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News briefs | February 5, 2015 >>

Just 1 percent of the world’s population holds nearly half of all wealth, and their share is growing.

News briefs | February 5, 2015 >>

Labor unions joined with progressive lawmakers, consumer advocates, environmentalists, and social justice and human rights lobbyists to launch a campaign against trade legislation that would allow the president and Congress to speed approval of free trade agreements.

News briefs | February 5, 2015 >>

More than half of all U.S. public school students now receive free or reduced-price lunch, a new analysis of 2013 federal data reveals.

News briefs | February 5, 2015 >>

A major political fight has broken out in Washington, D.C., over whether to change the No Child Left Behind Act’s annual testing requirements, considered by many to be its defining feature, as Congress gears up to reauthorize the chief federal education law.

News briefs | February 5, 2015 >>

Adjunct professors are organizing unions at a growing number of colleges across the country, especially in California, where part-time faculty at almost a dozen colleges are now in the midst of organizing drives or first-time contract negotiations.

News briefs | January 8, 2015 >>

Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will soon be required to take ethnic studies in order to graduate from high school.

News briefs | January 8, 2015 >>

Teach for America may miss its recruitment goal for new “corps members” for the next school year by more than 25 percent, according to officials with the organization.

News briefs | January 8, 2015 >>

Striking graduate students at the University of Oregon triumphantly ended their walkout on Dec. 10 after eight days on the picket line.

News briefs | January 8, 2015 >>

New York University has acknowledged that procedures meant to protect workers during construction of its new campus in Shanghai were not followed.

News briefs | January 8, 2015 >>

The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware and the Community Legal Aid Society filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on Dec. 3 charging that the state’s charter school laws have led to de facto resegregation of Delaware’s public schools that violates the rights of minority students and students with disabilities.

News briefs | December 4, 2014 >>

Thousands of high school seniors from across Colorado put down their pencils and picked up protest signs to boycott the state’s new standardized tests in social studies and science.

News briefs | December 4, 2014 >>

Six school districts and parents of schoolchildren submitted a brief on Nov. 10 accusing Pennsylvania of violating its state constitution by skimping on education funding.

News briefs | December 4, 2014 >>

Voters in states and cities across the country cast ballots on Nov. 4 in favor of higher minimum wages and guaranteed paid sick days.

News briefs | December 4, 2014 >>

Incumbent Tom Torlakson defeated challenger Marshall Tuck in the race for California’s superintendent of public instruction, a heated contest that became the most expensive on the state ballot.

News briefs | December 4, 2014 >>

Walmart workers from across California held the first sit-down strike in the retail giant’s history, staging the protest inside two Los Angeles-area stores on Nov. 13.

News briefs | November 6, 2014 >>

If you thought Walmart couldn’t get any more exploitative, think again.

News briefs | November 6, 2014 >>

U.S. charter schools are increasingly funding their expansion through the issuance of municipal debt, with Texas schools leading the pack.

News briefs | November 6, 2014 >>

A report by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association New Orleans, a community organization, has found that two-thirds of New Orleans public schools had registration forms that could discourage undocumented immigrants from enrolling, possibly in violation of federal law.

News briefs | November 6, 2014 >>

The Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota Law School has released a report that concludes that Chicago’s massive experiment with charter schools has been a failure.

News briefs | November 6, 2014 >>

John Deasy, the controversial superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, resigned his position on Oct. 16 amid an investigation into the fairness of the bidding process for a $1.3 billion program to provide all Los Angeles public school students and teachers with iPads.

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