Education budgets

File - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes in Chandler, Ariz. Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in a conservative state without many union protections. A chunky-text look at what's happening in the run-up to the first-ever statewide strike. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 24, 2018 - 7:38 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona policymakers have yet to agree how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a first-ever statewide walkout this week, prompting calls from Democrats and even one Republican to generate new tax revenue in the conservative state. Republicans who control the state...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Stefanie Lowe, a teacher at Tuscano Elementary School, smiles as she joins other teachers, parents and students as they stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in Phoenix. Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to participate in a statewide job action this week in an unprecedented walkout to demand more funding for public education. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 24, 2018 - 4:31 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections. Educators who are among the lowest-paid in the U.S. have organized weeks of...
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Larry Campell, left, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer's budget director, confers with J.G. Scott, center, the Legislature's top fiscal analyst, and Raney Gilliland, right, the director of the Legislature's research staff, before the release of a new fiscal forecast, Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The new forecast boosts projected tax collections through June 2019 by a total of $540 million (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 20, 2018 - 8:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new fiscal forecast for Kansas' government Friday boosted projected tax collections enough for some officials to declare that the state can afford extra spending on public schools lawmakers have approved, while a top Republican called for tax cuts. The new forecast from...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2018, file photo, Nema Brewer, an employee of the Fayette County School District, uses a protest sign as a makeshift bullhorn to shout at the Kentucky Senate chambers in protest of Kentucky Senate Bill 1, in Frankfort, Ky. The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online. Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands of members. They share stories of their frustrations and then they demand change. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
April 19, 2018 - 3:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online. Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands of...
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Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
April 13, 2018 - 8:21 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase. The votes came...
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Teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz. Arizona teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay raise and more than $1 billion in new education funding. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 13, 2018 - 6:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers said Friday they were deeply skeptical of the Republican governor's promise to sharply increase pay, wondering where the money will come from while pointing to ongoing concerns about overall education funding. Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday unveiled a plan to boost pay...
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April 10, 2018 - 3:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have discovered an error in a public school funding bill lawmakers approved that lowers the size of its spending increase by at least $80 million, potentially complicating the state's efforts to satisfy a court mandate. Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer still plans to...
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April 10, 2018 - 2:14 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky teachers who rallied last week at the state Capitol to support education funding plan to be there again Friday when state lawmakers consider overriding the Republican governor's veto of budget and revenue measures. The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Capitol, in Frankfort, Ky. Gov. Bevin announced Monday, April 9, 2018, that he will veto a tax increase and 2-year operating budget GOP legislature approved in part for education. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
April 09, 2018 - 12:37 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor said Monday he will veto a $480 million tax increase and a two-year operating budget the state's GOP-controlled legislature passed in part to increase public education funding amid protests from teachers. The plan would impose a 6 percent sales...
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Music teachers and students perform and sing, "We're not gonna take it" by Twisted Sister in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol as part of their protest in the Oklahoma teacher walkout, Friday, April 6, 2018. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 9:07 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma teachers plan to continue massive demonstrations at the state Capitol to keep the pressure on lawmakers to find more money for public education. Classes were canceled at some of the state's largest school districts last week and will remain closed Monday as thousands...
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