Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol


Many districts, meanwhile, reopened again Monday after the Oklahoma Education Association, the state's largest teacher's union, announced late last week that they were ending the ongoing walkout after nine days.

Beise says authorities don't file charges against children that young, they instead try to get them help.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 81,000 elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals across the province.

Teachers say it's about more than a salary raise.

Mr Watkins said the school made mental health counsellors available to students and staff, and classes went on as scheduled.

Teachers in Colorado are joining those from other states in asking for more money for schools.

The Englewood School District canceled classes ahead of the movement because so many teachers are expected to participate.

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His father, Mohammed Sultan Mir, approached the police station this morning and reported that his son had been missing. Police sources said that Mir was working with Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) and was posted in Jharkhand .

Steve Collins, who follows 9NEWS on Twitter, said what he most wanted to know about the protests was "If they are so concerned about the kids, are they not DOING THEIR jobs today?".

"She takes her time and pays close attention to the details of her work", said Superintendent Stephen Mauney, who read the nomination.

And even though lawmakers tried to reverse some of those cuts by passing a almost $500 million tax to increase spending, it's not enough, said Robin Wiser, a high school science teacher from Berryhill. He likened being a teacher to "becoming a father".

Berryhill teachers voted to keep the district closed one final day Monday so they could head to the Capitol to advocate.

"We would rather be with our students", said Ashley, a teacher. Her 22-year-old daughter is a first-year teacher, and Smith says she can't afford to move out on her own. An overall demand from the teachers in Arizona was a 20% raise and public education to be brought back to pre-recession levels.

Colorado's average teacher salary - $46,155 - ranks 46th in the country.

The state budget for next year includes $150 million in increased school funding, but lawmakers have not committed to continuing that increase in future years.