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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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…”

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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.

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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.

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