Portugal’s government warns of quitting over teacher pay

Europe 05/03/19, 12:27

Portugal's prime minister is warning opposition parties his minority government will resign if parliament approves a bill giving teachers retroactive pay to replace income they lost due to national austerity measures. Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the move would increase ...

Indiana action on teacher pay, hate crimes faulted by some

Sports 04/27/19, 12:45

Indiana Republican leaders started this year's legislative session with calls to boost the state's lagging teacher pay and adopt a hate crimes law.The GOP-dominated Legislature took action on both topics, although Democrats and advocacy groups say the steps fell short ...

Indiana lawmakers look to settle budget, gambling bills

Sports 04/24/19, 17:45

Indiana lawmakers continued negotiations Wednesday on final versions of a wide-ranging gambling bill and a proposal to start taxing the liquids used in electronic cigarettes as they near the expected end of this year's legislative session. House and Senate leaders aim ...

GOP plan boosts Indiana schools by 2.5% over next 2 years

Sports 04/23/19, 18:09

Top Indiana Republicans are touting their state budget plan that increases base school funding by 2.5% percent each of the next two years as making strides toward improving teacher pay.Gov. Eric Holcomb joined GOP legislative leaders Tuesday and announced a ...

School money, gambling decisions near for Indiana lawmakers

U.S. 04/20/19, 10:35

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 session.Lawmakers could wrap up the session as early as Wednesday but negotiations on the ...

GOP candidates for Louisiana governor showing differences

Business 03/18/19, 18:38

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 program, at an event called to tout their differences from Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards on ...

A year after teacher strikes, some lawmakers ready for fight

U.S. 03/01/19, 17:37

Teachers are returning to state Capitols one year after strikes and walkouts to protest pensions, education funding and teacher pay.Teachers called in sick Thursday to close six Kentucky school districts to protest a bill in the Republican-controlled state legislature that ...

New GOP governor proposes $1,200 raise for Oklahoma teachers

Business 02/04/19, 15:52

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.In his ...

New governor, legislators bring optimism to Oklahoma Capitol

Business 02/02/19, 10:50

With a new businessman outsider in place as governor and more than 50 new faces in the Republican-controlled Legislature, optimism abounds at the Oklahoma Capitol about the session that begins Monday.Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who campaigned on making Oklahoma a ...

Indiana lawmakers facing tight budget, hate crimes debate

Sports 01/02/19, 14:36

Indiana lawmakers could struggle to give more than minimal funding increases to public schools in the new state budget that will emerge from this year's legislative session.Members of the General Assembly will return Thursday to the Statehouse in Indianapolis for ...

Holcomb holding off on Indiana teacher pay, preschool boost

Business 12/06/18, 17:31

Gov. Eric Holcomb is aiming to preserve Indiana's $1.8 billion state budget surplus over the next two years while not directing more money toward goals of increasing teacher pay or expanding the state-funded preschool program.The Republican governor announced Thursday his ...

Hundreds of US teacher candidates shake up midterm elections

U.S. 10/03/18, 01:01

Teachers have been making their mark in the U.S. midterm elections, running in what may be unprecedented numbers and empowered by the successful #RedForEd protests for higher teacher pay and increased school spending.After years of dense education debates over teacher ...

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