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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 - 1:44 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. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed...
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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 - 1:06 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. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed...
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March 27, 2018 - 6:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pressure mounted Tuesday on the Republican-led Oklahoma Legislature to broker a deal on taxes to pay for hundreds of millions in new education spending and avert a threatened strike of teachers next week. The leader of the state's largest teacher's union said Monday's planned...
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More than a thousand teachers and other public workers rally at the Kentucky Capitol to demonstrate against proposed changes to the state’s pension system on Monday, March 12, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Phiti/Adam Beam)
March 12, 2018 - 8:50 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than a thousand Kentucky teachers and other public workers have rallied at their state Capitol almost daily against proposed changes to the state's woefully underfunded pension system. Public employees are protesting Senate Bill 1, which would cut benefits for some...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2018 file photo shows Denyse Christian, hugging her son Adin Christian, 16, a student at the school, at a makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Parkland city’s historian Jeff Schwartz is setting a plan in motion to collect, archive and preserve the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mementos. Meanwhile, school administrators have vowed to build a memorial after the demolition of the building where the Feb. 14 attack took place. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 09, 2018 - 3:24 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Flanked by family members of students who were killed during a mass shooting just over three weeks ago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a $400 million school safety bill in response to the tragedy that killed 17 people at a high school. He said the bill, which was...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2018 file photo shows Denyse Christian, hugging her son Adin Christian, 16, a student at the school, at a makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Parkland city’s historian Jeff Schwartz is setting a plan in motion to collect, archive and preserve the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mementos. Meanwhile, school administrators have vowed to build a memorial after the demolition of the building where the Feb. 14 attack took place. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 09, 2018 - 2:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to meet Friday afternoon with families of the 17 people killed in a school shooting and sign a $400 million school safety bill with new gun controls opposed by the NRA and a plan to arm staff that teachers don't want. State Rep. Jared...
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Ryan Petty looks away during a press conference to discuss H.C.R. 22, which designates April as a month of kindness for the state of Utah and honors the lives of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Petty's 14-year-old daughter Alaina died in the Feb. 14 shooting that claimed 17 lives. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 09, 2018 - 8:46 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Among the newly released recordings of 911 calls from deadly Florida school shooting, the parents of a 17-year-old girl can be heard telling a dispatcher that their daughter is texting from a classroom where the door's glass was shot out. "Three shot in her room. Oh my God...
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Su Sheridan holds a sign protesting proposed cuts to retirement benefits for public school teachers on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Frankfort, Ky. An art teacher at Elkhorn Middle School, Sheridan was one of hundreds of educators in at least 28 central Kentucky schools to hold a "walk in" on Thursday. Lawmakers say the bill is necessary to save the pension system from insolvency. But Sheridan said she and other teachers are willing to strike if that's what it takes to convince lawmakers not to pass it. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 08, 2018 - 5:38 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of teachers in central Kentucky rallied in front of public schools Thursday morning to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits in what could be a precursor to a statewide strike. Kentucky state Senators on Wednesday took the first step toward passing a bill...
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Rep. Jose Oliva, R- Miami Lakes, is hugged and congratulated by House members as the gun and school safety bill passed the Florida House 67-50 in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Oliva shepherd the bill through the House. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 2:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Florida high school. (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Florida's teacher union is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to veto $67 million that's been set aside for a contentious program that would allow the training and arming of some people who...
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March 07, 2018 - 5:08 pm
As teachers in West Virginia noisily celebrated a 5 percent raise that ended their nine-day walkout, momentum was building elsewhere for similar protests over pay and benefits for the nation's public school teachers. Teachers in Oklahoma and Arizona are contemplating actions of their own amid...
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