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Can Biotechnology Give Black Women a Seat at the Table in West Baltimore?

June 4, 2018

The great granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks helps keep her legacy alive in at the Bio Technical Institute of Maryland, which provides technical education to students who pay no tuition and often find rewarding careers.

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A Baltimore Teacher Uses Comedy to Reach Class Clowns

May 31, 2018

Kiragu Beauttah, a stand up comedian and teacher, has combined the two different facets of his life in the “Class Clowns” program at Frederick Douglass High School, where he uses comedy to teach creative writing.

Trump Admin Halts Investigation of For-Profit Colleges

Trump Admin Halts Investigation of For-Profit Colleges

May 19, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s decision to stop investigating for-profit educational institutions for fraudulent practices is yet another reason to believe that the Trump presidency is most corrupt in US history, says former financial regulator Bill Black

Koch Brothers’ Money went to George Mason University to Influence US Government

May 2, 2018

Recently released documents show that the Charles Koch Foundation’s millions of dollars in donations to GMU were tied to control over hiring and firing of professors. The ultimate target of their conservative agenda, though, is to influence DC politics, says Bill Black

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 27

April 30, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau discusses the city’s uprising three years ago, a historic skating rink, local Senate races and the Hopkins nurses attempting to form a union.

‘I’d Rather Be Teaching’ Arizona and Colorado Teachers Join Wave of Revolts to Defend Public Ed

April 27, 2018

Arizona High School Counselor Annie Conway says education advocates are fighting back against draconian budget cuts and the privatization of public schools

Enrollment Task Force Violates Open Meetings Act, Advocates Say

April 25, 2018

Parent and community advocates demand a seat at the policy-making table when it comes to increasing enrollment in Baltimore City Public Schools; officials claim the Enrollment Task Force is not subject to Open Meetings Act.

New Student Movement Seeks to Change Hopkins from Within

April 20, 2018

A student lead group called Youth Against War and Racism is partnering with the community to lead a fight against Hopkins’ connection to government agencies like the CIA and end its role in military research

Teacher Strikes Continue to Spread – A Symptom of Public Education Underfunding

April 19, 2018

Teacher strikes continue to spread: from West Virginia, to Kentucky, to Arizona, to Oklahoma, and now to Colorado. However, they are not just about pay – they are a result of systematic tax cuts designed to decimate public education, says Negin Owliaei of the Institute for Policy Studies

Kentucky Teachers to Hold Sick-Out Friday Despite Threats from Governor

April 10, 2018

Educators in Kentucky are fighting back against drastic cuts to their pensions and charter school expansion, says teacher Blossom Brosi