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  • Teachers union to rally in L.A. against loss of job protections

    Teachers union to rally in L.A. against loss of job protections
    National union leaders will rally members in Los Angeles this weekend to oppose a recent court ruling that struck down key teacher job protections in the state. The American Federation of Teachers, at its national convention, will vote on a resolution...
  • Brown urges GOP to work with Obama on immigration

    Brown urges GOP to work with Obama on immigration
    Breaking his public silence on the recent surge in illegal immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown called on Republicans in Congress on Friday to work with President Obama on solving the “human tragedy” rather than trying to gain political advantage....
  • Kashkari calls out Gov. Brown for silence on teacher job protections

    Kashkari calls out Gov. Brown for silence on teacher job protections
    The way Gov. Jerry Brown sees it, California has upended the nation's practice of shortchanging the schools of poor and minority students. "Those who have the biggest challenge, they need the most money," Brown told an American Federation of Teachers...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rallied thousands of teachers Saturday morning at a downtown teachers union convention, voicing his support for controversial job protections, praising their efforts and pledging his political support going forward....
  • 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...
  • Common Core Q&A: Explaining new standards for Florida students

    Common Core Q&A: Explaining new standards for Florida students
    Common Core may be the most controversial education issue you know nothing about. It's been trashed on radio talk shows and touted in speeches, and it will be the subject of three public hearings across the state this month. Yet 55 percent of parents...
  • 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...