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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

Dept of Education to Forgive Morris Brown College's Debt

Dept of Education to Forgive Morris Brown College’s Debt

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 3:17PM

It’s a sigh of relief for the historically black college.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Detroit Public Schools Fight to Stay Open Amid Public Worker Attacks

Detroit Public Schools Fight to Stay Open Amid Public Worker Attacks

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 11:12AM

When Robert Bobb proposes shutting down over 40 public schools and handing them over to private entities as a cost-cutting measure, the question is: at what cost?

Topics: Detroit Schools, Schools & Youth

Homeless Mom Charged with Larceny for 'Stealing' Son's Public Education

Homeless Mom Charged with Larceny for ‘Stealing’ Son’s Public Education

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2011, 2:33AM

Tanya McDowell, 33, now faces a 20-year jail sentence for making off with $15,686 in education funds from the Norwalk school district.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Gov. Deval Patrick Opens Up About Educating Kids of Color for The Root

Gov. Deval Patrick Opens Up About Educating Kids of Color for The Root

by Jamilah King on April 22 2011, 4:45PM

It’s good to see an elected official who, at least to some extent, is willing to own up to the harsh realities of his state’s flaws.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

California Schools Move Toward LGBT History Lessons

California Schools Move Toward LGBT History Lessons

by Thoai Lu on April 20 2011, 9:45AM

And if approved by state lawmakers, the effort could be a huge victory for racial justice.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

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