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Should Birmingham Police Be Allowed to Pepper Spray Students?

Should Birmingham Police Be Allowed to Pepper Spray Students?

by Carla Murphy on January 21 2015, 2:00PM

From 2006 to 2011, police in Birmingham public schools pepper sprayed at least 300 students

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

In Oakland, School Program Focuses on Black Boys' Success

In Oakland, School Program Focuses on Black Boys’ Success

by Julianne Hing on January 15 2015, 3:51PM

A new report evaluates a class and mentoring program just for black boys in Oakland.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Black Churches Announce Scholarships for Students at Normandy High School

Black Churches Announce Scholarships for Students at Normandy High School

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2015, 12:44PM

Michael Brown graduated from Normandy High School just days before he was killed by Officer Darren Wilson

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

More Police in Schools Means More Student Arrests [Infographic]

by Julianne Hing on January 12 2015, 4:30PM

That, and other facts about the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Report: For Students of Color, College Life Filled With Microaggressions

Report: For Students of Color, College Life Filled With Microaggressions

by Julianne Hing on January 8 2015, 5:50PM

Women and students of color report experiencing taunts, denigration, and microaggressions.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Arizona School Chief's Takes Parting Shot at Tucson's 'Culturally Relevant' Classes

Arizona School Chief’s Takes Parting Shot at Tucson’s ‘Culturally Relevant’ Classes

by Julianne Hing on January 6 2015, 4:48PM

One last attack from the state schools chief who’s made fighting Tucson’s ethnic studies curriculum a personal project.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

In San Francisco and Los Angeles, Ethnic Studies on Its Way to Classrooms

In San Francisco and Los Angeles, Ethnic Studies on Its Way to Classrooms

by Julianne Hing on December 12 2014, 3:01PM

As an option for San Francisco students and a requirement for Los Angeles high schoolers.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

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