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Letter Carriers cite huge need in 21st annual food drive

Letter Carriers from coast to coast will collect non-perishable food on their 21st annual food drive, on Saturday, May 11. The food is distributed locally, to "free food" pantries, homeless shelters, and other institutions that feed the poor

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Today in labor history: Mother Jones was born May 1, 1837

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a labor and community organizer. A fiery orator, brave and determined heroine to millions of workers.

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19 arrested in attempt to stop school closings

The mood was boisterous and upbeat as some 2,000 demonstrators massed outside Philadelphia School District headquarters in an attempt to stop threatened closing of nearly 30 public schools.

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Study: Head Start specially helps foster kids

Head Start is threatened by huge budget cuts.

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Obama goes head-to-head with gun lobby

President Obama called on the American public to demand measures to curb gun violence.

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Sandy Hook vigils mourn victims, vow action

Candlelight vigils were held nationwide mourning the victims of the Dec. 14 massacre. They promised hope for a national conversation and vows for action on mental health care and gun control.

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"Won't Back Down" draws controversy

The soon-to-be-released film "Won't Back Down" is already drawing criticism from teacher and public school advocates.

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Court bars much of Georgia and Alabama anti-immigrant laws

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found that a section of Alabama's law interferes with children's constitutional right to education.

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NEA meets; Biden blasts GOP as anti-public education

Republicans - presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney included - have become anti-public education, Democratic Vice President Joseph Biden says.

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Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop

Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.

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