By Sean Higgins | 11/09/13 12:43 PM
Michigan State Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof announced Nov. 7 creation of a new legislative committee to investigate allegations of union obstructionism against the state's new right-to-work law. The law prohibits requiring employees to join unions or pay dues to one as a...
By Sean Higgins | 11/09/13 11:49 AM
U.S. students made modest progress in math and reading, according to the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress. This progress was cited as proof by American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten that the whole assessment process should be junked. The assessment tested 377,000...
11/08/13 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some schools are letting kids with live lice in their hair back in the classroom, a less restrictive policy that has parents scratching their heads. "Lice is icky, but it's not dangerous," says Deborah Pontius, the school nurse for the Pershing County School District in...
11/08/13 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A milestone for the new GI bill. The Veterans Affairs Department has announced the 1 millionth receipient of benefits under the post-9/11 GI Bill. He is Steven Ferraro, a 10-year Army veteran who fought in the Iraq war and has three kids. Ferraro is studying communications...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/08/13 10:18 AM
Benjamin Landy for the Century Foundation: American society is more divided today than in any other year since the Great Depression, with massive concentrations of wealth and income in the hands of an elite few. Such extreme inequality should push Americans toward a more redistributive...
By Jennifer C. Kerr | 11/08/13 09:38 AM
Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom.
By Associated Press | 11/08/13 07:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes the best isn't good enough: Most American fourth- and eighth-graders still lack basic skills in math and reading despite record high scores on a national exam. Yes, today's students are doing better than those who came before them. But the improvements have come...
11/07/13 08:42 PM
(www.nytimes.com) The military stepped back from its plan after colleges pushed to keep a door open to rural students and will instead place the programs on “probationary status.”
By Sean Higgins | 11/07/13 03:52 PM
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio denies claims that he is vetting American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten as the next NYC schools chancellor. "I have never had that conversation with anyone," he told reporters Tuesday. "I don't know where you're getting that from."...
11/07/13 12:12 PM
Today's fourth and eighth graders are doing better than their predecessors in math and reading, but even with record scores, it's too early to celebrate.
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