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For disabled, questions abound on Race to Top

Special education funding was doubled this year, but Race to the Top has more questions than answers, and doesn't address full funding in the long-term.

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Obama discusses elections with student journalists

Today's young people, the so-called "Lost Generation," is going to be just fine, says President Barack Obama-but only if the progressive reforms made in the past two years are defended from the Republicans-and expanded upon.

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DREAM Act vote nears in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and congressional Democrats plan to add legislation creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth in college or the military, as part of the $725 billion defense authorization bill.

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University of Michigan students pledge to save their country

Representative John D. Dingell put the question directly. "Republicans talk about taking the country back and I want to ask, back to what? Bush? Hoover? 1900? Louis XIII?"

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Student group elects new leadership

Hundreds of student activists convened at the University of California, Los Angeles last month during the United States Student Association's (USSA) 63rd annual national student congress.

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You can change the world: young people today

Today's younger generation is playing a tremendous role in advancing the struggle for peace, democratic rights; economies and social justice.

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Millions at risk of being left behind in rising college economy

 A new study released this week finds that as the economy struggles to recover, and jobs slowly return, there will be a growing disconnect between the types of jobs employers need to fill and number of Americans who have the education and training to fill those jobs.

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Students tell Senators, “Pass jobs bill, Dream Act!”

Greg Cendana, president of the United States Student Association (USSA) touched off cheers at the America's Future Now conference with his impassioned demand that Congress pass a $100 billion jobs bill and the "Dream Act."

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On immigration, second grader asks First Lady, "What about my mom?"

WASHINGTON - As President Obama and President Calderon of Mexico held a press conference in the Rose Garden on immigration reform, another newsworthy event took place at an elementary school in nearby Silver Spring, Md.

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Undocumented and unafraid: Immigrant youth sit-in in Arizona

Five immigrant youth wearing graduation caps and gowns staged a peaceful sit-in Monday at the Tucson, Ariz., offices of Republican Sen. John McCain urging him to sponsor legislation that would open a path to legalization for undocumented youth.

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