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Elementary school teacher in Hayden arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor

Police arrested a 5th grade teacher in Hayden, Idaho, on Friday on suspicion of sexual abuse of a minor.

Wounded teacher expected shots at school, not on drive home

Longtime schoolteacher Deborah Judd has grown accustomed to active-shooter drills in her second-grade classroom. She was less prepared to see a gunman in the street on her way home.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walk out again

Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on a strike that launched a national “Red4Ed” movement, they’re doing it again.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018

Kennewick teacher treasures gift from student with ‘nothing to give’ but cereal

Rachel Uretsky-Pratt is an elementary school teacher in Kennewick, Washington, so this time of year she gets a lot of gifts from students: chocolates, notes, jewelry.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Court nixes pension law that prompted teacher protests

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to the state’s struggling public pension system eight months after it prompted thousands of teachers to protest, …

East Valley School District says teacher’s video of PE class routine, parent’s complaint unfounded

East Valley School District officials say a middle-school physical education teacher did nothing wrong by recording video of students doing a gym exercise with his personal cellphone.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Judge rejects bid to move trial of Idaho teacher accused of killing puppy

Despite the hundreds of thousands of people outside of this Franklin County city who think that a local biology teacher who allegedly fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle …

Tensions swell over school salaries in Yakima Valley

Now that a nearly $1 billion court-approved funding package is being distributed to school districts in the Yakima Valley and the rest of the state, disputes are breaking out over …

Report says Idaho teacher pay ranks 43rd in the nation

The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy reported Monday that teacher pay in Idaho ranks 43rd in the nation, and Idaho teacher pay is close to the pay in several other …

Tri-Cities area school district sued for enabling child pornographer

Prosser School District officials knew a former staffer had engaged in “grooming behavior” with students, yet they allowed him to keep working with kids and even paved the way for …

This educator says she tried to stick up for students with special needs, and that got her fired

A former paraeducator is suing the Mabton School District, alleging she was wrongly fired for voicing concerns about policies involving special-needs students.

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Idaho teacher accused of animal cruelty pleads not guilty at court appearance Tuesday

A Preston Junior High teacher accused of animal cruelty in connection with the feeding of a classroom animal in March pleaded not guilty to the charge in Franklin County Court …

Why a teacher carried her 2-year-old up to Scott Pruitt’s restaurant table and asked him to resign

We can only speculate what Scott Pruitt thinks about when he eats lunch. But he looked relaxed at his table at Teaism on Monday afternoon – exactly 500 days into …

Teacher who stopped attack says he had to save students

A suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student inside his classroom said Monday that his swift decisions “were the only acceptable actions” to save his …

Arizona teachers rally again ahead of salary increase vote

Arizona educators gathered Wednesday in their red T-shirts at the state Capitol for a fifth and final day of a statewide walkout as the Republican-controlled Legislature was expected to pass …

Some say teachers risk losing support as walkout continues

When Oklahoma Republicans finally passed a massive tax hike for hundreds of millions of new dollars for public schools and teacher pay raises, they thought they would get a thank …

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Idaho investigates claims that teacher fed puppy to turtle

The Idaho attorney general’s office says it’s investigating an alleged animal cruelty case amid claims that a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several …

West Virginia teacher’s strike: ‘We feel … under attack’

The West Virginia teacher’s strike entered a new week with no immediate resolution in sight. Teachers are waiting for state lawmakers to agree on a pay raise, and state House …

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Sheriff: Guns taken from Georgia teacher after car set afire

A Georgia teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom had three rifles taken away after setting the family car ablaze two years ago, according to a sheriff’s report …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

West Virginia teachers to continue strike Tuesday

Thousands of striking schoolteachers who have shut down West Virginia classrooms for days are demanding a face-to-face meeting with the governor and legislative leaders on their pay grievances, a union …

Montana teacher denies rape charge, trial set for June

A Montana teacher has denied a charge she had sex with a male student under the age of 16.

Theater teacher admits creating fake Facebook pages to spy

A theater director at a school in Maine who acknowledged creating fake Facebook profiles to eavesdrop on parents’ discussions is out of a job.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

Marshal who arrested teacher was sued for excessive force

Waving signs heralding free speech and chanting “Stand by Deyshia,” about 100 people gathered in a light rain Thursday to rally to support Deyshia Hargrave – the Louisiana teacher ejected …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Fallout from Louisiana teacher’s arrest rages on

The Louisiana teacher whose widely viewed arrest at a school board meeting sparked online outrage has returned to work even as fallout from the incident rages on.

Lawsuit claims Montana school failed to protect student from teacher

The parents of a former student have filed a federal lawsuit against a western Montana school district, claiming school officials did not protect their daughter from being sexually harassed and …

Montana court rules man was mentally fit for murder trial

The Montana Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the man who helped kill a Montana teacher in 2012 was mentally competent when he pleaded guilty.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017

Police: Teacher rescued, suspect shot in school standoff

A man who barged into his child’s Southern California elementary school and allegedly held a 70-year-old teacher hostage for nearly seven hours was shot by police who forced their way …

Pregnant teacher found dead; boyfriend charged with murder

A pregnant Maryland teacher who was missing for more than a week has been found dead in a shallow grave, and her boyfriend is charged with her slaying, police said …

Ex-Evergreen teacher gets 6 months in ‘upskirt’ case

Former Evergreen High School teacher Matthew Morasch was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail for trying to take “upskirt” images of a girl in his class and another woman …