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Teachers stand up and fight

Teachers with Alliance/AFT of Dallas picketed outside the administration office of the Dallas Independent School district before the board meeting on Feb. 23.

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Opposition grows to GOP schools proposal

The National Education Association and a wide range of other organizations are opposing the proposal by the House's ruling Republicans to rewrite federal education law and school aid.

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1,000 rally in support of outspoken teacher, vs. bullying and cuts

Philadelphia residents rally for suspended teacher who critized school district plans to privatize eight public schools.

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CEO, with no education background, to run NYC schools

Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Cathleen Black to head New York schools.

Resegregation opponents arrested in Raleigh

Nineteen protesters, including the Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, were arrested Tuesday in Raleigh at a school board meeting.

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Teacher funding added to war spending bill

Lawmakers who want to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs but oppose spending more money on the war in Afghanistan face a dilemma in Congress this week.

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Carolina NAACP head calls for civil disobedience to protest “resegregation”

RALEIGH, N.C. - William Barber II, state NAACP chairman, this week called for mass civil disobedience July 20 to protest moves to "resegregate" public education in Wake County.

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Activists hear Christian leader

Wanda Banks gets really excited when she talks about how well her daughter is doing in her Cuban medical school. By the time she finishes, everybody is convinced that Darnna Banks really is super!

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Arizona takes another step backwards, critics say

Arizona has taken another step backwards, critics say, after Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a new bill May 11 that aims to ban ethnic studies in the state's schools.

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New evidence surfaces on charter school scam

New evidence that charter schools provide inferior education but lucrative opportunities to scam the public has surfaced in a report issued Wednesday.

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