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Brooklyn Teen on Track to Become First Black Female Chess Master

Brooklyn Teen on Track to Become First Black Female Chess Master

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 3:24PM

Rochelle Ballantyne, 17, a Brooklyn teenager featured in the documentary “Chess Master” is on track to become the first female chess master.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

DOJ Sues Mississippi for Its Egregious School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2012, 1:03PM

The city of Meridian can’t violate the due process rights of youth in its juvenile justice system, the federal government says.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night's Foreign Policy Debate

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night’s Foreign Policy Debate

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 11:15AM

The United States can educate its way to global dominance, Obama argued.

Topics: 2012 Election, Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

For-Profit Giant University of Phoenix to Close 115 Locations

For-Profit Giant University of Phoenix to Close 115 Locations

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 1:10PM

Such is life in the world of for-profit higher education.

Topics: /NOW, 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

Could This Be The End Of Affirmative Action? [Reader Forum]

Could This Be The End Of Affirmative Action? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on October 15 2012, 9:53AM

Colorlines readers sound off on the latest threat to affirmative action.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Affirmative Action's Fate May Turn on Defining 'Critical Mass' of Diversity

Affirmative Action’s Fate May Turn on Defining ‘Critical Mass’ of Diversity

by Victor Goode on October 11 2012, 10:37AM

With the policy narrowed to one promoting diversity rather than fostering equity, the Court now wants to know how its success can possibly be measured.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Reports from Supreme Court: Justices Skeptical About UT Austin’s Program

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 3:46PM

Stay with Colorlines.com for more analysis in the coming days.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Parent Trigger Mom Wants An Apology from Teacher Union Pres. Weingarten

Parent Trigger Mom Wants An Apology from Teacher Union Pres. Weingarten

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 1:53PM

But when everyone claims to put children’s needs first, it may be time to draw some new lines in the debate.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Affirmative Action Is Just One Part of the Educational Equity Fight

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 11:30AM

The fight for educational equity, especially when it comes to students of color, is stuck at a far more basic level.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

How Diversity Trumped Equity--and May Kill Affirmative Action

How Diversity Trumped Equity—and May Kill Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 10:04AM

The core rationale for affirmative action has been lost in decades of legal wrangling over the policy.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

The Rhetorical (De)evolution of Affirmative Action [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

The Rhetorical (De)evolution of Affirmative Action [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Hatty Lee on October 10 2012, 9:58AM

The case for affirmative action, from President Lyndon Johnson’s soaring 1965 speech to today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Roberts Court May Have Last Word in Long Debate Over Affirmative Action

Roberts Court May Have Last Word in Long Debate Over Affirmative Action

by Victor Goode on October 9 2012, 9:21AM

The Supreme Court has been closing the door on affirmative action since 1978. This week, justices hear the case that many believe will finally slam it shut.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

The Real Audience for 'Won't Back Down' May Not Have Been Moviegoers

The Real Audience for ‘Won’t Back Down’ May Not Have Been Moviegoers

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2012, 10:15AM

The movie has been a flop in box office sales. But backers of the controversial “parent trigger” school reform movement are taking their most powerful organizing tool on a tour of their own.

Topics: Education Reform, 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

Viola Davis Welcomes Protestors Who Disrupted 'Won't Back Down' Premiere

Viola Davis Welcomes Protestors Who Disrupted ‘Won’t Back Down’ Premiere

by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2012, 11:45AM

An estimated 50 parents and teachers demonstrated outside the “Won’t Back Down” film premiere in New York Sunday.

Topics: /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

So Who Actually Won the Chicago Teachers Strike?

So Who Actually Won the Chicago Teachers Strike?

by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2012, 1:35PM

Chicago public school teachers voted on Tuesday to end their strike and resume classes Wednesday in the third-largest U.S. school district in the Nation.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

At Towson Univ., A Student Makes His Case for a White Student Union

At Towson Univ., A Student Makes His Case for a White Student Union

by Julianne Hing on September 19 2012, 10:04AM

A university in Maryland must tackle thorny questions of race, but trying to avoid the topic altogether.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The School Reform Showdown in the Chicago Arne Duncan Left Behind

The School Reform Showdown in the Chicago Arne Duncan Left Behind

by Julianne Hing on September 14 2012, 9:37AM

The teachers strike in Obama’s hometown is an uncomfortable referendum on his education agenda

Topics: Schools & Youth