Are Brian Kemp’s listening sessions with teachers more than lip service?

By Maureen Downey 10-28-19 You can’t fix public schools while promoting increased options for families to flee them Brian Kemp arrived in the governor’s office 10 months ago with no history as an education advocate. In his first year in office, he wooed teachers with a pay raise, but dismayed public education supporters with his embrace…

California Teachers Pay For Their Own Substitutes During Extended Sick Leave

  May 20, 2019 JULIA MCEVOY   Heather Burns at Martin Elementary School in South San Francisco, where she now teaches third grade. Burns was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and had to pay for her own substitute while on sick leave. Stephanie Lister/KQED A 40-year-old California law requiring public school teachers on extended…

HBCU advocates fight Senate Bill 278

By Damon Arnold |  May 15, 2019 ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany leaders and alumni of three South Georgia Historically Black Colleges and Universities are banding together to fight a proposed a state bill. Senate Bill 278 would take the schools out of the University System of Georgia and create a system of its own. Community leaders…

Thousands of Sacramento teachers ready to walk off the job

One-day strike set for Thursday Apr 10, 2019 Mike Luery   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Up to 2,300 teachers are poised to walk out of Sacramento City Unified School District schools Thursday for a scheduled strike. Tens of thousands of students and parents are caught in the middle of a bitter dispute. Picket signs were stacked and…

CMS to decide later this week whether to close for May 1 teacher action day

BY BRUCE HENDERSON APRIL 09, 2019    THOUSANDS OF EDUCATORS MARCH IN RALEIGH AND DEMAND RESPECT On Wednesday May 16, 2018, the opening day of the legislative session, educators and their supporters from across the state traveled to Raleigh to demand more funding for public education.BY JULIA WALL UP NEXT Republican ads in NC 3rd District…