Letter Carriers from coast to coast will collect non-perishable food on their 21st annual food drive, on Saturday, May 11. The food is distributed locally, to "free food" pantries, homeless shelters, and other institutions that feed the poor
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a labor and community organizer. A fiery orator, brave and determined heroine to millions of workers.
The mood was boisterous and upbeat as some 2,000 demonstrators massed outside Philadelphia School District headquarters in an attempt to stop threatened closing of nearly 30 public schools.
Head Start is threatened by huge budget cuts.
President Obama called on the American public to demand measures to curb gun violence.
Candlelight vigils were held nationwide mourning the victims of the Dec. 14 massacre. They promised hope for a national conversation and vows for action on mental health care and gun control.
The soon-to-be-released film "Won't Back Down" is already drawing criticism from teacher and public school advocates.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found that a section of Alabama's law interferes with children's constitutional right to education.
Republicans - presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney included - have become anti-public education, Democratic Vice President Joseph Biden says.
Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.