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LAPD Won't Ticket Tardy Students on Their Way to School Anymore

LAPD Won’t Ticket Tardy Students on Their Way to School Anymore

by Julianne Hing on April 18 2011, 2:18PM

It used to be that getting caught out in the streets could land a Los Angeles schoolkid a $240 ticket for supposed truancy.

Topics: Schools & Youth

All 5,466 of Detroit Public School Teachers to Receive Layoff Notices

All 5,466 of Detroit Public School Teachers to Receive Layoff Notices

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 3:21PM

This is what the recession looks like in a country that’s decided to disinvest in public education

Topics: Detroit Schools, Schools & Youth

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

Twenty-Two Senators Ask Obama to Stop Deporting DREAMers

by Julianne Hing on April 14 2011, 4:04PM

The letter arrives amid talk that Senator Dick Durbin plans to reintroduce the federal DREAM Act.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

The Future of School Lunches

The Future of School Lunches

by Asraa Mustufa on April 13 2011, 6:36PM

The first significant upgrade in nutritional standards in 15 years moves forward.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth

Los Angeles Leads the Way on Data-Driven Reform With Teacher Scores

Los Angeles Leads the Way on Data-Driven Reform With Teacher Scores

by Julianne Hing on April 13 2011, 1:28PM

The city’s schools are increasingly the frontline in the battle over business-style reforms for public education.

Topics: Schools & Youth

How For-Profit Schools Exploit Students: A Visual Primer

How For-Profit Schools Exploit Students: A Visual Primer

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2011, 11:33AM

Susie Cagle makes some jaw-dropping, hard to digest numbers simple.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Utah Student Accused of Wearing KKK-Like Hood at School Rally

Utah Student Accused of Wearing KKK-Like Hood at School Rally

by Thoai Lu on April 5 2011, 10:28AM

Another race story gets spun as a case of individual choice rather than institutional accountability.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Michelle Rhee Responds to D.C. Testing Scandal

Michelle Rhee Responds to D.C. Testing Scandal

by Julianne Hing on March 31 2011, 2:14PM

This week Michelle Rhee, the face of an education reform movement sweeping across the nation, was called to answer for a possible cheating scandal that happened under her watch as the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. schools. After initially…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Students Are the Real Heroes in UCLA's

Students Are the Real Heroes in UCLA’s “Asians in the Library” Saga

by Asraa Mustufa on March 30 2011, 12:42PM

They used a personal attack to push for institutional change.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama Criticizes His Own Pro-Testing Agenda At Town Hall

Obama Criticizes His Own Pro-Testing Agenda At Town Hall

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2011, 12:53PM

Under the president’s education policy proposals, an entire school’s teaching staff can be fired and schools can be shut down if test scores don’t improve.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Chicago Youth Mentors Tackle School Violence

Chicago Youth Mentors Tackle School Violence

by Thoai Lu on March 28 2011, 12:18PM

Community leaders are working hard to avoid another bloody summer for the city’s youngest and most vulnerable residents.

Topics: Schools & Youth

D.C. Test Score Gains Too Good to be True

D.C. Test Score Gains Too Good to be True

by Julianne Hing on March 28 2011, 10:17AM

Standardized tests remain wildly capricious things. But is the pressure proving too much for some schools?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Opposes Her Own Party's Severe Budget

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Opposes Her Own Party’s Severe Budget

by Julianne Hing on March 25 2011, 1:50PM

“We don’t need quick cuts just because it sounds good,” she says.

Topics: Schools & Youth

DOJ Asks Judge to Throw Out For-Profit Schools' Lawsuit

DOJ Asks Judge to Throw Out For-Profit Schools’ Lawsuit

by Julianne Hing on March 24 2011, 3:36PM

Student and consumer advocates argue that the rules are necessary to curb the schools’ faulty promises.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Can Alexandra Wallace Yell Racism in a Crowded Library? [Reader Forum]

Can Alexandra Wallace Yell Racism in a Crowded Library? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on March 20 2011, 1:16PM

A UCLA student’s viral video sets off heated conversation about free speech, and well-meaning people fighting racism with sexism.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth, Technology

Alexandra Wallace's Anti-Asian Rant Draws...Misogyny and Death Threats

Alexandra Wallace’s Anti-Asian Rant Draws…Misogyny and Death Threats

by Jorge Rivas on March 18 2011, 3:16PM

Some of the most popular comedic riffs on the UCLA student’s infamous viral video are as sexist as she was racist.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media, Schools & Youth

Study: Only 37 Percent of Students Can Repay Loans on Time

Study: Only 37 Percent of Students Can Repay Loans on Time

by Julianne Hing on March 17 2011, 3:35PM

And with 15 percent of black college grads out of work, that number’s likely to go up.

Topics: Schools & Youth

March Madness: Who Would Win if They Scored for Schooling? Infographic

March Madness: Who Would Win if They Scored for Schooling?

by Hatty Lee on March 16 2011, 9:41AM

Spoiler alert: The Butler Bulldogs are the academic champs. But nobody wins when it comes to the racial gap in achievement.

Topics: Schools & Youth

White House Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

White House Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

by Shani O. Hilton on March 15 2011, 12:37PM

Some sadly inactive congressional bills seek to move the conversation from personal responsibility to school policy.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Alexandra Wallace Says Sorry for

Alexandra Wallace Says Sorry for “Asians in the Library” YouTube Rant

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2011, 12:00PM

“I cannot explain what possessed me,” writes the student who’s racist video went viral over the weekend.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Technology