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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

Nearly Half of All Babies are of Color, 2010 Census Shows

Nearly Half of All Babies are of Color, 2010 Census Shows

by Jorge Rivas on August 26 2011, 11:09AM

The number of states where minority babies dominate has doubled to 14 since 2000.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

As College Students Return to School, They Pay More Than Ever For It

As College Students Return to School, They Pay More Than Ever For It

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2011, 10:43AM

The prestigious University of California system is the latest public school in which students are now paying more than the state. As a result, say researchers, black students in particular will graduate with massive debt.

Topics: Back to School, Economy, Schools & Youth

Cute Kids Alert! Images of Back-to-School Day, 2011 Photo

Cute Kids Alert! Images of Back-to-School Day, 2011

by Hatty Lee on August 26 2011, 9:19AM

We’re always going on about the big, mean policy debates shaping public eduction. We figured we owed you a reminder of what it’s all about: Adorable kids! Look, smile and send your own.

Topics: Back to School, Schools & Youth

Report: Bullying Stunts Academic Performance of Kids of Color

Report: Bullying Stunts Academic Performance of Kids of Color

by Bryan Gerhart on August 25 2011, 9:13AM

Now, advocates and parents search for answers.

Topics: Bullying, Schools & Youth

Machine Gun Kelly Flash Mob: White Cleveland Teens Go Wild

Machine Gun Kelly Flash Mob: White Cleveland Teens Go Wild

by Jorge Rivas on August 22 2011, 2:43PM

And surprise, surprise: no fans were arrested. But the rapper and his entourage didn’t have the same luck.

Topics: Schools & Youth

31 Million U.S. Kids Live in Poverty Today As Racial Inequality Deepens

31 Million U.S. Kids Live in Poverty Today As Racial Inequality Deepens

by Julianne Hing on August 18 2011, 8:23AM

More than one in three black kids—a full 36 percent of black youth—live in poverty, along with 31 percent of Latino children.

Topics: Schools & Youth

How the Koch Brothers Tried to Segregate Wake County Schools

How the Koch Brothers Tried to Segregate Wake County Schools

by Jorge Rivas on August 15 2011, 10:43AM

The billionaire brothers backed local candidates to take down an effort to integrate the country’s 18th largest school district.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Cheating Atlanta Schools Received $500k in Bonuses, What Now?

Cheating Atlanta Schools Received $500k in Bonuses, What Now?

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2011, 9:34AM

The scandal has reignited debate over whether educator salaries should be tied to the test scores of their students.

Topics: Schools & Youth

States Debate, and Pass, More School Voucher Bills Than Ever in 2011

States Debate, and Pass, More School Voucher Bills Than Ever in 2011

by Julianne Hing on August 4 2011, 1:16PM

The volume of bills that would let public funds be used for private education has more than tripled in 2011. Education watchers point to the increased Republican control of state legislatures as a driving force.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Study: Undocumented Students' Jarring Transition to Workforce

Study: Undocumented Students’ Jarring Transition to Workforce

by Bryan Gerhart on August 2 2011, 10:21AM

As students lobby for the second half of the California DREAM Act, which would give undocumented residents access to financial aid, a new study shows how complicated achievement can be in the land of opportunity.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Debt Deal Casualties May Include College Aid for Poor Students

Debt Deal Casualties May Include College Aid for Poor Students

by Shani O. Hilton on August 1 2011, 1:30PM

Tea party Republicans were willing to let the debt ceiling deadline pass in order to block Pell Grant funding, which one member has called “welfare of the 21st century.” The student aid program may be among the most vulnerable in the coming round of cuts.

Topics: Debt Deal, Politics, Schools & Youth