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Millions at risk of being left behind in rising college economy

 A new study released this week finds that as the economy struggles to recover, and jobs slowly return, there will be a growing disconnect between the types of jobs employers need to fill and number of Americans who have the education and training to fill those jobs.

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Students tell Senators, “Pass jobs bill, Dream Act!”

Greg Cendana, president of the United States Student Association (USSA) touched off cheers at the America's Future Now conference with his impassioned demand that Congress pass a $100 billion jobs bill and the "Dream Act."

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On immigration, second grader asks First Lady, "What about my mom?"

WASHINGTON - As President Obama and President Calderon of Mexico held a press conference in the Rose Garden on immigration reform, another newsworthy event took place at an elementary school in nearby Silver Spring, Md.

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Undocumented and unafraid: Immigrant youth sit-in in Arizona

Five immigrant youth wearing graduation caps and gowns staged a peaceful sit-in Monday at the Tucson, Ariz., offices of Republican Sen. John McCain urging him to sponsor legislation that would open a path to legalization for undocumented youth.

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Chicago students protest drastic cuts: “Where’s our bailout?”

Up to 1,000 Chicago high school students walked out of class to peacefully protest drastic cuts hitting public schools in Illinois.

Bill to divest from arms makers faces test

The fate of a bill passed by the University of California at Berkeley Student Senate to divest from two U.S. firms providing military support to Israel's occupation of Palestine will likely be decided April 14.

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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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After loan victory, students and labor keep up fight

Nationwide students are on the move this week leading rallies, marches and educational forums highlighting student-worker solidarity, the fight for jobs, worker rights and increased access to higher education during the 11th annual National Student Labor Week of Action.

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