On the move: Mississippi Supreme Court

• Barbara Byrd of Brandon has joined the staff as a law clerk for Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. Byrd previously worked as a legal extern for Waller during summer 2011. Byrd has a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she majored in political science. She has a law degree from Mississippi College School of Law.

Activists meet with Rubio's staff about immigration reform

The coalition Central Florida-based immigrant rights groups are launching a caravan and hoping to arrive in D.C. on Inauguration Day. Florida farmworkers and immigrant rights activists marched to Sen. Marco Rubio's office in Orlando Thursday to urge the passage of comprehensive immigration reform and the halting of deportations that have split their families apart.

Farmworkers, activists meet with Sen. Rubio's staff about immigration reform

The coalition Central Florida-based immigrant rights groups are launching a caravan and hoping to arrive in D.C. on Inauguration Day. Florida farmworkers and immigrant rights activists marched to Sen. Marco Rubio's office in Orlando Thursday to urge the passage of comprehensive immigration reform and the halting of deportations that have split their families apart.

Contested UTLA panel elections signal internal fissures

Some union members fear outside groups that encouraged teachers to run for UTLA's House of Representatives, its official decision-making body, will try to influence policy. The young staff at the Alexander Science Center has been hard hit by seniority-based layoffs, the main factor behind a turnover of at least 28 teachers in the last five years — this in a school with a faculty of about 28.

Contested UTLA panel elections signal internal fissures

Some union members fear outside groups that encouraged teachers to run for UTLA's House of Representatives, its official decision-making body, will try to influence policy. The young staff at the Alexander Science Center has been hard hit by seniority-based layoffs, the main factor behind a turnover of at least 28 teachers in the last five years — this in a school with a faculty of about 28.