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  • Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    The gathering at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall on Tuesday night had the feel of a campaign event: a jam-packed room, drinks flowing, soul music blaring and a raucous crowd cheering. There was only one thing missing from the event, dubbed “A...
  • Education Scandals Could Hurt Reform Efforts, Advocates Say

    Education Scandals Could Hurt Reform Efforts, Advocates Say
    The leader of Connecticut's largest teachers' union sees the recent education scandals in Hartford and New London as evidence that nontraditional school-reform efforts are unraveling and could collapse under their own weight. He took issue with both...
  • Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]

    Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]
    Since at least the 1970s, there has been little for unions to celebrate on Labor Day. The giant teachers unions — the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — have been an exception, largely...
  • Independent Money In Governor's Race Tops Outside Spending In 2010

    With seven weeks remaining until election day, independent groups have spent $3.7 million on the Connecticut gubernatorial race, already surpassing the amount of outside spending in the 2010 race between Republican Tom Foley and Democratic Governor Dannel...
  • New guidelines aim to end schools to prison pipeline in Central Florida, nation

    New guidelines aim to end schools to prison pipeline in Central Florida, nation
    In their most decisive move yet to reduce the racial disparities in school discipline and end the so-called "schools to prison pipeline," federal education and justice officials today issued new school discipline guidelines for districts. The rules,...
  • Federal guidelines unveiled to avoid racial bias in school discipline

    Federal guidelines unveiled to avoid racial bias in school discipline
    Federal officials kicked up their campaign against discriminatory school discipline policies Wednesday, issuing first-ever guidelines for school districts on how to avoid racial disparities in student punishments. In a 23-page letter, officials with the...
  • Feds issue guidelines against bias in school discipline

    Federal officials kicked up their campaign against discriminatory school discipline policies last week, issuing first-ever guidelines for school districts on how to avoid racial disparities in student punishment. In a 23-page letter, officials with...
  • Teachers honored for advanced work

    Teachers honored for advanced work
    Laguna Beach Unified School District administrators and board trustees honored two Thurston Middle School teachers Jan. 14 for achieving advanced credentials. Social studies teacher Carl Nelson and science instructor Ina Inouye Wu each earned...
  • A Teacher's Lesson For The Whole Country

    A Teacher's Lesson For The Whole Country
    WEST HARTFORD — In just a week's time, Elizabeth Natale has turned from a middle school English teacher quietly frustrated with education reform into a national voice for colleagues throughout the country. In an opinion column for The Courant last...
  • 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...
  • Dorothea Rawlings, teacher

    Dorothea Rawlings, teacher
    Dorothea Arvin Rawlings, a former teacher at Barclay Elementary/Middle School, died of cancer March 9 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The West Baltimore resident was 73. Born Dorothea Arvin Simmons in Baltimore, she was raised on Calhoun Street at...