Schools & Youth
by Julianne Hing on June 24 2013, 11:06AM
In short, the long, ugly fight over affirmative action will continue.
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.