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Students organize March 4 Education

Gregory Cendana, president of the United States Student Association, says students and community members are mobilizing coast to coast to defend public education in "March 4 Education" rallies next month.

New York City threatens to evict public school in favor of charter

Privately-run, publically-funded charter schools are pushing out successful public schools in competition for scarce resources, leading to more segregation, more inequality.

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Expect major changes in No Child law, officials say

The Obama administration is proposing major changes to the nation's No Child Left Behind education law.

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Howard Zinn: people’s historian

Howard Zinn died yesterday but he will live on, as future generations read his A Peoples History of the United States and say "Wow!"

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Oregon delivers ‘tax the rich’ message

Oregon voters  sent a message to the nation yesterday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent cuts in education and other public services.

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Why are law schools denying Black and Mexican American students?

The number of African American and Mexican American students admitted to law schools has decreased in the last 15 years, according to a recent study by a Columbia Law School professor.

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Communist Party USA: 90 years of activism for socialism, democracy and peace

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.

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Teacher leader calls for new evaluation system

The head of the American Federation of Teachers has called for revamping teacher evaluation, including defining teacher competence and providing mentoring and support.

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Keep Cesar Chavez in Texas textbooks, UFW urges

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.

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Protests continue vs. cuts in Calif.'s public higher education

Despite looming finals and the oncoming holidays, students, staff and faculty at California's public colleges and universities continue to protest.

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