Education

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
This week marks the eighth annual Open Access Week, which champions scholarly work being made part of the " knowledge commons " for the benefit of all. Many scholarly articles, though they may be publicly funded, remain restricted as a result of paywalls or copyright restrictions. These barriers, critics charge, thwart the advancement and sharing...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Hundreds of teachers, students, parents, and union leaders are expected to...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Despite leading in the polls, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will no longer be able to challenge Emanuel in her bid for mayor. (Photo: CTU)
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis , a champion for public education...

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In the name of a sometimes questionable transparency - if you don't like something but can't do much about it, does it help to know about it? - the Defense Department publishes daily reports on the contracts they've awarded. On Jan. 14, it authorized spending over $800 million on military equipment and services. That was down to just under $300 million the next day, when the House passed a massive budget bill that includes $572 billion for defense - down from what was requested, but still...