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'Moral March' in North Carolina Draws Thousands

‘Moral March’ in North Carolina Draws Thousands

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2014, 10:30AM

The Moral March in N. Carolina this weekend touched hearts and nerves, with tens of thousands showing up for justice.

Topics: Voting Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Immigration, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures Infographic

Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures

by Julianne Hing on February 7 2014, 11:30AM

“Because you can’t improve a closed school.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Another American Promise

Another American Promise

by Carla Murphy on February 6 2014, 7:00AM

An alumnna of Dalton—the elite private school featured in “American Promise”—reflects on what she learned about race and integration there.

Topics: Schools & Youth

American Promise Premieres on PBS

American Promise Premieres on PBS

by Carla Murphy on February 4 2014, 1:59PM

Did you watch? If not, check it out online.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Kansas Legislator Attempts Alabama HB 56 Redux with Bill to Track Undocumented Students

Kansas Legislator Attempts Alabama HB 56 Redux with Bill to Track Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on January 30 2014, 1:27PM

Kansas state Rep. Allan Rothlisberg wants to know how much money his state is spending to educate undocumented students.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Maryland Rolls Back Its Zero-Tolerance School Discipline Policies

Maryland Rolls Back Its Zero-Tolerance School Discipline Policies

by Julianne Hing on January 29 2014, 1:17PM

School districts have until the 2014-2015 year to revise their school discipline policies.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Should You Celebrate or Be Wary of National School Choice Week?

Should You Celebrate or Be Wary of National School Choice Week?

by Julianne Hing on January 28 2014, 3:37PM

Let’s unpack the ideas underlying the political concept of school choice.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina

Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina

by Julianne Hing on January 17 2014, 4:46PM

Many new recruits to the New Orleans public schools teaching force come via Teach for America.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

National Bill Would Make College More Affordable for Undocumented Students

National Bill Would Make College More Affordable for Undocumented Students

by Julianne Hing on January 17 2014, 12:18PM

In the form of the ‘IN-STATE for DREAMers Act’

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

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