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Seattle teachers and staff vote to authorize a strike – unless a deal is reached by Sept. 5

It’s official: Teachers and school staff in Seattle voted to authorize a strike Tuesday evening. The strike could take effect if negotiations with Seattle Public Schools don’t result in a …


South Dakota considers ban on teaching about gender identity

South Dakota lawmakers will consider banning public school teaching on gender identity in elementary and middle schools, a push that critics say targets transgender students in the same way some …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:42 p.m.

Mississippi to resume teaching ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district will resume teaching “To Kill A Mockingbird” after the book was pulled from a junior high reading list.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Congress can still aid health care

Federal funds for teaching health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program need to be approved this week, and premiums for the Affordable Care Act also need to be finalized.


On the road: Nobel laureate Soyinka to teach in South Africa

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka says being a traveling teacher has become “a way of life” as he takes up a post as visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg.


Mexico offers teaching jobs to ‘dreamers’ returning from U.S.

Mexico’s Education Department is encouraging people who might be affected by the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to apply for jobs as English teachers in Mexico.


Idaho board OKs master teacher pay bonuses

Experienced teachers in Idaho looking for a bonus will have to show their work just like their students under a new plan recently adopted by the Idaho State Board of …


100 years ago in Spokane: Teaching most popular career option for girls at Lewis and Clark

Each girl at Lewis and Clark High School was asked to name her chosen future vocation; only three replied “to be married.”


Sue Lani Madsen: Christian, secular traditions shouldn’t clash at Christmas

The Christian and secular traditions of Christmas should be put aside to celebrate peace, writes Spokesman-Review columnist Sue Lani Madsen.


Teacher in accidental shooting in good condition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a Utah teacher is in good condition after accidentally shooting herself in the leg with a concealed firearm in a faculty bathroom at …


Program takes byte out of gender gap

A wall and at least one generation separated two groups of students learning computer programming skills in Coeur d’Alene this week. In one classroom, 26 middle school girls took some …


AP-NORC Poll: Parents back high-stakes testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, …


Washington teacher accused of identity theft

COULEE DAM, Wash. — A teacher in the Coulee Dam School District is accused of forgery and identity theft.


Union calls for teacher certification exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schoolteachers should have to pass a stringent exam — much like the bar exam for lawyers — before being allowed to enter the profession, one of the …


5 states to increase class time in some schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states announced Monday that …


5 states to increase class time in some schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states were to announce …


A public law school faces trial over liberal bias

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Praised by colleagues as smart, friendly and passionate about the law, Teresa Wagner was a leading candidate when two jobs came open to teach writing …


Chicago schools CEO replaced after 17 months

CHICAGO (AP) — Just three weeks after the resolution of Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter-century, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to improve schools face more upheaval with the resignation …


Chicago schools CEO replaced after 17 months

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard stepped down Thursday after a little more than a year in the post and just three weeks after the school district …


Chicago teachers vote to approve 3-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) — Members of the Chicago Teachers Union overwhelmingly have approved a new three-year contract that includes pay increases and a new evaluation system, union officials announced late Wednesday. …


School strike first of many challenges for Emanuel

CHICAGO (AP) — The grueling teachers strike is over. Now comes the hard part for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As he pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s …


After teachers strike, doubts about implications

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel secured an extension of Chicago’s school day and empowered principals to hire the teachers they want. Teachers were able to soften a new evaluation …


Chicago students return to class as strike ends

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children returned to school Wednesday, less than a day after teachers ended a seven-day strike that disrupted the daily routines of thousands of families and made …


Chicago students returning to class as strike ends

CHICAGO (AP) — Students prepared to return to class Wednesday after Chicago teachers voted to suspend their first strike in a quarter century, shutting 350,000 children out of school, disrupting …


Union head: Chicago students in class Wednesday

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s teachers union leader says hundreds of thousands of students will return to classrooms Wednesday after delegates overwhelmingly voted to suspend a seven-day teachers strike. Chicago Teachers …


Chicago teachers vote to return to classroom

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel …


Chicago teachers await vote that could end strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of delegates to the Chicago teachers union gathered Tuesday to debate a proposed contract, the first step before casting a critical vote that could end the …


Chicago teachers to consider offer, ending strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest city will pore over the details of a contract settlement Tuesday as the clock ticks down to an afternoon meeting in which …


Chicago mayor: Court must end teachers’ strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s appeal to the courts to end a six-day Chicago teachers strike set off a new round of recriminations Monday but did not appear to …


Chicago teachers strike enters 2nd week

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to the courts to try to put an end to a teachers strike that’s entering its second week and has left …