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Russian teachers launch bikini flashmob to support colleague 'fired' for posing in swimsuit (PHOTOS)

Teachers across Russia have launched a flashmob to support a colleague who was apparently forced to resign after posing for photographs in a swimsuit. Viktoria Popova, a history teacher in the Siberian city of Omsk, featured in a series of photos which appeared on the Instagram page of a modelling agency earlier this month. The shots, in a modest bikini, ...

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Russian teachers to be offered training on how to respond to armed attacks on schools

Russian teachers are to be offered training to prepare them for possible armed attacks on schools and other emergency situations through a nationwide system of courses requested by human rights ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova. Speaking to Lower House MPs from parliamentary majority party United Russia, Moskalkova said that her aides had officially asked the Education Ministry to organize and jointly conduct ...

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Arizona promises teachers 20% higher pay by 2020

Teachers in Arizona could see a 20 percent net salary increase by 2020, according to a proposal by Republican Governor Doug Ducey that is intended to stave off a major teacher strike like the ones in Oklahoma and West Virginia. Ducey’s proposal would see average teacher pay rise from the current $ 48,723 a year to $ 58,130 by the ...

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School district to arm teachers with mini baseball bats

In the wake of America’s latest deadly school shooting, one district in Pennsylvania has come up with a novel way to ward off would-be killers by arming teachers with mini baseball bats. The Millcreek School District in the northwest of the Keystone state has spent $ 1,800 to purchase the bats, according to local media reports. Some 500 teachers received ...

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Teachers striking over pay rise like ‘a teenager wanting a better car’ – Oklahoma governor

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin compared state teachers on strike to teenagers who want a better car. Educators have been on walkout for a third day over low wages and underfunding, despite lawmakers agreeing to meet some demands. “Teachers want more,” Fallin told CBS News in an interview. “But it’s kind of like a teenager wanting a better car.” Oklahoma teacher ...

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Striking Oklahoma teachers storm & occupy state capitol over pay and funding (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Thousands of Oklahoma teachers stormed the state capitol and refused to budge when confronted by authorities about their loud chants. The protest appears to be part of a statewide strike over teacher pay and school funding. Over 30,000 teachers walked out of schools across Oklahoma on Monday and Tuesday, protesting what they say are teacher shortages, low salaries and under-resourced ...

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Kentucky teachers shut down schools in protest over ‘shameful’ pension bill

Widespread teacher absences forced schools across Kentucky to close Friday as educators protested against the passing of a controversial pension bill. The move comes after massive teacher strikes in neighboring West Virginia. At least eight school districts across the state were forced to close their doors due to the absences. The teachers are protesting against the passage of legislation which ...

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Teachers shouldn't be armed because 'most are women,' says Alabama lawmaker

A state lawmaker from Alabama knew exactly how to add fuel to an already controversial issue, saying that teachers shouldn’t be armed because… most of them are women. The Twittersphere had a few things to say about that. Republican State Rep. Harry Shiver (64th District) said Alabama lawmakers need to protect “our ladies” by not arming teachers because most of ...

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Last-ditch deal ends West Virginia teachers’ 9-day strike

West Virginia lawmakers have agreed a deal to end a nine-day teachers’ walkout over pay and healthcare. The West Virginia Senate had rejected the pay raise that would have ended the state’s biggest teachers’ strike in 30 years. Governor Jim Justice tweeted on Tuesday morning that a deal had been reached in a last-minute conference committee, with all state employees ...

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Teachers with guns? RT debates possible ‘militarization’ of US schools after Florida shooting

RT guests have sparred over Donald Trump’s suggestion that teachers should carry firearms to protect their students from “maniacs.”  One called it an effective deterrent, while another said it would “militarize” schools. Trump’s statement, which has certainly raised quite a few eyebrows, comes in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting earlier this month. However, allowing teachers to pack ...

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