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New Policies Will Limit Los Angeles School Police Arrest Powers

New Policies Will Limit Los Angeles School Police Arrest Powers

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2014, 4:36PM

School police will not be allowed to arrest students for alcohol and marijuana possession.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Compton School Police to Soon Be Armed With AR-15s

Compton School Police to Soon Be Armed With AR-15s

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2014, 11:09AM

The guns officers currently have aren’t powerful enough.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Michael Brown's High School Has an Alarmingly High Suspension Rate

Michael Brown’s High School Has an Alarmingly High Suspension Rate

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 3:37PM

A snapshot of Brown’s Normandy High School, by the numbers.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Los Angeles Public Schools Open for Child Migrants

Los Angeles Public Schools Open for Child Migrants

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 12:08PM

It’s not just goodwill. It’s the law.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

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

What does it mean to be young and Palestinian and American in this moment in history?

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth

Atlanta Schools Cheating Trial Begins

Atlanta Schools Cheating Trial Begins

by Julianne Hing on August 11 2014, 11:57AM

It remains one of the largest test-cheating scandals in the nation.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Nearly Half of U.S. Children Have Experienced Trauma

Nearly Half of U.S. Children Have Experienced Trauma

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2014, 4:29PM

The more trauma a child has experienced, the higher their risk for certain chronic diseases.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

L.A. Girls and Women of Color Demand to Be Heard Amidst My Brother's Keeper

L.A. Girls and Women of Color Demand to Be Heard Amidst My Brother’s Keeper

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2014, 7:00AM

“Our absence from racial justice initiatives matters,” said professor Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Topics: Schools & Youth

For-Profit Schools Scoop Up Vets' G.I. Bill Benefits

For-Profit Schools Scoop Up Vets’ G.I. Bill Benefits

by Julianne Hing on July 30 2014, 4:16PM

More scathing revelations about the industry.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

'Hogtying' of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

‘Hogtying’ of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

by Julianne Hing on July 25 2014, 3:29PM

More than one in four incarcerated youth say they’ve been physically restrained before.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2014, 1:58PM

Youth in juvenile detention are at much greater risk for suicide than young people in the general population.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama's My Brother's Keeper Adds School District Partnerships

Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Adds School District Partnerships

by Julianne Hing on July 21 2014, 5:25PM

It includes plans to address the school-to-prison pipeline

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Department of Education Goes After University of Phoenix

Department of Education Goes After University of Phoenix

by Julianne Hing on July 18 2014, 12:44PM

It means increased federal scrutiny for the for-profit giant.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2014, 9:00AM

What’s next for the embattled industry?

Topics: Schools & Youth

In South Carolina, an Effort to Encourage Black Men Into Teaching

In South Carolina, an Effort to Encourage Black Men Into Teaching

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 1:39PM

Less than 2 percent of the nation’s teaching force are black men, and it’s having serious consequences in the classroom.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Michigan Charter Schools: Findings From Year-Long Investigation

Michigan Charter Schools: Findings From Year-Long Investigation

by Carla Murphy on June 25 2014, 1:44PM

The results aren’t that great for Michigan charters

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Alabama Schools Caught Discriminating Against Undocumented Kids

Alabama Schools Caught Discriminating Against Undocumented Kids

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

The Southern Poverty Law Center found that 96 of the state’s 134 school districts were violating federal law.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

by Julianne Hing on June 12 2014, 2:16PM

Let’s look beyond this week’s landmark ruling for a quick second. How else might this otherwise damaging ruling help the fight for educational equality?

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Watch Pres. Obama React to Yet Another School Shooting

Watch Pres. Obama React to Yet Another School Shooting

by Carla Murphy on June 11 2014, 11:00AM

“The fact that 20 six-year-olds were gunned down in the most violent fashion possible and this town couldn’t do anything about it was stunning to me,” Pres. Obama says

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2014, 9:00AM

Education reformers have framed teacher tenure as a civil rights issue, arguing that job protection for teachers harms poor students and students of color.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth