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For-Profit Schools Leave Students With Debt They Can't Repay

For-Profit Schools Leave Students With Debt They Can’t Repay

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2010, 3:39PM

New Department of Education data has the numbers to prove it.

Topics: Schools & Youth

LA Times Joins The Teacher-Bashing Parade

LA Times Joins The Teacher-Bashing Parade

by Julianne Hing on August 18 2010, 2:12PM

Paper will publish names of 6,000 teachers and their students’ test scores.

Topics: Schools & Youth

'Is She Yours?': Mixed-Race Families in the Eyes of Others

‘Is She Yours?’: Mixed-Race Families in the Eyes of Others

by Michelle Chen on August 18 2010, 9:10AM

Multiracial families often evoke strange looks of bewilderment from strangers, followed by the awkward question, “Is she yours?” Or the even more vexing, “Are you looking for more work?”

Topics: On Gender, Schools & Youth

Michigan Football Team Observes Ramadan, Puts NYC to Shame

Michigan Football Team Observes Ramadan, Puts NYC to Shame

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 16 2010, 5:45PM

For high schoolers, observing the holy month is about being practical, not overtly political.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Louisiana's Trafficked Filipino Teachers Take Recruiter to Court

Louisiana’s Trafficked Filipino Teachers Take Recruiter to Court

by Julianne Hing on August 13 2010, 2:51PM

Faced intimidation and exorbitant fees, according to suit.

Topics: Global Affairs, Schools & Youth

Americans Owe More In Student Loans Than Credit Cards

Americans Owe More In Student Loans Than Credit Cards

by Julianne Hing on August 11 2010, 9:13AM

Defaults are on the rise as well, and people of color are most likely to fall behind.

Topics: Schools & Youth

The College Graduation Gap Can Be Shrunk

The College Graduation Gap Can Be Shrunk

by Julianne Hing on August 10 2010, 7:12PM

New reports show exactly how it can happen, and which schools are already doing it.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Latinos Key to Obama's College Grad Goal, Administration Says

Latinos Key to Obama’s College Grad Goal, Administration Says

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2010, 6:58PM

President touts his victories in higher ed reform while Secretary Duncan talks up Latino efforts.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Senate Passes $10 Billion Teachers' Fund

Senate Passes $10 Billion Teachers’ Fund

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2010, 3:19PM

Congress’ last minute aid package helps school districts crippled by recession.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Senate Talks For-Profit College Industry Regulation

Senate Talks For-Profit College Industry Regulation

by Julianne Hing on August 5 2010, 11:33AM

Higher education’s shadiest swindlers get congressional lashing.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Federal Probe Catches For-Profit Schools Preying on Poor Students

Federal Probe Catches For-Profit Schools Preying on Poor Students

by Julianne Hing on August 4 2010, 11:20AM

Recruiters asked GAO investigators posing as students to falsify financial aid documents.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama to Critics: I'm Not Bashing Teachers

Obama to Critics: I’m Not Bashing Teachers

by Julianne Hing on July 30 2010, 5:00PM

The president insists his controversial program doesn’t amount to teacher bashing.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Student Activists Find Winning Strategy in Nike Dunk

Student Activists Find Winning Strategy in Nike Dunk

by Jamilah King on July 29 2010, 2:56PM

In These Times profiles the student-led movement to support garment workers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

DREAM Act Moves to the Top of the List

DREAM Act Moves to the Top of the List

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2010, 3:17PM

Congressional Democrats and Beltway activists are coming around to the idea of creating a path to citizenship for youth, with or without broader immigration reforms.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Nineteen Finalists Named in Obama's Controversial Education Project

Nineteen Finalists Named in Obama’s Controversial Education Project

by Julianne Hing on July 27 2010, 4:00PM

The president’s plans force states to tie teacher salaries to student performance.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Undergrads On the Brink of Homelessness

Undergrads On the Brink of Homelessness

by Julianne Hing on July 27 2010, 11:25AM

With a rise in college tuition and unemployment, students are managing to stay in school by sleeping in the library and showering at the gym.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Civil Rights Groups Slam Obama's Education Reforms

Civil Rights Groups Slam Obama’s Education Reforms

by Julianne Hing on July 26 2010, 3:22PM

The groups have harsh criticism for every major administrative initiative.

Topics: Schools & Youth

War Spending Bill Won't Pay for Teachers' Jobs

War Spending Bill Won’t Pay for Teachers’ Jobs

by Julianne Hing on July 23 2010, 4:01PM

The White House has successfully intimidated the Senate into passing the bill without $10 billion for teachers’ jobs and other domestic spending.

Topics: Schools & Youth

House Bill Would Serve Kids Healthier Food at Schools

House Bill Would Serve Kids Healthier Food at Schools

by Michelle Chen on July 20 2010, 11:28AM

The bill isn’t the comprehensive answer, but it does reflect a broader perspective on the link between children’s health and what we put on their plates.

Topics: Health, On Gender, Schools & Youth

White House: Let Food Stamps Pay for Teacher Jobs

White House: Let Food Stamps Pay for Teacher Jobs

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2010, 8:05AM

More madness in the administration’s zeal for its testing-centered education reform.

Topics: Schools & Youth