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Bullied Transgender Teen Faces Battery Charges After School Fight

Bullied Transgender Teen Faces Battery Charges After School Fight

by Carla Murphy on January 13 2014, 10:07AM

Teen is the only student charged, according to Change.org petition

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Students Charged with Hate Crimes Against Black Student at San Jose State

Students Charged with Hate Crimes Against Black Student at San Jose State

by Von Diaz on November 22 2013, 10:54AM

The black student alleges his roommates decorated their room with a Confederate flag, and nicknamed him “Three-fifths.”

Topics: /NOW, Youth and Race

'Street Knowledge 2 College' Profiles Students at FREE L.A. High School

‘Street Knowledge 2 College’ Profiles Students at FREE L.A. High School

by Von Diaz on November 21 2013, 10:00AM

A new web series looks at one innovative high school that aims close the school-to-prison pipeline.

Topics: /NOW, Youth and Race

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class 'Stupid'

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class ‘Stupid’

by Aura Bogado on October 24 2013, 12:49PM

“Everything that was going on was racist,” says one parent.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Parents Complain After Child Forced to Reenact Slavery on a Field Trip

Parents Complain After Child Forced to Reenact Slavery on a Field Trip

by Von Diaz on September 19 2013, 5:15PM

A middle school student in Connecticut was called the N-word and chased through the woods during a field trip organized by her school.

Topics: /NOW, Youth and Race

Oklahoma School Changes Policy on Dreadlocks

Oklahoma School Changes Policy on Dreadlocks

by Von Diaz on September 10 2013, 3:14PM

Deborah Brown Community School came under fire last week for barring 7-year-old Tiana Parker from wearing dreads to school.

Topics: /NOW

NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Cameos in Adorable Oakland Schools Video

NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Cameos in Adorable Oakland Schools Video

by Jamilah King on August 7 2013, 4:35PM

“I’m an Oakland school kid” wants to get the message out that class can be fun.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Kid President's Got a Plan to Fix U.S. Education [VIDEO]

Kid President’s Got a Plan to Fix U.S. Education [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on June 5 2013, 5:08PM

Kid President and a cast of adorable kids address the opportunity agenda in a new video produced by SoulPancake for the Opportunity to Learn Campaign.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Chicago to Close 61 Public School Facilities to Address $1 Billion Deficit

Chicago to Close 61 Public School Facilities to Address $1 Billion Deficit

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2013, 11:11AM

Student advocates say the schools closures will disproportionately affect students of color and endanger the lives of those who may have to cross gang boundaries to attend school.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Pew Report: Record Numbers of Latinos in US Colleges, Public Schools

Pew Report: Record Numbers of Latinos in US Colleges, Public Schools

by Jorge Rivas on August 21 2012, 11:59AM

Latinos are now, for the first time, the largest minority group among the nation’s four-year college and university students.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

'Shy English Learning' Kindergarteners Perform Madonna's 'Vogue'

‘Shy English Learning’ Kindergarteners Perform Madonna’s ‘Vogue’

by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 12:43PM

The children seen in the video above performing Madonna’s “Vogue” at their kindergarten graduation from the Olympic Primary Center in Los Angeles.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Judge Rules Thousands of School Workers Wrongfully Fired After Katrina

Judge Rules Thousands of School Workers Wrongfully Fired After Katrina

by Jorge Rivas on June 22 2012, 10:36AM

On Thursday, a Louisiana judge ruled that thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the entire city in 2005.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

857 Desks Installed On National Mall to Call Attention to Drop Out Rates

857 Desks Installed On National Mall to Call Attention to Drop Out Rates

by Jorge Rivas on June 21 2012, 1:03PM

Each desk represents one of the 857 students who drop out of high school in the United States every single hour, every single school day, according to the College Board.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Calif. School District Bans Mexican Slur Used to Bully Indigenous

Calif. School District Bans Mexican Slur Used to Bully Indigenous

by Jorge Rivas on May 29 2012, 1:55PM

The district denounced the terms “Oaxaquita,” which translates to “little Oaxacan,” and “indito,” or “little Indian” referring to the indigenous people from Mexico’s Oaxaca state

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Louisiana School Psychologist: 'Young Black Thugs Who Won't Follow the Law Need to Be Put Down'

Louisiana School Psychologist: ‘Young Black Thugs Who Won’t Follow the Law Need to Be Put Down’

by Jorge Rivas on May 22 2012, 1:51PM

“Young Black Thugs who won’t follow the law need to be put down not incarcerated. Put down like the Dogs they are!” read one tweet made by Mark Traina, the Jefferson Parish school psychologist, who has worked with alternative schools and in central administration.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

ACLU Sues School that Outed Native Teen's Pregnancy

ACLU Sues School that Outed Native Teen’s Pregnancy

by Jorge Rivas on March 13 2012, 2:59PM

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Mexico filed a lawsuit last week behalf of Shantelle Hicks, 15, who was initially kicked out of middle school and then publicly humiliated at an assembly by the school director because she was pregnant.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We're Not Poverty Porn

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We’re Not Poverty Porn

by Jorge Rivas on December 14 2011, 3:22PM

Native American youth respond to ABC’s documentary and tell Diane Sawyer their stories are a lot more complex.

Topics: Media, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Ex Philly Schools Chief Takes Heat for Unemployment Bid

Ex Philly Schools Chief Takes Heat for Unemployment Bid

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2011, 11:43AM

Former district employees say that Arlene Ackerman doesn’t deserve another dime from the city.

Topics: Economy

Driving Undocumented Parents Underground Hurts Students

Driving Undocumented Parents Underground Hurts Students

by Julianne Hing on November 4 2011, 9:54AM

According to a new report, legalization for parents helps kids perform better in school.

Topics: Immigration

Should Rupert Murdoch Run Your Kid's Classroom? [Reader Forum]

Should Rupert Murdoch Run Your Kid’s Classroom? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on October 24 2011, 10:00AM

Corporate money in public schools is scary, but not for the reasons you might think. Readers discuss the new state-of-education dispatch by our reporter Julianne Hing.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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