The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.
The head of the American Federation of Teachers has called for revamping teacher evaluation, including defining teacher competence and providing mentoring and support.
The United Farm Workers of America is urging supporters to stop the Texas state Board of Education from eliminating Cesar Chavez and other historic Latino leaders from public school textbooks.
Despite looming finals and the oncoming holidays, students, staff and faculty at California's public colleges and universities continue to protest.
The unexpected rising enrollment of college students has created an $18 billion shortfall in the Pell Grant program.
When it comes to zero tolerance policies and disciplinary action for schoolchildren, where do you draw the line?
Yesterday, Gov. David Paterson made a speech before an extraordinary joint session of the State Senate and Assembly, pushing the legislative bodies to accept his plan to alleviate the state's more than $3.2 billion deficit for this fiscal year (of which, four and a half months are remaining). Included in his plans are about $1.3 billion in cuts to schools, health care and municipal governments.
Teachers, students and others are horrified at the prospect of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of mid-year budget cuts to public education - and they're fighting back.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Keeping California's public higher education both public and affordable was the theme as a star-studded panel gathered with hundreds of faculty members, students and concerned community members on the University of California campus here Oct. 26 to project a way forward in the face of the state's growing budget crisis.
Parents in New Haven, Conn., tell the school board it must provide translators at parent orientation meetings, raising the issue of language and equal education access.