SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for …
CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials suspended a former Crawford teacher's license for a year because she violated state testing rules last spring.
In this Feb. 4, 2016, photo, fourth-grade teacher Jessica Ries leads a soccer-style cheer to prepare her Hayward Elementary School students for a writing assessment test in Sioux Falls, S.D. Ries is one of many teachers working two jobs in South Dakota, a state that ranks last in teacher pay…
In this Feb. 1, 2016, photo, Jessica Ries calls a couple to remind them of an upcoming appointment at Tip Top Tux in Sioux Falls, S.D. Ries, a fourth-grade teacher at Hayward Elementary School, works the second job because of South Dakota’s low teacher pay. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)
Teacher Jessica Ries passes out writing assessment tests to her fourth-grade students at Hayward Elementary School in Sioux Falls, S.D. Ries is one of many teachers working two jobs in South Dakota, a state that ranks last in teacher pay. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Faculty members at North Dakota State University plan to conduct research in an effort to make wind power more widespread, reliable and efficient.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Leaders of top-ranking charter schools in Ohio say more money is needed to pay for quality teachers and more spacious facilities if the sector is to thrive.
Genesee County Volunteer Militia members and protesters gather for a rally outside of Flint City Hall on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016 over the cities ongoing water crisis. The militia was handing out free bottled water and water filters. (Conor Ralph/The Flint Journal — MLive.com via AP)
DETROIT — Darnell Earley didn’t come up with the plan to channel corrosive river water into Flint’s old lead-lined water pipes, causing a health emergency. And he certainly can’t be blamed for the Detroit school system’s decaying facilities and wrecked finances.
PHOENIX (AP) — A suburban Phoenix school district is taking disciplinary action after a photo of students spelling out a racial slur with T-shirts showed up on social media.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Teachers and schools will be spared from penalties for poor student performance on the 2015 ISTEP after Gov. Mike Pence signed two bills into law Thursday, checking off a major priority for him and fellow Republicans who sought to address students' low scores as well as t…
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri graduate students workers have drafted bylaws for a potential union.
CHICAGO (AP) — Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, which faces a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a possible strike in a matter of months.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators on Tuesday kicked off debates on merit pay for public school teachers and requiring state oversight of local school construction projects.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Lawmakers should pass a half-cent sales tax increase to improve South Dakota's lowest-in-the-nation teacher pay so it's competitive with neighboring states, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Tuesday in his State of the State address.
DETROIT (AP) — A wave of teacher absences described by an activist as "rolling strikes" shut down more than half of Detroit's 100 public schools Monday, keeping thousands of students at home as a so-called sick-out entered a second week.
BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado has agreed to pay $25,000 to a philosophy professor who was temporarily banned from the Boulder campus after making a joke about suicide and murder.
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AVON, Ind. (AP) — A state lawmaker is seeking to move more educators into Indiana's classrooms by allowing them to negotiate their own contract with schools, rather than be subject to collective bargaining contracts negotiated by teacher unions.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A new report shows that almost 40 percent of tenure-track faculty at the University of Missouri received waivers that allow them to reduce their teaching load during their final academic years.