Staff and students in Philadelphia are protesting the draconian budget measures.
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May 17, 2013
February 26, 2013
These buildings aren't just schools, they're touchstones. They're testaments to our local values. The Friday night lights that have illuminated our skies for decades, the school gyms that have echoed with play since the Greatest Generation was young--these aren't monuments to sports. They're monuments to community. They're beacons of our local control, of the togetherness we cherish in our hometowns and city neighborhoods. We don't want education fads imposed on us by Austin or, even worse, out-of-state billionaires.
February 04, 2013
A group students in Portland, Ore. is organizing a boycott of the state's high-stakes standardized tests.
January 24, 2013
In a crowded room in the U.S. Department of Education building in southwest Washington protesters from 18 cities gathered to tell department officials how school closings have affected their communities
January 09, 2013
New York City's department of education announced earlier this week that 26 schools will be closed, phased out, or truncated.
December 06, 2012
Philadelphia announced that one in six of its public schools will be closed this year. Other urban districts have announced or plan to announce closings this year.
November 05, 2012
In Chicago, ten protesters were arrested last Friday after they and close to 200 others gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office to protest school closings, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
March 30, 2012
Parents wanting to protest the conditions at all-male Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit organized a student walkout this week, according to the Detroit Free Press.
October 13, 2011
The provision requiring schools to collect and report on students' immigration status was among those blocked.