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Grow Your Own: A Community-Based Model of Teacher Development Philadelphia Student Union
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Grow Your Own: A Community-Based Model of Teacher Development

A new model of teacher development is emerging that could help 'hard to staff' neighborhood schools build and retain...

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Students Lead Non-Violent Resistance, Honor MLK's Legacy Philadelphia Student Union
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Students Lead Non-Violent Resistance, Honor MLK's Legacy

On Monday, Philadelphia Student Union celebrated Martin Luther King's vision with a spirited rally outside the School...

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Ending School Violence in All of Its Forms Philadelphia Student Union
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Ending School Violence in All of Its Forms

This Martin Luther King Day (January 18th) at 3pm, at 440 North Broad St. (School District headquarters), Student...

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On Blast: Show for December 2009 Philadelphia Student Union
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On Blast: Show for December 2009

On this Show, we hear interviews with students at South Philly High about the violence they faced at school and their...

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Students & Community Achieve Milestone at West Philadelphia High School Philadelphia Student Union
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Students & Community Achieve Milestone at West Philadelphia High School

As 2009 came to a close, West Philadelphia High School students saw a new beginning; the groundbreaking on a new...

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On Blast: Show for December, 2008 Philadelphia Student Union
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On Blast: Show for December, 2008

On this month's show, we'll talk about ways that the military is recruiting students by getting inside high schools...

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Teacher Quality Platform Philadelphia Student Union
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Teacher Quality Platform

"Teacher quality is the biggest equity issue in the district." This platform is what we, the community, want for our...

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Musical Influence: How Hip Hop Affects Students Philadelphia Student Union
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Musical Influence: How Hip Hop Affects Students

What effect does hip hop have one the lives of young people, especially their lives as students? Does music distract...

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Talking About Organizing: An Interview with SFA & CIW Philadelphia Student Union
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Talking About Organizing: An Interview with SFA & CIW

In September, students from Philadelphia Student Union went to Immokalee Florida for a conference put on by the...

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School Uniforms: For Team Spirit or Social Control? Philadelphia Student Union
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School Uniforms: For Team Spirit or Social Control?

Almost every student in Philadelphia has to wear uniforms. But what is the real purpose? And are uniforms helpful or...

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On Blast: Show for November, 2008 Philadelphia Student Union
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On Blast: Show for November, 2008

On this month's show we'll hear a roundtable discussion about the military's new methods of recruiting young people,...

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Without a Trace: Searching for Students in Teachers' Contract Negotiations Philadelphia Student Union
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Without a Trace: Searching for Students in Teachers' Contract Negotiations

With less than a month left until the teacher contracts expire, PSU held an action in front of Masterman (the 'best'...

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"We Come Here to Learn, Not to Get Beat": Students Respond to the Sayre 'Riot' Philadelphia Student Union
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"We Come Here to Learn, Not to Get Beat": Students Respond to the Sayre 'Riot'

On September 17th, there was an incident at Sayre high school in which 50 police officers brutalized Sayre students....

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Weighted Student Funding: What would it mean for Philly? Philadelphia Student Union
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Weighted Student Funding: What would it mean for Philly?

Arlene Ackerman, the new Superintendent of the Philadelphia School District, has said that she may push to implement...

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Victories & Next Steps: School Funding Campaign Update Philadelphia Student Union
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Victories & Next Steps: School Funding Campaign Update

This past year, Philadelphia Student Union's campaign to get equitable school funding had a major victory. PSU helped...

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On Blast: Show for October, 2008 Philadelphia Student Union
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On Blast: Show for October, 2008

On this month's show: Audio from our recent action about the distribution of qualified teachers, an update about...

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UNITE HERE begins battle with Aramark Philadelphia Student Union
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UNITE HERE begins battle with Aramark

Aramark provides food service for prisons, schools, and venues across the country. But do they provide health care,...

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On Blast: Show for September, 2008 Philadelphia Student Union
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On Blast: Show for September, 2008

On this month's show: An audio introduction to Philadelphia Student Union, UNITE-HERE's campaign against Aramark, the...

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Powerful Union of the Poor: United Workers Philadelphia Student Union
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Powerful Union of the Poor: United Workers

Greg, from the United Workers in Baltimore, speaks about the values and philosophy of this union, which is run by...

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Art for Social Change: Conversations with Young Artists Philadelphia Student Union
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Art for Social Change: Conversations with Young Artists

What's the connection between art & organizing? And how can artists use their talents to create social change? Amber...

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