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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

LAUSD Suspensions Down, But They Might Not Tell The Whole Story

LAUSD Suspensions Down, But They Might Not Tell The Whole Story

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2014, 9:00AM

Some Los Angeles schools owe their dip in official suspension rates to “off-the-books” suspensions, say advocates.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

by Julianne Hing on May 27 2014, 7:20AM

Mass school closures in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans create inequity, civil rights groups argue.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Trigger Warnings and Free Speech On Campus. Discuss.

Trigger Warnings and Free Speech On Campus. Discuss.

by Carla Murphy on May 20 2014, 10:30AM

What can (can’t) you say, anymore?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

by Carla Murphy on May 16 2014, 10:02AM

“Everybody’s getting paid, but Raheem still can’t read.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

A Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Reading List

A Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Reading List

by Julianne Hing on May 15 2014, 2:33PM

May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark ruling.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

60 Years After Brown, School Segregation on the Rise

60 Years After Brown, School Segregation on the Rise

by Julianne Hing on May 15 2014, 12:46PM

There is much to commemorate, but much less to celebrate.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Contra Costa County Drops Costly Juvenile Record-Sealing Fee

Contra Costa County Drops Costly Juvenile Record-Sealing Fee

by Julianne Hing on May 14 2014, 3:24PM

The county used to charge $150 for adults to apply to see if they were eligible to seal their juvenile records.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality Infographic

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality

by Erin Zipper, Julianne Hing on May 13 2014, 7:00AM

The dangerous intersection at which too many black children are diverted from school to jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Life Cycles of Inequity, Schools & Youth

Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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

A nascent program in Oakland schools is trying to disentangle the threads that many believe drag black boys out of classrooms and into jails.

Topics: Dispatches, Life Cycles of Inequity, Schools & Youth

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 5:28PM

Parents are charged $25 a day every day that their child is locked up, and that’s just one of many fees assessed for kids in the juvenile justice system.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

Black, Latino Kids with Autism More Likely Than Whites to Lose Motor Skills

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 4:07PM

Autism is marked by myriad racial disparities.

Topics: Health, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black Students at St. Louis Univ. Respond to On-Campus Hate Speech

Black Students at St. Louis Univ. Respond to On-Campus Hate Speech

by Carla Murphy on May 9 2014, 1:46PM

Hate messages follow recent shooting at two Jewish community centers

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

A Desegregation Order's End Brings Shifts to Top Chicago Public Schools

A Desegregation Order’s End Brings Shifts to Top Chicago Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on April 28 2014, 4:46PM

Namely, more white students at top public high schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth