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Despite parent protest, Simeon closes electricity-training class

On a near perfect summer evening here, July 31, about 75 parents along with a number of students filled the Simeon Career and Technical Education auditorium.


Chicagoans take to the streets against school cuts

The meeting came on the heels of the announcement that CPS was cutting over $50 million from neighborhood schools and diverting it to politically connected charter school.


Elizabeth Warren stumps for Tennant in West Virginia

Ms. Tennant is in a tight race with outgoing Republican Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito for the seat. The race could be a decisive one in this year's national battle for control of the U.S. Senate.


NEA’s Eskelsen-García promises tougher line on public school critics

"No commercial, mass-produced, industrial-strength standardized factory test should ever be used as the determining factor for any student or adult."


Camden students and community force honest discussion on education

Hundreds of students spontaneously, and without permission, left their schools at high noon and marched peacefully to the Camden School District headquarters where they met in protest.


Sens. Warren and Sanders, Rev. Barber inspire at New Populism Conference

The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism. 


Ohio students, faculty, parents: Reinvest in higher education

"Ohioans deserve responsible budgeting that will provide more support for higher education and reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for our students."


Dreamers in Virginia can pay instate tuition

Immigrants' rights advocates are hailing a ruling that means students who are accepted by the federal DACA program can pay instate tuition to attend state colleges and universities.


GOP-Ryan budget slashes Medicare, college aid and stirs voter anger

It would slash non-defense spending in the coming decade by $5 trillion, cutting to the bone every vital human needs program while increasing Pentagon spending by $500 billion.


Debt, climate change, immigration top student agenda

College and graduate students from across the nation met at the 45th annual "Grassroots Legislative Conference," hosted by the United States Student Association, which has strong ties with the labor movement.

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