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  • Strikes Can Help Tilt Balance Back For Workers

    There is a cold, damp but exhilarating example of workplace courage and hope for a better future at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. Let's thank the brave souls on the picket lines as they stand up for workplace justice and fight for middle-...
  • Education reform 'day of action' event this evening in Orlando

    Education reform 'day of action' event this evening in Orlando
    A national teachers union "Day of Action" campaign includes an Orlando event this evening. The campaign by the American Federation of Teachers argues that public schools are under attack by so-called reform efforts. Some 90 events around the country aim...
  • City youth protest school closure process in national day of action

    A group of Baltimore youth called Monday for communities throughout the city to have more say over what happens to their neighborhood schools under the city school system's 10-year-plan to upgrade its crumbling infrastructure. The youth and young adults...
  • Teachers bring attention to education woes

    Teachers bring attention to education woes
    Drivers in the area of Arlington Drive and Fairview Road in Costa Mesa on Monday afternoon honked in support of the nearly 30 local teachers and community members huddled on the street corner and waving signs to encourage reform in public schools. The...
  • 'Tis the season to give away books around the city

    'Tis the season: the season of lights and decorations, the season of too much food, too much drink, too much hustle bustle, too much, too much.  'Tis also the season of giving: giving donations and time to favorite charities, giving gifts to family,...
  • 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...
  • Ted Rall got it wrong on tenure and 'underpaid' teachers

    Ted Rall got it wrong on tenure and 'underpaid' teachers
    Ted Rall's Feb. 6 blog post and cartoon, "Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers," is long on demagoguery and little else. Even the title of the piece misses the mark. Contrary to what Rall writes, teachers in California's...
  • Bill would stabilize funding for City College of San Francisco

    Bill would stabilize funding for City College of San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO – Flanked by the mayor and officials from City College of San Francisco, state Sen. Mark Leno announced Monday that he has introduced legislation to guarantee funding levels to the institution as it fights to retain accreditation,...
  • Teachers' union leader blasts U.S. Education secretary over comments

    Teachers' union leader blasts U.S. Education secretary over comments
    American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten sharply criticized U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last week for his praise of a ruling by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge deeming certain job protections for teachers in...
  • Edwards says she will not 'lower standards' on teacher evaluations

    Edwards says she will not 'lower standards' on teacher evaluations
    About 100 Baltimore educators rallied at city school headquarters Monday, protesting last-minute changes to their evaluation system that the teachers union vowed it would fight to reverse. But district officials say doing so would result in "lower...