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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

Preying on Black Ambition

Preying on Black Ambition

by Kai Wright on June 12 2013, 9:02AM

From subprime mortgages to subprime credit cards and now subprime degrees, a small number of people continue to get rich off of black Americans’ aspirations.

Topics: Economy, Schools & Youth

Seven Surprising Facts About Asian-American and Middle Eastern Boys

Seven Surprising Facts About Asian-American and Middle Eastern Boys

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.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

Hundreds of Teens Behind Bars Report Sexual Assaults by Staffers

Hundreds of Teens Behind Bars Report Sexual Assaults by Staffers

by Jamilah King on June 6 2013, 12:06PM

Rape and sexual assault are frighteningly prevalent in the juvenile justice system.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Kid President's Got a Plan to Fix U.S. Education [VIDEO]

Kid President’s Got a Plan to Fix U.S. Education [VIDEO]

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.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Graduation Rates at Historically Black Colleges Drop

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.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Good News in Mississippi: School-To-Prison Pipeline Closes

Good News in Mississippi: School-To-Prison Pipeline Closes

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.

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

Minneapolis Teens Trade Hip-Hop Producing Training in Exchange for Homework

Minneapolis Teens Trade Hip-Hop Producing Training in Exchange for Homework

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

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

Watch 9-Yr-Old Asean Johnson Fire Up Protesters to Fight School Closures

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…

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Even More of Your Favorite People Speaking Out Against Stop-and-Frisk

Even More of Your Favorite People Speaking Out Against Stop-and-Frisk

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.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth