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NYC teachers set to get billions in retroactive raises in ‘landmark’ new labor agreement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York officials struck a tentative, nine-year contract agreement with the city’s public school teachers on Thursday that will provide billions of dollars of retroactive raises. Teachers have been working without a contract since 2009. The agreement, which must be approved by union members, calls for…

Alabama House panel approves school prayer bill even though majority votes no

The Alabama House Education Policy Committee approved legislation by a voice vote that would allow public school teachers to lead students in a daily prayer, even though the majority of the committee members voted against it, according to The Montgomery Advisor. Three lawmakers — Reps. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), Elaine Beech…

Tennessee bill protects teachers who challenge evolution and climate change

The state legislature of Tennessee has given legal cover to public school teachers to challenge the science of evolution and climate change, in a move that looks set to deepen a debate about politicisation of the classroom. The bill passed in the Tennessee Senate this week provides legal protection to…

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