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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.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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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

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To “Win the Future,” Kids and Schools Must Survive the Present

by Julianne Hing on January 27 2011, 12:22PM

Education reformers argue the task is far larger than the president acknowledges.

Topics: Schools & Youth, State of the Union

Ohio Mom Gets Jail Time For Sending Kids to Suburban School

Ohio Mom Gets Jail Time For Sending Kids to Suburban School

by Jamilah King on January 26 2011, 5:01PM

Kelley Williams-Bolar gets ten days in jail for good parenting.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Compton School District, Parents Face Off Over Trigger Petition

Compton School District, Parents Face Off Over Trigger Petition

by Julianne Hing on January 25 2011, 3:24PM

Both sides allege misconduct in the process to turn an elementary school into a charter.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Oscars Snub 'Waiting for Superman'

Oscars Snub ‘Waiting for Superman’

by Julianne Hing on January 25 2011, 2:05PM

Looks like Michelle Rhee can’t convince everyone that she’s got all the answers.

Topics: Oscars, Schools & Youth

For-Profit Schools File Lawsuit to Stave Off Regulations

For-Profit Schools File Lawsuit to Stave Off Regulations

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2011, 11:09AM

School officials try to hang on to their shady practices.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Latino Applicants to University of California Up 18 Percent

Latino Applicants to University of California Up 18 Percent

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2011, 3:09PM

But enrollment remains pretty dismal.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Pennsylvania Parents Sue School District Over Exorbitant Truancy Fines

Pennsylvania Parents Sue School District Over Exorbitant Truancy Fines

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2011, 2:14PM

Residents in the town of Lebanon rail against what the district’s ” truancy punishment machine.”

Topics: Schools & Youth