Educators say years of austerity in many states have led to the stagnation of salaries and the hollowing-out of school systems.
School districts in Oklahoma City and the Tulsa areas have canceled Tuesday classes.
"My kids were with their teacher nearly as much of their waking time as they were with me". "They're here for resources, here for desks".
"It seems like these folks want to privatize everything", said Mike Haile, a retired teacher from Henderson County, in western Kentucky.
"It is a heartfelt thing". "This is been going on an very bad long time, and we're not really being heard". "We are here for the long haul", Alicia Priest, head of the Oklahoma Education Association, told a cheering crowd outside the statehouse.
Oklahoma teacher Jessica Lightle told CNN she was striking because of school conditions in her rural city of McAlester, where students created an online video showing the state of disrepair - pointing to leaking ceilings and displaying textbooks that fell apart when opened. About 200 from Carter County made the trip to listen to speakers and march around the Capitol.
A small group of teachers and school employees had already gathered early Monday outside the Capitol Annex, where lawmakers have their offices.
"It wasn't but a few years after House Bill 1017 was passed that we saw class sizes returned to larger sizes", Wolfe said. We need to make sure the Legislature internalizes the importance of putting our kids and families first, as well as those across the Commonwealth.
Frigid conditions didn't deter teachers from protesters at the state Capitol on Monday, the last weekday of the Kentucky legislative session.
Oklahoma is among the bottom three states in teachers' salaries, and until Thursday, had not received a state raise in a decade.
"That'll be up to the teachers, but I hope that they can come up here, say "thank you" on Monday and go back to the classrooms", Fallin said. Those teachers were joined by many more colleagues from across the state who were on spring break.
"There is not a member on that (school) board that fails to support educational opportunities for students not only in our school but really beyond that, across the state", he said of Stroud. She said she anxious that many teachers would end up leaving Oklahoma for states with higher pay. Oklahoma is losing qualified teachers every day. In Kentucky, schools were closed either for spring vacation or to allow educators to protest in the state capital, Frankfort, the state's teachers union said. "Ironically, conservative lawmakers who cut back these laws could inadvertently cause even more public-sector strikes".
The $400 million in new funding for teacher pay approved by the Oklahoma Legislature last week was about half the amount sought by the Oklahoma Education Association.
The funding would raise by $5,000 the pay of teachers beginning their career, and provide a raise of almost $8,000 for those with 25 years' experience, lawmakers said. "Because of their work, it is harder for teachers to vote on the day of elections, so we are trying to get the word out so they understand their absentee and early voting options".
According to National Education Association estimates for 2016, Oklahoma ranked 48th, followed by MS at 49 and South Dakota at 50, in terms of average USA classroom teacher salary.
Lyndsey Slaughter, a Bixby Public Schools teacher, said she's thankful for the pay raise, but "when you spend your own money on supplies, you don't have much left at the end of the month".
Thousands of teachers from across Kentucky fill the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest last minute changes to their state funded pension system, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. That obligation has not been met yet. Repeal of the hotel tax reduces the total package by about $45 million.
Many Oklahoma schools were closed Monday and will remain shut Tuesday to honor the teacher protests.
Friday night's drawing also produced two $1 million winning tickets, where players in OH and Texas matched all five white balls. The drawing follows a March 27 Mega Millions drawing that was the twenty-third in a row without a jackpot-winning ticket.
Tiffany went on to say that Bey stormed off and went up to her husband Jay-Z to tell him what had happened. But it's said that all was forgiven because the actress was "on drugs" and didn't usually act like that.
Meteorologist Nick Carletta of the National Weather Service called these temperatures "much below normal" for this time of year. Since 2000, April's weather has seen an average daily temperature of 51.5 degrees with precipitation averaging 2.64 inches.
Hudson has played in 101 games between the two schools, scoring 1,043 points and shooting 37 percent from 3-point range. The Michigan State sophomore earned second-team honors from The Associated Press.
Upadhyay further informed that two cases were registered and special investigation team (SIT) was formed for the investigation. While many are cheering, there are students who are also stressed and parents claiming this is simply not acceptable.
Thunderstorms are possible on Thursday night as a large band of torrential rain surges across north-east England. A High Wind Watch has been issued for winds 30-40 miles per hour and gusts up to 60 miles per hour or more.
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Al Marri featured as an assistant referee in the matches of the 2016 FIFA World Club Cup held in Osaka in December that year. The same referees were provisionally selected in November. "We are proud of their accomplishments".
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If I lose the match, I lose the match knowing that I did everything in my power to put myself in the best situation". She said she had been working this year on her mental approach.
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