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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

Will Obama Rewrite No Child Left Behind In 2011?

Will Obama Rewrite No Child Left Behind In 2011?

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2011, 1:00PM

More importantly for the president, will Democrats be able to coalesce around a single agenda?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Virginia May Block Undocumented Immigrants from College

Virginia May Block Undocumented Immigrants from College

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2011, 11:50AM

State Delegate Christopher Peace is at it again.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Michelle Rhee Goes National With School Education Platform

Michelle Rhee Goes National With School Education Platform

by Julianne Hing on January 11 2011, 2:54PM

The controversial former D.C. schools chief wants to raise $1 billion for her new project by year’s end.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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