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Lessons on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Lessons on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, From The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

by Julianne Hing on November 11 2013, 3:50PM

Now this is the story all about how… young students of color today are unfairly suspended, expelled and arrested with harsh zero-tolerance policies.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Homeless Youth in Focus

Homeless Youth in Focus

by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 7:00AM

Newly released studies indicate the number of homeless youth nationwide is rising.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Report: When It Comes to College Degrees, Latinos in Calif. at the Bottom

Report: When It Comes to College Degrees, Latinos in Calif. at the Bottom

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2013, 3:52PM

Despite big strides in educational attainment, Latinos in California still lag behind their ppers.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

Should a Spitball Be a Misdemeanor? Broward County, Fla. Schools Say No More

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2013, 5:43PM

Broward County, Florida, has the highest arrest rate in the state for youth in schools. But it’s vowing to do better.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

LAUSD's Anti-Truancy Ticketing Down, But Racial Disparities Up

LAUSD’s Anti-Truancy Ticketing Down, But Racial Disparities Up

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2013, 1:11PM

The significant improvements have come with troubling new developments.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Deadline Looming for Scholarship for Undocumented Students

Deadline Looming for Scholarship for Undocumented Students

by Aura Bogado on October 31 2013, 11:57AM

The Golden Door Scholars program covers tuition, room and board for four-year degrees for DACA-eligible youth.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Maya Angelou and 100 Children's Book Authors Ask Obama to Stop Overtesting Kids

Maya Angelou and 100 Children’s Book Authors Ask Obama to Stop Overtesting Kids

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2013, 9:11AM

Test-driven reform has been the hallmark of Obama’s education agenda.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

What's It Take to Get a Black Boy to College?

What’s It Take to Get a Black Boy to College?

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2013, 7:00AM

A new documentary follows two black boys from kindergarten through high school as they navigate an elite New York City private school.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class 'Stupid'

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class ‘Stupid’

by Aura Bogado on October 24 2013, 12:49PM

“Everything that was going on was racist,” says one parent.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Freire Back in Tucson Classrooms? School Board Lifts Book Ban

Freire Back in Tucson Classrooms? School Board Lifts Book Ban

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2013, 9:08AM

Teachers will have the option to bring back seven books which were removed from Tucson classrooms in 2012.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: The Majority of Public School Students in the West, South are Low-Income

Study: The Majority of Public School Students in the West, South are Low-Income

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2013, 3:47PM

Nearly half of all public school students in the U.S. qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

A Snapshot of an HBCU That's 90 Percent White

A Snapshot of an HBCU That’s 90 Percent White

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2013, 3:35PM

For decades HBCUs have been enrolling increasing numbers of non-black students. At Bluefield State College though, whites are in the overwhelming majority.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 2:03PM

The prospects for the pro-affirmative action plaintiffs in Tuesday’s Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Supreme Court case were never terribly promising. And the oral arguments yesterday did little to challenge that notion.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2013, 7:00AM

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. A primer for this highly technical—and important—case

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Hip-Hop Meets Science at a High School in the Bronx

Hip-Hop Meets Science at a High School in the Bronx

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 11:35AM

Columbia Professor Dr. Chris Emdin is piloting an innovative approach to science curriculum at Bronx Compass High School.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Univ. of Wisconsin to Hmong-American Studies Classes

Univ. of Wisconsin to Hmong-American Studies Classes

by Julianne Hing on October 3 2013, 3:05PM

The local Hmong community advocated for the position for years.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don't Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don’t Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2013, 5:03PM

It’s the administration’s first guidance since the Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action this summer.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Jamie Foxx Makes a Promise to Save Scholarships at the Univ. of Calif.

Jamie Foxx Makes a Promise to Save Scholarships at the Univ. of Calif.

by Jamilah King on September 23 2013, 8:49AM

And you can, too. Here’s how.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Just In Case You're Already Over This School Year

Just In Case You’re Already Over This School Year

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 11:12AM

Here’s something to help you stay sane this school year.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Charis Books Teams Up with Freedom U to Get Undocumented Students Textbooks

Charis Books Teams Up with Freedom U to Get Undocumented Students Textbooks

by Aura Bogado on September 16 2013, 1:54PM

The bookstore is helping Freedom University’s undocumented students get much-needed books this semester.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth