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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...
  • Teachers Union Opposes Nomination Of Charter School Executive To State Board Of Education

    Teachers Union Opposes Nomination Of Charter School Executive To State Board Of Education
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nomination of a charter school executive to the state Board of Education has met with a brushfire of opposition from a teachers union. Earlier this month, Malloy nominated Andrea Comer, 47, chief operating officer for the...
  • Michelle Rhee, 'a public school parent'?

    In the course of reporting a story about Michelle Rhee, the controversial former District of Columbia chancellor seeking to take her brand of education reform to statehouses across the country, the Los Angeles Times asked her spokeswoman a simple...
  • 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...
  • Maryland Dream Act defenders want to "educate" voters

    Defenders of the state's Dream Act say voter education will be key to their success in November, when Marylanders weigh-in on a new law that lets some illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition. "Our goal will be be education about what the Dream Act...
  • Diverse coalition funded same-sex marriage effort

    Diverse coalition funded same-sex marriage effort
    A broad coalition of donors — including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country — together gave nearly $6 million to the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland,...
  • Patricia Cook-Ferguson, teacher and Balto. Co. NAACP president

    Patricia Cook-Ferguson, teacher and Balto. Co. NAACP president
    Patricia Cook-Ferguson, a longtime Baltimore teacher and president of the Baltimore County NAACP known for wearing multiple hats in advocating for youth education and civil rights advancements, died Wednesday of complications from lung cancer. She was 56....
  • American Federation of Teachers, BTU parent union, proposes new 'bar exam' for teachers

    In the next five years, teachers entering the profession would first have to pass an comprehensive licensing exam--much like the bar exam for attorneys--as part of their certification, under a new proposal announced this week by the largest U.S....
  • Baltimore Teachers Union surprises special educator with extreme classroom makeover

    Baltimore Teachers Union surprises special educator with extreme classroom makeover
    On any given day, the activity in Ellen Vikestad's classroom would resemble a round of bumper cars. As Vikestad and her special-needs students at Claremont High School have made their way from one end of her cramped classroom to the other for lessons,...
  • Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs

    Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs
    Teacher preparation programs in the nation and Maryland are part of "an industry of mediocrity" that is failing to give young teachers the skills to succeed in the classroom, according to a long-awaited report by a national research advocacy group. The...