Author: By Moriah Balingit

Arizona teachers end walkout despite falling short of aims – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Teachers rallied Tuesday at the Arizona Capitol during a statewide walkout. (Ross D. Franklin/AP) Thousands of Arizona teachers who walked out of schools a week ago to protest low pay and slumping education funding are slated to head back to class Friday, marking an end to one of the biggest teacher protests in a year that has seen a spate of job actions. The state is giving teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020 and investing an additional $138 million in schools, an outcome that only partially meets educators’ demands. The end of the walkout, which shut...

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Education Department will no longer investigate transgender bathroom complaints – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS The Education Department confirmed Monday that it will no longer investigate civil rights complaints from transgender students who are barred from school bathrooms that match their gender identity, a development that transgender students say leaves them vulnerable to bullying and violence. The Obama administration in 2016 directed public schools to allow students to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, even when if that conflicted with the gender on their birth certificates. The Obama administration concluded that barring transgender students from public school bathrooms was a form of sex discrimination prohibited under federal law. But shortly...

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