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Unaffordable Higher Education Leads to Low Graduation Rates 14.10.2018 Truthout.com
Activists and students across the US are organizing for legislative solutions to make higher education debt-free.

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Phillips vs. Paulsen: 3rd District congressional candidates on the issues 5.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
DFLer Dean Phillips and Rep. Erik Paulsen, the Republican, are locked in a tight race to represent Minnesota's wealthiest district in the western Minneapolis suburbs. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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Federal Budget Deficit Set To End Fiscal Year Near $1 Trillion, And Continue Growing 13.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
The Federal Budget Deficit is set to end the Fiscal Year close to $1 trillion, and to continue growing after that.
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Trump’s radically un-American agenda 11.9.2018 The Moderate Voice

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s antics in his “Crazytown” White House inevitably dominate the headlines. Meanwhile, however, his wrongheaded policies are damaging far more than the nation’s dignity and honor. Hampered by inexperience and incompetence, the administration is pursuing a radically un-American agenda that should alarm progressives and conservatives alike. Trump’s warped worldview is guiding federal […]

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Plutocracy Now! 6.9.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
The United States today qualifies as a plutocracy – on a number of grounds, and it is having a profound impact on the media, education and think tanks–indeed on the whole of society, says Michael Brenner.  By Michael Brenner Plutocracy…Read more →
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State rolls out new accountability system for schools 30.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Department of Education says the plan is designed to help better identify areas where schools need to improve, while supplying a stronger support system to make those improvements.
State still negotiating with districts over disparities in student discipline 29.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As Minnesota students return to school, a handful of districts are still negotiating with the state human rights department over plans to address discipline disparities.
Standing Against Privatization: Puerto Rico’s Teachers Strike Wednesday 15.8.2018 Truthout.com
Members of the Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico are planning a one-day strike to defend public education.

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Black Lives Matter in Our Schools: Developing an Anti-Racist Pedagogy 12.8.2018 Truthout.com
"Teaching for Black Lives" offers educators insights into intersectional Black identities and overlapping oppressions.

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Human Rights Department analyzes discipline disparities at MN schools 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A recent analysis by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights found that students of color make up 31 percent of the population, yet those students received 66 percent of all suspensions and expulsions in the last five years.
At least 30 Colorado school districts and charter schools allow teachers to carry guns, but no statewide training standards regulate them 8.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado is one of at least nine states where teachers may arm themselves in the classroom if their districts or charter schools allow it. Thirty school districts or charter schools in the state have done so -- though which districts do is less clear.
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Denver experiments with a new teacher training approach for high-poverty schools 7.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
Denver Public Schools has launched a pilot program to better prepare new teachers to work in Denver’s many high-poverty schools.
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National Debt Passes $21 Trillion Mark As Republican Budget Deficits Begin To Rise 5.7.2018 Outside the Beltway
The National Debt has passed $21,000,000,000,000 for the first time in history just as the nation begins its return to the era of trillion dollar budget deficits.
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Obrador Hopes to Restore Mexican Sovereignty 3.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
For decades, the specter of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has haunted Mexico’s ruling elites. His triumph on Sunday could change the country’s domestic, regional, and international outlook, says Dan Steinbock. By Dan Steinbock International media touted the neoliberal reforms of…Read more →
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Pared picks up $10M to help restaurant employees live an on-demand life 26.6.2018 TechCrunch
On the busiest nights, a restaurant can’t afford to even lose a dishwasher to getting sick or not being around — or simply ghosting on the company — and end up frustrating the whole experience for the rest of the staff and restaurant goers. It’s a problem that Will Pacio was acutely familiar with during his […]
Unwieldy Health Costs Often Stand Between Teachers and Fatter Paychecks 23.6.2018 Truthout.com
Many teachers have traditionally accepted a trade-off of low salaries for generous benefits.

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Making schools safer: Harsh consequences, or second chances? 22.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this year kicked off a national debate over how to reduce school violence: through tighter security and tougher discipline ... or more help for troubled students?
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California’s jungle primary sets up polarized governor’s race for November: Isn’t helping moderates 7.6.2018 The Moderate Voice

Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at his campaign’s night watch party in San Francisco. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Thad Kousser, University of California San Diego Voters who took part in California’s innovative and anti-party “jungle” primary delivered a typical and predictably partisan result in the governor’s race. They sent Democratic Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom as […]

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Aurora could get two new charter schools, both with a community focus 7.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Two new charter schools, both with a large focus on community involvement, could open in Aurora in 2019.
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A little school demands a lot — more than any other in D.C. Is that good? 21.5.2018 Washington Post
A little school demands a lot — more than any other in D.C. Is that good?
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