Schools & Youth
by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 2:21PM
Fourteen-year-old Antoine Jenkins traveled from Inglewood, Calif. to Las Vegas, Nevada to knock on doors and urge voters in the swing state to vote for Obama.
by Julianne Hing on November 5 2012, 11:45AM
A growing coalition of teachers, students and parents is taking on Rahm Emanuel’s school closures agenda.
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.
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.
by Julianne Hing on October 18 2012, 1:10PM
Such is life in the world of for-profit higher education.
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?
by Nia King on October 15 2012, 9:53AM
Colorlines readers sound off on the latest threat to affirmative action.
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.
by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 3:46PM
Stay with Colorlines.com for more analysis in the coming days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.