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As the cost of college hits the stratosphere, students are organizing to bring it down to earth.

Youth organizers have reason to hope green jobs can help change young lives.

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the new president needs to take definitive action toward eliminating student debt.

If you want cleaner air and water and less poverty, Juan Reynosa, a community organizer with New Mexico Youth Organized, thinks you should consider environmental justice work.

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the new president should restore workers' rights ASAP.

An activist calls for engaging youth in political life beyond the election.

Barack Obama may be able to seize the moment and push a new kind of
politics, but not unless he is pushed to do so. So here's a young voter's post-election guide, from the grassroots to the Hill.

A report from the Roosevelt Institution student policy expo.

Tibetan-led youth groups are proving the power of grassroots organizing with their highly effective Beijing Olympics protests.

Real change cannot come from the top down alone; it must rise up from
the bottom as well.

Blogs

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

Students plan a city-wide school walkout to urge Governor Patrick to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure construction in Massachusetts.

March 25, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

Tufts University declines to divest and students respond.

March 5, 2014

Until now, most Jewish college students assumed that open dialogue on Israel was a taboo topic in Hillel—Swarthmore debunked that myth.

February 27, 2014

This past weekend, the two highest university bodies on investor action met to formally discuss the possibility of Yale’s divestment from fossil fuels.

February 27, 2014

Students are asking Columbia to disclose sexual assault statistics and make the process easier for survivors.

February 10, 2014

Student activists work to build stronger community networks.

February 3, 2014