Tens of thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of their classrooms today for more education funding and higher pay.
Arizona teachers are preparing to go on strike for more school funding and better pay, while Colorado educators are rallying at the capitol on Thursday and Friday.
For 2016-17, New York tops the list of average teacher salaries and Mississippi falls to the bottom, according to the National Education Association.
Two Republican legislators in Colorado have introduced a bill that would enact harsh consequences, including jail time, for teachers and teachers' unions who go on strike.
The American Federation of Teachers on Thursday dropped Wells Fargo from a list of recommended mortgage providers for its 1.7 million union members over the bank's ties to the National Rifle Association and gun makers.
In a late-night announcement on Thursday, officials from the Arizona Education Association and organizers of the grassroots group Arizona Educators United announced a walkout would take place starting April 26.
In two of the states that have experienced teacher unrest over the last couple of months, the growth of their student populations has outpaced the growth of teachers, according to an Education Week analysis.
Teachers in Colorado forced at least one school district to close as they rallied at the capitol to call for more education funding.
Facing a teacher shortage, South Carolina's department of education buys a half-million-dollars worth of TV and Internet ads to attract new teachers to the profession. Will it work?
Teachers are urging state legislators to override the governor's veto of a budget that would have poured more money into public schools.