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Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

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 …

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Nebraska suspends teacher's license for violating test rules

CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials suspended a former Crawford teacher's license for a year because she violated state testing rules last spring.

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Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

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…

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Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

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)

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Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

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)

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North Dakota State to research new system for wind power

North Dakota State to research new system for wind power

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.

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Ohio charter-school survey flags resources as challenge

Ohio charter-school survey flags resources as challenge

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.

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Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

Problems in Detroit, Flint show rift over emergency managers

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)

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Problems in Michigan show rift over emergency managers

Problems in Michigan show rift over emergency managers

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.

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Phoenix school district 'outraged' over photo of racial slur

Phoenix school district 'outraged' over photo of racial slur

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.

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Pence signs ISTEP reprieve bills into law

Pence signs ISTEP reprieve bills into law

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…

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Missouri graduate students consider creating union

Missouri graduate students consider creating union

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri graduate students workers have drafted bylaws for a potential union.

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Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

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.

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Kansas lawmakers begin debate over merit pay for teachers

Kansas lawmakers begin debate over merit pay for teachers

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.

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Daugaard wants sales tax increase to boost low teacher pay

Daugaard wants sales tax increase to boost low teacher pay

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.

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Dozens of Detroit schools close due to teacher protest

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.

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CU-Boulder settles with professor over campus ban

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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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Opinions on gun liability, school funding in Arizona, death with dignity law. 

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Lawmaker wants to allow teachers to negotiate own contract

Lawmaker wants to allow teachers to negotiate own contract

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.

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University of Missouri teaching waivers scrutinized

University of Missouri teaching waivers scrutinized

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.

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