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Students strike vs. standardized tests, school closings (with video)

High school students went on strike today, refusing to participate in the second day of standardized testing.

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Obama's student loan plan: Short-term gains, no solutions

With the economy still "depressed" and student debt at an all-time high, policymakers and students should be discussing reforms to the way interest rates are calculated.

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$1 trillion in debt, students lobby Congress for action

College activists lobbied Congress for relief last month during the United States Student Association's annual legislative conference.

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Bus tour solicits New Yorkers' priorities for schools

NEW YORK - After more than a decade of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's corporate restructuring of public education, a coalition of community groups hit the streets to ask New Yorkers, especially parents, what their priorities really were.

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University of Wisconsin takes off its cap

What a rat race! No, I don't mean the auto industry or Silicon Valley, or even the vicious corporate American scene. I mean academia.

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Today in black history: Harold Washington won the mayoral primary in Chicago

In 1983, Washington won the Democratic mayoral primary and later was elected the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.

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Public education under attack, say Michigan school superintendents

Republicans are shamefully using the lame duck legislative session to ram through extremist legislation to overhaul public education in radical and dangerous ways.

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Today in history: 200,000 students boycotted Chicago public 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.

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Students, teachers protest university privatization, tuition hikes

A new coalition at the University of Oregon rallied and marched Oct. 3 against rising tuition and plans to privatize governance of the university.

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Parents and students back Chicago teachers

Hundreds of parents and students demonstrated their solidarity with striking Chicago teachers in rallies across the city Sept.18.

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