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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

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