Teacher unions

September 29, 2017 - 8:11 am
DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school board have been on strike for a week, and now some parents forming their own picket line, too. Parents in the Dallas School District planned to picket from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. The parents aren't taking sides but are, instead,...
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September 18, 2017 - 6:14 am
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has canceled classes after contract negotiations with teachers broke down and the union decided to strike. Teachers in the Methacton School District in Montgomery County walked off the job Monday after failing to reach an agreement with the...
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September 15, 2017 - 6:04 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's entire Cabinet was forced to resign following a no-confidence vote Friday by the opposition-led congress, throwing the country into political turmoil and forcing him to cancel a trip to the United Nations' General Assembly. Kuczynski was...
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FILE- In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Carl Paladino, right, walks with his lawyers outside the state Department of Education building in Albany, N.Y. The one-time Republican candidate for New York governor whose insults of Barack and Michelle Obama preceded calls for his ouster from the Buffalo school board has been removed from the post. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced her decision Thursday, Aug. 17, following a five-day hearing in June. School board members lobbied for Paladino's removal after he disclosed information about teacher contract negotiations that were discussed in closed-door sessions. (AP Photo/Mary Esch, File)
August 17, 2017 - 5:29 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo's school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations. State Education...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of public charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Support for charter schools has fallen significantly over the past year, according to a national opinion poll. Only 39 percent of respondents say they support the formation of charter schools, compared to 51 percent last year. The study was released by Education Next, an education journal published by Harvard’s Kennedy School and Stanford University. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 15, 2017 - 12:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday. Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice —...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2015, file photo, Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Billionaire hedge fund executive Daniel Loeb has apologized for an online post saying Stewart-Cousins has done "more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood." "I regret the language I used in expressing my passion for educational choice," Loeb said in his statement about the post, emailed to The Associated Press on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
August 11, 2017 - 1:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A billionaire hedge fund manager has apologized for an online post saying that a black New York state senator has "done more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood" because of her support for teachers unions. Daniel Loeb issued a statement saying he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten speaks about education at the National Press Club in Washington. Weingarten, the head of one of the country’s leading teachers’ union claims that school choice is rooted in segregation and racism. Weingarten made the remarks on July 20 at the American Federation of Teachers’ conference in Washington, (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 20, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of one of the country's leading teachers' unions charged Thursday that school choice, a key policy agenda of the Trump administration, is rooted in segregation and racism. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, the nation's second largest...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino holds a baseball bat as he concedes the election in Buffalo, N.Y. Paladino, a one-time candidate for governor of New York who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife, may be booted off the Buffalo School Board. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
June 22, 2017 - 7:24 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A one-time candidate for New York governor who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife appeared before the state's education commissioner Thursday on the first day of hearings to determine whether he should be ousted from the Buffalo Board of Education...
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June 19, 2017 - 10:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia public school teachers have voted to approve a tentative contract agreement. Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers voted Monday night on the pact that was reached Friday after more than four years of negotiations. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney released a...
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June 07, 2017 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative activists in the leadership ranks at HHS. Valerie Huber, named this week as chief...
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