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Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/activists-to-us-education-department-stop-school-closings-now/2013/01/29/7eb27f40-6a39-11e2-95b3-272d604a10a3_story.html

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323375204578270412874014322.html?KEYWORDS=School+Closures+Challenged

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/education/education-department-to-hear-school-closing-complaints.html?_r=0

Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/school-closures-civil-rights-arne-duncan_n_2577003.html?utm_hp_ref=education

Medill Reports
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=214639

Democracy NOW!
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/30/headlines#1309
*On video, go to 7:30 to see coverage

Chicago Sun-Times
http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2013/01/chicagoans_protesting_public_school_closings_at_arne_duncans_education_department.html

Inquisitr
http://www.inquisitr.com/499406/school-closings-across-the-u-s-are-racially-biased-according-to-activists/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Inquisitr+%28Inquisitr%3A+All%29

NJ Spotlight
http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/13/01/27/newark-parents-and-activists-take-school-closure-complaint-to-d-c-for-civil-rights-hearing

WBEZ
http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-school-closings-being-investigated-105205

Substance News
http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=3927ion=Article

AL.com
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/01/national_group_demands_morator.html

Alexander Russo’s Blog
http://scholasticadministrator.typepad.com/thisweekineducation/2013/01/am-news-debate-about-school-closings-and-charter-schools-rages-on-.html

Michigan Chronicle
http://www.michronicleonline.com/index.php/local/breaking-news/9403-civil-rights-leaders-criticize-obama-s-education-agenda

The Nation blog (article comes before event but mentions all elements)
http://www.thenation.com/blog/172235/fighting-education-shock-therapy#

NJ Spotlight (different than article in last email)
http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/13/01/29/advocates-for-newark-education-make-their-case-in-d-c/

Blog for Arizona
http://www.blogforarizona.com/blog/2013/01/school-closings-protested-in-philadelphia-detroit-newark–1.html

Michigan Radio (91.7 FM Ann Arbor / Detroit )
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detroit-students-say-education-policies-violate-their-civil-rights

Commondreams.org
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/30-3 LA Times (written before event but mentions it & Crenshaw HS) http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/crenshaw-high-group-opposes-reform-plan-and-school-closings.html

Village Voice blog
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/01/city_advocates.php

Philadelphia Public School Blog- “The Notebook” (written before but mentions hearing)
http://thenotebook.org/blog/135556/groups-press-civil-rights-complaint-school-closings

MSNBC (Updated on 29th with more information below video)
http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/29/are-recent-school-closings-a-civil-rights-issue/ Washington Examiner (written before but mentions hearing & Daniel/EmpowerDC) http://washingtonexaminer.com/barras-saluting-d.c.-teachers-then-delivering-a-smack-in-the-face/article/2518537

The Real News
Parents and Students Demand Nationwide Moratorium on Schools Closings
//”Journey for Justice” activists rally in DC to DOE investigate alleged Civil Rights violations in school closings
http://youtu.be/pCGrkb1qc7o

Chicago Parent and Activist Jitu Brown at “Journey for Justice” Hearing in DC
//Part 2 of TRN’s coverage of the “Journey for Justice” DOE Hearing on School Closings
http://youtu.be/1PX7y9-GWzI

New Orleans Parent and Activist Karran Harper Royal at “Journey for Justice” Hearing in DC
//Part 3 of TRN’s coverage of the “Journey for Justice” DOE Hearing on School Closings
http://youtu.be/c00PWQl8wLk