| 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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:52 AM
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...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:21 AM
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...