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  • 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...
  • Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    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....
  • Rauner, Quinn shatter Illinois fundraising record, funding barrage of attack ads

    Rauner, Quinn shatter Illinois fundraising record, funding barrage of attack ads
    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. As of...
  • Broward superintendent, teachers groups united on testing, evaluations

    Broward superintendent, teachers groups united on testing, evaluations
    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....
  • 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...
  • Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor in new video

    Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor in new video
    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...
  • Teachers unions defend their ground by getting Torlakson reelected

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...