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Death of an adjunct

Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83.

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Covered California rolls out education campaign for October enrollment

Covered California will not be available to undocumented residents (leaving an estimated three million residents without coverage) or to people who are now incarcerated.

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Chicago school boycott demands elected school board

Hundreds of students, parents and community activists joined a rally and march Aug. 28 supporting a one-day Chicago school boycott to protest the destruction of public education.

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President Obama rolls out higher education plan

President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.

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Philly coalition demands quality education for all

They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"

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U.S. faults accreditation panel in City College of San Francisco ruling

In a significant win for City College of San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Education issued a letter that could turn the tables on the accrediting agency.

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City College of San Francisco: 99% vs. corporate education reform

The teachers union and the Save CCSF coalition believe that the agency is following a corporate agenda in the fight over accreditation of the San Francisco college.

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City College of San Francisco redoubles efforts to fight closure

The saga CCSF's future took an unexpected turn when the accreditation committee decided to pull accreditation for it after the finish of this academic year.

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Student loan rates set to double as July 1 deadline looms

On July 1 interest rates for federally subsidized Stafford Loans will double for 7.4 million students unless Congress takes action.

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Philly hunger strikers fast for safe schools

"This is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, for eight days," said Patricia Norris as she held up her bottle of water. Norris is on a "water only" fast outside Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's regional office.

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