May

Illinois House to vote on state DREAM Act

The Illinois version does not include a path to citizenship, but its seen as a move to counter some of the anti-immigrant measures being proposed nationwide.

N.J. Supreme Court upholds right to public education

The court's decision continues a 136-year struggle by public education advocates to have a "thorough and efficient" education for all the state's children.

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Immigrant students win in-state tuition battle

Four years ago, the legislature passed a similar bill but lacked enough votes to override Republican Gov. Jodi Rell's veto.

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Gov. Brown presents new Calif. budget

Calling the economy "not as good as it's been, but definitely on the mend," California Governor Jerry Brown released a revised budget proposal.

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Baltimore students protest cuts

tudents at the Baltimore School for the Arts boycotted their classes May 13 to protest the layoff of teachers and other cutbacks forced by budget cuts in the city, state and nation.

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"Study-in" becomes "lock-in" and a professor speaks out

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - On April 27, nine students launched a "study-in" at the office of Rutgers University president Richard L. McCormick. The students soon found themselves in a kind of "lock in" as they were not allowed to retrieve their back packs or get food from supporters outside.

Michigan students exposed to high levels of pollution

A new study reveals that most of Michigan's public school students are exposed to high levels of pollution and GOP lawmakers there are ignoring  steps to correct the problem.

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"Cuts are nuts": Thousands rally at Pa. Capitol

Chants of "We are one" and "These cuts are nuts" rose from the spirited crowd as the rally began.

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At Michigan commencement, protest slams budget-cutting governor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Up in the sky, a plane floated a banner reading, "Some cuts never heal" as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder gave the University of Michigan commencement address on Saturday.