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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

LAUSD Agrees to Roll Back Seniority-Based Hiring

LAUSD Agrees to Roll Back Seniority-Based Hiring

by Julianne Hing on October 7 2010, 11:04AM

The unique ruling places the spotlight on educational equity.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Black and Latino Lawmakers Hold Up Student Loan Fixes!

Black and Latino Lawmakers Hold Up Student Loan Fixes!

by Julianne Hing on October 6 2010, 11:19AM

Sketchy for-profit schools have found allies in Washington.

Topics: Schools & Youth

California Parents Could Get Jail Time if Kids Miss School

California Parents Could Get Jail Time if Kids Miss School

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2010, 1:00PM

Critics argue black and brown families will be hit hardest.

Topics: Schools & Youth

School Suspensions Skyrocket for Black and Latino Students

School Suspensions Skyrocket for Black and Latino Students

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 30 2010, 4:10PM

School suspensions may be setting black students on a course, and it’s not to class.

Topics: Schools & Youth

LA Teacher Suicide Sparks School Reform Pushback

LA Teacher Suicide Sparks School Reform Pushback

by Jamilah King on September 29 2010, 11:56AM

Parents and students are outraged over popular teacher Rigoberto Ruelas, Jr’s death.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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