Chicago Way: Obama ‘presidential ambassador’ scores major USDA school lunch contract

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – “There’s a lot of money involved in feeding our kids at school,” Michelle Obama recently told children at the White House. Just ask Hamdi Ulukaya.
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Opposition to Common Core in New York is widespread

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ALBANY, N.Y. – 49% of New Yorkers want Common Core implementation stopped in a Siena College poll taken on July 13-16th of 774 likely New York voters. Only 39% want to see the standards implemented. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.
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Pa. state senator calls his state’s teachers union out for its toxic partisan politics in full-page ad

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania state Sen. Scott Wagner doesn’t think very highly of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the Republican lawmaker is calling the teachers union out on its self-serving political agenda.
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Schools cut employee hours to sidestep costly Obamacare regulations

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MONTEVIDEO, Minn. – In the middle of summer, January seems like the distant future to many. But that’s not the case for school superintendents who are already thinking about 2015 – and searching for ways to bring their districts into compliance with the nation’s new health law, commonly known as “Obamacare.”
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NEA & AFT give more than $2.2 million to Democratic Governors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – There are serious differences between factions in the Democratic Party over education policy, but they all agree that defeating Republicans at the polls is the top priority.
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Mother: Principal calls family racist over school spirit photo

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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – A high school principal has allegedly smeared a student and his parents as racists after the student posted a picture of himself on social media making a white pride hand gesture. The family says it’s the victim of a giant misunderstanding.
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Obama’s America: Nearly a quarter of millennials moving back home to make ends meet

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Under President Barack Obama’s leadership, the number of people living in multigenerational households has increased significantly, meaning fewer people can afford to live on their own and signaling the erosion of the middle class.
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Wis. Gov. Scott Walker calls for Common Core repeal

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MADISON, Wis. — Yesterday Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) out of the blue issued a press release calling for Wisconsin to repeal the Common Core.
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New York court rules that spanking kids is ‘a reasonable use of force’

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LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – A New York appellate court last week ruled in favor of a father who was accused of child abuse for spanking his 8-year-old son after the child misbehaved at a friend’s party.
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SHOCK: Average Orange County, Calif. government employee pension 88% of final salary

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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – Would you take a 12 percent pay cut in exchange for a 100 percent reduction in work? In Orange County, if you’ve worked 30 years – say from age 25 until age 55 – that is exactly what you can expect.
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‘War on Humans’: New film exposes the real goals of the radical environmentalists

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SEATTLE – If you believe the ultimate goal of the radical environmental movement is to stop “man-made climate change” by getting people to drive electric cars and by taxing companies for carbon emissions tax, guess again.
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Teachers union takes on Florida school choice law

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A lawsuit from Florida teachers would eliminate school choice for many low-income students and effectively kill a program to help students with autism and other special needs.
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