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  • Andres Martinez-Fernandez: Young people paying price for Obamacare

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has a message for the young and uninsured: Obamacare is here to help. In her recent visit to Fusion, Sebelius promoted the law as particularly beneficial to young people because it allows them to...
  • Teachers union seeks Indiana emails between Bennett, Bush foundation and "for-profit" education groups

    The American Federation of Teachers -- and its Indiana affiliate -- announced today it has made a possibly sweeping public records request of the Indiana Department of Education, seeking "all communications between former Indiana Superintendent of...
  • Common Core tests: Low exam scores in New York seen as sign of what FL and other states may face

    Students in New York state did far worse on reading and math tests this year when they tackled new exams aligned to the new Common Core standards, officials announced today. The Daily News reported that the percentage of New York City students scoring...
  • Public opposes use of test scores in teacher reviews, poll shows

    In a reversal of public opinion, a majority of Americans now oppose using student test scores to evaluate teachers and more believe that increased testing has hurt rather than helped improve public schools, a new survey shows. Nearly two-thirds of...
  • March on Washington organizers look back

    WASHINGTON — As they look back half a century later, five organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom recall the thrill of the day — the sense that the cause of civil rights would advance. Of course they remember the...
  • L.A. County pension fund is taking heat over hotel investment

    L.A. County pension fund is taking heat over hotel investment
    A handful of maids and janitors line up most weeks outside the gleaming Embassy Suites in Irvine to urge visitors to boycott the hotel. But the workers aren't just protesting management — they are also targeting their union brothers and sisters....
  • Accreditation panel sued as San Francisco college faces closure

    Accreditation panel sued as San Francisco college faces closure
    SAN FRANCISCO — Faculty unions, teachers and students filed suit Tuesday against the private commission that has moved to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, alleging that the entity has engaged in unfair business practices,...
  • Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs

    Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs
    Teacher preparation programs in the nation and Maryland are part of "an industry of mediocrity" that is failing to give young teachers the skills to succeed in the classroom, according to a long-awaited report by a national research advocacy group. The...
  • Baltimore Teachers Union supports call to halt Common Core consequences

    The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new  Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
  • Teachers support Common Core standards but worry they are not ready to teach them, poll says

    Teachers overwhelmingly support new "Common Core" academic standards in language arts and math, according to a new poll by the American Federation of Teachers. But they also are overwhelmingly worried that new tests tied to those new standards will be...
  • Connecticut shootings: Gun control is Sunday’s main topic

     
    Sunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...