of preparations for an upcoming special legislative session.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democrat-led New Mexico Legislature sent a $7 billion spending plan to an allied governor that hikes spending on low-income students, teacher pay and infrastructure as...
Committee approves higher minimum teacher pay in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee has approved a proposal to provide a minimum salary to the state's teachers with a party-line vote.
Teacher pay, abortion restriction among surviving bills
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Wednesday was the deadline for the Mississippi House and Senate to act on general bills that originated in the other chamber. Bills that were amended and passed will return...
Dates added for West Virginia education forums
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education officials have announced additional dates for public forums as part of preparations for an upcoming special legislative session.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's standing on teacher pay keeps improving compared to other states.
The National Education Association released on Tuesday its annual teacher salary...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The dam finally broke Monday on Mississippi lawmakers' desires to boost teacher pay by more than the pair of $500 raises over the next two years that leaders had originally...
W.Va. education forums planned ahead of special session
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education officials will hold seven public forums as part of preparations for an upcoming special legislative session.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a state budget with money earmarked for a potential teacher pay increase, priming a legislative overtime where lawmakers plan to debate...
West Virginia gov calls special session on education
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling a special legislative session to address teacher pay raises and other education issues.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House on Wednesday approved a massive bill overhauling education in the state. But any revamping of the education system stills has a long road in the...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on an education overhaul bill in South Carolina (all times local):
The South Carolina House has passed a massive bill overhauling education...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Promoting what he calls North Carolina's "chance for a bold future," Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday formally unveiled his budget proposal, which includes expanding Medicaid,...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sweeping public education reforms were endorsed by the New Mexico state House and Senate on Tuesday in an effort to boost minimum teacher pay, channel more than $100 million...
Teacher pay raise plan heads to Mississippi House
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A $1,000 pay raise for Mississippi teachers is heading for debate in the state House.
The proposal is in Senate Bill 2770 , which cleared the House Education Committee...
Massive South Carolina education overhaul bill moves forward
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A massive bill overhauling education in South Carolina was sent to the House floor on Wednesday amid signs from some representatives and members of the Senate that it is far...
South Dakota lawmakers debate pair of sales tax cut bills
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are debating competing measures to address the Legislature's commitment to scale back a 2016 sales tax hike.
Schools Superintendent Johnson announces “NC2030” goals
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elected public schools chief is holding up the goal of making the state the best to learn and teach in by 2030.
Arkansas governor signs bill raising minimum teacher pay
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into a law a measure that will raise the minimum for teacher salaries in the state by $4,000 over the next four years.
Hutchinson on Monday signed the bill to raise the minimum starting salary in 168 of the state's 235 school districts beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The remaining districts are already paying the minimum salary requirements laid out in the legislation.
Indiana governor names no current teachers to pay commission
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A seven-member commission picked by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to recommend ways to boost teacher pay won't include any current teachers or school leaders.
Holcomb's office announced his appointments Tuesday for the panel, which will be led by former Mayflower Group chairman and president Michael Smith. The remaining members are three other business executives, an Ivy Tech Community College vice president, a philanthropic foundation leader and a nonprofit group executive.
Report shows 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left profession
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new State Department of Education report shows about 30,000 Oklahoma teachers, or 10 percent of the teaching workforce, have left the profession in the last six years.
The report released Tuesday shows Oklahoma's exodus compares to a national rate of 7.7 percent.
Iowa House passes 2 percent funding increase for schools
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has approved an education funding measure that provides a 2 percent increase in state per-pupil funding for the budget year beginning in July.
The bill approved Monday night would boost per-pupil support from the state general fund to nearly $3.3 billion, but education advocates say at least a 3 percent increase is needed to keep up with inflation.
Denver school leaders, teachers negotiate to avoid strike
DENVER (AP) — Denver school leaders and teachers will try to reach a last-minute deal to avert a planned strike on Monday.
Both sides are scheduled to meet Friday evening to discuss how much teachers should be paid, both in base pay and in incentives.
They are divided on how teachers can advance in pay and the size of bonuses for teachers working in high-poverty schools and in schools deemed high priority by the district.
Teacher pay, abortion restriction alive at 1st deadline
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tuesday marked the first deadline of the three-month session of the Mississippi Legislature. It was the final day for committees to act on general bills originating in their own chamber. Bills that survived move to the full House or Senate for debate. Tax and spending bills face a later deadline to pass committees.
New GOP governor proposes $1,200 raise for Oklahoma teachers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Vowing to make education a priority for his administration following a teacher rebellion that shuttered schools for two weeks last year, Oklahoma's new Republican governor told lawmakers Monday he wants to give classroom teachers a $1,200, across-the-board pay raise.
The Latest: Stitt seeks another $1,200 pay hike for teachers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt unveiling his budget proposal and delivering his State of the State address to begin the 2019 legislative session (all times local):
Oklahoma's new Republican governor wants to use a projected budget surplus to give a $1,200 pay raise for public school teachers that would bring the state to tops in the region for pay and benefits for educators.
Indiana debate over teacher pay boost remains unsettled
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Statehouse Republicans haven't come up with more than modest proposals toward boosting Indiana teacher pay even as they continue touting that step as a top goal for the new state budget.
Initial requests from Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb seek about $210 million more in education funding for next school year, although a new report from education advocacy groups says $658 million is needed to boost average teacher pay to the midpoint of Indiana's neighboring states.