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At the biggest Democratic event of the campaign season, Obama argued that the coming election is a choice between the past and the future rather than a referendum on his first two years in office.

When faced with something so painful as gay teen suicide, it's easy to scapegoat child bullies.  It's hard to create a world that wants queer youth to live and thrive.

The celebrated film tells a familiar story about unions and schools—but misses what's new.

When budget cuts led to mass layoffs, the 15-year-old student author lost the mentorship of many influential adults.

Saddened at the loss of his school's cooking class and the state of the school library, the author fears that American students will fall behind students in other countries.

Thanks to Governor Christie, a generation of hardworking New Jersey students don't know if they'll be able to afford college.

The author offers an uplifting example of a public high school that offers students exceptional education in New York City, but wants more students across the US to have similar opportunities.

Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.

After describing the immediate effects of budget cuts to education, such as overburdened teachers and lack of after school activities, the 16-year-old author considers the long-term effects of a poorly educated populace for the future of America.

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From the Deep South to Wisconsin, a sampling of student and youth organizing that’s taking off.

January 13, 2014

de Blasio’s pick for schools chancellor is a great first step toward changing the direction of school reform in New York. But it was just the first step.

December 31, 2013

College students are graduating with the highest average student loan debt ever on record.

December 30, 2013

From Minneapolis to Amherst, the struggle for free tuition, voting rights and racial justice rages on.

 

December 20, 2013

The nominee for Education Department under secretary has strong ties to the privatization and investor community. 

December 19, 2013

NYU becomes the only private university with unionized teaching assistants.

December 12, 2013

As sit-ins and fasts continue, campaigns against mandatory minimums, Stand Your Ground and youth incarceration gain traction. 

December 10, 2013

Chicago officials promised a smooth transition for students from closed schools, but parents and teachers complain the “welcoming schools” are plagued by familiar problems.

December 9, 2013

Calling for the administration's support of Bangladeshi garment workers, members of NYU's Student Labor Action Committee performed carols such as "Joy to the Workers” and “Workers’ Rights Are Coming To Town.”

December 9, 2013