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Asian American Students Still Face Bullying in New York City Schools

Asian American Students Still Face Bullying in New York City Schools

by Jamilah King on September 6 2013, 12:56PM

It’s time to go back to school, and for too many students, that’s not a good thing.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Meet Antoinette Tuff, Crisis Negotiator

Meet Antoinette Tuff, Crisis Negotiator

by Aura Bogado on August 22 2013, 2:32PM

Call it Tuff love.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor's Home

Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor’s Home

by Brentin Mock on August 15 2013, 4:30PM

The Dream Defenders are now taking their struggle from the capitol building to their communities.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Rapper Pitbull Explains His New Miami Charter School

Rapper Pitbull Explains His New Miami Charter School

by Jamilah King on August 12 2013, 9:24AM

It looks like John Legend isn’t the only pop star who’s interested in education reform.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Dream Defenders Introduce 'Trayvon's Law'; Talib Kweli Weighs In

The Dream Defenders Introduce ‘Trayvon’s Law’; Talib Kweli Weighs In

by Brentin Mock on August 8 2013, 4:34PM

Youth leaders want state to reform Stand Your Ground and School-to-Prison Pipeline issues.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Youth Remix Macklemore Song for Quality Sex Education

Youth Remix Macklemore Song for Quality Sex Education

by Jamilah King on August 8 2013, 1:44PM

Here’s sex positive, protection endorsing riff on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s song “Thriftshop.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Proposal Heats Up to Merge City College of San Francisco

Proposal Heats Up to Merge City College of San Francisco

by Jamilah King on August 7 2013, 12:49PM

An intriguing and somewhat radical idea is coming together around one of the nation’s most embattled community colleges.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Florida 18-Year-Old is the Youngest to Pass UK's Bar Exam

Florida 18-Year-Old is the Youngest to Pass UK’s Bar Exam

by Jamilah King on August 6 2013, 10:33AM

Gabrielle Turnquest has plans to become a fashion law attorney.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

From Sandy to SoHo: Teen Artists Paint New York City's Recovery

From Sandy to SoHo: Teen Artists Paint New York City’s Recovery

by Jamilah King on August 5 2013, 7:00AM

Young artists from neighborhoods devastated by New York City’s worst natural disaster want to tell their stories.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

New York School Bans 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian'

New York School Bans ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’

by Aura Bogado on August 2 2013, 11:55AM

The prize winning book has been banned at yet another school.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Grad Student Refuses to Perform Racist American Lit, Risks Diploma

Grad Student Refuses to Perform Racist American Lit, Risks Diploma

by Jamilah King on July 25 2013, 12:52PM

Walt Whitman? No thanks.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Students Have Taken Over Florida Governor's Office Demanding Justice For Trayvon

Students Have Taken Over Florida Governor’s Office Demanding Justice For Trayvon

by Brentin Mock on July 18 2013, 1:57PM

Students as young as nine years old are camping at the state capitol to push for new laws that protect them from racial profiling.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth, Trayvon Martin

Connecticut Bars Felony Arrests for School Zip Code Fraud

Connecticut Bars Felony Arrests for School Zip Code Fraud

by Julianne Hing on July 5 2013, 1:33PM

Can a public education be stolen? Not in Connecticut anymore.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Twitter Reacts to City College of San Francisco's Accreditation Woes

Twitter Reacts to City College of San Francisco’s Accreditation Woes

by Jamilah King on July 5 2013, 11:42AM

One of the largest lifelines for working class and immigrant students in the country may have to shut its doors.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Affirmative Action Non-Ruling, Explained

The Affirmative Action Non-Ruling, Explained

by Victor Goode on June 25 2013, 8:35AM

Wait, what exactly did they decide? Our resident constitutional law prof breaks it down.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic] Infographic

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic]

by Erin Zipper, Dom Apollon on June 24 2013, 1:14PM

A graphic look at why affirmative action started—and what its loss may mean for higher education.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2013, 11:06AM

In short, the long, ugly fight over affirmative action will continue.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dispatch From Academia: Equity in the Archives

Dispatch From Academia: Equity in the Archives

by Eve Dunbar on June 24 2013, 8:56AM

Affirmative action changed my life plan. I fear that won’t be true for young women like me tomorrow.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Dispatches, Schools & Youth

NYC Gave Hundreds of High School Graduates Post-It Notes Instead of Diplomas

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…

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Watch Sesame Street Teach Kids About Incarceration

Watch Sesame Street Teach Kids About Incarceration

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.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth