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19 arrested in attempt to stop school closings

The mood was boisterous and upbeat as some 2,000 demonstrators massed outside Philadelphia School District headquarters in an attempt to stop threatened closing of nearly 30 public schools.

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Today in women's history: Mary McLeod Bethune honored

On March 5, in 1985 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.

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The people have spoken: Save our schools!

Hundreds of students, teachers, parents, staff members, and allies packed Chicago's Fuller Park Fieldhouse Thursday night.

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State takeovers of cities and schools are un-American

Michigan's state takeovers of cities and school districts have been very harmful to the public's interests.

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North Carolina "Historic Thousands" march for economic justice

Thousands poured out in for the Historic Thousands of Jones Street rally with the theme "Forward Together, Not One Step Back."

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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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