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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

Community Rallies Behind Homeless Mom Tanya McDowell

Community Rallies Behind Homeless Mom Tanya McDowell

by Channing Kennedy on May 11 2011, 2:50PM

Out of 26 kids enrolled illegally in Conn. schools, only McDowell faces criminal charges.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Why Fixing Schools in a Broken Economy Isn't Simple Math

Why Fixing Schools in a Broken Economy Isn’t Simple Math

by Julianne Hing, Jorge Rivas, Hatty Lee on May 10 2011, 10:26AM

Julianne Hing spent the school year visiting families and educators in Los Angeles. She found them navigating a reality that bears little resemblance to today’s heated reform debate.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The Education of Jose Pedraza: Why Fixing Schools Isn't Simple Math

The Education of Jose Pedraza: Why Fixing Schools Isn’t Simple Math

by Julianne Hing on May 10 2011, 10:02AM

As the recession deepens, it also complicates the effort to undo decades of educational disparities. Julianne Hing reports from Los Angeles’ public schools.

Topics: Back to School, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Reporter's Notebook: The Education of Jose Pedraza Play

Reporter’s Notebook: The Education of Jose Pedraza

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2011, 9:59AM

Colorlines reporter Julianne Hing describes how one family has come together amid hard times to still get the best education for their son.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Learning in a Recession: Why Fixing Schools Isn't Simple Math Infographic

Learning in a Recession: Why Fixing Schools Isn’t Simple Math

by Hatty Lee on May 10 2011, 9:58AM

How the economic crisis is impacting children and families in Los Angeles County.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Teen Moms Look for Support, But Find Only Shame

Teen Moms Look for Support, But Find Only Shame

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on May 6 2011, 10:34AM

Young mothers’ needs have gotten lost in the fever to prevent their pregnancies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Michigan's Corporate Martial Law Meets Detroit's School Reform

Michigan’s Corporate Martial Law Meets Detroit’s School Reform

by Julianne Hing on May 5 2011, 10:30AM

The city’s leaders are auctioning off its public schools.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tucson School Board to Debate Future of Ethnic Studies Tonight

Tucson School Board to Debate Future of Ethnic Studies Tonight

by Julianne Hing on May 3 2011, 4:16PM

HB 2281 is a state law which outlawed public school classes that advocated “the overthrow of the U.S.”

Topics: Schools & Youth