| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Baltimore City educators are planning to rally in solidarity with their Chicago Public Schools counterparts, who made national news Monday by executing their first teacher strike in 25 years.
About 25,000 Chicago unionized educators fulfilled their vow...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:36 AM
The Windy City is engulfed in a stormy teachers' strike that has gathered front-page national attention. But will it turn out to be just more hot air in the national debate over school reform?
I'm afraid so, even though the issues at stake in Chicago are...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 11:17 PM
Thousands of teachers from Chicago and beyond rallied at a Near West Side park Saturday as lawyers labored into the night at a Loop office to turn a framework for a new contract into finer points that can become a deal.
Parents can expect to wait until...
| Sep 21, 2012
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.
| May 23, 2012
| 8:14 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Cheryl Hillen has raised millions of dollars for shadowy right-wing advocacy organizations. She's been linked to billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch in national news stories. She's a fundraiser and adviser for groups that teachers' unions...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:33 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
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,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:19 PM
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,...