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  • Baltimore educators to rally in support of Chicago teacher strike

    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...
  • Emanuel, teachers union both miss the big picture in Chicago strike

    Emanuel, teachers union both miss the big picture in Chicago strike
    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...
  • Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon

    Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cheryl Hillen of Tolland has quietly raised millions for right-wing groups

    Cheryl Hillen of Tolland has quietly raised millions for right-wing groups
    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...
  • 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....