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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

Latino Teens in Study: We're Optimistic, But Sick of Being Profiled

Latino Teens in Study: We’re Optimistic, But Sick of Being Profiled

by Julianne Hing on October 22 2010, 12:26PM

New report finds frustration with rampant bias among Latino teens.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arizona Teachers Sue to Protect Ethnic Studies

Arizona Teachers Sue to Protect Ethnic Studies

by Julianne Hing on October 19 2010, 12:47PM

Supporters hope a court injunction will keep classes going well past December.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Civil Rights Complaints Against Schools Spike to Record High

Civil Rights Complaints Against Schools Spike to Record High

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2010, 10:17AM

Education Department says more people are speaking up because they believe feds will help now.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Georgia Bans Undocumented Students From Public Universities

Georgia Bans Undocumented Students From Public Universities

by on October 14 2010, 9:00AM

It’s the third state to create rules barring undocumented students from higher education.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Michelle Rhee To Leave Washington, D.C. Schools

Michelle Rhee To Leave Washington, D.C. Schools

by Julianne Hing on October 13 2010, 3:26PM

The controversial education reformer won’t stay out of the spotlight for long.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Controversial For-Profit Schools Attack Community Colleges

Controversial For-Profit Schools Attack Community Colleges

by Julianne Hing on October 13 2010, 2:46PM

After months of criticism, they’re not going down without a fight.

Topics: Schools & Youth