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Scholars To Fox News: Writing About White People Doesn't Make You Racist

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 01.27.2015 | Latino Voices

A Fox News host raised alarm bells Friday over a university course that studies whiteness, saying that the titles of the books used in the class make ...

Fox News Raises Alarm Over College Course About Race

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.24.2015 | Latino Voices

Fox News is raising alarm bells over an Arizona college course that studies whiteness. The network’s “Fox and Friends” show ran a segment Fr...

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California Bill Would Require High Schools To Offer Ethnic Studies

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 01.15.2015 | Latino Voices

Conservatives hoping to shut down Mexican-American studies in Arizona are inadvertently helping spread ethnic studies curricula across the country. ...

Arizona Education Officials Say It's Illegal To Recite This Poem In School

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.14.2015 | Latino Voices

The outgoing head of Arizona’s education department caught national attention earlier this month when, on his last day in office, he issued a letter...

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Arizona's Mexican-American Studies Ban Questioned By Appeals Judges

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 01.15.2015 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Dozens of ethnic studies supporters on Monday packed a courtroom at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where a three-judge panel...

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Teachers Of Banned Mexican-American Classes Push To Expand Ethnic Studies

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 01.12.2015 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Teachers of a controversial Mexican-American studies program outlawed by the Arizona legislature are pressing to spread similar progr...

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Arizona's Former Education Chief Explains Why He Called For The End Of Spanish

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 01.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Last week, the outgoing head of Arizona's Department of Education issued a letter saying some Tucson public schools were illegally promoting ethnic so...

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Teaching Hip Hop Illegally Promotes Ethnic Solidarity, Arizona Official Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 01.05.2015 | Latino Voices

Public schools in Tucson, Arizona, illegally promote ethnic solidarity and the overthrow of the U.S. government by teaching Mexican history, Rage Agai...

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School Districts Sued For Violating Transgender Student's Civil Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Four Michigan school districts are being sued for allegedly discriminating against a transgender student, violating his civil rights and causing him p...

School Official: 'Just Shoot' Kids With Food Allergies

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.27.2014 | Parents

A school board official in Michigan made a public remark about shooting kids with food allergies -- and it caused her to leave her job. Advocates say ...

Awesome Lecture Series Brings Free Flowing Knowledge To New York's Bar Scene

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.03.2014 | College

Tired of the same drunken drivel you hear inside bars? A new project is hoping to elevate the conversation at New York City watering holes by hosting ...

Ron and Cornelia Suskind on Autism, Animation

Jane Williams | Posted 05.30.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

When the veil of autism descends on a child, devastated parents confront a series of difficult questions and decisions, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind whose new book recounts his family's 20-year odyssey across the elusive realm of autism.

Jeb Bush Seeking Common Ground With Dems On Key Issue

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the partisan divide isn't so wide when it comes to improving higher education. Bush has invited...

Obama To Speak At UC Irvine Commencement Ceremony

AP | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at the University of California, Irvine, commencement in June after students and staff deliv...

School Choir's Cover Of Pharrell's 'Happy' Will Make Your Whole Week Better

Posted 03.17.2014 | Good News

Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is such a, well, happy song that it's made people around the world dance. But this version by an elementary school choir in...

This 'Expert' Claims Gay Parents Are Bad For Kids, But Here's Why You Shouldn't Listen

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

An expert witness in the federal trial on Michigan's gay marriage ban who found that same-sex relationships have a negative effect on children was den...

Education Advocate Canada Says 'We Need Different Schools in NYC'

Jane Williams | Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

On Bloomberg EDU this week, Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) president and CEO, discusses poverty, "no excuses," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, early childhood education, public charter and traditional schools, and parent engagement.

Duncan Says 'Preschool Education Is Ultimate Bipartisan Issue'

Jane Williams | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined Bloomberg Radio's Jane Williams last week to talk about the state of education in this country.

Children's Zone President Geoff Canada to Step Down

Jane Williams | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

The Harlem Children's Zone [HCZ] announced today that Geoffrey Canada, the educational, social and health service organization's president and chief executive officer, will step aside on June 30 to make room for Anne Williams-Isom.

If Anybody Ever Tells You It's Too Expensive To Solve The World's Problems, Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact

The world's problems are so staggering that they sometimes feel completely unchangeable. Every day seems to leave more suffering, disease and tragedy ...

California Students File To Nix Tenure Law

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

Nine California public school students are suing the state over its laws on teacher tenure, seniority and other protections that the plaintiffs say ke...

Louisiana School Accused Of Religious Harassment

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a school board in Louisiana, alleging officials at one of its schools harassed a sixt...

Jindal Makes Big Reversal

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After six years of suggesting cuts, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday he'll recommend that lawmakers increase state financing f...

7 Things We Should Start Teaching In Schools ASAP

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Americans typically learn a lot of things in school -- spelling, math, why plants are green -- that are actually useful in our day-to-day lives. But t...

The Global Search for Education: It's an App App App App World!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

As apps become more and more significant in our society, are they opening up our world or are they shutting it down? How are the advantages of face to face contact as relevant when we have cutting-edge, digital toys to interact with?