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Obama Wants to Put His Stamp on No Child Left Behind This Year

Obama Wants to Put His Stamp on No Child Left Behind This Year

by Julianne Hing on March 14 2011, 1:32PM

After two years of pushing his education agenda through stimulus money, the president turns to Congress.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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.

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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.

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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