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    New Yorkers to Rally for Public Education on March 28

    Fed up with underfunded schools, overtested kids and overworked/underpaid teachers, New Yorkers are taking to the street to defend public education and challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo’s corporate agenda for the state’s schools.

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    Pivotal FCC Decision in the Fight for Local Internet

    The Other FCC Decision and the Pivotal Fight for Local Broadband On February 28th the Federal Communications Commission issued two decisions.  One concerned net neutrality, the other municipal broadband.  The

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    Free College Plan Would Help Low-Income Students

    The average out of pocket cost facing community college students from low-income families ranges from $8,000-$11,000 per year. That is after all grant aid is taken into account, and it represents the amount that students must borrow and earn in order to make college possible. The situation facing moderate-income families is not much better—and they are often in a more difficult situation since they have little disposable income and yet cannot access the federal Pell Grant.

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    NYC To Reform Rules for Restraining, Suspending Students

    New York City’s new regulations would require school safety agents to file monthly reports with the mayor’s office on the use of restraints. It would also aim to reduce schools’ reliance on 911 calls to manage disruptive students. The city’s education department plans to give de-escalation training to more than 1,500 educators across the city.

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According to the Gotham Gazette, New York State Assembly Democrats have been championing the De Blasio Agenda in their state budget proposal. The budget includes increases to the city’s education budget without the “reforms” that Governor Cuomo recently demanded. At the Diane Ravitch blog, she features a Juan Gonzales discussion about the connection between corporate profits, “corporate reform” and charter

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Just the Facts: What’s So Good About Co-ops?

  This infographic is excerpted from How Cooperatives Are Driving the New Economy, the Spring 2013 issue of YES! Magazine. Interested? The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy Co-ops—just like people—can get more done together than anyone can do alone. They come in many forms, and are more common than you might imagine. The Economy: Under New Ownership How cooperatives

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Pivotal FCC Decision in the Fight for Local Internet

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The Other FCC Decision and the Pivotal Fight for Local Broadband On February 28th the Federal Communications Commission issued two decisions.  One concerned net neutrality, the other municipal broadband.  The first garnered by far the most attention, as it should.  Net neutrality affects everyone and locks down a fundamental principle for Internet access. But as another presidential campaign looms the

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