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Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

by Julianne Hing on June 12 2014, 2:16PM

Let’s look beyond this week’s landmark ruling for a quick second. How else might this otherwise damaging ruling help the fight for educational equality?

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2014, 9:00AM

Education reformers have framed teacher tenure as a civil rights issue, arguing that job protection for teachers harms poor students and students of color.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

by Carla Murphy on May 16 2014, 10:02AM

“Everybody’s getting paid, but Raheem still can’t read.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Newark Wins Ras Baraka; Significant Challenges Ahead

Newark Wins Ras Baraka; Significant Challenges Ahead

by Brentin Mock on May 14 2014, 12:25PM

Ras Baraka win is a referendum on education reform movement.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics

Should You Celebrate or Be Wary of National School Choice Week?

Should You Celebrate or Be Wary of National School Choice Week?

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2014, 3:37PM

Let’s unpack the ideas underlying the political concept of school choice.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Maya Angelou and 100 Children's Book Authors Ask Obama to Stop Overtesting Kids

Maya Angelou and 100 Children’s Book Authors Ask Obama to Stop Overtesting Kids

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2013, 9:11AM

Test-driven reform has been the hallmark of Obama’s education agenda.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Plenty of Common Ground in Obama and Romney's Ed Reform Pitches

Plenty of Common Ground in Obama and Romney’s Ed Reform Pitches

by Julianne Hing on October 4 2012, 12:14PM

Surprise, surprise. When it comes to school reform, Republicans and Democrats agree on quite a bit.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Radical School Reform Idea Spreads, With Messy Fights in Tow

Radical School Reform Idea Spreads, With Messy Fights in Tow

by Julianne Hing on February 27 2012, 9:40AM

Proponents are making good on their promises to turn the “parent trigger” into a national movement. But controversy continues to trail it wherever it goes.

Topics: Schools & Youth

News Corp. Will Save Our Schools, and Other Scarily Seductive Reforms

News Corp. Will Save Our Schools, and Other Scarily Seductive Reforms

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2011, 9:36AM

Rupert Murdoch sees a $500 billion market in turning public schools into private enterprises. Does anybody have a compelling answer to why that’s bad?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Feds: ESL and Black Students Get Inferior Educations in LAUSD

Feds: ESL and Black Students Get Inferior Educations in LAUSD

by Jorge Rivas on October 13 2011, 2:07PM

But will new reforms spread to schools across the country?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Relief from No Child Left Behind for States That Adopt Obama's Reforms

Relief from No Child Left Behind for States That Adopt Obama’s Reforms

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2011, 9:10AM

To some education watchers, Obama’s reforms don’t necessarily mark a departure from the market-driven reform philosophy that fueled No Child Left Behind.

Topics: Schools & Youth

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans' Schools?

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans’ Schools?

by Julianne Hing on August 29 2011, 10:32AM

Six years later, the city is fetted as a prime example of how aggressive reforms can improve results. But the question there is the same elsewhere: do the market-based ideas help all students or just those with resources?

Topics: Katrina Recovery, Schools & Youth

States Debate, and Pass, More School Voucher Bills Than Ever in 2011

States Debate, and Pass, More School Voucher Bills Than Ever in 2011

by Julianne Hing on August 4 2011, 1:16PM

The volume of bills that would let public funds be used for private education has more than tripled in 2011. Education watchers point to the increased Republican control of state legislatures as a driving force.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Still Separate and Unequal, Generations After Brown v. Board

Still Separate and Unequal, Generations After Brown v. Board

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2011, 10:10AM

Nearly 60 years after the landmark case, we’ve yet to resolve the fundamental question of how to deliver high quality public education to kids of all races.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Why Fixing Schools in a Broken Economy Isn't Simple Math

Why Fixing Schools in a Broken Economy Isn’t Simple Math

by Julianne Hing, Jorge Rivas, Hatty Lee on May 10 2011, 10:26AM

Julianne Hing spent the school year visiting families and educators in Los Angeles. She found them navigating a reality that bears little resemblance to today’s heated reform debate.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The Education of Jose Pedraza: Why Fixing Schools Isn't Simple Math

The Education of Jose Pedraza: Why Fixing Schools Isn’t Simple Math

by Julianne Hing on May 10 2011, 10:02AM

As the recession deepens, it also complicates the effort to undo decades of educational disparities. Julianne Hing reports from Los Angeles’ public schools.

Topics: Back to School, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Reporter's Notebook: The Education of Jose Pedraza Play

Reporter’s Notebook: The Education of Jose Pedraza

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2011, 9:59AM

Colorlines reporter Julianne Hing describes how one family has come together amid hard times to still get the best education for their son.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Michigan to Investigate 'Statistically Improbable' Jump in Test Scores

Michigan to Investigate ‘Statistically Improbable’ Jump in Test Scores

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2011, 1:46PM

Schools are understandably cutting corners in their race to the top.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Six Los Angeles Charter Schools Shut Down

Six Los Angeles Charter Schools Shut Down

by Julianne Hing on March 3 2011, 10:06AM

Is this a sign to pro-reformers’ commitment to accountability? Or proof that charters are untested?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Compton Rejects Parent Petition for Charter School Takeover

Compton Rejects Parent Petition for Charter School Takeover

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2011, 5:50PM

The fate of the law is uncertain as it’s considered by a new State Board of Education appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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