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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

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West’s Poverty Tour 2.0 arrived in Virginia, and high school students had a lot to say about their own struggles with poverty. 

September 14, 2012

Nearly half of all California voters are new or occasional voters. In South LA, one group is empowering community members to realize the significance of their vote.

August 28, 2012

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