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Study: Head Start specially helps foster kids

Head Start is threatened by huge budget cuts.

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Threatened Philly school closings face growing resistance

 

The district announced the names of the schools to be shuttered; in the late afternoon a dense crowd of hundreds of protesters massed on the steps of district headquarters.

 

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Public education under attack, say Michigan school superintendents

Republicans are shamefully using the lame duck legislative session to ram through extremist legislation to overhaul public education in radical and dangerous ways.

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Lesson for the day – stop Fat Cats from robbing our schools

TIFs - or Tax Increment Financing - is a method powerful financial interests have devised to divert public monies to private coffers.

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Today in history: 200,000 students boycotted Chicago public schools

On October 22, 1963, a coalition of civil rights groups organized Freedom Day, a mass boycott and demonstration against segregated schools and inadequate resources for black students.

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Students, teachers protest university privatization, tuition hikes

A new coalition at the University of Oregon rallied and marched Oct. 3 against rising tuition and plans to privatize governance of the university.

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Unions back universities in race and admissions Supreme Court case

Declaring that, still, "race matters" in schools and society, unionsare siding with top universities in a U.S. Supreme Court case on the role of race in college admissions.

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A fight grows in Brooklyn to save SUNY Downstate

Public health professionals are working to save hundreds of jobs and preserve community services here at a state university-run medical center, the fourth largest employer in the borough

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Group sees the disabled as their own best spokespeople

Marian Bacon has worked at The Memphis Center for Independent Living, an action and advocacy organization for people with disabilities, for over five years.

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Reclaim democracy, protect the vulnerable says faith community

At its Fire of Faith, Rekindling Democracy rally this past Sunday, the Detroit metropolitan faith community unveiled a new kind of "heat" beginning to sweep the region.

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