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Chicago kids approve fresh food but not school cafeteria cuts

Parents, teachers, students and cafeteria workers cheered the decision by Chicago Public Schools last summer to replace frozen, canned and pre-plated meals with fresh food.

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Today in labor history: 50th anniversary of Chicago public schools boycott

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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Today in labor history: Fisk University incorporated

On Aug. 22, 1867, Fisk University, one of the nation's most famous historically black colleges, was formally incorporated.

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Today in labor history: California school workers organize union

On Aug. 9, 1927, 10 school custodians met in Oakland, Calif., to form what was to become the 230,000-member California School Employees Association, representing school support staff throughout the state.

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NEA votes $3 member fee for school improvement

Delegates to the union's annual convention, the first week in July in Atlanta, approved the fee at the urging of President Dennis Van Roekel.

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Education advocates tell Pa. governor: fund public schools!

They came from every corner of Pennsylvania yesterday, and some from New Jersey and New York.

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“I am San Francisco City College” - city rallies to save beloved institution

Save CCSF will hold further actions to broaden support for its three-point plan to save the college.

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Despite "right to work," union organizing not letting up in Michigan

Tea Party Republicans should have witnessed what took place last night at the Cesar Chavez Academy, a large for-profit charter school in Southwest Detroit.

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Biden draws cheers at AFT convention

The vice president was introduced by Jill Biden who taught for 13 years in a public high school and continues teaching full time at Northern Virginia Community College, even as she serves as the "Second Lady."

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Chicago Teachers Union: Black teachers, students most affected by school closings

CHICAGO - Fed up with discrimination, the Chicago Teachers Union filed a complaint Feb. 9 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging the Board of Education's mass teacher layoffs last year unfairly impacted African American teachers.

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