Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.
Hundreds of thousands of American schoolteachers work second jobs to boost their income.
After weeks of protests by teachers, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey rolled out a proposal Thursday promising a net 20 percent raise by 2020.
Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma have rallied at the state Capitol in an effort to get lawmakers to approve additional educational funding.
Oklahoma’s two largest school districts will close for the ninth consecutive day because of a teacher strike, matching the length of a walkout in West Virginia earlier this year that started a rebellion of teachers in some Republican-led states.
Before the school day begins, Arizona teachers plan to be outside in red shirts to show solidarity and demand for higher salaries.
As the Oklahoma teachers’ strike enters its second week, Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that they have no plans to further concede to the groups’ demands of eliminating a capital gains tax break as a way to increase school funding.
Hundreds of schools in Oklahoma and Kentucky were forced to remain closed Tuesday as teachers continue to strike for better wages and education funding.
A Florida middle school teacher accused of espousing racist views on a podcast that she hosted has resigned, WTSP-TV reported Monday.
Thousands of educators in Kentucky and Oklahoma took to the streets of their respective state capitals Monday to demand higher pay and more funding for public education.