Feb. 22, 2018: All 55 school districts in West Virginia shut down as teachers go on strike.
Mar. 4, 2018: Arizona teachers create Arizona Educators United Facebook group which connects over 49,000 members.
Mar. 21, 2018: Nine schools are forced to close as hundreds of teachers strike in the Pendergast Elementary School District.
Mar. 26, 2018: Hundreds of teachers in the Chandler Unified School District march in support of the Red for Ed movement.
Mar. 28, 2018: 2,500+ educators and supporters march on the state Capitol to demand a 20% pay raise and restoration of the education budget.
Apr. 11, 2018: Over 100,000 people from 1,100 schools across the state of Arizona show up for a “walk-in” demonstration to protest the working conditions of teachers.
Apr. 12, 2018: Arizona Governor Ducey makes a proposal for a 20% pay increase by 2020. Many feel the proposed measures don’t go far enough.
Apr. 26 – May 3, 2018: Over 1,000 schools across the state of Arizona close for six days in a historic walkout, including over 50,000 protestors.
May 3, 2018: Ducey signs into law a bill into law approving $273 million for pay raises.
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