Schools & Youth
by Jamilah King on June 23 2013, 9:58AM
Graduation season is almost over, but hundreds of newly minted high school graduates in New York City have yet to recieve their diplomas thanks to a computer system glitch. Turns out that the company tasked with grading the students’ Regents…
by Jamilah King on June 13 2013, 11:06AM
It’s never easy to talk about an incarcerated loved one in public, and it’s an especially difficult task for children.
by Julianne Hing on June 11 2013, 8:35AM
A new report from Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy takes a rare look at an often overlooked subgroup of young people.
by Jamilah King on June 6 2013, 12:06PM
Rape and sexual assault are frighteningly prevalent in the juvenile justice system.
by Julianne Hing on June 5 2013, 5:08PM
Kid President and a cast of adorable kids address the opportunity agenda in a new video produced by SoulPancake for the Opportunity to Learn Campaign.
by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2013, 2:34PM
Graduation rates at historically black HBCUs, which were already facing scrutiny under a national push to improve outcomes in higher education, have fallen over the last five years.
by Brentin Mock on May 31 2013, 1:50PM
Meridian schools can’t call the police on black students anymore for wearing the wrong colored socks.
by Jorge Rivas on May 24 2013, 2:28PM
An after-school program set up by the North Community YMCA in Minneapolis gives young kids the opportunity to make rap music as a reward for keeping up with their schoolwork
by Julianne Hing on May 21 2013, 3:31PM
Nine-year-old Asean Johnson may need to stand up on a chair to be seen above the podium from which he speaks, but he holds in him a wisdom and fire well beyond his years. Watch him address the crowds that…
by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2013, 1:02PM
Baratunde Thurston, Jasiri X, Janet Mock, New York State Senator Kevin Parker team up to rap about NYPD’s stop and frisk.
by Kai Wright on May 21 2013, 8:48AM
Once again, the president uses his pulpit to browbeat black people for the failings he sees.
by Jorge Rivas on May 17 2013, 5:11PM
On May 17, 1954, the United State Supreme Court decided a case that changed the course of American history.
by Julianne Hing on May 15 2013, 2:22PM
The resistance in Seattle is but one pocket of the growing backlash against the misuse and overuse of standardized tests.
by Julianne Hing on May 14 2013, 6:30AM
The controversial school reform tactic is picking up steam as it moves through Southern California.
by Brentin Mock on May 13 2013, 1:54PM
Journalist and documentarian Deborah “Big Red” Cotton was one of the 19 people wounded in the tragic shooting during a “second line” Mother’s Day parade yesterday. In total, ten men, seven women and two 10-year-old children were injured. Cotton had…
by Julianne Hing on May 7 2013, 1:22PM
It’s a serious setback for Gov. Bobby Jindal, and his ambitious corporate-driven school reform agenda.
by Julianne Hing on April 25 2013, 1:18PM
Chicago students join parents, lawmakers and educators around the country fed up with punitive testing regimes.
by Julianne Hing on April 19 2013, 6:00AM
Public school parents, educators and now even lawmakers around the country are fed up with standardized testing that can determine whether kids graduate, teachers lose their jobs, and schools remain open. Here’s a visual survey of major actions.
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