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Save Our Schools Philadelphia Student Union
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Save Our Schools

Cities across the USA are closing schools rapidly. This story features interviews with parents and students from New...

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One Voice: Students, Parents and Teachers are Coming Together Philadelphia Student Union
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One Voice: Students, Parents and Teachers are Coming Together

One Voice is a new formation emerging in Philadelphia. The purpose is to get parents, students and teachers talking...

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On Blast Show for November 2011 Philadelphia Student Union
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On Blast Show for November 2011

On this month's show: Chester schools feel the pain of budget cuts Students speak out about the conditions that push...

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Students Organize Around the Root Causes of School Pushout Philadelphia Student Union
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Students Organize Around the Root Causes of School Pushout

Students all over Philadelphia are being pushed out of schools and right into the school to prison pipeline. This is...

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Education Budget Cuts Hit Chester Students Hard Philadelphia Student Union
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Education Budget Cuts Hit Chester Students Hard

State budget cuts have hurt the Chester school district in many ways: Class sizes have grown beyond capacity, two...

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How Students Fought to Keep Furness High School Open Philadelphia Student Union
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How Students Fought to Keep Furness High School Open

When students at Furness High School found out that their school was on the School District's list of potential...

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"A win for youth." Congress Launches Youth Caucus Philadelphia Student Union
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"A win for youth." Congress Launches Youth Caucus

Kim Reed joined hundreds of youth from across the country in Washington DC, to report on the historic launch of a new...

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"We need a penny!" Farmworkers Fight For Justice Philadelphia Student Union
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"We need a penny!" Farmworkers Fight For Justice

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers organized a rally in front of a center city Trader Joes and the Philly Student...

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The Struggles of Taxi Workers Philadelphia Student Union
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The Struggles of Taxi Workers

Devon Henderson & Felix Baez interviewed Ron Blount, the president of the Unified Taxi Workers Alliance. Ron...

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Young People Fight for Food Justice Philadelphia Student Union
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Young People Fight for Food Justice

Daesya Parker & Imani Curtis interviewed two members of the Urban Nutrition Initiative to find out what food justice...

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Teacher Layoffs in Philly: One Teacher's Story Philadelphia Student Union
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Teacher Layoffs in Philly: One Teacher's Story

Anissa Weinraub is one of about 1500 Philadelphia teachers who recently got laid off due to massive budget cuts to...

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Working Hard in Philly Philadelphia Student Union
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Working Hard in Philly

"The only effective answer to organized greed is organized labor." Andrea Jobe & Baseerah Watson went out on the...

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Exposing the Threats Behind Vouchers Philadelphia Student Union
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Exposing the Threats Behind Vouchers

Right now in Pennsylvania, school vouchers are being proposed as a way to "fix" public education, by using public...

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More classmates Less inmates Philadelphia Student Union
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More classmates Less inmates

In this piece Maryland Shaw, and Shaquille Carbon from Baltimore Algebra Project spoke out on the start of the school...

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Youth Power Summit: Building a Movement for Nonviolent Schools Philadelphia Student Union
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Youth Power Summit: Building a Movement for Nonviolent Schools

Youth Power Summit: Building a Movement for Nonviolent SchoolsTuesday, November 9th. 9am-5pm. At the Community...

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What does it mean for our city now that SugarHouse Casino has opened? Philadelphia Student Union
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What does it mean for our city now that SugarHouse Casino has opened?

SugarHouse Casino opened September 23, 2010 at Frankford and Delaware Avenues despite years of strong public...

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Should all students wear school uniforms? Philadelphia Student Union
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Should all students wear school uniforms?

In Philadelphia, most public school students wear uniforms every day. But this is not the case across the country, as...

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On Blast: Show for September 2010 Philadelphia Student Union
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On Blast: Show for September 2010

On this month's show: Denver youth win a students' Bill of Rights and new discipline policies in their schools...

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The Alliance for Educational Justice: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline Philadelphia Student Union
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The Alliance for Educational Justice: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

Students from across the country are coming together to stand up against the school to prison pipeline and demand...

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Restorative Practices: Respecting Students, Transforming Schools Philadelphia Student Union
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Restorative Practices: Respecting Students, Transforming Schools

Harsh disciplinary policies, such as zero tolerance, contribute to the school to prison pipeline by criminalizing...

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