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Baltimore youth say no to $104 million youth prison

"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!"

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Civil rights complaints against schools at record high

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.

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Diane Ravitch: public education in danger

In decades past, education critics mainly wanted to make public schools better, but now, says educator and author Diane Ravitch, the question is, "Will public education survive"

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GOP drags Virginia backwards

Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to announce that he was suing to overturn the Obama health care reform, has fought scientific study and has even flirted with the "birthers."

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Berkeley campus heats up

Over 1,000 students, campus workers and faculty packed Sproul Plaza, historic protest site on the University of California campus, Oct. 7, chanting "Whose university? Our university!"

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White House summit seeks to boost community colleges

President Obama hosted a White House summit aimed at strengthening community colleges, the largest section of the U.S. higher education system.

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Gay teen suicides are wake up call for nation

Over the past four weeks there have been six known suicides by students who were bullied at their schools because they were gay or perceived to be gay.

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Farm-to-school could free kids from mystery meat

You'd think that a program linking local farmers producing fresh, minimally processed foods with local schools would be a no-brainer.

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Obama administration ends Bush abstinence-only sex education policy

The Obama administration has announced funding for comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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Youth aim to rock the Nov. 2 vote

Despite what critics and polls are saying about young voters this election cycle, youth leaders say they are paying very close attention to what candidates are saying about the  issues.

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