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Teachers and supporters continue their walk circling the state Capitol as protests continue over school funding, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Oklahoma City. Leaders of Oklahoma's largest teacher's union have demanded a repeal of a capital gains tax exemption and for the governor to veto a repeal of a proposed lodging tax as they push for more education funding in massive demonstrations at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 10, 2018 - 5:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers who have organized to push for big raises and a restoration of school funding are threatening a statewide walkout, following the lead of educators across the country, including Oklahoma where schools have been closed for more than a week. Leaders for a new grassroots...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 9:32 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on the state's public schools in hopes of meeting a court mandate after the rancorous final days of debate highlighted deep divisions among top Republicans. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer publicly endorsed a bill that would phase...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on school funding early Sunday, with Republicans pushing the measure to passage over the bitter objections of some GOP colleagues in hopes of meeting a court mandate. Dozens of teachers, many wearing red shirts, converged on...
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Dustie Swaim, an eighth grade English teacher at Dewery Middle School in Dewey, Okla., listens in the Senate gallery as the Senate discusses revenue measures on the fifth day of protests over school funding, in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 06, 2018 - 3:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate approved two bills Friday designed to generate about $40 million more for public schools, but it was unclear whether that would be enough to placate thousands of teachers on a five-day strike seeking more money for education. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin next...
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Sapulpa Middle School teacher Vina Janitz and others protest in front of Sapulpa High School in Tulsa, Okla., on day 4 of the teacher walkout Thursday, April 5, 2018. Thousands of teachers, students and their supporters have thronged the Capitol for four straight days seeking more funding for schools. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 1:08 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teachers strike in Oklahoma stretched into a fifth day on Friday, and a state union leader said he doesn't think pending proposals to increase revenue are enough to stop the walkout from extending into next week. The Senate was expected to consider separate proposals Friday...
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Students march around the state Capitol on the fourth day of protests over school funding, in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 05, 2018 - 2:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of Oklahoma teachers, students and their supporters staged massive demonstrations at the state Capitol for the fourth straight day Thursday as Republican lawmakers struggled to find a way to placate the chanting masses and bring an end to school closures in some of...
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Carri Simunek, a 4th grade teacher at Waukomis, Okla. elementary school, adds her thoughts to a board of notes at an entrance to the state Capitol as school funding protests continue for the third day in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 04, 2018 - 7:17 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Oklahoma Republicans finally passed a massive tax hike for hundreds of millions of new dollars for public schools and teacher pay raises, they thought they would get a thank you. Instead, educators and their supporters marched on the Capitol. They brought pent-up with them...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather outside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
April 02, 2018 - 6:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states. Many Oklahoma...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather outside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
April 02, 2018 - 5:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states. Many Oklahoma...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather outside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
April 02, 2018 - 2:06 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states over education cuts. Many Oklahoma schools, including the...
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