Teachers

Jennifer Yen, special education teacher at Alexander Graham Bell School, joins the rally as Chicago Public Schools teachers picket, Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, at Lane Tech High School in Chicago.
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AP News
October 17, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines in defense of their union's "social justice" agenda after failing to reach a contract deal in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students.
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Temple faculty rally
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Mike DeNardo
October 15, 2019 - 3:59 pm
Faculty members at Temple University rallied on campus Tuesday afternoon, hours before their labor contract expires at midnight. Read more here.
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Mike Dougherty
September 13, 2019 - 8:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's high school football and soccer season — two sports that create an increased risk of brain injury. Health officials are working to raise awareness while highlighting available resources. Brain injuries can have a major effect on memory, energy levels, even...
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Philadelphia teacher orientation
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Mike DeNardo
August 05, 2019 - 11:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the start of the 2019 school year one month away, nearly 700 newly hired Philadelphia teachers gathered at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush in Northeast Philly Monday to start a week of orientation, coaching and planning. Maria Lobron, one of the hundreds of new...
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Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
May 15, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pedro Rivera, the Pennsylvania secretary of education, visited two Philadelphia elementary schools Wednesday. Rivera stopped by the Morton McMichael School and the Paul L. Dunbar School to learn more about what's working there for the students and craft suggestions as...
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Dr. Ayesha Imani, CEO of Sankofa Freedom Academy in Kensington, Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In an effort to reduce burnout, one Philadelphia school is moving to a four-day work week for teachers. Starting in the fall, teachers at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School in Kensington will work a four-day week, either Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
March 13, 2019 - 4:12 pm
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After two years of negotiations, teachers in Bensalem have voted to authorize a strike. Members of the Bensalem Education Association have voted overwhelmingly to give their leadership the go-ahead to call a strike, if necessary. The vote came Monday night. The union...
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Community College of Philadelphia.
KYW Newsradio, file
Mike DeNardo
February 26, 2019 - 5:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The faculty at Community College of Philadelphia have moved a step closer to a strike. Members of the faculty union at CCP have overwhelmingly voted to authorize their leadership to call for a strike vote, says union co-president Junior Brainard. "We do hope to be...
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Parents and toddler wave to children as they return to the Evelyn Thurman Gratts Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, following a city wide teachers' strike.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
January 23, 2019 - 10:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers returned to work Wednesday after contentious negotiations ended with a new contract and a commitment by the union and the district to work together to get more state money for schools in part by pushing to overhaul California's property tax system. Teachers...
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Thousands of striking Los Angeles Unified teachers gather in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
Richard Vogel/AP Photo
January 23, 2019 - 6:57 am
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers planned to return to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district. "I voted 'yes,' to approve...
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