| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:43 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:06 AM
Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Pat Quinn are on pace to spend more than $100 million on the Illinois governor's race, doubling the state's previous record in a closely watched contest featuring heavy investment by business and labor.
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Broward County schools hope to find solutions to address two major teacher complaints: evaluations and high school schedules.
Superintendent Robert Runcie joined with Broward Teachers Union President to announce the formation of two new task forces....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:40 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:44 PM
A battle with brain cancer prevented Karen Lewis from trying to knock off Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but Friday she backed a man she thinks can finish the job: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, announced this week that he would run for...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:42 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:39 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:18 AM
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...