Over 4,000 teachers, parents and students surrounded City Hall and stopped traffic here May 25 demanding no teacher layoffs or funding cuts for the city's public schools.
Ninety-three Central Falls teachers and school professionals got their jobs back in a hard-fought agreement this month, but what it really means will not be known for a while.
CLEVELAND - Another land mine left by Wall Street's assault on American communities exploded here Tuesday night when the school board voted to lay off nearly 10 percent of its employees.
After massive protests by teachers, parents and other public school advocates, Florida's Republican Gov. Charlie Crist defied members of his own party by vetoing legislation that would have eliminated tenure for teachers and gutted community-based input into public education.
One hundred teachers at four Chicago charter schools filed for union recognition March 19, joining 123 others who won their first contract last year.
Charter school teachers in Chicago vote for union representation.