Source: New York Times | South Dakota |
October 22, 2012
Elected to the Senate in 1962, McGovern left no special mark in his three terms, but he voted consistently in favor of civil rights and antipoverty bills, was instrumental in developing and expanding food stamp and nutrition programs, and helped lead opposition to the Vietnam War in the Senate.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Philadelphia |
October 19, 2012
Currently, elected officials get a retirement plan that allows them to collect pensions as high as their full salaries. But the city is proposing to move future elected officials to a hybrid plan that combines a lower-benefit pension with a 401(k).
Source: New York Times | Nation |
October 16, 2012
Fueled in part by efforts to qualify for the Obama administration’s Race to the Top federal grant program or waivers from the toughest conditions of No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era education law, 36 states and the District of Columbia have introduced new teacher evaluation policies in the past three years.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago |
October 12, 2012
With the city’s first teachers strike in 25 years in the rear view mirror and a new contract to be implemented, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard is out by “mutual agreement” with City Hall after just 17 months on the job.
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