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  • 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...
  • Malloy No Friend Of Schools, Teachers

    According to media reports, he is the only Democratic governor in the nation who has proposed doing away with teacher tenure and eliminating collective bargaining for teachers in the lowest-performing schools. He has proposed that teacher evaluation...
  • CTU may offer details today on Karen Lewis' health

    CTU may offer details today on Karen Lewis' health
    The Chicago Teachers Union has scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss the health of union president Karen Lewis, four days after she was hospitalized for an undisclosed malady that has raised questions about her potential challenge to Mayor...
  • CTU: Karen Lewis still in hospital but no details on condition

    CTU: Karen Lewis still in hospital but no details on condition
    Chicago Teachers Union president and potential mayoral candidate Karen Lewis remained hospitalized Tuesday and it’s not known when she’ll be released, a union official said. “The reason we’ve been hesitant to come out with a bunch...
  • CTU: Karen Lewis hospitalized 'after experiencing discomfort'

    CTU: Karen Lewis hospitalized 'after experiencing discomfort'
    Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union and a prospective mayoral candidate, was “being evaluated at a local hospital” after suffering an unspecified ailment, the CTU said late Monday afternoon. Lewis, 61, was hospitalized...
  • State's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Malloy

    State's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Malloy
    Saying that Republican Tom Foley would set "the state on a path to education disaster," the leadership of the state's largest teachers union offered a strong endorsement Monday of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. "Dan Malloy has increased education...
  • Source: State's Largest Teachers Union Backing Malloy

    The board of directors of the state's largest teachers union is backing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The leadership of the Connecticut Education Association, which has more than 43,000 members, is endorsing the Democratic incumbent against Republican...
  • Malloy, Unions Criticize Foley's Education Plan

    Malloy, Unions Criticize Foley's Education Plan
    EAST HARTFORD - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, union leaders, and Democratic legislators continued to criticize Republican Tom Foley's education plan Thursday. The group gathered at the Robert J. O'Brien elementary school, where officials said the building is...
  • California House delegation urges Postal Service to nix Staples deal

    California House delegation urges Postal Service to nix Staples deal
    A California House delegation led by Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) is calling on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to reject a recent pilot program with Staples to operate retail mail counters at 82 U.S. stores.  The pilot program, announced in...
  • Teachers target Ed. Sec. Duncan at national convention in L.A.

    Teachers target Ed. Sec. Duncan at national convention in L.A.
    A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Obama to put U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on an “improvement plan” as a prelude to replacing him. The action was taken Sunday by the American Federation of Teachers,...
  • L.A. teachers union leader Caputo-Pearl links activism to strike

    L.A. teachers union leader Caputo-Pearl links activism to strike
    The new leader of the Los Angeles teachers union signaled a more militant stance toward the school district, including the possibility of a strike, at a national teachers union convention held downtown this weekend. Alex Caputo-Pearl, who took office...