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Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Not Backing Down
posted by: Megan | March 01, 2011, 04:36 pm   

For the past two weeks, Wisconsin union leaders and members have gathered steadily in Madison in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to drop a bill that would end forced unionism and aims to close monumental budget shortfalls. With no legislative progress, the war of words is heating up in Wisconsin as some experts are calling this the "death knell" of big labor --yielding commentary by President Obama.

 
Unions on the Defense as Labor Debate Rages On
posted by: Megan | February 28, 2011, 09:38 pm   

This weekend in Wisconsin and state capitals all over the country, union leaders and members gathered together to protest the various bills aimed at ending forced unionism and closing budget gaps. Despite the weeks of protests, news polls are shedding light on who the American people really support in this debate.

 
Progress in Labor Battle
posted by: Megan | February 26, 2011, 02:45 pm   
The labor battle continues to heat up all over the country as Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio lawmakers are in various stages of passing legislation that would end compulsory unionism and close budget shortfalls. Despite huge protests, media coverage, attempted filibusters and walk-outs, progress has been made in Wisconsin over the last few hours.
 
What Would You Do With $500? Apply for a PACE Scholarship or Grant Today
posted by: Megan | February 25, 2011, 05:14 pm   

Here’s some good news for educators this spring: You could receive up to $500 from PACE for professional development or for classroom supplies. You don't have to be a PACE member to apply and the application is online. What do you have to lose?  You can host a field trip, attend a conference, buy new calculators, or pay for a graduate course. In fact, use it for any number of items or activities that will help your students learn more effectively:

 
Education Reform Legislation Moves a Step Closer in Idaho
posted by: Megan | February 25, 2011, 01:00 pm   

Yesterday, lawmakers in the Idaho Senate passed landmark legislation that would phase out tenure, restrict union power, and limit contracts to one year among other components. The legislation passed on a 20-15 vote and is among three bills in the legislature that are set to carry out Superintendent Tom Luna's "Students Come First" education plan.

 
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