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Martin Luther King, Teachers' Unions and Social Justice

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.12.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

This Martin Luther King Holiday, we need to be mindful of what public school educators are telling us about the state of our schools and by extension, our children and our democracy. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

Rebecca Klein

How Two Of America's Biggest Cities Are Short-Changing Low-Income Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

In recent years, the public education systems in Philadelphia and Chicago have seen mass personnel layoffs, school closures and frequent budget crises...

You're Going To Wish This Comedian Was From Your Hometown

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.01.2013 | Impact

Kevin Hart is bringing good news to Philadelphia schools after the district weathered a year of devastating budget cuts. On Wednesday the comedian...

M. Night Shyamalan: Education Reform Is NOT All About Class Size And Funding

Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents

M. Night Shyamalan, director of "Sixth Sense," has taken a new turn in his career, shifting his focus from blockbuster thrillers to education reform. ...

Rebecca Klein

Young Students Hold Memorial Service For Closing School

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

In the Philadelphia neighborhood of Fairhill, it is not uncommon for residents to honor victims of violence with outdoor shrines and memorials. So whe...

15 Politicians Join The Philadelphia Schools Hunger Strike

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

As the “Fast for Safe Schools” effort in Philadelphia enters its 12th day, 15 local, state and nationally elected politicians have entered the rin...

Rebecca Klein

LOOK: Haunting Photographs Of Closed And Abandoned Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

The city that Katrina Ohstrom calls home is going through a crisis –- and she is determined to document it. After Philadelphia’s School Reform...

School Protestors In Philadelphia Mount Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

Earlene Bly, 46, is fasting and quitting cigarettes at the same time, but she said the simultaneous cold turkeys aren't bothering her. Instead of focu...

Teachers Fear Layoffs Could Result From CPS' 5-Year Plan

Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett revealed her five-year vision for the embattled district on Monday, leading some educ...

In Philly, The Struggle To Make High School Work Pits Sentiment vs. Data

Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

This story was reported through a partnership in education coverage between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. For almost ...