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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

San Francisco High School Teacher Inspires Many DREAMers

San Francisco High School Teacher Inspires Many DREAMers

by Thoai Lu on May 3 2011, 10:54AM

Kristina Rizga reports for Mother Jones on one teacher’s crusade to send undocumented students to college.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Remembering Keith Aoki, Law Professor, Activist, Comic Artist

Remembering Keith Aoki, Law Professor, Activist, Comic Artist

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2011, 3:23PM

The respected civil rights, critical race theory and intellectual property scholar leaves behind a strong legacy.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Ariz. Officials May Prosecute Students Fighting for Ethnic Studies

Ariz. Officials May Prosecute Students Fighting for Ethnic Studies

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2011, 11:39AM

Arizona’s Attorney General says that young, impressionable kids are being influenced by rebel-rousing teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

White House: Latino Students' Education Key to Nation's Future

White House: Latino Students’ Education Key to Nation’s Future

by Julianne Hing on April 29 2011, 9:00AM

But the president’s market-driven school reforms are more punitive than promising.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Detroit's Financial Martial Law Hits School for Teen Moms

Detroit’s Financial Martial Law Hits School for Teen Moms

by Channing Kennedy on April 28 2011, 9:12AM

The city’s new emergency financial manager has his eye on the Catherine Ferguson Academy.

Topics: Detroit Schools, Schools & Youth

Tucson Students Storm Meeting, Delay Vote on Ethnic Studies

Tucson Students Storm Meeting, Delay Vote on Ethnic Studies

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2011, 4:51PM

The state’s ethnic studies ban won’t go into effect without a fight.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tanya McDowell Pleads Not Guilty to 'Stealing' Son's Education

Tanya McDowell Pleads Not Guilty to ‘Stealing’ Son’s Education

by Julianne Hing on April 27 2011, 2:03PM

School districts around the country have begun cracking down on residency fraud, but only a few prosecute parents.

Topics: Schools & Youth