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Racial Harassment Picks Up After Video About Being Black at UCLA Law School

Racial Harassment Picks Up After Video About Being Black at UCLA Law School

by Julianne Hing on February 27 2014, 12:39PM

UCLA Law School Dean admits the campus has “racial issues.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

An Actual Sociologist Highlights Flaws in Faux Sociology of

An Actual Sociologist Highlights Flaws in Faux Sociology of “The Triple Package”

by Julianne Hing on February 25 2014, 1:21PM

Mexican-Americans in fact make the biggest economic strides toward success, argues a sociologist who Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld cite in “The Triple Package.”

Topics: Media, /NOW, Schools & Youth

When a Hashtag Sparks More Than Dialogue

When a Hashtag Sparks More Than Dialogue

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2014, 7:00AM

Black students at University of Michigan kicked off a social media conversation last fall which has morphed into a campaign to win concrete changes on campus.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Black Students Most Underrepresented Among AP Test Takers

Black Students Most Underrepresented Among AP Test Takers

by Julianne Hing on February 13 2014, 2:16PM

In only two states is there parity between the percentage of black students graduating from high school and those taking AP exams.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

How Does It Feel to Be a Black Student at UCLA Law School? [Video]

How Does It Feel to Be a Black Student at UCLA Law School? [Video]

by Julianne Hing on February 10 2014, 4:10PM

As if law school weren’t hard enough. Black UCLA Law School students speak out about the school’s lack of racial diversity.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

'Moral March' in North Carolina Draws Thousands

‘Moral March’ in North Carolina Draws Thousands

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2014, 10:30AM

The Moral March in N. Carolina this weekend touched hearts and nerves, with tens of thousands showing up for justice.

Topics: Voting Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Immigration, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures Infographic

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures

by Julianne Hing on February 7 2014, 11:30AM

“Because you can’t improve a closed school.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Another American Promise

Another American Promise

by Carla Murphy on February 6 2014, 7:00AM

An alumnna of Dalton—the elite private school featured in “American Promise”—reflects on what she learned about race and integration there.

Topics: Schools & Youth

American Promise Premieres on PBS

American Promise Premieres on PBS

by Carla Murphy on February 4 2014, 1:59PM

Did you watch? If not, check it out online.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Kansas Legislator Attempts Alabama HB 56 Redux with Bill to Track Undocumented Students

Kansas Legislator Attempts Alabama HB 56 Redux with Bill to Track Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on January 30 2014, 1:27PM

Kansas state Rep. Allan Rothlisberg wants to know how much money his state is spending to educate undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Maryland Rolls Back Its Zero-Tolerance School Discipline Policies

Maryland Rolls Back Its Zero-Tolerance School Discipline Policies

by Julianne Hing on January 29 2014, 1:17PM

School districts have until the 2014-2015 year to revise their school discipline policies.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Should You Celebrate or Be Wary of National School Choice Week?

Should You Celebrate or Be Wary of National School Choice Week?

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2014, 3:37PM

Let’s unpack the ideas underlying the political concept of school choice.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina

Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina

by Julianne Hing on January 17 2014, 4:46PM

Many new recruits to the New Orleans public schools teaching force come via Teach for America.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

National Bill Would Make College More Affordable for Undocumented Students

National Bill Would Make College More Affordable for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on January 17 2014, 12:18PM

In the form of the ‘IN-STATE for DREAMers Act’

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

In Los Angeles, 87 Percent of Public School Libraries Lack a Librarian

In Los Angeles, 87 Percent of Public School Libraries Lack a Librarian

by Julianne Hing on January 16 2014, 2:36PM

The district employs 98 school librarians for 768 school libraries.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: AP Computer Science Test-takers Overwhelmingly Male, White

Study: AP Computer Science Test-takers Overwhelmingly Male, White

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2014, 1:29PM

Cultural perceptions about who’s best at tech—and access to the elite public education—are primary factors.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment

The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment

by Imara Jones on January 15 2014, 7:00AM

With one out four blacks and one out of six Latinos under the age of 25 without work, a generation of youth of color risks falling behind.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Schools & Youth

A Guide to the Common Core, the Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing

A Guide to the Common Core, the Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing

by Julianne Hing on January 13 2014, 7:00AM

The state standards, together with brand new tests, are sweeping across the country.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arraignment Set for Critics of Parent Trigger After Adelanto School Vandalism

Arraignment Set for Critics of Parent Trigger After Adelanto School Vandalism

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2014, 2:30PM

The ongoing saga of the nation’s first parent trigger takeover takes a criminal turn.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Omaha Police Union Posts Online Video of Swearing African-American Toddler

Omaha Police Union Posts Online Video of Swearing African-American Toddler

by Carla Murphy on January 9 2014, 11:19AM

Toddler and three other children taken into child protective custody for “safety concerns.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth