| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:59 AM
While Michiganders might be looking to the nation to see who will be president four the next for years, the nation is watching Michigan to determine the future of collective bargaining in the country.
Michigan voters are set to decide Tuesday, Nov. 6,...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:41 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s budget will have about $300 million more this year than predicted in January, a combination of higher-than-expected tax payments and fewer people receiving Medicaid and welfare benefits, state economists said...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:14 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:29 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised President Barack Obama’s leadership skills on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, focusing on how his former boss tried to address the “deep and dangerous” crises of...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 1:05 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 11:17 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2012
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.
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Michigan school districts will pay more in mandatory contributions to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System effective Monday, Oct. 1.
Districts were notified Friday of the increase, which results from a restraining order against the...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 6:32 AM
LANSING (AP) — State figures say Michigan schools are retaining more of their veteran K-12 educators, leaving fewer job openings for newcomers.
The Detroit News reports Thursday that in 2007 nearly 52 percent of the teachers had between six and...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:26 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University professors in Detroit and teachers in a suburban school district separately agreed to eight-year contracts, weeks before Michigan's new right-to-work law takes effect.
The law bans mandatory payments from...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is set to unveil a tablet computer for public schools on Monday at the SXSWedu education technology conference in Austin, Texas, Bloomberg reports.
The $299, 10-inch tablet is the brainchild of Amplify, News Corp.'s...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:29 PM
West Virginia must ensure that every child finishes third grade reading at that level, offer full-day preschool in all 55 counties within three years, and allow local control of school calendars, Gov.Earl Ray Tomblin said Wednesday in his State of the...