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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.

Apartheid education is alive in America and rapidly
increasing in hyper-segregated inner-city schools. And though it's now
fashionable for policy-makers to declare integration a failure,
effective programs across the country still survive--and deserve to thrive.

Blogs

{Young}ist aims to show millennials as a thriving, capable, growing network of youth fighting for a more just world.

March 28, 2014

Foster youth are leading the fight for public child welfare services.

March 7, 2014

In Mississippi, 54 percent of students have college loan debt and, on average, graduate with about $24,000 in student loans.

July 12, 2013

Addressing student discontent, from the outset, is far more productive than enraging children with suspensions that only increase their ruthlessness.

June 25, 2013

A new media community takes root.

June 19, 2013

Some nineteen states still allow corporal punishment in their schools, subjecting hundreds of thousands of American children to legalized floggings every year.

June 5, 2013

Several former Chilean student leaders are capitalizing on their high approval ratings to run for Congress and challenge Chile binomial voting system.

April 28, 2013

When conservatives challenge curricula like they did last week in Fairfax County, Virginia, they reveal fundamental tensions in liberal education that aren’t going away.

February 11, 2013

Perhaps it’s time to revise the old saw that the ivory tower breeds liberals, and the “real world” makes them conservative.

January 30, 2013

Students at the University of Arizona fear recent riots may stir anti-Muslim sentiments on campus. 

September 28, 2012