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Posted on Apr 23, 2014
  Standardized testing in public education has been a hotly debated topic for many years, with many advocates, parents and students decrying the "drill-and-kill" approach to test prep in many schools and the disproportionate...
Posted on Apr 3, 2014
Join Cross City member groups Action United, the Philadelphia Student Union and Youth United for Change for a panel with Critical Educators for Social Justice as a part of this weekend's American Educational Resarch Association conference. The...
Posted on Mar 27, 2014
    A new article by Dan Denvir of the Philadelphia City Paper covers Youth United for Change's (YUC) ongoing campaign to improve the lunches served in Philadelphia's public schools. This two-year campaign has culminated...
Posted on Feb 18, 2014
  Yesterday, Superintendent Hite released a vision document for the School District of Philadelphia called "Action Plan 2.0." It is an update on his first action plan, which he released a few months after his start as the new...
Posted on Jan 23, 2014
In Philadelphia, we are intimately familiar with school closures. Last school year, the School District of Philadelphia closed 23 schools amid budget cuts from the state. The Opportunity to Learn Campaign (OTL) released a great infographic this week...
Posted on Jan 16, 2014
Youth United for Change students holding a banner during a recent demonstration.   There is a new motion across the country to reverse a disturbing trend in the rise of childhood obesity. From First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's...
Posted on Nov 4, 2013
One positive outcome of the US' standards based approach to public eduation is that there is a lot of data for interested folks to play around with. EdSource, a California based public education research and policy organization, used this...
Posted on Oct 30, 2013
50 people, many of whom wore Halloween costumes and masks, gathered in front of the the 10 Rittenhouse Square Condominiums to protest for more city contributions to public education. Led by Youth United for Change (YUC), Action United and...
Posted on Oct 18, 2013
Image via Southern Education Fund   The Southern Education Fund (SEF) recently released a study update called "A New Majority: Low Income Students in the South and the Nation" that reveals a troubling public education trend....
Posted on Oct 2, 2013
The last year has been an eventful one for public ededucation in Philadelphia. From school closings to budget cuts, to program cuts and layoffs, the School District of Philadelphia has been through a historically challenging period. Earlier this...

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