CHICAGO - What are the most urgent issues this city's next mayor must address? That question was mulled by over 2,000 grassroots community activists Dec. 14 in a political style convention.
The Obama administration stepped up its campaign to overcome a possible Republican filibuster of the DREAM Act.
According to demographers, city planners and others, in order to replace an aging workforce, the U.S. desperately needs more immigrants, and they need access to quality education.
The U.S. Senate voted to table its version of the DREAM Act Dec. 9, in order to consider the version passed by the House the day before. Supporters say the House vote was historic and a longtime coming because this is the first time the decade-old measure has ever passed in either chamber.
Chicago Public Schools is willfully imposing an injurious and discriminatory retention policy on a mass scale, say parents.
Supporters of the DREAM act range from the labor movement to self-identified conservatives.
"Your voice is your power!" yelled student activist Emmanuel Faz to a crowd at the University of Texas Arlington campus at a Nov. 9 vigil.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Cathleen Black to head New York schools.
"I'm educated by Baltimore City Public Schools and if we put more money into our education system we wouldn't have to be building this prison!"
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has received a record-breaking number of complaints this year arguing the civil rights of students are being violated.