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Award-winning elementary principal criticizes Mayor Rahm Emanuel, loses job

The "reassignment" to a different position smelled like retribution for the outspoken principal's public criticism of the Chicago mayor.

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Chicago parents in 160 neighborhoods join teachers in demanding school resources

In Chicago, the issue of getting the resources kids need is particularly urgent.

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Fight over Dyett High reaches tense new stage

CPS has announced a plan for Dyett, but not the one fought for by the hunger striking community members.

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American Federation of Teachers endorses Hillary Clinton

Weingarten put the union's endorsement in the context of scrapping the Bush-era No Child Left Behind and its teach-to-the-test penalizing of students and schools.

 

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Education: is it job training, or preparation for democracy?

If we want our nation to create more people like history's innovators and inventors, we would be wise to teach our children how to think like they did.

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South Chicago community faces down prep school board over firings

"Telling teachers that they might lose their health insurance if they unionize is not living honestly."

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Baltimore: A new generation of protestors comes into being

Langston Hughes elementary is not only an oasis for the 178 children who attend, but also serves as a venue for numerous after school and community activities.

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Rolling one-day strike closes Washington state schools

Thousands of union school workers in 60 districts across Washington are staging a "rolling one-day walkout" to protest the Republican-controlled State Senate's refusal to fully fund public schools.

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Teachers and parents push hard today to oust Republican governors

Art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.

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"Nuclear option" used against Philly teachers

News stories have documented the ravaging of the district's finances by local banks and out-of-town educational consulting companies.

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