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Denver teachers are ready to strike over pay raises alone

Denver teachers are prepared to walk of the job Monday for the first time in 25 years over an incentive-based pay system they call unpredictable and unfair to experienced educators.


Denver teachers’ strike on hold amid procedural wrangling

Denver school officials asked the state on Wednesday to intervene in its pay dispute with teachers, a move that will delay a strike that had been scheduled to start Monday.


Los Angeles teachers union hints at new talks during strike

The head of the Los Angeles teachers union hinted at contract talks resuming Wednesday as striking educators in the nation’s second-largest school district protested outside hundreds of schools for a …


Greek state school teachers clash with riot police in Athens

Protesting Greek school teachers have clashed with police in central Athens during a demonstration against government plans for hiring new teachers.


Teacher strike delayed in second-largest U.S. school district

The union representing teachers in Los Angeles – the nation’s second-largest school district – postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay …


Idaho school to reinstate staff who wore controversial Halloween costumes

The Middleton School District announced in a news release Wednesday that it will “welcome our teachers and aides back into their classrooms in the next few days,” having finished an …


Tacoma teachers’ strike: Sides ‘far apart’ in state’s 4th-biggest school district

Teacher strikes in Tacoma, Battle Ground, Centralia, and Tumwater have impacted more than 53,000 students combined, just under half of whom come from low-income households.


Evergreen reaches tentative deal with teachers

The teachers strike in Evergreen Public Schools could be over after a tentative agreement was reached at 2:57 a.m. today.


No school in Tacoma on Thursday as teachers announce strike

Tacoma teachers say they will strike starting Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Central Valley teachers and administrators to meet Monday on pay increases

After Spokane Public Schools and the Mead School District agreed this week to large pay raises for their teachers, the teachers union for Central Valley School District hopes to get …


Yakima teachers, students head back to class on time after strike averted over weekend

After teachers and the Yakima School District reached a tentative contract agreement over the weekend, school began as scheduled Monday – much to the relief of parents, students and employees.


Evergreen, Washougal teachers on picket lines on first day of school

Teachers in the Evergreen and Washougal school districts headed to the picket lines this morning, demonstrating in favor of higher wages after contract negotiations across Clark County stalled.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

Spokane teachers urge school board to give $28 million in pay raises

Teachers turned up in large numbers and turned up the volume Wednesday night in their ongoing contract talks with the Spokane Public Schools district.


Yakima Valley schools working to fill at least 65 open teaching positions

A Yakima Herald-Republic analysis of current online job postings found that there are at least 65 open teaching positions in the Yakima Valley.


Special-needs teachers in high demand in the Yakima Valley

Educators say the Yakima Valley isn’t immune to a growing statewide problem: It’s hard to hire, and even harder to retain, teachers who work with special-needs students.


Showing support

A sea of red shirts formed Tuesday afternoon outside the Clarkston School District Office as the first of what could be many rounds of contract negotiations began.


Teachers need more than appreciation

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week, and I intended to write on the subject, but a more newsy topic intervened. That’s an apt metaphor for what is happening to the …


Study: Despite modest income, teachers pay for class needs

Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to …


Teachers seeking more resources fill North Carolina streets

Teachers demanding better pay and more resources filled the streets of North Carolina’s capital city Wednesday with loud chants and the color red, continuing the trend of educators around the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Striking Arizona teachers win 20 percent raise, end walkout

The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending more than …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools

Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Arizona teachers vote to walk off job in first-ever statewide strike

Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

Thousands of Kentucky teachers filled the streets near the state Capitol in Frankfort on a cold, overcast Monday to rally for education funding.


Oklahoma teachers who just got raises rally for more funding

Thousands of Oklahoma teachers are expected to descend on the state Capitol Monday to demand lawmakers approve more education funding just days after the Legislature did just that.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Hundreds of Kentucky teachers rally to oppose benefit cuts

Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from …


100 years ago in Spokane: School board debates allowing married women to be teachers

The Spokane School Board was considering a shocking idea –allowing married women to be schoolteachers. The district, like many others in 1918, had a rule prohibiting married women from teaching.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 8:49 a.m.

Kentucky teachers rally over retirement cuts, warn of strike

Hundreds of teachers in central Kentucky have rallied in front of public schools to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits in what could be a precursor to a statewide …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Striking West Virginia teachers to return to class Thursday

Striking teachers in West Virginia are to return to the classroom on Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 …


Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools teachers achieve national standards certification

Spokane Public Schools has announced 51 teachers have achieved the 2017 National Board Certification.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

Report: Teacher shortage worse in Idaho than other states

A recent report says about a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don’t go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of …