Category Archives: Education

Is Texas rewriting history with conservative textbooks?


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Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown’s Death


Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | AlterNet | August 27, 2014 When faced with tragedies like the shooting of Michael Brown and the community unrest that followed, there are many hard questions to be asked. Why did this happen again? Who should be … Continue reading

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OK college expels woman one semester from graduation over her same-sex marriage


Arturo Garcia | Raw Story | July 12, 2014 A 22-year-old Oklahoma woman said her college singled her out in expelling her one semester away from completing her studies because she married another woman, Religion News Service reported on Friday. … Continue reading

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Here’s One Way to Land on the NSA’s Watch List


Julia Angwin and Mike Tigas | ProPublica | Truthout | July 10, 2014 Last week, German journalists revealed that the National Security Agency has a program to collect information about people who use privacy-protecting services, including popular anonymizing software called Tor. But … Continue reading

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Obama Prepares ‘Executive Steps’ for Student Loan Aid


Josh Lederman | Associated Press | Reader Supported News | June 9, 2014 resident Barack Obama is prepping new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off their student debt, and throwing his support behind Senate Democratic legislation with … Continue reading

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“Queer Past Becomes Present” Grand Opening May 15


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2014     CONTACT Ben Carlson carlson.bennett@gmail.com 415-497-9342   “Queer Past Becomes Present” Grand Opening May 15 First show in newly remodeled GLBT History Museum   Media Preview with curators May 14, 11am – noon (details below) … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren: $1.2 Trillion Debt Is Crushing Students


    .S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren visited Fitchburg State University Friday morning to discuss with students, faculty and state and local officials the $1.2 trillion in student loan debt that she says is crushing students and putting a strain on … Continue reading

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PFLAG Omaha Scholarship 2014


PFLAG Omaha Scholarship 2014 Application for PFLAG Omaha Scholarship 2014 is now open.   Two (2) scholarships for an amount of $1000 each are available this year for eligible high school seniors interested in pursuing a higher education.   Completed … Continue reading

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Department of Education Issues New Transgender Guidelines


ANDY HUMM | Gay City News | March 19, 2014 After decades of dragging its feet on LGBT inclusion, the New York City public schools –– the nation’s largest school district –– took two big public steps forward in recent weeks … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren: Let’s Tax Millionaires to Allow Students to Refinance Their Debt


Mason Atkins | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | March 8, 2014 en. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) laid out a new plan that would tax millionaires and use that revenue to help students refinance their student loans. Delivering the keynote address at … Continue reading

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