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Boston Students Hold Sit-in to Demand Youth Subway Passes

Whether you can get to school shouldn't depend on whether you can afford a subway pass. Students in Boston staged a protest and day-long sit-in at the State Transportation Building to demand youth subway passes.

Whether you can get to school shouldn't depend on whether you can afford a subway pass. Students in Boston staged a protest and day-long sit-in this week arguing just that point.

Hundreds Protest in Philly Against Govs. Corbett and Christie

Hundreds of parents, students and teachers protested in Philadelphia yesterday outside a joint fundraising event for PA Gov. Tom Corbett and NJ Gov. Chris Christie. The protesters are fighting against the education policies of the two governors, which have starved public schools of funding and left students without access to resources like full-time school nurses.

Philly Rally for Full Funding, Local Control and a Nurse in Every School

Students, parents and teachers in Philadelphia will protest Pennsylania Gov. Tom Corbett and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at their joint event at the Union League, 140 South Broad Street, on Monday, June 9th. Join us and take a stand for full funding and community control for public schools!

Govs. Corbett and Christie Are Coming to Philadelphia.
Join Us for a Rally to Demand Full Funding, Local Control!

At the Union League at 4pm on Monday, June 9th

Building a Beloved Community

A new report by the Open Society Foundations and the Foundation Center is a must-read for anyone who cares about the rectifying the disparities in our society that impact young men and boys of color.

A new report by the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Foundation Center is a must-read for anyone who cares about the rectifying the disparities in our society that impact boys and young men of color. 

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Philly Student Dies With No Nurse on Duty. Organizers Call for Officials to Resign

For the second time this school year, a Philadelphia student died after falling ill at school. Due to budget cuts, neither school had a nurse on duty. Organizers in Philadelphia are calling for the resignation of city officials unless they can provide the full school funding necessary to put a nurse in every school.


Jackson Elementary parents give statement to
the press. Photo via Philly.com

Understanding the Common Core: Resources from AR Ally

The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia. To say they're contentious is to put it mildly. Admist a nationwide backlash, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a member of the Arkansas OTL Campaign, has released a short guide for parents to answer some of the biggest questions about the Common Core and its impact on their children's schools.

The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia. To say they're contentious is to put it mildly. For various reasons, a nationwide backlash has taken hold and some states are reconsidering the standards.

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Newark Students Occupy School Board Meeting

Members of the Newark Student Union shut down a school board meeting this week by holding a sit-in and refusing to leave the district building. They are demanding that the district adopt the Newark Promise plan that would support all students with additional school resources.

Newark, NJ, is a city at a crossroads. For the past several years under the direction of state-appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson, the school district has followed the national trend of requiring schools to make do with fewer resources and closing (or turning into charters) those that struggle.

May 13 Rally at the US Supreme Court

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, our nation's public schools are still separate and still unequal. On May 13, parents, students, educators and community members will rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court to demand that policymakers recommit to the vision of equity and opportunity embodied in the Brown decision.

Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools

May 13 – Rally at the U.S. Supreme Court
Fulfilling the Promise of Brown v. Board:
Organizing for Educational Justice for All

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National Week of Action May 13-17

Join the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools for a National Week of Action May 13-17 to mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Parents, students, educators and community members are organizing actions across the country to continue the struggle for racial and educational justice and win the public schools all our children deserve.

Fulfilling the Promise of Brown v. Board:
Organizing for Educational Justice for All – May 13-17, 2014

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