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BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 12/17/17
A packed house is unusual for the Boyle Heights Planning and Land Use Committee (PLUC), but on Dec. 14, over 50 people filled the room. The PLUC meeting was asked by KIPP Promesa Charter School architects and developers for a statement of support from the PLUC as well as a preview of a new Community Plan with a rezoning proposal. Boyle Heights is already occupied by two charter schools which co-locate at 2nd Street Elementary and Breed Elementary.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 5/22/17
Union educators at Passages Charter School announced that they will formally strike - and hit the picket lines, on May 25, if they are unable to reach a decent contract agreement with charter management by midnight, May 24.
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BY Michael Sampson | Richmond, VA | 1/18/16
On the morning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, around 100 students with the Virginia Student Power Network rallied outside the Virginia state capitol, demanding the right to a free education. Students chanted, "Education is a right, that is why we, fight, fight, fight!" and "No cuts, no fees, no corporate universities."
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/09/15
Chanting, “What do we want? Raises and respect. When do we want it? Now!” about 20 university workers held signs and protested inside the Board of Regents meeting, Oct. 9.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/03/15
On the night of Sept. 29, dozens of educators, students, parents and community members disrupted the Minneapolis Board of Education. Tensions between the community and the board have been rising over the recent adoption of a new $1.2 million district-wide racist reading curriculum for elementary age students, sold by the Utah-based company Reading Horizons.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 5/09/15
Eight students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee staged a sit-in at Chancellor Mark Mone's office in Chapman Hall, May 7. After several failed attempts to meet with the chancellor, the students occupied his office and demanded that the chancellor meet with them, presenting a list of demands including that the chancellor both oppose the proposed $300 million budget cut to the UW system as unnecessary and political in nature, as well as pledge to cut administration salaries before cutting student services, academics or laying off faculty and staff.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 5/06/15
On May 5, a flash protest of about 50 students occurred at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus to call on students to take action to resist the cuts that form part of the 2015-17 Wisconsin budget proposal, in which Governor Scott Walker insists on a $300 million cut to the UW system.
BY Gage Lacharite | Tampa, FL | 9/09/13
Students at the University of South Florida (USF) won a campaign to keep their library open 24 hours per day.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/11/12
On Sept. 10, Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 went on strike after ten months at the bargaining table.
BY Alyssa Ferris | Salt Lake City, UT | 5/24/12
Students, professors and the local community protested a move to close the cosmetology program at the Taylorsville campus of Salt Lake Community College on May 16.
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