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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

Lots More Students of Color in College--and in Debt

Lots More Students of Color in College—and in Debt

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2010, 10:24AM

An Education Department study finds black students disproportionately in for-profit schools, students of color broadly in public institutions.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Democrats Battle: The White House vs. Teacher Jobs

Democrats Battle: The White House vs. Teacher Jobs

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2010, 12:50AM

President Obama’s veto threat looms as House Dems demand he shave some money from his education initiative to pay for educators.

Topics: Schools & Youth

One In Five Default On Their Student Loans

One In Five Default On Their Student Loans

by Julianne Hing on July 13 2010, 4:58PM

And students of color are more likely to have debt they can’t pay from for-profit, career schools.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama's High-Stakes Teacher Bashing

Obama’s High-Stakes Teacher Bashing

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2010, 4:14PM

The White House’s outsized reaction to House Democrats’ effort to help states pay educators makes no sense—unless understood as crass, anti-teacher politics.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Wisc. Law Fouls Out American Indian Team Names

Wisc. Law Fouls Out American Indian Team Names

by Michelle Chen on June 24 2010, 12:35PM

Look around an average college campus today and you might notice that Native Americans are surprisingly well represented. Sure, people of native descent make up just a tiny part of the college and university student population. But there are plenty…

Topics: Schools & Youth

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

by Michelle Chen on June 17 2010, 10:27AM

The prison system and the child welfare system both have the power to split families apart, and too often, they are tragically linked when the state imposes its judgment that a parent is no longer worthy of her child. For…

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

Questions Shadow Higher Ed Reform for Students of Color

by Michelle Chen on June 7 2010, 1:39PM

Under Obama’s education reform agenda, billions in grant money is headed down the pipeline, including a boost for community colleges and sweeping reforms in K-12 schools. Schools that focus on communities of color may have the most to gain and…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Will A College Degree From Wal-Mart Be Worth The Price?

by Julianne Hing on June 4 2010, 1:19PM

Employees at Wal-Mart will soon be able to sign up for undergraduate classes through a partnership with the for-profit American Public University, Wal-Mart announced yesterday. It’s an innovative program, to be sure, but not without its dangers, especially when it…

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Ethnic Studies is Broadening, Arizona Be Damned

by Daisy Hernandez on June 3 2010, 12:00PM

The academic field’s complex growth mirrors race relations today—which is at least part of why it scares Tom Horne so much.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Race To The Top: What Does It Really Do For Education?

by Hatty Lee on June 1 2010, 7:23PM

Since last summer, states have been competing for the $4.35 billion that the Obama administration allocated for Race to the Top. This program was introduced by Education Secretary Arne Duncan and is based on a 500-point scale on which states…

Topics: Schools & Youth

Education's Race to the Top Infographic

Education’s Race to the Top

by Julianne Hing on June 1 2010, 12:00PM

With schools in crisis nationwide, states scramble to apply for Obama’s controversial education grants program.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Battling Over Brown v. Board, More than 50 Yrs. Later

by Tammy Johnson on May 17 2010, 9:32AM

Welcome to the battle royale. Today is the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education, an annual heavyweight match where race and public education claim the center ring. In one corner are Brown’s defenders,…

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Chicano Studies Teach “Ethnic Chauvinism,” Says AZ School Chief Tom Horne

by Julianne Hing on May 13 2010, 11:39AM

Arizona’s State School Superintendent Tom Horne took to the airwaves yesterday to defend HB 2281, the law that he wrote that bans ethnic studies classes in Arizona public schools. He and Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson duked it out…

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Arizona’s Gov. Brewer Signs Ethnic Studies Ban Into Law

by Julianne Hing on May 12 2010, 12:25PM

It’s crazy times in Arizona, and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is going to make sure that no one forgets that. Yesterday, Brewer signed HB 2281 into law, a bill that prohibits schools from teaching classes designed to teach students of…

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