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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

News Corp. Will Save Our Schools, and Other Scarily Seductive Reforms

News Corp. Will Save Our Schools, and Other Scarily Seductive Reforms

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2011, 9:36AM

Rupert Murdoch sees a $500 billion market in turning public schools into private enterprises. Does anybody have a compelling answer to why that’s bad?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Feds: ESL and Black Students Get Inferior Educations in LAUSD

Feds: ESL and Black Students Get Inferior Educations in LAUSD

by Jorge Rivas on October 13 2011, 2:07PM

But will new reforms spread to schools across the country?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Study: Black Students Suspended More For Small Infractions

Study: Black Students Suspended More For Small Infractions

by Jorge Rivas on October 12 2011, 10:50AM

Black students are more likely be suspended for using cell phones and offering public displays of affection, according to a new report from the National Education Policy Center.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Study: Incarcerating Hordes of Youth is Costly and Ineffective

Study: Incarcerating Hordes of Youth is Costly and Ineffective

by Jorge Rivas on October 5 2011, 1:58PM

The Annie E. Casey Foundation says that prison is no place for kids.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

Fear and Learning in Alabama: Undocumented Students Flee

Fear and Learning in Alabama: Undocumented Students Flee

by Jorge Rivas on October 3 2011, 2:00PM

Alabama public schools are seeing a sharp drop in Latino student attendance after a federal judge approved a provision in HB 56 that requires school to check birth certificates.

Topics: Alabama Immigration, Immigration, Schools & Youth

Tempers Flare Over Cancellation of Palestinian Youth Art Exhibit

Tempers Flare Over Cancellation of Palestinian Youth Art Exhibit

by Noelle de la Paz on September 30 2011, 10:00AM

Nearly one hundred Bay Area residents held a demonstration last Friday to speak out against what they called the censorship of the children’s artwork.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Study: Many College Students are Part-Timers, Less Likely to Graduate

Study: Many College Students are Part-Timers, Less Likely to Graduate

by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2011, 12:45PM

A new report finds that, barring serious reforms, today’s young people will be the first generation in American history to be less educated than their predecessors.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Ward Connerly Joins UC Berkeley's Republican 'Diversity Bake Sale'

Ward Connerly Joins UC Berkeley’s Republican ‘Diversity Bake Sale’

by Jorge Rivas on September 27 2011, 4:16PM

Ward Connerly, a former UC Regent and a national driving force of ending affirmative action, joins UC Berkeley’s College Republicans’ ‘Diversity Bakesale.’

Topics: Schools & Youth

Kelley Williams-Bolar: I 'Never Thought I'd Be Prosecuted'

Kelley Williams-Bolar: I ‘Never Thought I’d Be Prosecuted’

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2011, 1:17PM

The Ohio mom whose outrageous criminal case sparked a national outcry finally speaks out.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Rhode Island to Offer In-State Tuition to Undocumented Students

Rhode Island to Offer In-State Tuition to Undocumented Students

by Jorge Rivas on September 27 2011, 1:11PM

Rhode Island joins 13 other states that offer in-state tuition, scholarships or student loans to undocumented students.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arizona Calls Off Decade-Long Accent Police Program in Schools

Arizona Calls Off Decade-Long Accent Police Program in Schools

by Jorge Rivas on September 27 2011, 10:41AM

Arizona calls off program that hindered some teachers from advancing because they pronounced “the” as “da.”

Topics: Schools & Youth

UC Berkeley College Republicans Hold 'Diversity Bake Sale', Mock Race

UC Berkeley College Republicans Hold ‘Diversity Bake Sale’, Mock Race

by Jorge Rivas on September 26 2011, 11:07AM

The sale is set to include baked goods that are priced according to the buyer’s race. White men pay more, Native Americans pay the least.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Relief from No Child Left Behind for States That Adopt Obama's Reforms

Relief from No Child Left Behind for States That Adopt Obama’s Reforms

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2011, 9:10AM

To some education watchers, Obama’s reforms don’t necessarily mark a departure from the market-driven reform philosophy that fueled No Child Left Behind.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Who's Running Your School District? Infographic

Who’s Running Your School District?

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on September 14 2011, 3:42PM

We rounded up a handful of big-city superintendents and school officials who’ve been groomed one of the most influential names in the school reform movement.

Topics: Back to School, Schools & Youth

Study: White Students More Likely to Win College Scholarships

Study: White Students More Likely to Win College Scholarships

by Jorge Rivas on September 12 2011, 10:51AM

Think there aren’t enough scholarships benefiting white students? Think again.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Kelley Williams-Bolar, Mom Charged with Stealing Kids' Education, Denied Pardon

Kelley Williams-Bolar, Mom Charged with Stealing Kids’ Education, Denied Pardon

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2011, 2:50PM

Williams-Bolar’s conviction is but one of a series of headline-grabbing harsh prosecutions of black moms this year.

Topics: Schools & Youth

White Teacher Complains on Facebook that She's a 'Warden for Future Criminals'

White Teacher Complains on Facebook that She’s a ‘Warden for Future Criminals’

by Jorge Rivas on September 2 2011, 12:30PM

First grade teacher Jennifer O’Brien is sticking by her words, the local activists say she represents what’s wrong with America’s schools.

Topics: Schools & Youth

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans' Schools?

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans’ Schools?

by Julianne Hing on August 29 2011, 10:32AM

Six years later, the city is fetted as a prime example of how aggressive reforms can improve results. But the question there is the same elsewhere: do the market-based ideas help all students or just those with resources?

Topics: Katrina Recovery, Schools & Youth