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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

Michelle Obama Takes First Steps Into the World of Education Policy

Michelle Obama Takes First Steps Into the World of Education Policy

by Julianne Hing on November 12 2013, 5:04PM

What could go wrong with that?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

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