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Chicago students walk out to protest education cuts

More than 500 high school students walked out of classrooms at public schools city wide to massive  education budget cuts.

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Megan Fox to governor, “Don’t terminate our teachers”

Megan Fox fights for public education in a great, new video.

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Rallying for more schools, it's a Bronx cheer for Bloomberg

Bronx residents send a message to Bloomberg and the Department of Education: More schools!

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Obama school plan has pluses but big minuses, teachers and others warn

The administration's  education "blueprint" discards some of  the No Child Left Behind law's much-criticized features, but keeps or adds others that teachers, their unions and other public school advocates oppose.

New York City threatens to evict public school in favor of charter

Privately-run, publically-funded charter schools are pushing out successful public schools in competition for scarce resources, leading to more segregation, more inequality.

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Expect major changes in No Child law, officials say

The Obama administration is proposing major changes to the nation's No Child Left Behind education law.

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Why are law schools denying Black and Mexican American students?

The number of African American and Mexican American students admitted to law schools has decreased in the last 15 years, according to a recent study by a Columbia Law School professor.

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NYC students on Facebook, in the street over MTA cuts

Public high school students, as well as teachers and parents, are organizing in new ways against a proposalto take away free-and reduced-price Metrocards currently issued to students.

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Kids arrested for food fight

When it comes to zero tolerance policies and disciplinary action for schoolchildren, where do you draw the line?

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Parents organize for Spanish-English translators in schools

Parents in New Haven, Conn., tell the school board it must provide translators at parent orientation meetings, raising the issue of language and equal education access.

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