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Student loan rates set to double as July 1 deadline looms

On July 1 interest rates for federally subsidized Stafford Loans will double for 7.4 million students unless Congress takes action.

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Philly hunger strikers fast for safe schools

"This is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, for eight days," said Patricia Norris as she held up her bottle of water. Norris is on a "water only" fast outside Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's regional office.

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Shocking new cuts will gut Chicago schools

After closing 50 schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools are cutting elementary and high school budgets tens of millions of dollars.

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Michigan rally slams Republicans' "Education Inc." agenda

LANSING, Mich. - Pam Kirchens believes that a free quality public education is the cornerstone of a democratic society and that every child in Michigan deserves access to equal and excellent public education.

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Higher education for the 1% or for all? Let’s discuss

What is the latest in the struggle for educational access? Join us for a teleconference conversation with United States Student Assoc. Pres. Tiffany Dena Loftin, Jun 18.

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In response to school closures, a new movement is born

A new national movement for education justice has been born all across the country, to defend public education from those who would destroy it.

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Chicago protests to stop 54 school closings heat up

"We are not going without a fight!" declared nine-year-old Asean Johnson, a third grader at Marcus Garvey Elementary School. "We shall not be moved today!"

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Education coalition assails wide use of temporary faculty

Elite colleges are being reserved for the very wealthy and higher education for the 99 percent becoming more standardized, impersonal, low quality or completely out-of-reach.

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Despite growing revenue, Calif. governor shrinks budget proposal

Not surprisingly, Republican legislators praised Brown's budget, with Republican Assembly leader Connie Conway calling it "realistic."

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Teachers win as state high court kills Louisiana voucher law

Another Republican statewide scheme to trash public schools and school teachers, especially unionized teachers, ran afoul of yet another state constitution.

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