February

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Philly students, teachers assail top-down school “reform”

A spirited rally by 500 parents, students, teachers and others Feb. 25 protested decisions the district is imposing in the name of "school reform."

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Nationwide actions urge full funding for Head Start

Among $61 billion in draconian cuts in the federal spending bill the Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed last week is $1.1 billion in funding for Head Start, a cut of 22 percent. 

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Montanans protest Republican assault on working families, environment

Montanans assembled at the State Capitol on President's Day to reject the ultra-right state legislature's assault on working families.

Controversy brews over Calif. redevelopment agencies

A controversy is brewing over Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to do away with local Redevelopment Agencies and return their functions to local governments.

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Teachers and students support Obama’s education budget

President Obama's education budget is being applauded as a sign of the administration's commitment to public schools and higher education.

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Doomsday scenario for Calif. budget cuts

Brown’s proposals call for some $12.5 billion in cuts, mostly to programs serving human needs.

‘Stop breaking the law’ protest tells Chicago charter school [with video]

The battle for union recognition by charter schoolteachers has grown as charters have assumed a larger presence in the city.

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Lost chance for school desegregation led to today’s woes

A landmark 1974 Supreme Court case was a failed opportunity to strike a blow at school segregation in Michigan and around the nation, and we continue to suffer the consequences.

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Flush with taxpayer cash, for-profit schools seek to quash oversight

WARNING: Career schools may be hazardous to your financial and educational health.

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Anti-segregation march planned for Raleigh

Quality education is seen by the organizers as linked to other issues, with the groups calling for "a broad, 14-point people's agenda."

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