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Illinois governor signs state DREAM Act into law

In a packed auditorium at the Benito Juarez high school, hundreds of elected officials, students, community leaders and immigrant rights supporters watched as Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Illinois DREAM Act into law.

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Jerry Brown signs Calif. Dream Act, part I

Tthe first phase of the California Dream Act, signed July 25, makes it possible for undocumented college students to apply for privately funded scholarships administered through the state's university and community college systems.

Campaign presses oil tax to save California public schools

A group of public education advocates have begun a movement to tax oil extraction throughout the state of California.

"Working dead" take over San Jose City Hall

Several young activists dressed as zombies spent the night on the steps in front of City Hall to participate in the following day's City Council meeting.

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Parents stage second sit-in over broken promises

Parents in Chicago say they are staging an around-the-clock sit-in at an elementary school field house until school officials and elected representatives meet with them.

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Tired of pollution, Chicago students demand clean air

Dozens of students, calling themselves the "Anti-Pollution Revolution," from high schools in Chicago's mostly Mexican American neighborhood protested against local power plants.

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Student zombies protest higher education cuts

Student activists staged a "die-in" and "zombie march" in Wisconsin as a part of Higher Education Day to protest anti-student measures proposed by the state's GOP lawmakers and governor.

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Youth employment at historic low

"Having a job helps youth mature and teaches responsibility."

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Firefighters, nurses, farmers turn up heat in Walkerville

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led 1,000 firefighters, nurses, farmers and a motorcade of taxi cabs and an antique fire engine, in a demonstration that encircled Capitol Square.

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"Walkerville" tent city grows in Wisconsin

Like the workers who built "Hooverville" tent cities in the Depression of the 1920s and '30s, protestors are dramatizing their opposition to Republicans' economic policies.

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