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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

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