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L.A. Girls and Women of Color Demand to Be Heard Amidst My Brother's Keeper

L.A. Girls and Women of Color Demand to Be Heard Amidst My Brother’s Keeper

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2014, 7:00AM

“Our absence from racial justice initiatives matters,” said professor Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Topics: Schools & Youth

For-Profit Schools Scoop Up Vets' G.I. Bill Benefits

For-Profit Schools Scoop Up Vets’ G.I. Bill Benefits

by Julianne Hing on July 30 2014, 4:16PM

More scathing revelations about the industry.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

'Hogtying' of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

‘Hogtying’ of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

by Julianne Hing on July 25 2014, 3:29PM

More than one in four incarcerated youth say they’ve been physically restrained before.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2014, 1:58PM

Youth in juvenile detention are at much greater risk for suicide than young people in the general population.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama's My Brother's Keeper Adds School District Partnerships

Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Adds School District Partnerships

by Julianne Hing on July 21 2014, 5:25PM

It includes plans to address the school-to-prison pipeline

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Department of Education Goes After University of Phoenix

Department of Education Goes After University of Phoenix

by Julianne Hing on July 18 2014, 12:44PM

It means increased federal scrutiny for the for-profit giant.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2014, 9:00AM

What’s next for the embattled industry?

Topics: Schools & Youth

In South Carolina, an Effort to Encourage Black Men Into Teaching

In South Carolina, an Effort to Encourage Black Men Into Teaching

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2014, 1:39PM

Less than 2 percent of the nation’s teaching force are black men, and it’s having serious consequences in the classroom.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Michigan Charter Schools: Findings From Year-Long Investigation

Michigan Charter Schools: Findings From Year-Long Investigation

by Carla Murphy on June 25 2014, 1:44PM

The results aren’t that great for Michigan charters

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Alabama Schools Caught Discriminating Against Undocumented Kids

Alabama Schools Caught Discriminating Against Undocumented Kids

by Julianne Hing on June 13 2014, 7:00AM

The Southern Poverty Law Center found that 96 of the state’s 134 school districts were violating federal law.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

Vergara Trial Ruling Could Help Educational Equality in the Long Run

by Julianne Hing on June 12 2014, 2:16PM

Let’s look beyond this week’s landmark ruling for a quick second. How else might this otherwise damaging ruling help the fight for educational equality?

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Watch Pres. Obama React to Yet Another School Shooting

Watch Pres. Obama React to Yet Another School Shooting

by Carla Murphy on June 11 2014, 11:00AM

“The fact that 20 six-year-olds were gunned down in the most violent fashion possible and this town couldn’t do anything about it was stunning to me,” Pres. Obama says

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

Judge Strikes Down California Teacher Tenure

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2014, 9:00AM

Education reformers have framed teacher tenure as a civil rights issue, arguing that job protection for teachers harms poor students and students of color.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

LAUSD Suspensions Down, But They Might Not Tell The Whole Story

LAUSD Suspensions Down, But They Might Not Tell The Whole Story

by Julianne Hing on June 3 2014, 9:00AM

Some Los Angeles schools owe their dip in official suspension rates to “off-the-books” suspensions, say advocates.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

New Civil Rights Suit Calls School Closures Discriminatory

by Julianne Hing on May 27 2014, 7:20AM

Mass school closures in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans create inequity, civil rights groups argue.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Trigger Warnings and Free Speech On Campus. Discuss.

Trigger Warnings and Free Speech On Campus. Discuss.

by Carla Murphy on May 20 2014, 10:30AM

What can (can’t) you say, anymore?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

Weekend Read: The Booker-Zuckerberg $100M Plan to Reform Newark Schools

by Carla Murphy on May 16 2014, 10:02AM

“Everybody’s getting paid, but Raheem still can’t read.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

A Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Reading List

A Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Reading List

by Julianne Hing on May 15 2014, 2:33PM

May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark ruling.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

60 Years After Brown, School Segregation on the Rise

60 Years After Brown, School Segregation on the Rise

by Julianne Hing on May 15 2014, 12:46PM

There is much to commemorate, but much less to celebrate.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Contra Costa County Drops Costly Juvenile Record-Sealing Fee

Contra Costa County Drops Costly Juvenile Record-Sealing Fee

by Julianne Hing on May 14 2014, 3:24PM

The county used to charge $150 for adults to apply to see if they were eligible to seal their juvenile records.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth