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Teacher Strike In Chicago Becomes Political

On Monday, Chicago teachers went on strike for the first time in 25 years and left nearly 400,000 students without instructors.

College Course Lumps Homosexuality, Rape, Murder

Franciscan University of Steubenville's description of a social work course on deviant behavior says it examines "murder, rape, robbery, prostitution, homosexuality, mental illness and drug use." Gay alumni want the description changed, and the program's accreditation is being questioned.

Chicago Teachers On Strike, Affecting 350,000 Students

Teachers from the nation's third-largest school district have gone on strike despite an offer of a 16 percent pay raise over four years.

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DCPS Aims To Grow Leaders From Within

D.C. Public Schools has been working on promoting principals from within the school system, instead of hiring from the outside.


Chicago Teachers May Strike, Teach Political Lesson

If 25,000 teachers walk out in President Obama's home turf Monday, it could present problems for his re-election campaign. The teachers union is at odds with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who touted his plans for change at the Democratic National Convention.
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D.C. Area Schools Win Blue Ribbon Status

Several schools in the D.C. area have won one of education's highest honors: blue ribbon status.


Some Ga. Schools Make Mandarin Mandatory

Among the many sea changes enacted in one struggling school district is a mandate no one expected. All students, of all grade levels, are being enrolled in Chinese language classes. The superintendent says being familiar with Asian culture is crucial to students' future success.