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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

Race to the Top's Round 2 Winners, And Why They Matter Infographic

Race to the Top’s Round 2 Winners, And Why They Matter

by Julianne Hing on August 24 2010, 6:04PM

Still, there’s very little that’s organic or local about the education reform movement.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Kids Still Shaken by Katrina

Kids Still Shaken by Katrina

by Michelle Chen on August 24 2010, 9:52AM

Research shows the emotional impact of years of poverty, instability and government neglect.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth, Schools & Youth

Back-to-School Day In Arizona, But Not for Border Crossing Kids

Back-to-School Day In Arizona, But Not for Border Crossing Kids

by Julianne Hing on August 23 2010, 12:23PM

Kids need certificates to verify residency and board school buses.

Topics: Immigration, Schools & Youth

Managing The LA Times Teacher List Fallout

Managing The LA Times Teacher List Fallout

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2010, 11:56AM

Reporters refuse to back down from publishing teachers’ names with student test scores.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Less Than Half of Black Male Students Are Graduating

Less Than Half of Black Male Students Are Graduating

by Kai Wright on August 19 2010, 4:47PM

Schott Foundation breaks down data state by state and points to solutions.

Topics: Kai Wright, Schools & Youth

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