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. Like her colleagues, Representative Lela Alston explained her vote by saying that she was voting no "with a heavy heart". "We should take pride in what we have accomplished, and in the movement that we have created together". "The impact our teachers have on the lives of Arizona kids can not be overstated".
The state's Democratic lawmakers, however, expressed skepticism over whether the promised pay raises would be possible without additional sources of revenue. All of the Democrats' amendments failed.
Oswald said the budget still does not address serious issues such as the need for higher per-pupil spending, raises for support staff and a smaller-student-to-counselor ratio.
There also was no GOP support for the proposal by Rep. Kelli Butler, D-Paradise Valley, to limit class size to no more than 25 students.
Legislators arguing in favor of the #RedForEd goals played up their responses to the audience of teachers wearing red T-shirts who packed the gallery. Lawmakers have slashed education funding in the state since the Great Recession. "The change happens with us!" There are 3.2m public-school teachers in America. Are we complaining about that? A grassroots group, Arizona Educators United, organized the walkout in conjunction with the union.
She told the House floor that teachers do not have a First Amendment right, prompting laughs in the adjacent overflow room where teachers were watching the proceedings.
"I think that's inherently wrong", Smith said.
One by one, Democratic lawmakers rose to explain the reason why they were voting "no" on the funding package.
"This budget supports Arizona's top priorities by improving the public education system and rewarding our teachers", Ducey tweeted out on Tuesday in support of his plan.
"Now we've got to sustain it and bring answers", Karvelis said.
Stars she had worked with over the year also began posting tributes to Instagram , including her Thrashin' co-star Josh Brolin. I remember being in bed (I was 17) and hearing the radio come on saying that the Challenger had just exploded.
Its 2017 revenue surged by 67.5% to 114.6 billion yuan ($18 billion), with overseas sales more than tripling to 32.1 billion yuan. Lei has pledged to reclaim the top spot in China in the next 10 quarters, but it won't be easy in a declining smartphone market.
Unlike his siblings Prince George , 4, and Princess Charlotte , 2, Louis' birth certificate is typed and not handwritten. A beloved mentor of Prince Charles, he was assassinated in 1979 by the Irish Republican Army.
This handsome day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well-wishers. Anushka Sharma , one of India's most popular film artists, celebrated her 30th birthday on 1st May, 2018.
Facebook may launch a pair of smart speakers featuring its M assistant internationally first, only later offering them in the US. Facebook partnered up with Sketchfab, which provides a library of models you can download and use in your own projects.
The jet stream pattern will flip from what we've seen during this relatively quiet week and lead to the return of severe weather. Wednesday , the severe weather threat now covers a very large swath blanketing much of the eastern half of the state.
Analysts will have their eyes glued to numbers, to see if iPhone sales failed, met, or exceeded their expectations. That made it hard to price the product much below $1,395, without slicing Apple's legendary profitability.
Photos taken on Saturday by Reuters photographer Yuri Gripas showed the tree was no longer on the South Lawn. However, by April 27, the tree had disappeared and been replaced by a discolored patch of grass.
Currently, North Korea is under sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council to stop its nuclear weapons and missiles programmes. Singapore holds significant diplomatic leverage, as it maintains diplomatic relations with both the U.S. and North Korea.
Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Tripoli
According to multiple reports, militants stormed the building in the capital of Tripoli on Wednesday. But chaos has continued in Libya with rival militias, tribes and jihadists vying for power.
Apple's Latest Earnings Debunks 'Disappointing' iPhone X Sales
An average iPhone was sold for $728 during the quarter, up from $655 a year ago, said CFO Luca Maestri during the investor call. He said the ASP growth was "mainly driven by iPhone X ", indicating the $1000 price point had worked in the company's favour.
Salah voted England's Footballer of the Year
Salah and 26-year-old Belgian De Bruyne collected more than 90% of the votes from members of the Football Writers' Association. He also looks set to win the Golden Boot award to cap a stunning campaign on Merseyside.
Warriors' Steph Curry expected to play in Game 2
The 76ers began the season at 150-1 to win a championship, per OddsShark , equal to the Utah Jazz, who are also still alive. Nick Young has been starting in his place in the postseason, but will return to the bench with Curry back in action.
Thunderstorms in today's weather forecast
The high will be near 81 with a south wind of 11 to 16 miles per hour , gusting as high as 30 miles per hour . Mostly cloudy skies will hang around Thursday night and the low temp will be around 38 degrees.
Sixers and Celtics to renew playoff rivalry
Morris said he's enjoyed watching the hometown Eagles win the Super Bowl, followed by Villanova's NCAA basketball championship. With the impressive victory, the Celtics punched a ticket in the East semifinals against the red-hot Philadelphia 76ers .
Tottenham vs Watford latest score
I'd like to have played better in the last few games, same as the team , but I feel good, feel sharp and could have scored more. You felt during the game with Watford the fans were disappointed because of the defeat to Manchester United .