In the midst of West Virginia's eight-day-and-counting teacher walkout, Oklahoma educators gear up for a strike of their own.
The West Virginia Senate trimmed the proposed pay raise for teachers from 5 percent to 4 percent, prompting union officials to declare that the strike will continue indefinitely.
Public schools in West Virginia are closed despite a deal that was supposed to end the teacher strike today.
Too few states are using data to determine if their supply of teachers is meeting the demand of school districts, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Teachers will receive a 5 percent raise, pending a vote by the state legislature. School will resume Thursday.
Hundreds of demonstrators, including some educators, gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments in a case that could get rid of certain fees paid by nonmembers.
Union leaders announced on Monday that the statewide teacher strike for higher wages and better benefits will continue for a fourth day.
Defeat of a bill that would have given Oklahoma teachers their first raise in a decade has prompted more drastic measures.
In West Virginia, teacher strikes and work stoppages are illegal, with possible punishments including suspensions, firings, and denial of pay.