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Oklahoma educators, students feel the strain of disastrous education cuts

May 24, 2017

Legislators have so far failed to restore any funding for Oklahoma schools. Educators are leaving in record numbers.

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DeVos defends national school voucher plan, ignoring harm to students

May 23, 2017

The Trump-DeVos voucher plan would take scarce funding from neighborhood public schools to give to unaccountable private schools.

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Voting rights advocates win big in North Carolina, get ready for next battle

May 22, 2017

Ever since NC enacted restrictions on when, where, and how people could vote—restrictions that disproportionately harmed students, the poor, and people of color—civil rights activists have been fighting back.

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NC activists fight to save specialty educators who play key role in shaping students’ success

May 21, 2017

Special educators offer students different pathways to academic.

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Trans teen’s commitment to advocacy unwavering in Trump era

May 20, 2017

"The message I want people to walk away with is that it is ok to be yourself and be who you are, and it is ok to still be a friend to and love and accept people who are different."

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Trump’s tax plan: for students, families and schools, the devil is in the details

May 19, 2017

Working families, schools and public services such as health care are likely to lose big under the Trump tax plan.

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New generation of activists demands diversity in schools on Brown v Board anniversary

May 17, 2017

“Integration is about equitable resources, and how we get them to black and brown students.” - Jesse Hagopian

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LA school board races pit parents and educators against out-of-town billionaires

May 15, 2017

by Félix Pérez; image above: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings (l), Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Eli Broad Los Angeles voters go to the polls tomorrow in two of the most closely watched school board races in recent memory. On one side are parents and educators in the nation’s second-largest school district; on the other are … Continued

Aspiring educators tackle the school-to-prison pipeline before they get to the classroom

May 15, 2017

Many of our preservice teachers had never heard of the pipeline, but almost all of us will have students who could be touched by it.

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Education activists attend local town halls before congressional recess ends

May 12, 2017

From health care to education...there's definitely a lot to talk about.

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