Months of argument and anguish over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push for sweeping school closings came to a climax Wednesday as his hand-picked Board of Education voted to shut 49 elementary schools and transfer thousands of children to new classroom settings.
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Minnesota |
May 23, 2013
All-day kindergarten should become a reality throughout Minnesota in fall 2014 under an education-funding bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton that DFLers consider one of their chief accomplishments of the legislative session.
Source: Christian Science Monitor | Oklahoma |
May 22, 2013
As rescue and recovery efforts continue in Moore, Okla., following the devastating tornado that struck Monday afternoon, attention has focused, in particular, on the schools that were hit – and in some cases, largely demolished.
Source: New York Times | New York City |
May 22, 2013
Anthony D. Weiner, once a rising star of New York politics whose career cratered over revelations of his sexually explicit life online, announced an improbable bid for the job he has long coveted: mayor.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a new school finance bill that would change the way the state doles out money for education — but only if taxpayers pass an estimated $1 billion tax increase.
At least 51 people were killed when a massive tornado blasted through central Oklahoma, flattening neighborhoods and destroying two elementary schools. The grim work of search, rescue and recovery continues today.
Source: Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles |
May 21, 2013
A survey of likely voters finds that non-Latino whites make up 32 percent of the city's population but are likely to total 51 percent of the vote. Latinos make up 44 percent of the population, but many are ineligible to vote.
The city is the largest in the country that still does not fluoridate it's water supply and the debate over the issue has sharply divided it's usually polite progressives. Citizens will go to the polls to vote on the issue Tuesday.