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

Drastic changes in the educational system are leaving New Orleans's public schools behind.

You thought Arthur was gone for good? The indie magazine beloved for its music coverage and antiwar politics will resume publishing this summer.

The Dangerous Book for Boys does no boy a favor by resuscitating the Anglo-imperial manly ideals. And what about girls?

Teenage presents a lively but scattershot portrait of youth in the modern era.

Child soldiering has become a defining feature of modern warfare. And the United States has been all too complicit in the trend.

The marketing-driven message of the perfect girl--smart, skinny, pretty, athletic and loved by all--is a model of perfection that's hard to live up to. Can't girls just be free to be?

Barack Obama's youthful supporters are using Facebook and other social networking web tools to spark a movement that could make a real difference.

Young rebels in France are fighting not for change but for the same rights their parents tried to secure during the 1968 student revolution.

It's time to transform the two-party system into something more
equitable by introducing smaller political groups based on special
interests: Consider the power of a black voting bloc led by young
people.

Blogs

NYU Queer Union tackles student debt with their second annual “Come Out of the Debt Closet” event.

October 15, 2014

Students in Newark, New Jersey, walked out of class earlier this month in protest of the “One Newark” plan to privatize the district’s schools. A substitute teacher reflects on the action.

September 26, 2014

These women are making substantive improvements on their college campuses to stop sexual assault before it happens.

July 24, 2014

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional, many states are still able to send children to die in prison without recourse.

June 25, 2014

Hardline reformers are using Vergara v. State of California to dismantle tenure in other states.

June 13, 2014

Watch how this Oakland teen went from being involved in gang violence to being top of his class.

June 12, 2014

Most of the unaccompanied children waiting in a Nogalas detention facility migrated from violence-torn countries in Central America.

June 10, 2014

A federal settlement to eliminate the use of seclusion on juvenile offenders is the first of its kind.

May 21, 2014

International organizations have said the seclusion of youth in custody amounts to torture.

May 15, 2014

Close to 20 percent of high school students have admitted to being cyberbullied in the last year.

May 9, 2014