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Rep. Virginia Foxx to Lead GOP Attack on Higher Education

Rep. Virginia Foxx to Lead GOP Attack on Higher Education

by Julianne Hing on January 7 2011, 11:58AM

The North Carolina Republican is opposed to loan reform and, apparently, graduation.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Auburn Football Program Drops the Ball on Academics

Auburn Football Program Drops the Ball on Academics

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2011, 2:01PM

Though they’re headed for the national championship game, all is not well at the Alabama school.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tucson Has 60 Days to Shut Down Ethnic Studies Classes

Tucson Has 60 Days to Shut Down Ethnic Studies Classes

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2011, 11:54AM

Get ready for a showdown between the district’s teachers and state school officials.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Los Angeles Number One In Charter School Enrollment

Los Angeles Number One In Charter School Enrollment

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2011, 11:51AM

But are they making a difference?

Topics: Schools & Youth

New Calif. Truancy Law Goes Into Effect

New Calif. Truancy Law Goes Into Effect

by Julianne Hing on January 4 2011, 5:32PM

Parents could face expensive fines and jail time if kids miss school.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arnold Cuts Life Sentence For Abused Sex Worker

Arnold Cuts Life Sentence For Abused Sex Worker

by Jamilah King on January 4 2011, 12:19PM

On his last day in office, Gov. Schwarzenegger gave a ray of hope to Sara Kruzan.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

Tucson Continues Ethnic Studies Classes Despite New State Ban

Tucson Continues Ethnic Studies Classes Despite New State Ban

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2011, 6:21PM

The school district defies state law and stands to lose millions.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

“Parent-Trigger” Law Rattles Compton School

by Julianne Hing on December 16 2010, 1:40PM

Allegations are flying that parents were misled about an effort to convert a local school into a charter.

Topics: Schools & Youth

For-Profit Schools Bank $521M Off Veterans' G.I. Bill Benefits

For-Profit Schools Bank $521M Off Veterans’ G.I. Bill Benefits

by Julianne Hing on December 10 2010, 4:42PM

Schools target young vets to get around rules barring how much they can make off of financial aid.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Murder Trial Begins for Chicago Teen Derrion Albert's Death

Murder Trial Begins for Chicago Teen Derrion Albert’s Death

by Julianne Hing on December 8 2010, 1:17PM

It’s a sad story, and murders are still stacking up in Chicago schools.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Oakland Turf Dancing Gets More National Exposure

Oakland Turf Dancing Gets More National Exposure

by Jamilah King on December 6 2010, 12:34PM

In just a matter of months, a video’s gone from viral sensation to national call for action.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Report: New York's Truancy Policies That Punish Parents Don't Work

Report: New York’s Truancy Policies That Punish Parents Don’t Work

by Julianne Hing on November 30 2010, 1:02PM

Schools should spend their resources on better data collection and proactively supportive, instead of punitive, outreach.

Topics: Schools & Youth

“Dear First Lady Michelle” — Young Students Write to the Obamas

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2010, 12:32PM

Kids ask about everything from divorce to immigration policy.

Topics: Schools & Youth

For-Profit Schools See

For-Profit Schools See “Subprime-Opportunity”

by Julianne Hing on November 29 2010, 7:40AM

School swindlers could be headed for a repeat of the mortgage crisis.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Latino Majority Creates Questions for Cali School Reformers

Latino Majority Creates Questions for Cali School Reformers

by Jamilah King on November 23 2010, 8:47AM

Reformers grapple with bilingual and culturally sensitive education.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Blacks and Latinos Still Locked Out of Elite Colleges

Blacks and Latinos Still Locked Out of Elite Colleges

by Julianne Hing on November 22 2010, 2:03PM

As the achievement gap narrows, top schools increase admissions standards.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Yale Cuts Teaching Program, Funds College for New Haven Kids

Yale Cuts Teaching Program, Funds College for New Haven Kids

by Julianne Hing on November 18 2010, 11:57AM

Many saw it as an important avenue for Yale to support New Haven’s public education system.

Topics: Schools & Youth

James O'Keefe Trains His Slimy Lens on Teachers

James O’Keefe Trains His Slimy Lens on Teachers

by Julianne Hing on November 16 2010, 2:30PM

The man who posed as a pimp to attack ACORN says teachers are racists.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Cali's High Court Stands Up for Undocumented College Students

Cali’s High Court Stands Up for Undocumented College Students

by Julianne Hing on November 16 2010, 10:51AM

Rejects effort to block them from in-state tuition rates.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

For-Profit School Regulation Arrives

For-Profit School Regulation Arrives

by Julianne Hing on October 28 2010, 2:26PM

But the most controversial rule is still far from being finalized.

Topics: Schools & Youth