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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.

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Calif. bill would add LGBT history in public schools

Lawmakers are considering a bill to make sure the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are accurately portrayed in public schools.

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Class of 2011 faces worst jobs crisis ever recorded

Students graduating this year face the worst labor market ever encountered by a graduating class.

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Congressional Black Caucus would boost social programs & revenue

Continuing a 30-year-long tradition, the Congressional Black Caucus April 14 presented its alternative budget for fiscal 2012 to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Students, faculty occupy building to protest cuts

Students and faculty at California State University in East Bay marched to administration offices, then occupied the building in protest.

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Thousands at Michigan Capitol: We are the people

A cross-section of the people's movement poured into the Michigan Capitol grounds today with this message: "We are the people - protect us, not the CEOs."

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