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June 30, 2016

N.C. Bill Could Prevent Teachers From Practicing Civil Disobedience

The legislation would tie criminal background checks to teacher licensure, and civil disorder is listed as a crime that would be screened for under the bill.

April 26, 2016

New Md. Law Protects Journalism Teachers From Reprisals

The law protects student journalists' right to free speech and freedom of the press and ensures that student media advisers cannot be punished for what their students publish in the school newspaper.

April 20, 2016

Proposed Argentina Law Would Create Stronger Penalties for Attacks on Teachers

The proposed law is meant to increase the public's respect for the teaching profession in Argentina.

April 08, 2016

Minn. Lawmakers Craft Controversial Bill Aimed at Protecting Teachers From Assault

Teachers would have the authority to remove any student deemed a safety threat, under a proposed bill by Minnesota lawmakers.

September 17, 2015

Bill Aims to Give Teachers a Tax Break for Classroom-Supplies Spending

Teachers who spend their own money on their classrooms would be eligible for a permanent tax deduction of up to $250 worth under a bill passed Thursday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

April 07, 2015

Idaho School Budget Brings Teacher Raises, Advancement Opportunities

Idaho legislators have passed a budget that will increase funding for schools in the state by 7.4 percent and fund a program that will increase teacher salaries over the next five years.

February 26, 2015

'Harmful Materials' Bill Targeting Teacher Protections Passes Kan. Senate

A bill that would allow teachers to be prosecuted for providing "harmful materials" to minors has been passed by the Kansas Senate.

February 05, 2015

Kan. Bill Would Remove Legal Protections for Teaching Controversial Materials

A bill under consideration by the Kansas Senate would remove an exemption protecting teachers from prosecution for providing "harmful" materials to minors.

May 29, 2012

N.Y.C. Seeks Changes in Disciplining Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed new legislation that would give local school districts or the chancellor—as opposed to hearing officers—the final say on whether a teacher accused of sexual misconduct is fired, according to a press release. Under the current law, outside he...

May 11, 2012

Report Card Bill: Parents Grading Themselves

Tennessee has created a new measure proposing that parents of students evaluate themselves on report cards.

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