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Education advocates tell Pa. governor: fund public schools!

They came from every corner of Pennsylvania yesterday, and some from New Jersey and New York.

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Teachers’ unions push Congress for broader measures of pupil progress

"We believe all children deserve great schools, and Congress must make the investments so we are ensuring opportunity for all children, not exacerbating current inequities."

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Today in labor history: University of Alabama desegregated

Fifty years ago today, two Black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, walked through the doors of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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Teachers march against “teach to the test”

Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8.

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Maryland’s Gov. O’Malley pushes jobs program

"There is no progress without jobs, and there are no jobs without fiscal responsibility."

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Strongsville teachers strike for quality education

Hundreds of teachers and supporters - joined by teachers from other parts of the state - demonstrated in front of the board of education building.

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New York’s school bus strikers gaining public support

Mayor Bloomberg's anti-worker, anti-union bias again reared its ugly head when he and his DOE appointed head attacked school bus drivers and their union.

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Labor and allies honor King and defend workers

Many consider Philadelphia  "ground zero" in the fight to save and improve public education and public services.

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New York mayor’s disregard for kids forces strike

Bloomberg's threat to kids' safety while riding school buses forced some 8,000 drivers, mechanics and school bus matrons to strike.

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Despite "right to work," union organizing not letting up in Michigan

Tea Party Republicans should have witnessed what took place last night at the Cesar Chavez Academy, a large for-profit charter school in Southwest Detroit.

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