Even supporters of teachers unions have been critical of them in recent months, forcing unions to collaborate with school districts on education reform as never before.
On January 28, 1986, President Reagan postponed the scheduled State of the Union in order to address the nation about the loss of the space shuttle Challenger.
Tea Party Caucus: What the caucus and audience lacked in size they made up for in enthusiasm and energy. New Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., fired up the crowd along with Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., by preaching the gospel of deficit reduction
Twenty-five years ago Friday, the space shuttle Challenger came to a tragic end, exploding on liftoff and claiming the lives of seven astronauts. We remember the loss of the Challenger and its crew, yet we often forget the contributions it made to space exploration. The night of the disaster, President Ronald Reagan told the nation: “The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue to follow them.” Here are five ways the Challenger pushed spaceflight forward. Join The Monitor's discussion on Facebook.
Space shuttle program astronauts, NASA officials and family members will commemorate the Challenger disaster that occurred 25 years ago Friday. The Challenger accident led to several changes in the US space shuttle program.
Under the 14th Amendment, babies born in the United States automatically are citizens – even if their parents are illegal immigrants. Lawmakers in Arizona and other states are challenging that.
By 7-0, the Illinois Supreme Court overturns an appellate court ruling that left Rahm Emanuel off Chicago's mayoral ballot. But two justices say the issue of residency is not so clear-cut, and defend lower court.
A 26-year police veteran has been indicted for allegedly defrauding the Dallas Crime Stoppers program, which pays anonymous tipsters for information that leads to arrests or indictments.
Veteran journalist Jay Carney, currently serving as Vice President Biden's communications director, is expected to become President Obama's new press secretary.
In its final report, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission offers three views of the crisis -– essentially one from Democrats and two dissenting views by Republicans on the panel.
On Thursday, at his third YouTube forum, President Obama spoke for the first time about the anti-government protests in Egypt, and finally gave a detailed answer to legalizing marijuana.
It's a tricky moment for the US, as demand for reform spreads in the Arab world from Tunisia and Lebanon to Egypt and Yemen. Obama appears to be taking a dual track of backing the street protesters as well as regimes willing to undertake reforms.
'The King's Speech' was given an R rating solely for the use of profanity in some key scenes. As the producer reportedly considers re-editing the Oscar-nominated movie, the idea is getting poor reviews.
Chicago awaits Illinois Supreme Court ruling on whether Rahm Emanuel can be on the mayoral ballot, amid questions about the justices' political leanings and how they win their seats.
NASCAR points system has caused confusion for both drivers and fans over the past several years. The changes to the NASCAR points system, presented on Wednesday, probably won't keep a consistently good driver like Jimmie Johnson from capturing yet another Sprint Cup championship.
But concerns about college tuition are offset at least in part by financial aid, as well as big increases in the Federal Pell Grant Program.
For many people in the Northeast, another big winter storm – and the inconveniences it brings – is becoming too much of a pattern. Travel is snarled, schools closed, and snow piles just get higher.
Teach For America announced Thursday that four philanthropists are joining to create a stable, long-term source of money.
Retired Gen. Stan McChrystal relayed story of how US special forces in Afghanistan finally got their man, despite an intelligence blackout from D.C. Now a Yale professor, he spoke this week about that Taliban episode, WikiLeaks, and information-sharing with the public.
Republicans – and not so much Democrats – believe in competition among its members, said Sarah Palin Wednesday. But recent history provides a few examples of Democratic scuffling.