Teaching

Professor Lucy Marsh, left, is hugged by fellow law professor K.K. DuVivier after an announcement that a judge has indicated support for a $2.66-million settlement in a lawsuit against the University of Denver law school on behalf of the two and five other female law professors who were paid less than their male colleagues at a news conference Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Denver. Marsh filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which prompted the agency to review the dispute and file the suit. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 17, 2018 - 6:36 pm
DENVER (AP) — After 31 years working at a law school in Denver, Lucy Marsh learned that she remained the lowest-paid professor on staff. She also was among the most experienced, surpassed by only one other person. The disclosure in a department memo set off years of litigation against the...
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Melanie Beikman, right, Thousands of teachers in Arizona, gathers signatures Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Phoenix for a ballot initiate to raise the income tax on wealthy earners to fund public education Oklahoma and West Virginia are turning their attention to political activities after organizing in massive statewide teacher movements. (AP Photo/Melissa Daniels)
May 17, 2018 - 4:38 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are already waging...
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New Hanover County Schools teachers board a bus in Wilmington, N.C., bound for a rally in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The recent wave of teacher activism sweeping through conservative, tax-cutting states has washed into North Carolina, where educators have pledged to fill the streets and bring their demands for better pay and school resources to legislators' doorstep. (Cammie Bellamy/The Star-News via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 12:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of teachers gathered Wednesday in North Carolina's capital to demand better pay and more resources for public schools in the conservative, tax-cutting state, continuing a nationwide trend of teachers rising up to pressure lawmakers for change. Wearing red and with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an AP interview in Kirkland, Wash. Gates' non-profit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press 2018 analysis of its grants. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
May 16, 2018 - 8:01 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His non-profit, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape...
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In this July 24, 2017 photo, pencils are at the ready on a teachers desk at Bruns Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers, according to a study by the National Center of Education Statistics released Tuesday. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every year Anna Graven dips into her modest teacher salary and spends her own money to buy bulletin boards, pencils, paper, highlighters and tissues for her high school students in Oklahoma City. So do almost all of her colleagues across the nation. Nearly all public school...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 file photo, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Coburn announced his support of an anti-tax group Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite. The anti-tax group is taking advantage of a rarely used provision of the Oklahoma Constitution to try and throw out hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue approved by the Legislature to provide new funding for teacher raises and public schools. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
May 14, 2018 - 4:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group representing Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an effort to overturn a tax-hike package to fund teacher pay raises the Legislature approved amid a national uprising of educators seeking more classroom money. The Professional Oklahoma...
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Principal Shawn Duguid welcomes a student back to Oakwood Elementary School after a statewide Arizona teachers strike ended Friday, May 4, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 04, 2018 - 6:26 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday, a day after state lawmakers approved a plan to hike teacher salaries to end a historic six-day walkout by educators that shuttered most schools statewide. Teachers at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of...
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Cindy Cordts, a third grade teacher at Oakwood Elementary School, laughs along with some of her students as schools opened after a statewide teachers strike ended Friday, May 4, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 04, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the end of a six-day teacher walkout in Arizona (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Teachers in classrooms across metropolitan Phoenix are quickly getting back to business after a six-day walkout. Cindy Cordts, a teacher in the suburb of Peoria, already had a worksheet...
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With the Arizona Capitol in the background, thousands of teachers continue to protest Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Phoenix. After an all night legislative budget session the legislature passed the new education spending portion of the budget and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed that part of the budget. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 03, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state's 1 million public school students back to the classroom. Gov. Doug Ducey's...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2012, file photo, Charles Koch speaks in his office at Koch Industries in Wichita, Kan. Virginia's largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 4:53 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The faculty senate at Virginia's largest university has formally asked the school to disclose donor agreements after revelations that some gift arrangements gave the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of some professors. The senate at George Mason...
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