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UNC, Harvard Sued for Discriminating Against Asians in Admissions

UNC, Harvard Sued for Discriminating Against Asians in Admissions

by Julianne Hing on November 17 2014, 12:58PM

Asians are putting themselves at the frontlines of the fight to end affirmative action in college admissions.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

States Offer Varying Protection for Youth to Put Juvenile Records Behind Them

States Offer Varying Protection for Youth to Put Juvenile Records Behind Them

by Julianne Hing on November 14 2014, 10:00AM

An expunged record is elusive, but key, for many young people looking to put their pasts behind them.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

White House to Women and Girls of Color: We Haven't Forgotten You

White House to Women and Girls of Color: We Haven’t Forgotten You

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2014, 12:40PM

A response to the response to My Brother’s Keeper

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Investigating the Dearth of Black Males Among Science and Math Ph.Ds

Investigating the Dearth of Black Males Among Science and Math Ph.Ds

by Julianne Hing on October 28 2014, 1:14PM

Getting to the root of a longstanding problem.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

New York City Council Wants To Tackle City's Intense School Segregation

New York City Council Wants To Tackle City’s Intense School Segregation

by Carla Murphy on October 23 2014, 4:27PM

Country’s largest school district is among its most racially segregated

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Jersey School District Apologizes for Elementary School Ebola Panic

Jersey School District Apologizes for Elementary School Ebola Panic

by Aura Bogado on October 22 2014, 2:03PM

Two children from Rwanda—which is Ebola-free—have yet to start the school year.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

LAUSD Asks Judge to Reveal Child Sex Abuse Victims' Immigration Status

LAUSD Asks Judge to Reveal Child Sex Abuse Victims’ Immigration Status

by Aura Bogado on October 14 2014, 5:06PM

The district’s motion confirms some parents’ fears.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black and Latino Engineering Graduation Rates Don't Match up With Tech Industry Hiring

Black and Latino Engineering Graduation Rates Don’t Match up With Tech Industry Hiring

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2014, 4:28PM

Where are the black and Latino tech graduates going?

Topics: Labor, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Karen Lewis Pulls Out of Chicago Mayoral Race

Karen Lewis Pulls Out of Chicago Mayoral Race

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2014, 12:55PM

The teachers union leader will step aside while she fights serious illness.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

Study: For Black Students, Skin Color and Suspensions Linked

Study: For Black Students, Skin Color and Suspensions Linked

by Julianne Hing on October 8 2014, 1:15PM

Colorism at work.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Society

Rikers Island Will End Solitary Confinement for Its Youngest Inmates

Rikers Island Will End Solitary Confinement for Its Youngest Inmates

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 2:06PM

Inmates aged 16 and 17 will no longer be held in solitary confinement.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

College Students Wage Campaign to Kick Teach for America Off of Campus

College Students Wage Campaign to Kick Teach for America Off of Campus

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 8:45AM

Student activists say the education giant fails to adequately prepare its corps members and systematically replaces veteran—and unionized—teachers.

Topics: Schools & Youth

California Becomes First in the Nation to Limit Suspensions for Willful Defiance

California Becomes First in the Nation to Limit Suspensions for Willful Defiance

by Julianne Hing on September 29 2014, 12:17PM

The law applies to students from kindergarten through third grade.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Poll: Californians' Support for Affirmative Action on the Rise

Poll: Californians’ Support for Affirmative Action on the Rise

by Julianne Hing on September 26 2014, 2:44PM

Affirmative action may not be political anathema after all.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

New Report Details Barriers to Black Girls' Success

New Report Details Barriers to Black Girls’ Success

by Julianne Hing on September 25 2014, 3:50PM

Consider it a response to the boy-specific My Brother’s Keeper.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

In Ferguson, an 11-Year-Old Boy Grabs the Mic

In Ferguson, an 11-Year-Old Boy Grabs the Mic

by Carla Murphy on September 22 2014, 10:10AM

Marquis Govan doesn’t mince words on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Federal Regulators Sue Corinthian Colleges for Predatory Student Loans

Federal Regulators Sue Corinthian Colleges for Predatory Student Loans

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2014, 4:49PM

Alleged predatory practices from a former for-profit college giant.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

LAUSD School Police Will Give up Grenade Launchers

LAUSD School Police Will Give up Grenade Launchers

by Julianne Hing on September 17 2014, 2:31PM

But the agency is holding onto its Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Back to School: New York City Teachers Welcome Kids with NYPD Shirts

Back to School: New York City Teachers Welcome Kids with NYPD Shirts

by Carla Murphy on September 5 2014, 10:30AM

Controversy highlights ongoing tensions around police-community relations in New York City

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools

Students to Boycott Newark Public Schools

by Julianne Hing on September 1 2014, 7:00AM

Some 600 parents have pledged to boycott city schools, organizers say.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth