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A group of twentysomethings from San Francisco took an unlikely path to jobs within the Obama administration.

Suemedha Sood You voted, now what? First, identify what issue burns you in
your belly, Berkley suggests.

Jamilah King You voted. Now what? Look in your own backyard to find an issue close to your community.

Now that they've shown their power at the polls, young voters are channeling their energy into a green economy.

In state after state, the number of new voters has swelled like never before. They're mostly under 30 and solidly backing Barack Obama.

Young voters could be the key to victory for Obama and Democratic Congressional candidates. Here's how they're changing the electoral map.

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University thrives, due in part to its revamped commitment to community.

Thousands of young activists are poised to protest at the Democratic and Republican conventions. In the age of Obama, is street protest still relevant?

The future of the Republican brand rests in the text message happy hands of young America--which should scare the living daylights out of John McCain.

Teens getting pregnant: bad. Teens having babies: good. If this makes no sense, wake up and smell the Enfamil: it's 2008!

Blogs

Our high schools are failing to prepare young people for an unforgiving economy.

June 6, 2012

Mitt blames Obama for rising tuitions, but ignores the role of federal student aid in reducing its burden on families. 

May 8, 2012

Mitt is trying to appeal to Millenials, and some of them could dig it. 

April 30, 2012

Would the European high school apprenticeship model work in the United States?

April 19, 2012

Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class could help ensure that young people learn their history, register to vote and make their electoral voice heard as soon as they are eligible.

March 22, 2012

Yes! A new ad campaign rips Gingrich’s cruel proposal to fire janitors and replace them with child labor.

November 25, 2011

The media love reporting on year-to-year fluctations in the American teen birth rate. Less attention is paid to the fact that teen pregnancy is exponentially more common in the United States than in other developed world nations.

November 18, 2011

As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011

New York City’s new sex ed curriculum is based on real evidence: very young teens are having sex, and need to know how to stay safe.

October 26, 2011

Young people may feel helpless about the corporatocracy, but they have the potential to overcome many barriers.

September 27, 2011