Education budgets

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 - 3:00 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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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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April 08, 2018 - 1:33 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on increasing school funding to meet a court mandate (all times local): 12:26 a.m. Sunday Kansas legislators have given their final approval to an increase in spending on the state's public schools amid intense pressure to respond to...
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In this photo provided by Michael Stinnett, high school student Xavier Turner holds a sign Tuesday April 3, 2018, during teacher protests outside the Oklahoma state Capitol in Oklahoma City. Teachers in red states including Oklahoma and West Virginia have walked out of classrooms to demand higher pay and more funding for education, and lawmakers in those two states have approved. (Michael Stinnett via AP)
April 03, 2018 - 8:28 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections between placating constituents who are angry over education cuts and conservative supporters who want a...
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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 - 10:46 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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A sign hangs from the Kentucky Capitol on Monday, April 2, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. Teachers and other public workers are expected to protest recent changes to the pension system and a two-year spending plan lawmakers could approve Monday. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
April 02, 2018 - 12:18 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a teachers' rallies in Kentucky and Oklahoma (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Thousands of teachers and education supporters are marching in Oklahoma City, and schools all over the state are closed ahead of a rally at the state Capitol for more education funding...
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Arizona teachers and education advocates shouts as they march at the Arizona Capitol highlighting low teacher pay and school funding Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 28, 2018 - 10:26 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of teachers descended on the Arizona state Capitol on Wednesday to demand a 20 percent pay raise and increases to public education funding, which they say was $1 billion higher before the Great Recession. Clad in red shirts and carrying signs with the hashtag #RedforEd,...
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Debbie Burke, left, an elementary school teacher in Pike County, and her husband Gary Burke rally against a proposed pension overhaul bill, in Frankfort, Ky. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
March 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from the Republican-led legislature. Braving a late-season snow, about 1,000 teachers...
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March 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school district is asking local taxpayers to dig deeper into their pockets to fund next year's school budget. But don't expect outrage in Tiverton. The school committee wants a total of $1. The committee is proposing increasing the next fiscal year's school...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room at the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, about the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 16, 2018 - 12:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas. Trump's latest budget would slash the major source of public funds for mental...
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