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May 17, 2013

Philadelphia Teachers, Students Protest 'Doomsday' Budget Cuts

Staff and students in Philadelphia are protesting the draconian budget measures.

February 26, 2013

John Kuhn: Our Schools are Touchstones, and We Will Stand and Fight to Save Them

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 05, 2013

Portland Joins Seattle As Site of Test Protests

A group students in Portland, Ore. is organizing a boycott of the state's high-stakes standardized tests.

January 30, 2013

Closing Schools Violates Civil Rights, Targets Minorities, Protesters Say

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 10, 2013

New York City: 26 Schools to Close Due to Low Performance

New York City's department of education announced earlier this week that 26 schools will be closed, phased out, or truncated.

December 17, 2012

School Closings Announced, Protested in Philadelphia

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

Chicago Asks for More Time on School Closings; Protesters Arrested

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 at Detroit School Organize Student Walkout

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 17, 2011

Alabama Immigration Law's School Provision Blocked

The provision requiring schools to collect and report on students' immigration status was among those blocked.

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