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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

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