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Rahm Emanuel Walking A High Wire With Teachers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is negotiating with striking teachers, who are a key part of his — and the president's — constituency. Meanwhile, he's tasked with raising money for Priorities USA Action, the superPAC supporting President Obama. It seems that this election season, Emanuel has his hands full and his feet on a high wire.

Basic School Supplies, Glue Sticks, Tablets?

As the school year gets underway, a lot of students are getting their hands on a host of new technology in their classrooms. But some schools are struggling to access basic supplies, let alone the latest and greatest devices. Host Michel Martin looks at technology in the classroom with Charles Best, founder of

Join The Education Conversation With Tell Me More

Tell Me More will host a live radio broadcast and Twitter Education Forum on October 10th. Host Michel Martin will discuss the roles of teachers, parents, government, business --- and of course, social media. To do that, Martin wants to start the conversation now with listeners via Twitter. Join Tell Me More on Twitter today by using #npredchat.
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MCPS Considers Baseline Concussion Testing For Athletes

As the body of evidence demonstrating the long-term effects of concussions grows, Montgomery County is considering a baseline testing program for its students athletes suspected of concussions.


Striking Chicago Teachers And City Still 'Miles Apart' On Contract

The union president says the two sides have made incremental progress but no deal was in sight as teachers continued to man the picket lines.