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  • Thousands Protest Education Cuts at Texas Capitol

    Thousands Protest Education Cuts at Texas Capitol
    The Texas Tribune Want to get the attention of 11,000 Texans? Propose a $10 billion spending cut to public education. Parents, educators and students from across the state marched to the Capitol Saturday for the Save Texas Schools rally to express their...
  • Hundreds of Students Protest Higher Education Cuts

    Hundreds of Students Protest Higher Education Cuts
    Protesters once again converged on the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, this time angry over Governor Rick Snyder's proposed cuts to college education. Hundreds of students from Michigan's public universities, including Western and GVSU, were at the...
  • DISD Budget Cuts: Teachers and Support Staff Will Lose Jobs

    DISD Budget Cuts: Teachers and Support Staff Will Lose Jobs
    DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was the bearer of bad news to a stunned school board. His message is plan for the worst and the numbers are staggering. To cut $253 million dollars the district would have to fire 3,100 teachers and counselors--...
  • Cheryl Hillen of Tolland has quietly raised millions for right-wing groups

    Cheryl Hillen of Tolland has quietly raised millions for right-wing groups
    Cheryl Hillen has raised millions of dollars for shadowy right-wing advocacy organizations. She's been linked to billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch in national news stories. She's a fundraiser and adviser for groups that teachers' unions...
  • Maryland Dream Act defenders want to "educate" voters

    Defenders of the state's Dream Act say voter education will be key to their success in November, when Marylanders weigh-in on a new law that lets some illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition. "Our goal will be be education about what the Dream Act...
  • New York releases, publishes teacher evaluations

    And Baltimore city educators thought the sky fell when The Sun published salary information... In case you hadn't heard what is sure to be one of the most explosive education stories of the year,  New York City has released the value-added evaluation...
  • Baltimore Teachers Union surprises special educator with extreme classroom makeover

    Baltimore Teachers Union surprises special educator with extreme classroom makeover
    On any given day, the activity in Ellen Vikestad's classroom would resemble a round of bumper cars. As Vikestad and her special-needs students at Claremont High School have made their way from one end of her cramped classroom to the other for lessons,...
  • Community colleges declare state of financial emergency

    Community colleges declare state of financial emergency
    In Professor Tim Payne’s Global Economics class at Shoreline Community College, students are learning about the fiscal reality of governments around the world. As they crunch the numbers, the very school they attend is under an incredible...
  • Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement

    Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement
    As Occupy Seattle entered its fifth week, it saw a change of venue and a show of sign of support from educators. Hundreds of teachers joined the protest as it moved its encampment and logistical base to Seattle Central Community College. “I`m...
  • Special Session Called For Texas Lawmakers on Budget

    Special Session Called For Texas Lawmakers on Budget
    Texas lawmakers are now going into a special session. A lot of that has to do with Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat from Fort Worth. Late Sunday night, she used her filibuster power to keep the senate from voting a bill to balance the state's budget....
  • Baltimore educators to rally in support of Chicago teacher strike

    Baltimore City educators are planning to rally in solidarity with their Chicago Public Schools counterparts, who made national news Monday by executing their first teacher strike in 25 years. About 25,000 Chicago unionized educators fulfilled their vow...