September

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Unions back universities in race and admissions Supreme Court case

Declaring that, still, "race matters" in schools and society, unionsare siding with top universities in a U.S. Supreme Court case on the role of race in college admissions.

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A fight grows in Brooklyn to save SUNY Downstate

Public health professionals are working to save hundreds of jobs and preserve community services here at a state university-run medical center, the fourth largest employer in the borough

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Group sees the disabled as their own best spokespeople

Marian Bacon has worked at The Memphis Center for Independent Living, an action and advocacy organization for people with disabilities, for over five years.

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Reclaim democracy, protect the vulnerable says faith community

At its Fire of Faith, Rekindling Democracy rally this past Sunday, the Detroit metropolitan faith community unveiled a new kind of "heat" beginning to sweep the region.

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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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Chicago teachers to vote Sunday on ending strike

CHICAGO- Teachers here will vote on Sunday, Sept. 16, whether to continue or end the weeklong strike. Some 800 elected union delegates met today and decided they needed to see - in writing - more details on the framework hammered out by negotiators.

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In Chicago, a movement is born to reclaim public education

Parents, students and community groups, whose pent up outrage at school privatization dictated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been unleashed by the strike, joined teachers on the picket lines.

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Chicago teachers strike for good schools

Declaring "enough is enough," 28,000 Chicago public school teachers, paraprofessionals, clinicians, social workers and counselors went on strike September 10. 

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Should kids go to jail for skipping school?

"What is the responsibility of the school? If they have a 50 percent failure rate, it should indicate something is wrong."

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Community rallies to save San Francisco City College

A broad coalition of city residents and leaders is launching a campaign to assure the future of the 90,000-student City College, beleaguered by years of budget cuts.