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    Lawsuit claims retaliation behind firing at Utah university

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The former head of Utah Valley University’s anti-discrimination office has filed a lawsuit accusing the school of unfairly firing her after she raised concerns about potential discrimination against women and non-Mormons. Melissa Frost said Tuesday that she faced retaliation for whistleblowing about the university’s hiring practices and disregard for reports […]
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    North Carolina teachers demand better funding in large march

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of teachers filled the main street of North Carolina’s capital Wednesday demanding better pay and more funding for public schools, hoping to achieve what other educators around the country accomplished by pressuring lawmakers for change. City blocks turned red, the color of shirts worn by marchers chanting “We care! We […]
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    Study: Despite modest income, teachers pay for class needs

    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 teachers report digging into their pockets […]
  • Utah

    Utah school districts raise teacher salaries again

    School districts across northern Utah are looking to raise salaries as a way to fill a number of open positions and retain the good teachers they already have. 
  • Education

    University of California workers start 3-day strike over pay

    Thousands of custodians, security guards, gardeners and other service workers at University of California campuses started a three-day strike Monday to address pay inequalities and demand higher wages.
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    SLCC “Distinguished Graduate” was once homeless

    SALT LAKE CITY — It was not the kind of  life Aaron Hornok had envisioned.  With a degree in Economics from the University of Utah, and a back-ground in the Air Force, Hornock thought he’d be able to find good work.  Just before the recession hit, Hornok realized he would not be able to afford […]
  • Education

    Arizona classrooms packed again as 6-day teacher strike ends

    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 Mesa lined up to greet students with […]
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    Striking Arizona teachers end walkout, salary increases set

    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 signature awarded teachers a 9 percent raise […]
  • Utah

    From refugee camp to medical school: U of U grad tells her story

    Thursday is graduation day at the University of Utah, and one of the student commencement speakers has quite the story: just five years ago she was in a refugee camp in Ethiopia.
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    Trump presents teaching award to educator of teen refugees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented the National Teacher of the Year award on Wednesday to a Washington state educator who gave him a stack of letters from some of the teenage refugees she teaches that talk about what coming to the U.S. has meant to them. Trump did not mention the types of […]