Colorado teachers prepare for 'Day of Action'


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- A substitute teacher in Polk County was arrested Thursday, accused of choking a middle school student during gym class at Westwood Middle School in Winter Haven.

Bixby, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Owasso, and Union students all return to class Monday. It was unclear on Sunday whether more school districts would be closing.

As many educators from across the state rallied Friday in Frankfort, hundreds of students, many chanting "fund public schools" and holding signs with a variety of sayings, such as "I love my public school", walked out of two area high schools in a support of their teachers. "We're saying if that active killer is actively coming into that room and they kick the door in, stop that threat", Mallory said.

"We are calling Monday, April 16th a day of action", Kerrie Dallman, president of the Colorado Education Association (CEA), told KDVR in Denver.

"I said, 'What happens if I do?'" she said.

Today, according to the private school guidelines, although the ministry monitors the recruitment of expatriate teachers in private schools, recruitment of Bhutanese teachers are usually carried out as per the school management based on the minimum qualification. Ranking 43rd in how much they are paid compared to other states, Arizona teachers are some of the least paid in the country.

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"In making this quick turnaround, our students will be able to complete the school year prior to Memorial Day (the last day of school will now be May 25) and our support employees will not lose an additional day's pay in this earning period".

"When there's a void in leadership in anything, it gets filled up with something", McCauley said. And New York state lawmakers increased school funding by $1 billion in their budget.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, speaking at the Reagan Institute's Summit on Education, said that more money and more regulation aren't the solution to the recent stagnant scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress, reports Education Week.

"We offer a very competitive compensation package and provide $2,000 recruitment stipends for secondary math, science and foreign language, as well as all levels of special education".

"We know it is the key to unlocking huge potential and has the power to change lives. This about you all, kids all over the state", he said.

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