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Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops again 22.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Enrollment at Chicago Public Schools this year dipped below 400,000 students for the first time in at least 20 ...
The Latin American Disappeared and Repeating History in Mexico 22.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
The disappearance of 43 college students, abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism, is a particularly disturbing example of the resurgence of a terror tactic used during Latin America's dirty wars. The college students' disappearance is yet another episode in the long history of disappearing those critical of Latin American governments during the Cold War and dirty wars in Latin America. This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! On October 15, activists rallied outside Mexican embassies across Latin America demanding the return of the 43 students of Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa, commonly referred to as normalistas, who were abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism. The college students' disappearance is yet another episode in the ...
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Meet The Woman Who Could Unseat Scott Walker 22.10.2014 Think Progres

Mary Burke could become the first woman governor of Wisconsin.

The post Meet The Woman Who Could Unseat Scott Walker appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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We Want Them Alive: The Search for Mexico's 43 Missing Students 21.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Police at the scene of a grave site that contained 28 badly burned and dismembered bodies, on a hill above Iguala, Mexico, October 7, 2014. Members of a local gang now in custody say the still-unidentified are among the 43 college students reported missing in September - a grim episode in Mexico's ongoing struggle with police corruption and organized crime. (Photo: Adriana Zehbrauskas / The New York Times) The flames started to engulf the municipal palace of Chilpancingo in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero as the rage built within the students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College who, for more than three weeks, have received no answers concerning the whereabouts of 43 of their fellow students. The last time the group of missing students were seen was in the custody of Mexican municipal police forces, who detained them after opening fire on their caravan in an attack that killed six people and injured dozens more. This massacre and subsequent disappearance of the students, known as ...
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Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD 19.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The Los Angeles Unified School District dumped a heap of trouble on its schools this fall when it rolled out a new student records system.
Cuts imminent as Minneapolis schools fail to meet enrollment goals 18.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Once a “big player,” district now must cut millions and fight for every student.
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Minneapolis public schools fail to meet enrollment goals 18.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Once a “big player,” district now must cut millions and fight for every student.
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The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education 17.10.2014 NPR News
The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.
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Henry Roman: Spreading access to a high-quality education 17.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
I am running to represent the 3rd Congressional District on the State Board of Education because I think that all children in Colorado deserve access to a high-quality education. As a teacher, the superintendent for three school districts across the state, the leader of three charter schools and a consultant to school districts that are searching for quality superintendents, I have seen firsthand the importance of quality leadership to improve educational outcomes for children. I think that representing the citizens of the 3rd Congressional District on the State Board of Education offers a great opportunity to do better when it comes to educating our kids statewide. My three highest priorities when I get elected to the State Board will be to close the achievement gap, ensure access to early childhood education for all Colorado kids and to support local autonomy for all decisions that are made in Colorado school districts and classrooms. I believe that all children can learn, however, it is clear that not ...
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L.A. Unified sees a familiar face in Ramon Cortines 17.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
In 1999, the L.A. school system was in disarray amid internal political conflicts and a disastrous high school building project.
School standardized testing is under growing attack, leaders pledge changes 16.10.2014 Washington Post

The standardized test, a hallmark of the accountability movement that has defined U.S. public education since 2002, is under growing attack from critics who say students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade are taking too many exams.

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K-12 schools can learn from black, American Indian colleges 16.10.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
Such schools have records of success.
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What will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize mean for girls' education? 15.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"I want to see every child going to school. There are still 57 million children who have not received education," the Pakistani teen said after winning.
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What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education? 15.10.2014 NPR News
Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.
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Quinn, Rauner clash over African-American vote during debate 15.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sharply clashed Tuesday night over who could better improve the lives of African Americans during a South Side debate focused on education, crime, jobs and ...
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Quinn, Rauner make pitch to African-American voters during debate 15.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sharply clashed Tuesday night over who could better improve the lives of African Americans during a South Side debate focused on education, crime, jobs and ...
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Protesting Students and Teachers in Myanmar Reject Law They Claim Will Strengthen Junta-Era Schooling System 15.10.2014 Global Voices
Students, teachers, and over 200 civil society organisations have joined forces against the proposed National Education Bill of Myanmar.
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Muriel Bowser’s D.C. mayoral ambitions come from her dad, not Adrian Fenty 14.10.2014 Washington Post

Muriel Bowser stood on the sidewalk between her parents’ front yard and a tree box lined with her mother’s sedum, rehearsing her pitch to voters to make her the District’s next mayor.

Her parents, Joe and Joan Bowser, were on the front porch of their red-brick rowhouse in Northeast Washington, listening a couple of weeks ago as their youngest child read lines for a campaign ad that began airing on television Monday.

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After the Vergara case, listen to the teachers 13.10.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Teachers know as well as anyone that there is room for improvement in the rules that protect their jobs. In the wake of Vergara vs. California, which is now on appeal in the state court system, many teachers see a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fix those broken rules.
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Jeffco Students for Change rally, but delay recall drive 12.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
JEFFERSON COUNTY —A small crowd of students and adults waved posters and gave speeches at a rally opposing the Jefferson County School board Saturday at Clement Park.
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