New coalition provides athletic shoes for school kids

MONROE, La. (AP) — A new coalition is providing athletic shoes for 40 children at one Louisiana elementary school. Members learned that children were coming to the office at Barkdull Faulk Elementary School in Monroe, crying because their shoes were... More >>

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Teachers highlight value of students learning to read music

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Music teacher Beverly Pierce says music is an international language if one learns to read it. “My daughter’s friend is a piano player from Czechoslovakia,” Pierce, who has taught music for 44 years — including six years at ... More >>

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Louisiana school board backs governor’s teacher raise plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ push to give Louisiana public schoolteachers a pay raise and school districts their first spending increase in years won support Tuesday from the state’s top school board. Members of the Board of Elemen... More >>

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Florida bill defines anti-Semitism, prohibits discrimination

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill that would define anti-Semitism under Florida law and prohibit religion-based discrimination at public schools and universities is advancing in the Legislature. The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee unanimously appr... More >>

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National group: North Carolina teacher pay moves up rankings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s standing on teacher pay keeps improving compared to other states. The National Education Association released on Tuesday its annual teacher salary rankings. The data show North Carolina ranked 34th in average te... More >>

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Senate panel OKs bill on student vouchers, teacher bonuses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill that would create a new voucher program allowing more Florida students to attend private schools by tapping into taxpayer money normally used for traditional public schools began moving Wednesday in the state Senate. ... More >>

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South Carolina House passes massive education overhaul bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House on Wednesday approved a massive bill overhauling education in the state. But any revamping of the education system stills has a long road in the General Assembly. Earlier Wednesday, a group of senators ... More >>

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West Virginia gov calls special session on education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling a special legislative session to address teacher pay raises and other education issues. Justice said in a news release Wednesday night the special session would be held after the 60-... More >>

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At least 4 Kentucky school districts close amid protests

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least four Kentucky school districts were forced to close Thursday as hundreds of teachers called in sick to continue protesting what they believe to be anti-public education proposals in the state legislature. More >>

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