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  • Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising

    Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising
    WASHINGTON — President Obama pumped three times more money into media ads than Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month as both candidates dramatically stepped up their spending, racing through as much money as they brought in. August marked...
  • Thousands of teachers rally in Chicago

    Thousands of teachers rally in Chicago
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel bore the brunt of criticism from angry teachers who filled the Auditorium Theatre on Wednesday to make clear their unhappiness with the administration's efforts to overhaul public education in Chicago. The crowd of nearly 4,000...
  • Unions Balk At Teacher Certification Changes

    Teacher union leaders, school administrators and state officials harmonized last week over a proposed teacher evaluation system. But Tuesday when Gov.Dannel P. Malloyannounced plans to reduce red tape and to "empower local school districts" — steps...
  • Unions Unsettled By Malloy's Call For Tenure Reform

    The leaders of the state's teachers unions aren't happy with how Gov.Dannel P. Malloydescribed the current tenure system in his State of the State address Wednesday — "the only thing you have to do is show up for four years" — but they say...
  • Emanuel praises Obama's leadership as problems loom back in Chicago

    Emanuel praises Obama's leadership as problems loom back in Chicago
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised President Barack Obama’s leadership skills on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, focusing on how his former boss tried to address the “deep and dangerous” crises of...
  • Flurry of campaign ads in suburban congressional races

    Flurry of campaign ads in suburban congressional races
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made its initial foray Tuesday into a pair of competitive suburban congressional races, airing cable TV ads slamming seven-term veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert and freshman Rep. Robert Dold for...
  • In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

    In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid. The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...
  • Study critical of teacher layoffs

    A study of Washington state teachers found that deciding layoffs based solely on who has the least seniority has a significant effect on students' ability to learn. The study comes as tens of thousands of teachers around the country stand to lose their...
  • Study supports teacher ratings

    Study supports teacher ratings
    For The Record Teacher scores: A Dec. 11 article in the LATExtra section reported that a preliminary study by education experts had found that teachers whose students said they "taught to the test" scored lower than average on value-added analysis. In...
  • Teachers unions' clout in question

    Teachers unions' clout in question
    Teachers unions have a well-deserved reputation for exercising political clout. With a nearly unparalleled ability to raise cash and organize their ranks, they have elected school boards, influenced legislation and helped set the public school agenda in...
  • D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.

    WASHINGTON -- Roxanne Brummell has thrived in what many consider the toughest new testing ground for teachers in the nation. The fifth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., earned a "highly effective" rating under the district's controversial system that...