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Clout StreetThe Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made its initial foray Tuesday into a pair of competitive suburban congressional races, airing cable TV ads slamming seven-term veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert and freshman Rep. Robert Dold for...
WASHINGTON — President Obama pumped three times more money into media ads than Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month as both candidates dramatically stepped up their spending, racing through as much money as they brought in. August marked...
Michigan school districts will pay more in mandatory contributions to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System effective Monday, Oct. 1. Districts were notified Friday of the increase, which results from a restraining order against the...
The Windy City is engulfed in a stormy teachers' strike that has gathered front-page national attention. But will it turn out to be just more hot air in the national debate over school reform? I'm afraid so, even though the issues at stake in Chicago are...
Tags: Education, Adrian Fenty, Strikes, Poverty, Barack Obama
Tribune reportersThousands of teachers from Chicago and beyond rallied at a Near West Side park Saturday as lawyers labored into the night at a Loop office to turn a framework for a new contract into finer points that can become a deal. Parents can expect to wait until...
Baltimore City educators are planning to rally in solidarity with their Chicago Public Schools counterparts, who made national news Monday by executing their first teacher strike in 25 years. About 25,000 Chicago unionized educators fulfilled their vow...
Clout StreetCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised President Barack Obama’s leadership skills on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, focusing on how his former boss tried to address the “deep and dangerous” crises of...
Tags: Mitt Romney, Education, Strikes, Democratic Party, Elections
LANSING (AP) — State figures say Michigan schools are retaining more of their veteran K-12 educators, leaving fewer job openings for newcomers. The Detroit News reports Thursday that in 2007 nearly 52 percent of the teachers had between six and...
Tags: Education, Teaching and Learning, Teachers
DETROIT (AP) — The nation's second-largest teachers union says the dependence on high-stakes testing is undermining America's education system and impeding classroom teaching. The American Federation of Teachers approved the resolution...
Tags: Joe Biden, Education, Teachers Unions
Cheryl Hillen has raised millions of dollars for shadowy right-wing advocacy organizations. She's been linked to billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch in national news stories. She's a fundraiser and adviser for groups that teachers' unions...
Defenders of the state's Dream Act say voter education will be key to their success in November, when Marylanders weigh-in on a new law that lets some illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition. "Our goal will be be education about what the Dream Act...
Tags: Education, AFL-CIO, Elections, Illegal Immigrants, NAACP
Outraged education, community and political leaders have called for increased oversight of spending in the Baltimore City school system, amid revelations that about $500,000 was spent to upgrade offices at the district headquarters while city and state...
Tags: Finance, Budgets and Budgeting, Teachers, Annapolis, Politics
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