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Quanisha Smith

(Students rally outside the Philadelphia School District headquarters on North Broad Street to protest a plan to close down 29 Philadelphia schools.   Credit: Pat Loeb)

UPDATE: 19 Arrested At Protests On School Closings

As of Thursday night, 19 protesters have already been arrested in protests outside the school district’s headquarters – including the president of the American Federation of Teachers.

03/07/2013

(School officials and advocates listen as Pa. Rep. Curtis Thomas, D-Phila., speaks about the Education Department complaint.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Group Files Discrimination Complaint Over Philadelphia Schools’ Downsizing

The Pennsylvania public school advocate group “Action United” filed the complaint after, the group said, its analysis of the plan showed that schools slated for closing disproportionately serve African-American, low income, and disabled students.

01/28/2013