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UCLA Student's Viral Video Rant:

UCLA Student’s Viral Video Rant: “Hordes” of Asians Annoy Me in Library

by Jorge Rivas on March 14 2011, 12:00PM

“I swear they’re just going through their whole families, just checking on everyone from the tsunami thing—I mean, I know, that sounds horrible…”

Topics: Schools & Youth, Technology

Student Humiliated by Mock Slave Auction at Ohio School

Student Humiliated by Mock Slave Auction at Ohio School

by Thoai Lu on March 11 2011, 11:25AM

Ten-year-old student Nikko Burton was punished by his teacher for refusing to participate.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Michigan to Investigate 'Statistically Improbable' Jump in Test Scores

Michigan to Investigate ‘Statistically Improbable’ Jump in Test Scores

by Julianne Hing on March 9 2011, 1:46PM

Schools are understandably cutting corners in their race to the top.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Activists Still Push to Close California's Youth Prisons

Activists Still Push to Close California’s Youth Prisons

by Thoai Lu on March 8 2011, 10:00AM

Gov. Jerry Brown has a revised plan to reform the state’s youth prisons. But will it go anywhere?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Six Los Angeles Charter Schools Shut Down

Six Los Angeles Charter Schools Shut Down

by Julianne Hing on March 3 2011, 10:06AM

Is this a sign to pro-reformers’ commitment to accountability? Or proof that charters are untested?

Topics: Schools & Youth

UCSD Battles Another Racist Campus Incident

UCSD Battles Another Racist Campus Incident

by Thoai Lu on March 2 2011, 10:13AM

Students push for changes in curriculum while the administration remains silent.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Professor Retires After Comparing Black Students to Slaves

Professor Retires After Comparing Black Students to Slaves

by Thoai Lu on February 25 2011, 10:06AM

But Murray State’s Mark Wattier says he was misunderstood.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Compton Rejects Parent Petition for Charter School Takeover

Compton Rejects Parent Petition for Charter School Takeover

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2011, 5:50PM

The fate of the law is uncertain as it’s considered by a new State Board of Education appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Topics: Schools & Youth

House Republicans Move to Protect For-Profit Schools' Earnings

House Republicans Move to Protect For-Profit Schools’ Earnings

by Julianne Hing on February 16 2011, 12:06PM

Rep. Virginia Foxx leads the GOP effort to block federal regulation of schools that prey on low income students of color.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Meet 25 of America's Future Black Leaders

Meet 25 of America’s Future Black Leaders

by Thoai Lu on February 16 2011, 11:48AM

Check out The Root’s list of young futurists.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Crucial College Grants Survive Obama's Budget Knife, Barely

Crucial College Grants Survive Obama’s Budget Knife, Barely

by Julianne Hing on February 15 2011, 2:37PM

The White House’s 2012 budget draws a line around education spending.

Topics: Schools & Youth

For-Profit Schools Discuss How to Regulate Themselves

For-Profit Schools Discuss How to Regulate Themselves

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2011, 10:04AM

It’s their latest effort to weaken a proposed federal crackdown.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Compton's Parent Trigger Law Left in Limbo

Compton’s Parent Trigger Law Left in Limbo

by Julianne Hing on February 11 2011, 4:00PM

Welcome to ground zero for education reform’s biggest showdown.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Amy Chua's Tiger Mom, Meet Yvonne Thornton's Lioness

Amy Chua’s Tiger Mom, Meet Yvonne Thornton’s Lioness

by Jamilah King on February 11 2011, 12:23PM

Because some black parents can make things seem impossible for their kids, too.

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A “Mixed-Race” Nation Isn’t the Same as a Post-Race One

by Dom Apollon on February 4 2011, 9:59AM

Dom Apollon explains what a buzz-making New York Times story left out.

Topics: Schools & Youth

What Does College Achievement Look Like in the U.S.? [Map Edition] Infographic

What Does College Achievement Look Like in the U.S.? [Map Edition]

by Hatty Lee on February 3 2011, 10:33AM

The Chronicle of Higher Education breaks the numbers down by race and location.

Topics: Schools & Youth

What's Holding Up For-Profit Schools Regulation?

What’s Holding Up For-Profit Schools Regulation?

by Julianne Hing on February 2 2011, 12:24PM

Schools aren’t happy with newly enforced industry rules. So they’re re-writing them.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arne Duncan, Spike Lee Recruit Black Teachers

Arne Duncan, Spike Lee Recruit Black Teachers

by Julianne Hing on February 1 2011, 11:32AM

Research makes it clear that a teacher’s race matters.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Theft Charge Dismissed Against Ohio Mom Kelley Williams-Bolar

Theft Charge Dismissed Against Ohio Mom Kelley Williams-Bolar

by Jamilah King on February 1 2011, 9:33AM

But the legal battle isn’t over just yet.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Report: Massachusetts Schools Fail Latino Students

Report: Massachusetts Schools Fail Latino Students

by Julianne Hing on January 31 2011, 10:39AM

If one of the nation’s top-ranked school districts can’t figure out how to meet the needs of its students, imagine how other states are faring.

Topics: Schools & Youth