Langston Hughes elementary is not only an oasis for the 178 children who attend, but also serves as a venue for numerous after school and community activities.
Proposals for getting Chicago's finances back on track without unconstitutional grabs at retiree pensions, cuts to vital services, and toxic bank fees.
News stories have documented the ravaging of the district's finances by local banks and out-of-town educational consulting companies.
The AFT convention has a blunt message for Education Secretary Arne Duncan: You flunk the test of helping the nation's schools and kids, so leave.
Hundreds of students spontaneously, and without permission, left their schools at high noon and marched peacefully to the Camden School District headquarters where they met in protest.
The chants of advocates for affordable housing, the Dream Act, anti-fracking and more echoed throughout the Albany Capitol as protesters packed the staircase and halls leading to Governor Cuomo's office.
They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"
On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups organized Freedom Day, a mass boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.
The Change.org petition site recently dropped the misleadingly named "StudentsFirst" and "Stand for Children" as paying clients.This came after public pressure including a counter-petition by a Chicago teacher.
A coalition of parent, community, student and labor groups brought their message to the Philadelphia city School Reform Commission