U.S. News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-students520x300.jpg

Teachers and parents push hard today to oust Republican governors

Art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-turnupthetruth366x520.jpg

"Nuclear option" used against Philly teachers

News stories have documented the ravaging of the district's finances by local banks and out-of-town educational consulting companies.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-rw520x290.jpg

Silicon Valley breeding nationwide schools-for-profit scheme

Nearly every metropolitan area these days has its own wealthy promoters of education "reform." Few areas, however, have as concentrated a group as Silicon Valley.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-malexander.jpg

Teaching Tolerance hosts webinar with “New Jim Crow” author Michelle Alexander

Released in 2010, "The New Jim Crow" outlines the use of the justice system in the United States as a form of racial control that especially impacts young African American males.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-simeonrally521x2.jpg

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-simeonrally521x300.jpg

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-aft520x335.jpg

Teachers unions to Education Secretary Duncan: Leave!

The AFT convention has a blunt message for Education Secretary Arne Duncan: You flunk the test of helping the nation's schools and kids, so leave.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-neahead520x302.jpg

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."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-camdensaveourschools523x300.jpg

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-newvoice520x443.jpg

Massachusetts educators elect a new progressive union leadership

Madeloni ran on a platform of maintaining and strengthening union rights, labor solidarity, organizing, and opposition to the privatization of public education and to high-stakes testing.

1 2 3 4 57