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Warren’s Plan to Abolish Student Debt Came From Grassroots Pressure 25.4.2019 Truthout.com
Warren’s student debt cancellation proposal taps into the movement that gained momentum during Occupy Wall Street.

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Former MN education commissioner is finalist for Boston job 24.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dr. Brenda Cassellius, 51, who left her job when the Dayton administration was replaced in January, told a panel interviewing school superintendent candidate finalists in Boston on Tuesday that she's been looking for 'a district that's ready to move the agenda for vulnerable kids.'
Where some major issues stand at the Minnesota Legislature 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With four weeks left in the 2019 legislative session, there are a lot of big issues still unresolved.
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Scientists dig into hard questions about the fluorinated pollutants known as PFAS 22.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?
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Making US Schools Less Great Again 18.4.2019 Truthout.com
Divestment in education is occurring in every single state in the nation.

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Strikes Are the Only Way Out of Our Current Crisis 14.4.2019 Truthout.com
Unions put us into conversations with people whom most of the progressive movement isn’t talking to.

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Hands-free cell phone is now law, so how does it work? 12.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz signed the bill in a ceremony on Friday surrounded by family members who lost loved ones to distracted drivers. Here's what you need to know about the new law.
Teachers Are the Underdogs in a Decades-Long Class War 11.4.2019 Truthout.com
Activist teacher Gillian Russom discusses how teachers' unions can engage strategically with electoral politics.

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When capitalists fight 8.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's a discussion that is increasingly happening but is less easily dismissed by those who avoid it by shouting 'socialism' as a distraction.
Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings, former governor and senator from South Carolina, dies at 97 6.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97.

Family spokesman Andy Brack said Hollings died early Saturday.

Hollings, whose long and colorful political...

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Teachers’ Movements Gain Community Support by Centering Social Justice 3.4.2019 Truthout.com
Raising demands for the common good was key to the successful teachers' strikes, says activist teacher Gillian Russom.

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Students in Syria are a textbook case for post-Islamic State reeducation 1.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

There's a saying in Arabic: Learning while young is like carving in stone. (It rhymes in the original.)

The saying has come to the fore as authorities begin efforts to reeducate about 25,000 school-age children being held in Al Hol, the desolate internment camp on the edge of eastern Syria for...

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New York poised to pass plastic bag ban and tolls for driving in Manhattan 1.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

New York's Democrat-controlled Legislature on Sunday passed a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags and planned to approve tolls for driving into the busiest sections of Manhattan starting in 2021 as part of a $175.5 billion state budget agreement worked out with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Assembly...

California’s broken charter school law has defied reform. Can Newsom break the gridlock? 29.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California is home to about one out of every five charter schools in the United States, but state oversight of them is far from a national model.

Since the Charter Schools Act of 1992 was passed more than a quarter-century ago, a political standoff in Sacramento has made it almost impossible to...

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Educators Can Dismantle Oppression in Their Classrooms. Here’s How. 28.3.2019 Truthout.com
Dismantling racism and oppression within school systems should be prioritized with mandatory worker training.

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New Challenges Bring New Militancy to Teacher Strikes 26.3.2019 Truthout.com
The rise of charter schools and the loss of autonomy in classrooms are two of today's serious challenges.

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Indiana Teachers Shot “Execution-Style” With Pellets in Shooting Drill 22.3.2019 Truthout.com
This outrageous drill comes as one school shooting after another takes place without action from Congress.

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Cal State Fullerton’s interim President Virjee to remain in post, CSU trustees decide 21.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday announced that Framroze “Fram” Virjee, who has been interim president of Cal State Fullerton since January 2018, will stay in the post.

Virjee becomes the sixth president of Cal State Fullerton. He succeeds Mildred Garcia, who was appointed...

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USC selects Carol Folt as new president as university tries to move past scandals 21.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Carol L. Folt, the recently departed chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be the next president of USC, a choice underscoring the university’s desire to turn the page on myriad scandals that have defined it in recent years.

Folt, whose appointment was approved by...

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Showdown looms over school scholarship tax credit 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Republicans said they want Gov. Tim Walz to be open-minded when it comes to tax credits for private scholarship donors. The DFL governor says the proposal won't happen.
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