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Results related to “school closures”

Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan

Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2014, 1:51PM

Parents step up their tactics to fight decades of reforms and state control of Newark Public Schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dept. of Ed Probes Complaint That Newark School Closures Racially Discriminate

Dept. of Ed Probes Complaint That Newark School Closures Racially Discriminate

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2014, 5:07PM

Black students are just 53 percent of Newark students but 73 percent of those whose schools were shut in 2011-2012.

Topics: /NOW

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

by Julianne Hing on May 27 2014, 7:20AM

Mass school closures in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans create inequity, civil rights groups argue.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures Infographic

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures

by Julianne Hing on February 7 2014, 11:30AM

“Because you can’t improve a closed school.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Grinch Delivers Coal to Chicago Aldermen in National Protest to Reclaim Public Education

Grinch Delivers Coal to Chicago Aldermen in National Protest to Reclaim Public Education

by Julianne Hing on December 10 2013, 12:56PM

Actions were planned for over 60 cities.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Activists Say No to Another 'School Desert' in Chicago

Activists Say No to Another ‘School Desert’ in Chicago

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2013, 7:00AM

A new coalition wants to hold on to one last neighborhood high school in Chicago’s historically black Bronzeville neighborhood.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2013, 5:18PM

Students in Philly public schools are drawing inspiration from the budget crisis surrounding them.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2013, 7:00AM

This is what austerity and “reform” look like.

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

by Julianne Hing on May 21 2013, 3:31PM

Nine-year-old Asean Johnson may need to stand up on a chair to be seen above the podium from which he speaks, but he holds in him a wisdom and fire well beyond his years. Watch him address the crowds that…

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

11 Arrested at City Hall as Chicago Teachers, Families Unite to Defend Public Schools

11 Arrested at City Hall as Chicago Teachers, Families Unite to Defend Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2012, 11:45AM

A growing coalition of teachers, students and parents is taking on Rahm Emanuel’s school closures agenda.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

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