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Kentucky teachers fill the capitol for a rally.

Motion Seeks to Remove Judge From Teacher ‘Sickout’ Lawsuit

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has asked that a state judge be removed from a lawsuit that challenges the use of Kentucky labor law to obtain the names of teachers who participated in “sickouts” to protest at Kentucky’s Capitol. News outlets report that a motion filed Tuesday seeks the removal of… Read More

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State’s Largest School District, Teachers OK 3-year Contract

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state’s largest school district and its teachers union have approved a three-year contract that includes pay raises and some smaller class sizes. The Board of Education for the 50,000-student Columbus City Schools district approved the agreement Monday. The Columbus Education Association ratified it Sunday. The union represents more than 4,000… Read More

Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky.

Kentucky Finds 1,000 Teachers Violated Law During ‘Sickouts’

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s labor secretary says more than 1,000 teachers violated state law by participating in mass rallies at the state Capitol that forced some schools to close. But Labor Secretary David Dickerson says no penalties will be assessed. Dickerson is part of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. Dickerson said Friday that his… Read More

The West Virginia Senate Chambers

W.Va. Senate Refuses to Immediately Take up Teacher Raises

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Senate has decided not to immediately consider a bill to raise pay for teachers, school service workers and state police. The Republican-led Senate on Saturday rejected a motion to take up the bill that the House of Delegates passed Friday. Instead, the Senate referred the bill to its… Read More

The West Virginia state capitol building

W.Va. House Passes Pay Raise Bill for Teachers, Others

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia House of Delegates has approved pay raises for teachers and school service workers a day after they returned to classrooms following a two-day strike. The bill that passed the House 89-8 on Friday also includes raises for state police. The governor last fall requested the raises, which still… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Kentucky GOP Trying Again With Teacher Pension Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republicans in Kentucky are trying again with a bill that would make changes to the state’s troubled public pension plan for teachers. Republican Rep. Scott Lewis filed House Bill 504 on Wednesday. It would make changes to the retirement system for any teacher hired after Jan. 1, 2020. Teachers would still… Read More