LOCAL NEWS - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
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Posted on 09-06-2018
TWENTY-SEVEN MINNESOTA COUNTIES AND THREE TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL DISASTER AID, AFTER A PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION, RELATED TO SEVERE STORMS IN JUNE AND JULY. THE RED LAKE AND WHITE EARTH NATIONS, AND BELTRAMI AND KOOCHICHING COUNTIES ARE AMONG THE ELIGIBLE ENTITIES.

A NEW STUDY SAYS TEACHERS ARE STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. THE REPORT, FROM THE NONPARTISAN ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE, SAYS AMERICAN TEACHERS MAKE ABOUT TWENTY-FOUR PERCENT LESS THAN PROFESSIONALS IN OTHER FIELDS WITH SIMILAR LEVELS OF EDUCATION. LAWRENCE MISHEL, ONE OF THE AUTHORS OF THE STUDY, SAYS THE PAY GAP TREND BEGAN IN THE EARLY 1990’S.

THE PAY GAP BETWEEN TEACHERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS IS GREATEST IN COLORADO, ARIZONA, OKLAHOMA AND NORTH CAROLINA.