Month: February 2019

Thousands of teachers are on strike in Oakland, California ― and a week in, they show no sign of stopping.   The strike, led by teachers union Oakland Education Association, began last Thursday with picket lines outside schools and a rally in front of City Hall, and is now into its sixth day. Around 3,000
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Nestled 45 minutes outside Philadelphia, the Cheyney University campus looks like any number of small colleges that dot the rural Northeast: rolling lawns, stately gray brick dorm halls and an architectural hodgepodge of classroom buildings old and new, each a testament to Cheyney’s 183-year history. But Cheyney University isn’t just any run-of-the-mill Northeastern college. Cheyney
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Starting school later allows adolescents to get more sleep, thus improving student’s physical and mental health, attendance, and academic performance, according to new research published by Science Advances. Adolescents are recommended to get nine hours of sleep a night, but a number of external factors – including interrupted sleep from academic responsibilities and light-emitting devices – has
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West Virginia teachers said they would return to their schools Thursday after two days out on strike. Their announcement came late Wednesday when a bill pushing charter schools and education savings accounts died in the state legislature. The teachers successfully beat back a legislative effort that they viewed as a push to privatize public education.
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West Virginia public school teachers plan to go on strike again Tuesday, nearly a year to the day after they began a historic walkout that inspired teacher strikes in other states. The unions representing teachers and other school personnel announced the new work stoppage Monday night at the statehouse in Charleston, as the GOP-controlled state
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Teachers carry placards as they walk a picket line outside South High School early Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Denver. The strike on Monday is the first for teachers in Colorado in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) After 15 fruitless, frustrating months at the bargaining
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Cicely Woodard (center) is presented the NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence. A record-breaking number of educators were recognized at the annual NEA Foundation ‘Salute to Excellence’ Gala on Friday, February 8, 2019. Marking the 50th anniversary of the National Education Association, 46 educators from across the country, nominated by their state affiliates, were awarded
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DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay. The school district said schools will remain open during the strike and will be staffed by administrators and substitute teachers. However, the district has canceled classes for 5,000 preschool children because it doesn’t have the staff
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