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In Los Angeles, 87 Percent of Public School Libraries Lack a Librarian

In Los Angeles, 87 Percent of Public School Libraries Lack a Librarian

by Julianne Hing on January 16 2014, 2:36PM

The district employs 98 school librarians for 768 school libraries.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: AP Computer Science Test-takers Overwhelmingly Male, White

Study: AP Computer Science Test-takers Overwhelmingly Male, White

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2014, 1:29PM

Cultural perceptions about who’s best at tech—and access to the elite public education—are primary factors.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment

The Crisis in Black and Brown Youth Unemployment

by Imara Jones on January 15 2014, 7:00AM

With one out four blacks and one out of six Latinos under the age of 25 without work, a generation of youth of color risks falling behind.

Topics: Economic Justice, Jobs Crisis, Schools & Youth

A Guide to the Common Core, the Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing

A Guide to the Common Core, the Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing

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

The state standards, together with brand new tests, are sweeping across the country.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arraignment Set for Critics of Parent Trigger After Adelanto School Vandalism

Arraignment Set for Critics of Parent Trigger After Adelanto School Vandalism

by Julianne Hing on January 10 2014, 2:30PM

The ongoing saga of the nation’s first parent trigger takeover takes a criminal turn.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Omaha Police Union Posts Online Video of Swearing African-American Toddler

Omaha Police Union Posts Online Video of Swearing African-American Toddler

by Carla Murphy on January 9 2014, 11:19AM

Toddler and three other children taken into child protective custody for “safety concerns.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Gov. Christie Celebrates Newly Signed New Jersey DREAM Act

Gov. Christie Celebrates Newly Signed New Jersey DREAM Act

by Julianne Hing on January 8 2014, 2:54PM

It’s official.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Federal School Discipline Guidelines: How to Stop Racial Discrimination In the Classroom

Federal School Discipline Guidelines: How to Stop Racial Discrimination In the Classroom

by Julianne Hing on January 8 2014, 1:07PM

The guidelines are part of a federal initiative to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

So, This is Not a Powwow

So, This is Not a Powwow

by Aura Bogado on January 3 2014, 12:31PM

And it will definitely confuse children.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

New Jersey DREAM Act Moves Forward Despite Christie's Veto Threat

New Jersey DREAM Act Moves Forward Despite Christie’s Veto Threat

by Julianne Hing on December 13 2013, 1:42PM

The bill moves to the Assembly floor next week.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013 Play

Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013

by Akiba Solomon on December 12 2013, 12:21PM

Our editors and guests wax reflexive about the most important stories of 2013

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media, /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

Grinch Delivers Coal to Chicago Aldermen in National Protest to Reclaim Public Education

Grinch Delivers Coal to Chicago Aldermen in National Protest to Reclaim Public Education

by Julianne Hing on December 10 2013, 12:56PM

Actions were planned for over 60 cities.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Drake Gifts Struggling Philly High School With Brand New Recording Studio

Drake Gifts Struggling Philly High School With Brand New Recording Studio

by Julianne Hing on December 6 2013, 4:58PM

He was moved by a prior TV segment on the troubled school.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Gov. Christie Supports Tuition Equity for DREAMers, but Won't Sign Tuition Equity Bill

Gov. Christie Supports Tuition Equity for DREAMers, but Won’t Sign Tuition Equity Bill

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2013, 4:40PM

Critics are calling his switcheroo part of a 2016 presidential campaign calculus.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Average Student Debt is $29,400 and Climbing

Average Student Debt is $29,400 and Climbing

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2013, 11:46AM

And it’s risen by an average of six percent every year for the last five years.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Activists Say No to Another 'School Desert' in Chicago

Activists Say No to Another ‘School Desert’ in Chicago

by Julianne Hing on December 4 2013, 7:00AM

A new coalition wants to hold on to one last neighborhood high school in Chicago’s historically black Bronzeville neighborhood.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban Appealed

Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban Appealed

by Von Diaz on November 22 2013, 4:40PM

Parents and students appealing the ban argue it violates the First and 14th amendments and goes against teachers and education expert recommendations.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

Philly Students Turn Current School Crisis Into Art

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2013, 5:18PM

Students in Philly public schools are drawing inspiration from the budget crisis surrounding them.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Schools & Youth

College Conservatives Plan a 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' Game

College Conservatives Plan a ‘Catch an Illegal Immigrant’ Game

by Jamilah King on November 18 2013, 4:14PM

Yes, this again.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

Dispatch From Philadelphia: The Brutal End of Public Education

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2013, 7:00AM

This is what austerity and “reform” look like.

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth