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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

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