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Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We're Not Poverty Porn

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We’re Not Poverty Porn

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 3:22PM

Native American youth respond to ABC’s documentary and tell Diane Sawyer their stories are a lot more complex.

Topics: Media, /NOW, Schools & Youth

High School Basketball Team Chants,

High School Basketball Team Chants, “1, 2, 3, Nigg*r!” for 5 Yrs.

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 3:03PM

An all girls high school basketball would say a prayer and then yell a racist chant before heading out to the basketball court.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

If I Were A White, Male Middle Aged Forbes Columnist...

If I Were A White, Male Middle Aged Forbes Columnist…

by Akiba Solomon on December 14 2011, 10:11AM

The lesson of Gene Marks’s “If I Were a Poor Black Kid” column: If you don’t have firsthand knowledge of structural inequality, you have to put in time and rigorous research to write about it. Or you could just stay in your lane.

Topics: Gender, Media, Schools & Youth

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

Poverty Soars Among Children in California School Districts

by Julianne Hing on December 7 2011, 10:00AM

Between 2007 and 2010, poverty in the state ballooned 30 percent.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Nearly All Student Arrests in NYC Public Schools Target Black and Latino Males

Nearly All Student Arrests in NYC Public Schools Target Black and Latino Males

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2011, 11:27AM

During the summer and fall, police officers in New York City public schools made 63 arrests. All but four of them were of black or Latino students.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tyler Perry Writes Open Letter to Victim in Penn State Sex Abuse Case

Tyler Perry Writes Open Letter to Victim in Penn State Sex Abuse Case

by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2011, 11:22AM

Hollywood’s most financially successful director and producer, himself a sexual abuse survivor, offers words of encouragement to one of Jerry Sandusky’s accusers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

New Poll Shows Racial Divide on California's DREAM Act

New Poll Shows Racial Divide on California’s DREAM Act

by Jorge Rivas on November 22 2011, 3:12PM

Nearly 80 percent of Latinos support the measure, while only 30 percent of whites think it’s a step in the right direction.

Topics: Schools & Youth

ACLU Requests Public Records From UC Davis and Katehi

ACLU Requests Public Records From UC Davis and Katehi

by Jorge Rivas on November 22 2011, 1:36PM

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi apologized to students yesterday, just hours before she received a letter from the ACLU requesting public records. A lawsuit may be in the works.

Topics: Schools & Youth

UC Davis Students' Powerful Silent Protest Calls on Katehi to Resign

UC Davis Students’ Powerful Silent Protest Calls on Katehi to Resign

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2011, 2:56PM

Students and some faculty are trying to hold administrators accountable for last week’s violence at a peaceful on-campus protest.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Bronx Students Occupy Public Education, Release 10-Point Plan

Bronx Students Occupy Public Education, Release 10-Point Plan

by Jorge Rivas on November 18 2011, 2:01PM

These high school students rock.

Topics: #Occupy, Schools & Youth

What You Need to Know About Childhood Sexual Abuse Infographic

What You Need to Know About Childhood Sexual Abuse

by Akiba Solomon on November 17 2011, 10:00AM

It’s one of those unspeakable crimes, until a high-profile case like the one at Penn State makes it inescapable. Here, some basic-but-vital facts about its victims and impact.

Topics: Gender, Schools & Youth

Penn State Student: 'We Must Hold Our Leaders Accountable' [VIDEO]

Penn State Student: ‘We Must Hold Our Leaders Accountable’ [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas on November 11 2011, 2:41PM

One courageous student spoke up with a sobering truth this week as Penn State rioted amid a sex abuse scandal that’s brought down college football’s most celebrated coach.

Topics: Schools & Youth

A Miracle in New Orleans Schools? Students Say, Not Quite

A Miracle in New Orleans Schools? Students Say, Not Quite

by Julianne Hing on November 9 2011, 10:00AM

Students of color concerned about New Orleans’ inequitable school reforms organized to have their voices heard, and the district listened.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Record College Enrollment Doesn't Mean Upward Mobility For Most Latinos

Record College Enrollment Doesn’t Mean Upward Mobility For Most Latinos

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2011, 3:08PM

Despite record numbers in Latino college enrollment, experts say that we’re a long way from closing the income gap.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Ohio Univ. Activist Explains 'We're a Culture, Not a Costume' Campaign Play

Ohio Univ. Activist Explains ‘We’re a Culture, Not a Costume’ Campaign

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2011, 10:08AM

Activist Stephanie Sheeley talks to Colorlines.com about the anti-racist Halloween campaign that’s gone viral.

Topics: Halloween, Schools & Youth

Here's Who Pays the $1 Trillion in Student Debt Obama Aims to Ease Infographic

Here’s Who Pays the $1 Trillion in Student Debt Obama Aims to Ease

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on October 28 2011, 10:45AM

This week the president issued an executive order meant to help millions of Americans who are drowning in student debt. Here’s what the relief could look like for students of color.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Ohio Univ. Students to Classmates: 'We're a Culture, Not a Costume' Photo

Ohio Univ. Students to Classmates: ‘We’re a Culture, Not a Costume’

by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2011, 9:26AM

Controversy surrounding racist Halloween costumes have become a routine part of the holiday on college campuses. Some Ohio University students decided to get in front of the problem this year—and they’re making a national sensation doing so.

Topics: Halloween, Schools & Youth

Why Los Angeles Police Can't Ticket Students on Their Way to School

Why Los Angeles Police Can’t Ticket Students on Their Way to School

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2011, 10:00AM

Observers say that black and Latino students were ticketed most often. Now, advocates are searching for policies that actually work.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Should Rupert Murdoch Run Your Kid's Classroom? [Reader Forum]

Should Rupert Murdoch Run Your Kid’s Classroom? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on October 24 2011, 10:00AM

Corporate money in public schools is scary, but not for the reasons you might think. Readers discuss the new state-of-education dispatch by our reporter Julianne Hing.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Colorado Town Debates Whether School Police Can Also Work for ICE

Colorado Town Debates Whether School Police Can Also Work for ICE

by Julianne Hing on October 21 2011, 9:53AM

Kids in the tiny town of Carbondale had to see their school police officer also deport their families during immigration raids.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth