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SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE IN MISSISSIPPI The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against Meridian, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2012, arguing that the city’s juvenile justice system has operated a school-to-prison […]

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PEOPLE’S SCHOOL AT OAKLAND’S LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY Parents and children, teachers, and community activists occupied an Oakland neighborhood elementary school for almost three weeks this summer to try to keep it […]

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SEAN ARCE HONORED—AND FIRED Sean Arce, co-founder and director of the Mexican American Studies program in Tucson, Arizona, received the first Myles Horton Award for Teaching People’s History from the […]

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Peterson Elected Head of Milwaukee Teachers’ Union Bob Peterson, a founding editor and board president of Rethinking Schools, was recently elected president of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association, capping a […]

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March 4 Protests to Defend Public Education Students and teachers in at least 32 states and as far away as South Africa participated in a March 4 Day of Action […]

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Resistance to Mayoral Control in Milwaukee Milwaukee activists have organized the largest coalition on education issues since the desegregation struggles of the late 1970s: the Milwaukee Coalition to Stop the […]

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FBI Tells Schools to Spy on Students A new initiative of the FBI’s Combating Violent Extremism (CVE) program urges high schools to report students who criticize government policies as potential […]

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Seattle Students Vote with Their Feet Not a single junior at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School showed up to take this spring’s Smarter Balanced tests (SBAC—one version of the Common […]

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Protests Build in Mexico Over Disappearance of Normalistas Anger at the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in the Mexican state of Guerrero has ignited months of mass […]

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Long Island Teacher Boycotts Common Core Tests Beth Dimino is an 8th-grade science teacher and president of the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association in New York. She announced in February […]

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Testing Boycott in Chicago Teachers at two Chicago schools—Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy and Thomas Drummond Elementary (Drummond Montessori)—voted to refuse to distribute the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to […]

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UPDATE FROM SEATTLE: TEST BOYCOTT VICTORY “High schools may opt out of MAP in 2013–14.” This message was sent in an all-district email blast May 13 by Seattle Public Schools […]