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from gadflyonthewallblog

Black Schools Matter – Chicago Protesters Go on Hunger Strike to Save Their Last Neighborhood School

If Emanuel has his way, the community will get to choose between failing privatized schools while their neighborhood school is closed.

from america.aljazeera.com

Newark high school students walk out to protest new charter-friendly plan

Newark high school students walk out to protest new charter-friendly plan | Al Jazeera America

Day 1 - Florida's failed charter schools: Cracks in the system. In a state where nearly 270 charter schools have closed, nobody has failed more than the Richard Milburn Academy of Florida.

Database: How much do Michigan teachers get paid. These inflation adjusted declines are widespread in U.S school districts. Many people do not seem to realize that a salary increase which is less than the inflation rate, is actually a pay cut. The number of districts losing their salary scales and going with 'teacher unfriendly' methods of pay continues to grow.

from cleveland.com

State school board votes against requirements for schools to have nurses, librarians and counselors

State school board votes against requirements for schools to have nurses, librarians and counselors | cleveland.com

from Washington Post

A pledge school reformers should take

'It is time to end the advancement of policies and ideas that largely omit the critical supports and services necessary for children and families to access equal educational opportunity in diverse settings and to promote positive educational outcomes.'