Denver teacher strike reveals US divide over bonus pay

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers have gone on strike to improve their pay, but the fight isn't that simple. Teachers are challenging one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems, sa...

Parents question whether shooting drills traumatize kids

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ever since the Columbine shooting, many school districts have held shooting drills to practice emergency procedures. But 20 years later, some parents are questioning whether kids ...

Teachers succeed by framing strikes as for common good

Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a wave of activism by educators. They've tapped a common theme and found success by framing ...

Complaints of LA teachers echo demands from other walkouts

The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts nationwide. Unlike protests that closed schools last...

Teachers elected amid wave of activism turn to governing

PHOENIX (AP) — After a campaign buoyed by a surge in teacher activism, Arizona's new schools chief took office with a pledge to address the kind of grievances that led to school-shuttering walkouts in...

After wave of teacher activism, some fall short in midterms

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a ...

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Winning re-election while indicted is a rare feat in U.S. history. But two Republican congressmen are attempting to do just that in November's midterm elections: Reps. Duncan Hunter ...

House seat suddenly in play after Trump backer's indictment

HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — New York's most conservative congressional district is unexpectedly in play as Republican incumbent Chris Collins, one of President Donald Trump's first supporters, fights insider...

Hundreds of US teacher candidates shake up midterm elections

Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in ...

Kavanaugh school scrutiny underscores today's teens worries

The firestorm surrounding President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee's behavior in the 1980s has reinforced a warning today's social media-savvy high school students have gro...

Indicted New York congressman calls criminal probe a shock

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins said it was "the shock of all shocks" when he learned from two federal agents that he was under criminal investigation, and he acknowledged ...

Serious about laughter, National Comedy Center ready to open

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Comedian Billy Crystal asks the question in a video that welcomes visitors to the National Comedy Center. "Everybody else has a place," he says. "Why not us?" ...

Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York school district is giving its surveillance system a novel upgrade: Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled stud...

Cellphones gaining acceptance inside US schools

Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to wor...

Rep. Slaughter praised as champion for women, constituents

U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter could fiercely debate legislative opponents on the House floor, then sing harmony with them for charity, use her scientist's mind to argue for human rights and sweeten a dis...