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National student power conference set for August

"Young people are in the front ranks of people fighting against the corporate attacks on the 99 percent across our nation."

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Thousands protest Philly school closings, layoffs

Responding to a call by SEIU, more than a thousand people marched through downtown and rallied in front of the School Reform Commission offices.

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Republican war spreads to students

Republican senators today filibustered the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act. Their action threatens to create havoc with the economy, and wreck the country's future.

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Obama pushes for lower student loan rates

President Barack Obama is on the road again, this time to warn students about a pending interest rate hike on college loans if Congress doesn't act.

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“Hoodies Up” march for Trayvon Martin

A "Hoodies Up" march and rally of nearly 1,000 filled the streets of New Haven Saturday calling for justice for Trayvon Martin.

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Progressive alliance charts new course for Latin America

Over 250 people, including students, teaches, unionists, and political activists, attended the two-day conference on this city's north side.

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Calif. students rally to save higher education

Signs proclaimed, "Save our university!" "Cut fees now, save public education!" and "Millionaires tax of 2012,"

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Opposition grows to GOP schools proposal

The National Education Association and a wide range of other organizations are opposing the proposal by the House's ruling Republicans to rewrite federal education law and school aid.

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Tucson bans Mexican-American studies, students walk out

On Monday, after the Tucson, Ariz. school district banned its acclaimed Mexican-American studies program, hundreds of high school students throughout the city walked out of their schools in protest.

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State of the Union address, DREAM Act Undocumented youth respond

In his State of the Union address, the president described the challenges faced by undocumented youth: many of them are already responding favorably: "I'm a DREAMer and I believe myself to be an American. I have hope."

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