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From the All in the Red Collective in New York to the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition in California, young activists are on the march.

Occupy the DOE march

The growing movement against education reform is challenging a well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both political parties.

Union City

With a well-marked pathway from preschool through high school, the dense New Jersey city is a model educator for newcomers—and America at large.

Teachers protest in Mexico City

Reformers are targeting Mexican teachers, wielding tests as a weapon. Sound familiar?

Roosevelt Island

Community members are concerned about Cornell’s partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, whose research and development help sustain Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

What's next for early childhood education? The Nation's Bryce Covert talks with Dana Goldstein and Melissa Lazarín about the policy and politics of universal preschool.

Columbia University

Where are their voices on the major issues of the day?

School buses

The school-to-prison pipeline has emerged quickly, but the corrosive effect of criminalizing children will be felt for generations to come.

Will Obama's order to increase "school resource officers" funnel more of our students through the school-to-prison pipeline?

New York School Bus Strike

New York City’s school bus drivers and aides do a tough job where experience matters.

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This week, Chicago and Wittenberg walk out, Ohio and Macalester sit-in and Michigan blocks the street for tuition equality. Nationwide, students demand that immigration reform include LGBT people and spread awareness of Title IX rights. 
 

April 26, 2013

As the school year draws to an end, activists fear that this tuition decision marks the end of free higher education in the United States.

April 23, 2013

In West Virginia, one high school student is standing up for her right to hear the truth—the whole truth—about sexual health.

April 19, 2013

America's school suspension rates reflect—and shape—the disparities at work in the nation at large.

April 17, 2013

A school-closing hearing in Chicago becomes a test of whether corporate-driven school "reform" can be responsive and humane.

April 16, 2013

This week, Newark walks out, Arizona kneecaps its students and UNC rape survivors create a national underground network. And more!

April 15, 2013

With HB 2169, which prohibits the use of student fees for political advocacy, students are the new victims of Arizona's right-wing regime. 

April 12, 2013

In the latest picks, activists organize around education, economist Richard Wolff tells it like it is and Farc and the Colombian government make progress towards peace. Who said no news is good news?

April 12, 2013

Without a mechanism to ensure equality of access in all Boston communities, it's inevitable that wealthier communities will have access to the good schools.

April 8, 2013

This week, students and staff will walk out of class and off the job in support of a comprehensive set of demands for worker rights and economic equity.

April 8, 2013