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Georgia Considers Ban on Undocumented College Students

Georgia Considers Ban on Undocumented College Students

by on September 28 2010, 10:46AM

Critics complain that unauthorized students hog resources. Even if they’re less than two-tenths of a percentage of the population.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Divisible, Under God: Texas Schools Ban

Divisible, Under God: Texas Schools Ban “Anti-Christian” Books

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 27 2010, 6:18PM

While the rest of the nation tries to move forward on education, Texas takes a giant leap back.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Oprah Winfrey's Education Reform Infomercial

Oprah Winfrey’s Education Reform Infomercial

by Julianne Hing on September 24 2010, 12:06PM

The talk show hosts brings together the country’s most volatile education reformers.

Topics: Oprah, Schools & Youth

Oops! Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban Makes Courses MORE Popular

Oops! Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban Makes Courses MORE Popular

by Jamilah King on September 22 2010, 3:22PM

But a showdown looms when the law kicks in on Dec. 31 and districts face penalties for offering the courses.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Merit Pay for Teachers Doesn't Raise Test Scores, Study Finds

Merit Pay for Teachers Doesn’t Raise Test Scores, Study Finds

by Julianne Hing on September 22 2010, 3:17PM

The Obama administration’s big ticket education reform ideas may not carry much weight.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Japanese Ken, Meet Kwanzaa Barbie Photo

Japanese Ken, Meet Kwanzaa Barbie

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on September 18 2010, 10:33AM

There’s one for nearly every “ethnic” occasion.

Topics: Schools & Youth

John McCain Loses Marbles, Promises to Block DREAM Act

John McCain Loses Marbles, Promises to Block DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2010, 1:28PM

McCain’s wacky back-and-forth on immigration reform continues.

Topics: DREAM Act, Schools & Youth

D.C. School Reform In Question After Mayor Fenty's Loss

D.C. School Reform In Question After Mayor Fenty’s Loss

by Julianne Hing on September 16 2010, 1:13PM

Controversial reformer Michelle Rhee admits that her aggressive nature may have helped lead to the mayor’s downfall.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Senate to Vote on DREAM Act Before Election

Senate to Vote on DREAM Act Before Election

by Julianne Hing on September 14 2010, 6:14PM

In a marked departure from the Democrats’ immigration reform strategy, Reid says he will try to pass the bill on its own.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Obama Welcomes America's Kids Back to School

Obama Welcomes America’s Kids Back to School

by Julianne Hing on September 14 2010, 2:13PM

Obama offers lessons from his own high school years for today’s schoolkids.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Middle Schools Are Disciplining Kids by Throwing Them Away

Middle Schools Are Disciplining Kids by Throwing Them Away

by Michelle Chen on September 14 2010, 10:35AM

School suspension rates are climbing, particularly among black girls.

Topics: On Gender, Schools & Youth

Is Arizona Targeting Teachers through Unfair English Standards?

Is Arizona Targeting Teachers through Unfair English Standards?

by Michelle Chen on September 9 2010, 10:03AM

The Justice Department’s taking the state’s “English only” policy to court.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Immigrant Families Face Child Welfare and Deportation

Immigrant Families Face Child Welfare and Deportation

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 9:30AM

Harsher enforcement is tearing families apart.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender, Schools & Youth

Little Rock Nine's Jefferson Thomas Passes Away

Little Rock Nine’s Jefferson Thomas Passes Away

by Julianne Hing on September 7 2010, 4:37PM

Over fifty years later, the battle to desegregate schools continues.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Anti-Muslim Furor Spreads to College Reading Lists in Brooklyn

Anti-Muslim Furor Spreads to College Reading Lists in Brooklyn

by on September 3 2010, 11:55AM

Brooklyn College is up in arms over a book that was published when many thought the worst parts of post-9/11 furor was behind us. Think again.

Topics: Schools & Youth

New York Tells Schools to Stop Harassing Immigrant Students

New York Tells Schools to Stop Harassing Immigrant Students

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2010, 12:23PM

Group says that at least 20 percent of the New York school districts were demanding children’s immigration papers before they could enroll.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Native Foster Care Placements up Sharply in North Dakota

Native Foster Care Placements up Sharply in North Dakota

by Michelle Chen on September 1 2010, 9:10AM

A recent surge in foster care placements of Native American children in South Dakota may reflect the economic hard times—or evoke a bleak legacy of segregation.

Topics: On Gender, Schools & Youth

DOJ: Arizona's Community Colleges Shut Out Immigrant Workers, Too

DOJ: Arizona’s Community Colleges Shut Out Immigrant Workers, Too

by Julianne Hing on August 31 2010, 6:20PM

It’s just the latest round in a series of legal warring between the desert state and the feds.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth

Did Charter Schools Save New Orleans After Katrina?

Did Charter Schools Save New Orleans After Katrina?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 31 2010, 2:27PM

Today only 38,000 students are enrolled in New Orleans schools, compared with 65,000 in the year before Katrina.

Topics: Schools & Youth

LA Times Forces Schools' Hand

LA Times Forces Schools’ Hand

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2010, 4:19PM

It’s been a wild couple of weeks for Los Angeles teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth