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L.A. NOWThe union representing Los Angeles teachers has won a grant to help instructors play a prominent leadership role in their schools....
Brenda J. Clayburn, a founder and later president of the City Union of Baltimore who was also a longtime city Police Department supervisor, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 63. "She had recently been sick, and...
Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P....
Tags: Media Industry, Teachers, Mental Health, Politics, Firearms
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelUpdate: Criticism from American Federal of Teachers added to post. Florida ranks second in the nation when it comes to state education laws that promote quality education, according to a new report card by StudentsFirst. The group was founded by...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelSunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...
A controversial set of national report cards issued this week by StudentsFirst--the advocacy and lobbying organization started by former Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee-- gave Maryland's educational policies and reforms a grade of D+...
IF YOU WANT TO HELP: The Newtown Bee reports that Newtown town officials and community leaders asked Wednesday that people "temporarily halt any further dispatching of goods to the community, its schools, churches and nonprofit organizations." They said...
Unions Join Forces To Advocate Change In Law So Newtown Responders, School Staff Get Workers CompensationThe Hartford CourantDeliberations about possible legislation to expand state workers compensation to police who responded to the Newtown school massacre have changed direction: There is now a move to also include school staff members and medical examiners' personnel who were...
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....
Tags: Teachers Unions
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....
Tags: Teachers, Politics, Lung Cancer, Human Rights, Kevin Kamenetz
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,...
Tags: Gays and Lesbians, Politics, Government, Barack Obama, Annapolis
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A proposal that Gov. Rick Snyder commissioned to overhaul Michigan's education system would let students take their public funding to any district that will accept them, enroll in state-funded online learning courses and get...
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