Mikia Manley

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Will Colorado Democrats’ Voter Utopia Save Mark Udall?

DEN­VER—In 2013, Demo­crats in Col­or­ado’s state le­gis­lature en­acted the closest thing this coun­try has to a pro­gress­ive vot­ing uto­pia. …

Government

Where Are the Male Pre-K Teachers?

One out of every 50 pre-K teachers is a man, reports NPR. But there's room – and a need – for more.<p><b>After the roll-out of universal pre-kindergarten</b> education, over 50,000 four-year-olds entered classrooms in New York City this month. They were met by a set of about 1,000 newly hired new preschool …

Education

Hinting at 2016, Hillary Clinton focuses on humanizing her image

With<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2016 presidential run looking like a foregone conclusion, the question now is whether she has a message.<p>Fresh off a visit to Iowa and two events last week in Washington where she sought to reconnect with female voters, Clinton has sounded increasingly like a candidate. …

Washington's Supreme Court holds state in contempt over education | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state’s Supreme Court on Thursday found the legislature in contempt for failing to uphold a court order to come up with a plan to boost its education budget by billions of dollars over the next five years.<p>State lawmakers are not meeting a “paramount duty ... to make …

Early Childhood Education: Lots of Talk, but Not Much Action (Yet)

Business leaders, law enforcement, retired military leaders, charitable foundations, and Nobel-winning economists—not to mention President Obama—support better preschool. Why hasn't there been more progress?<p>Five years after his first inauguration, there’s a strong case that President Obama has made …

The Proven Way to Fight Income Inequality: Education

Progressives talk a lot about how to encourage economic mobility, but they are leaving big gaps in their education platforms.<p>For progressives, the buzzy phrase of the moment is income inequality. President Obama plans to make it the focus of his upcoming State of the Union address after sermonizing …

Joe Biden goes to Iowa with a bunch of nuns

Vice President Joe Biden headlined a small Catholic event Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa, stoking speculation about his presidential aspirations.<p>Biden used most of his speech to tout Nuns on the Bus, a group of liberal Catholic nuns who convey their message of social justice on road trips. But his …