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  • Teachers unions defend their ground by getting Torlakson reelected

    Teachers unions defended their ground in California this week — and bucked national trends — by helping to reelect a state schools chief in a race with broad implications for education policy and politics. With union backing, Tom Torlakson...
  • Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse Garcia for mayor over Emanuel

    Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse Garcia for mayor over Emanuel
    Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to endorse Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral bid Wednesday, according to several delegates who attended a packed meeting in the Armour Square neighborhood. The endorsement vote culminated...
  • Pa. teacher files labor relations complaint after her name used in political letter

    Pennsylvania teacher Mary Trometter grew accustomed to the near constant barrage of union-sponsored political ads leading up to mid-term election, but when they used her name in a letter to sway her own husband, they pushed too far, she said. Trometter,...
  • Longtime Advocate For State's Cities, Towns

    Joel Cogen, who co-founded and propelled the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities into a powerful voice for cities and towns in the state legislature, died Nov. 8. He was 81 and had lived in Hamden. Today, "CCM is the envy of just about every...
  • U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs

    U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday announced new guidelines to improve the preparation of the nation's teaching ranks that will require states to rate the performance of training programs and shift federal funding to those that receive...
  • Teachers Union President To Visit Newtown

    Teachers Union President To Visit Newtown
    American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will meet with Newtown teachers Tuesday to discuss how schools have been addressing issues that arose in the wake of the Dec. 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.  Weingarten and AFT...
  • Foley Surrounded By Flocks Of Children In Education-Themed Campaign Ad

    Foley Surrounded By Flocks Of Children In Education-Themed Campaign Ad
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and his runningmate, Heather Somers, released an education-themed campaign ad Monday. Foley has criticized Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's education policy, saying that the governor has put onerous requirements on...
  • Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.

    Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.
    John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off. And Deasy's departure as...
  • Wolf-Corbett race may be state's most expensive

    Wolf-Corbett race may be state's most expensive
    Less than a month before the election, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and his challenger, Democrat Tom Wolf, have raised and spent enough money to put the governor's race on track to be the most expensive in Pennsylvania history. During this election...
  • Emanuel continues building campaign finance edge

    Emanuel continues building campaign finance edge
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel widened his financial advantage over challengers in the upcoming mayoral election, reporting more than $1.1 million in contributions to his political organization in the latest state campaign finance report. Chicago for Rahm Emanuel...
  • Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions

     Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions
    Before Illinois voters get to the main event of choosing between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner, they'll be faced with five referendum questions asking about crime victims' rights, voting protections, a minimum wage hike, birth control and...