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California's Parent Trigger Law Approved with New Regulations

California’s Parent Trigger Law Approved with New Regulations

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2011, 9:54AM

Advocates of the law say that it gives parents the power to turn their kids’ schools around. But teacher’s unions disagree.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Fallout from Atlanta Schools Cheating Frightens Other Districts

Fallout from Atlanta Schools Cheating Frightens Other Districts

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2011, 10:00AM

The spotlight may be on Georgia, but are other school districts actually paying attention?

Topics: Schools & Youth

How to Succeed at a Summer Job: Look White and Christian

How to Succeed at a Summer Job: Look White and Christian

by Jamilah King on July 8 2011, 11:32AM

Recent news shows bias is still getting in the way of work for young people of color.

Topics: Economy, Schools & Youth

How Fear and Intimidation Led to Massive Atlanta School Cheating

How Fear and Intimidation Led to Massive Atlanta School Cheating

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2011, 10:54AM

Once considered an education reform darling, Atlanta has become the latest major city to have its school system rocked by test cheating. But don’t blame the teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The Creation--and Consequences--of the Model Minority Myth

The Creation—and Consequences—of the Model Minority Myth

by Julianne Hing on July 6 2011, 9:31AM

A new study debunks the idea that all Asian American students are high-achieving. And Oiyan Poon, a researcher at the University of Massachusetts, explains why the myth’s bad for all students of color.

Topics: Schools & Youth

LAUSD Names Echo Park School After Chicana Writer Sandra Cisneros

LAUSD Names Echo Park School After Chicana Writer Sandra Cisneros

by Jamilah King on July 5 2011, 10:08AM

The Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy will open to K-8 students in September.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Youth Say Race Still Matters--So What Are They Doing About It?

Youth Say Race Still Matters—So What Are They Doing About It?

by Juell Stewart on June 28 2011, 10:50AM

Our focus groups found young people still see race shaping U.S. society. Here are five campaigns working with them to tackle modern racism.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

More Than Half of U.S. Children Under Age 2 Are Of Color

More Than Half of U.S. Children Under Age 2 Are Of Color

by Jorge Rivas on June 24 2011, 1:09PM

Here’s more proof that the country is growing more diverse. The question now is how our policies will reflect that change.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Audit Finds that Tucson's Ethnic Studies Program is Legal

Audit Finds that Tucson’s Ethnic Studies Program is Legal

by Julianne Hing on June 21 2011, 10:16AM

Arizona state superintendent John Huppenthal is still pushing to strip schools of millions of dollars in funding for teaching courses that “promote ethnic solidarity.”

Topics: Schools & Youth

An Open Address to 2011 Graduates: It's OK to Follow, Say No and Get Hurt

An Open Address to 2011 Graduates: It’s OK to Follow, Say No and Get Hurt

by Rinku Sen on June 20 2011, 9:43AM

Go forth as joiners, says Rinku Sen, with the clarity that lets you say no on the way to yes, and with an open heart.

Topics: Graduates, Movement, Schools & Youth

What's Racism? That's Harder for Youth to Answer Than You Think

What’s Racism? That’s Harder for Youth to Answer Than You Think

by Dom Apollon on June 16 2011, 9:25AM

In a series of focus groups, young people of all races struggled to describe the ways in which institutions and social structures produce racial disparities.

Topics: Colorlines Surveys, Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

California DREAMing--

California DREAMing—“Education Can Be This Kind of Light”

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2011, 9:45AM

Two bills that would grant undocumented youth greater access to higher ed are moving through the state legislature.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Don't Call Them

Don’t Call Them “Post-Racial”—How Young People Actually Think About Race

by Dom Apollon on June 7 2011, 2:41PM

A three-part series in which Dom Apollon breaks down the findings from a series of focus groups with Millennials on everything from Barack Obama to criminal justice.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

Don't Call Them

Don’t Call Them “Post-Racial.” Millennials Say Race Matters to Them

by Dom Apollon on June 7 2011, 10:05AM

Results from focus groups with dozens of multiracial young people show in-depth conversations about race generate far more nuanced ideas than mainstream polling has suggested.

Topics: Colorlines Surveys, Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

Reporter's Notebook: A Look Inside Our Focus Groups on Youth and Race Play

Reporter’s Notebook: A Look Inside Our Focus Groups on Youth and Race

by Channing Kennedy, Dom Apollon on June 7 2011, 10:00AM

Research director Dom Apollon explains the project and speaks with some of the focus group participants on camera.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

Arne Duncan: For-Profit Schools Need to be 35 Percent Effective

Arne Duncan: For-Profit Schools Need to be 35 Percent Effective

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2011, 10:07AM

Meanwhile, student advocates are disappointed that the new rules aren’t stronger.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Graduates, Go Forth and...Join the Unemployment Line Infographic

Graduates, Go Forth and…Join the Unemployment Line

by Stokely Baksh, Kai Wright on May 31 2011, 8:58AM

As millions of graduates join the workforce this summer, they enter a world in which there’s already a 4-to-1 ratio of job seekers to job openings.

Topics: Economy, Graduates, Jobs Crisis, Schools & Youth

Teachers Who Aren't Waiting for Superman Make Their Own Film

Teachers Who Aren’t Waiting for Superman Make Their Own Film

by Thoai Lu on May 26 2011, 12:20PM

Some New York City teachers say that Davis Guggenheim got it all wrong.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Still Separate and Unequal, Generations After Brown v. Board

Still Separate and Unequal, Generations After Brown v. Board

by Julianne Hing on May 17 2011, 10:10AM

Nearly 60 years after the landmark case, we’ve yet to resolve the fundamental question of how to deliver high quality public education to kids of all races.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tiger Mom Amy Chua's Got a Plan to Overhaul U.S. Education

Tiger Mom Amy Chua’s Got a Plan to Overhaul U.S. Education

by Julianne Hing on May 12 2011, 9:10AM

Yale law professor, Tiger Mom, and now…education reformer?

Topics: Schools & Youth