Schools & Youth
by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2013, 11:20AM
A group of students have taken it upon themselves to shame students who went to an “international relations” party.
by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2013, 2:53PM
Last year the windy city experienced 100 more murders than New York City, even though NYC has three times as many residents.
by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2013, 4:17PM
Mexican-American preschoolers start school way behind their white counterparts. But new research is showing that their social skills are fully developed and robust by the time they start school and are indistinguishable from their white peers.
by Julianne Hing on January 24 2013, 10:11AM
Around the country, communities are rising up against the testing-driven school reform movement.
by Jamilah King on January 17 2013, 8:40AM
California accounts for 30 percent of the nation’s homelessness each year. A new effort is underway to address the youth in that group by not lumping them all together.
Topics: Schools & Youth
by Julianne Hing on January 16 2013, 3:14PM
Beware the neutral-sounding language, civil rights advocates warn.
by Julianne Hing on January 15 2013, 1:20PM
Biden’s White House task force on curbing gun violence is set to release its recommendations soon, and advocacy groups urge against repeating past mistakes.
by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2013, 12:00PM
They claim they can’t in good conscience subject students to the test again.
by Julianne Hing on January 10 2013, 10:33AM
School advocates that are already fighting a school to prison pipeline warn against the assumption that you prevent violence by adding cops.
by Nia King on January 7 2013, 11:43AM
A Colorlines reader explains both the appeal and the darker side of for-profit colleges.
Topics: Schools & Youth
by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2013, 11:28AM
Inspired by the “Demand a Plan” video that features more than a dozen of Hollywood luminaries, California youth have come together to demand a “real plan” to keep schools and communities safe. In the 60-second video, 33 California young people…
by Julianne Hing on December 19 2012, 1:57PM
The Shelby County juvenile justice system is especially and disproportionately harsh on black kids, while denying kids of all races their basic due process rights.
by Julianne Hing on December 13 2012, 9:54AM
Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing comes on the heels of a Justice Department suit against Meridian, Miss., where school officials are charged with routinely locking kids up for petty offenses.
by Jorge Rivas on December 4 2012, 11:57AM
One of the biggest awards ever issued in a high school racial harassment case was upheld by a New York Court on Monday.
by Julianne Hing on December 3 2012, 5:10PM
The largest voucher program in the nation was dealt its first legal setback.
by Nia King on December 3 2012, 8:42AM
Colorlines readers respond to the shocking details of a Mississippi school-to-prison pipeline.
by Julianne Hing on November 28 2012, 1:45PM
The law is the most expansive school voucher program in the nation.
by Julianne Hing on November 26 2012, 9:34AM
Wearing the wrong color socks, talking back to a teacher and being late are all infractions that landed Cedric Green in jail. The Justice Department says there are many more students like him.
by Jorge Rivas on November 20 2012, 3:58PM
The decision will cut tuition fees by about 50 percent for undocumented students attending state colleges.