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The High Price of Gun Violence

The High Price of Gun Violence

by Carla Murphy on August 29 2014, 3:48PM

Tax payers pay; a relatively few number of communities suffer

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Navajo Kindergartener Told to Cut his Hair, Sent Home on First Day of School

Navajo Kindergartener Told to Cut his Hair, Sent Home on First Day of School

by Aura Bogado on August 27 2014, 4:58PM

Dreadlocks are also prohibited in this West Texas school district

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan

Parents Announce Boycott of Newark Schools Over School Reform Plan

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2014, 1:51PM

Parents step up their tactics to fight decades of reforms and state control of Newark Public Schools.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom

Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2014, 6:04PM

#FergusonSyllabus comes to the classroom.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Low-Income Student Enrollment Stagnates at Elite Colleges

Low-Income Student Enrollment Stagnates at Elite Colleges

by Julianne Hing on August 26 2014, 2:29PM

Even though the numbers of low-income students has grown in the same time period.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Ferguson Goes Back to School, With Double the Counselors

Ferguson Goes Back to School, With Double the Counselors

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2014, 2:13PM

They will be available for the first week of school.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Schools & Youth

New Policies Will Limit Los Angeles School Police Arrest Powers

New Policies Will Limit Los Angeles School Police Arrest Powers

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2014, 4:36PM

School police will not be allowed to arrest students for alcohol and marijuana possession.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Compton School Police to Soon Be Armed With AR-15s

Compton School Police to Soon Be Armed With AR-15s

by Julianne Hing on August 19 2014, 11:09AM

The guns officers currently have aren’t powerful enough.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Michael Brown's High School Has an Alarmingly High Suspension Rate

Michael Brown’s High School Has an Alarmingly High Suspension Rate

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 3:37PM

A snapshot of Brown’s Normandy High School, by the numbers.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Los Angeles Public Schools Open for Child Migrants

Los Angeles Public Schools Open for Child Migrants

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 12:08PM

It’s not just goodwill. It’s the law.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

Dispatch From Chicago: War Abroad Touches Palestinian-American Youth

by Julianne Hing on August 14 2014, 7:00AM

What does it mean to be young and Palestinian and American in this moment in history?

Topics: Dispatches, Schools & Youth

Atlanta Schools Cheating Trial Begins

Atlanta Schools Cheating Trial Begins

by Julianne Hing on August 11 2014, 11:57AM

It remains one of the largest test-cheating scandals in the nation.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Nearly Half of U.S. Children Have Experienced Trauma

Nearly Half of U.S. Children Have Experienced Trauma

by Julianne Hing on August 1 2014, 4:29PM

The more trauma a child has experienced, the higher their risk for certain chronic diseases.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

L.A. Girls and Women of Color Demand to Be Heard Amidst My Brother's Keeper

L.A. Girls and Women of Color Demand to Be Heard Amidst My Brother’s Keeper

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

“Our absence from racial justice initiatives matters,” said professor Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Topics: Schools & Youth

For-Profit Schools Scoop Up Vets' G.I. Bill Benefits

For-Profit Schools Scoop Up Vets’ G.I. Bill Benefits

by Julianne Hing on July 30 2014, 4:16PM

More scathing revelations about the industry.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

'Hogtying' of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

‘Hogtying’ of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

by Julianne Hing on July 25 2014, 3:29PM

More than one in four incarcerated youth say they’ve been physically restrained before.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide

by Julianne Hing on July 24 2014, 1:58PM

Youth in juvenile detention are at much greater risk for suicide than young people in the general population.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama's My Brother's Keeper Adds School District Partnerships

Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Adds School District Partnerships

by Julianne Hing on July 21 2014, 5:25PM

It includes plans to address the school-to-prison pipeline

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Department of Education Goes After University of Phoenix

Department of Education Goes After University of Phoenix

by Julianne Hing on July 18 2014, 12:44PM

It means increased federal scrutiny for the for-profit giant.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

What Happens to Students When a For-Profit College Giant Closes?

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2014, 9:00AM

What’s next for the embattled industry?

Topics: Schools & Youth