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Results related to “school reform”

Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools

Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2014, 7:00AM

Some 600 parents have pledged to boycott city schools, organizers say.

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Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan

Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2014, 1:51PM

Parents step up their tactics to fight decades of reforms and state control of Newark Public Schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2013, 7:00AM

This is what austerity and “reform” look like.

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth

Florida Passes Education Plan That Sets Goals for Students Based on Race

Florida Passes Education Plan That Sets Goals for Students Based on Race

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2012, 2:15PM

Policymakers attempted to acknowledge the racialized realities of educational inequity. So where’d they go wrong?

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Hollywood Takes Up School Reform's Latest Agenda in 'Won't Back Down'

Hollywood Takes Up School Reform’s Latest Agenda in ‘Won’t Back Down’

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2012, 10:18AM

“Won’t Back Down” is a new film made with the help of billionaire school reform backers could alter the national dialgoue on school reform.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

by Julianne Hing on May 11 2012, 9:19AM

The nation’s eighth-largest school district says financial solvency depends on an infusion of cash from the city — and a plan that would shut down schools in the next five years.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 11:56AM

Under the proposed plan, 40 percent of Philly schoolkids will be enrolled in charter schools by 2017.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Questions Shadow Higher Ed Reform for Students of Color

by Michelle Chen on June 7 2010, 1:39PM

Under Obama’s education reform agenda, billions in grant money is headed down the pipeline, including a boost for community colleges and sweeping reforms in K-12 schools. Schools that focus on communities of color may have the most to gain and…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Classroom to Courtroom: Lawsuit Tackles Rhode Island’s Court for ‘Wayward’ Students

by Michelle Chen on March 30 2010, 6:15AM

Rhode Island wants its kids to stay in school. Or else. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday charging that the state’s anti-truancy policy not only ignores children’s legitimate reasons for not attending school, but subjects…

Topics: Schools & Youth

SC Lt. Gov. Bauer: Free School Lunches Encourage ‘Stray Animals’ to ‘Breed’

by Channing Kennedy on January 23 2010, 9:54PM

image / Associated Press. That’s Bauer in the purple. At a recent town hall meeting, South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer criticized the children of poor families, using an impressively dehumanizing metaphor and flunking basic causality in the process….

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Classroom as Hostile Territory: Stopping School “Push Out”

by Michelle Chen on December 5 2009, 9:40AM

Schools are supposed to offer children in struggling communities a pathway to better prospects, but they’re increasingly becoming instruments of exclusion. A coalition civil rights and community groups has launched a national campaign against school “push out.” It’s a…

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

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