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Watch Black Students Call out UCLA for Lack of Diversity

Watch Black Students Call out UCLA for Lack of Diversity

by Von Diaz on November 13 2013, 11:39AM

Poet and activist Sy Stokes says, ‘This school is not diverse because you put it on a pamphlet.’

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Youth and Race

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

Seattle Teachers Hold Steady to Boycott as Testing Backlash Grows

Seattle Teachers Hold Steady to Boycott as Testing Backlash Grows

by Julianne Hing on January 24 2013, 10:11AM

Around the country, communities are rising up against the testing-driven school reform movement.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

In First Courtroom Battle, Gov. Jindal's Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional

In First Courtroom Battle, Gov. Jindal’s Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on December 3 2012, 5:10PM

The largest voucher program in the nation was dealt its first legal setback.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Louisiana Teachers Take Gov. Jindal’s School Vouchers Law to Court

by Julianne Hing on November 28 2012, 1:45PM

The law is the most expansive school voucher program in the nation.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

11 Arrested at City Hall as Chicago Teachers, Families Unite to Defend Public Schools

11 Arrested at City Hall as Chicago Teachers, Families Unite to Defend Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on November 5 2012, 11:45AM

A growing coalition of teachers, students and parents is taking on Rahm Emanuel’s school closures agenda.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night's Foreign Policy Debate

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night’s Foreign Policy Debate

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 11:15AM

The United States can educate its way to global dominance, Obama argued.

Topics: 2012 Election, Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Florida Passes Education Plan That Sets Goals for Students Based on Race

Florida Passes Education Plan That Sets Goals for Students Based on Race

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2012, 2:15PM

Policymakers attempted to acknowledge the racialized realities of educational inequity. So where’d they go wrong?

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Parent Trigger Mom Wants An Apology from Teacher Union Pres. Weingarten

Parent Trigger Mom Wants An Apology from Teacher Union Pres. Weingarten

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 1:53PM

But when everyone claims to put children’s needs first, it may be time to draw some new lines in the debate.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Real Audience for 'Won't Back Down' May Not Have Been Moviegoers

The Real Audience for ‘Won’t Back Down’ May Not Have Been Moviegoers

by Julianne Hing on October 5 2012, 10:15AM

The movie has been a flop in box office sales. But backers of the controversial “parent trigger” school reform movement are taking their most powerful organizing tool on a tour of their own.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Plenty of Common Ground in Obama and Romney's Ed Reform Pitches

Plenty of Common Ground in Obama and Romney’s Ed Reform Pitches

by Julianne Hing on October 4 2012, 12:14PM

Surprise, surprise. When it comes to school reform, Republicans and Democrats agree on quite a bit.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Hollywood Takes Up School Reform's Latest Agenda in 'Won't Back Down'

Hollywood Takes Up School Reform’s Latest Agenda in ‘Won’t Back Down’

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2012, 10:18AM

“Won’t Back Down” is a new film made with the help of billionaire school reform backers could alter the national dialgoue on school reform.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Kelley Williams-Bolar's Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters

Kelley Williams-Bolar’s Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters

by Julianne Hing on May 16 2012, 9:30AM

When the Ohio mom was prosecuted last year for sending her daughters to a neighboring school district, her story became a cause celebre. Now, she’s joined a growing movement for more parental control over school reform. But is it just a front for privatization?

Topics: Dispatches, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

The Remaking of Philadelphia Public Schools: Privatization or Bust

by Julianne Hing on May 11 2012, 9:19AM

The nation’s eighth-largest school district says financial solvency depends on an infusion of cash from the city — and a plan that would shut down schools in the next five years.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

Philadelphia Public School System Braces for Dissolution

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2012, 11:56AM

Under the proposed plan, 40 percent of Philly schoolkids will be enrolled in charter schools by 2017.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Bobby Jindal, Using ALEC Playbook, Radically Reshapes Public Education

Bobby Jindal, Using ALEC Playbook, Radically Reshapes Public Education

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2012, 8:44AM

Louisiana now has the most expansive school voucher system in the nation. How that happened is a lesson for the school wars nationwide.

Topics: ALEC, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

A Group of Parents in the Calif. Desert May Be the Future of School Reform

A Group of Parents in the Calif. Desert May Be the Future of School Reform

by Julianne Hing on February 15 2012, 9:53AM

Parents are no longer content to let politicians and policy makers lead the debate. But does the answer many are embracing turn them into an astroturf movement for dismantling public schools?

Topics: Dispatches, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

10 Years Later, No Child Left Behind Ignores Plenty Infographic

10 Years Later, No Child Left Behind Ignores Plenty

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on January 12 2012, 9:50AM

INFOGRAPHIC: A day in the life of the student who is still being left behind by the landmark law, on its tenth anniversary.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

The Education of Jose Pedraza: Why Fixing Schools Isn't Simple Math

The Education of Jose Pedraza: Why Fixing Schools Isn’t Simple Math

by Julianne Hing on May 10 2011, 10:02AM

As the recession deepens, it also complicates the effort to undo decades of educational disparities. Julianne Hing reports from Los Angeles’ public schools.

Topics: Back to School, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Reporter's Notebook: The Education of Jose Pedraza Play

Reporter’s Notebook: The Education of Jose Pedraza

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2011, 9:59AM

Colorlines reporter Julianne Hing describes how one family has come together amid hard times to still get the best education for their son.

Topics: Education Reform, Schools & Youth

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