Education

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 and a vocal critic of corporate education reform, has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor and will not be able to run for office against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a source close to Lewis said on Monday. On October 8, Lewis completed a successful five-hour...
Jon Queally, staff writer
A young Pakistani woman who courageously stood up to those who would deny young...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Students from at least two Philadelphia public high schools refused to go to...

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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...