Julianne Hing

Julianne Hing is a reporter and blogger for Colorlines.com covering immigration, education, criminal justice, and occasionally fashion and pop culture. In 2009 Julianne was the recipient of USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism fellowship, which funded a reporting project on the impacts of criminal deportation on immigrant families. Julianne’s writing has appeared on AlterNet, Common Dreams, Hyphen Magazine's blog, The American Prospect's blog TAPPED and Ta-Nehisi Coates' blog at The Atlantic. Julianne tweets at @juliannehing.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 12:37pm
Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina
New Orleans teachers who lost their jobs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina were wrongfully terminated and deserve two to three years of back pay, an appeals court ruled on Thursdsay.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 11:40am
The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate
Despite all the outrage the school-to-prison pipeline stirs, it rarely gets the attention it demands in national policy discussions. But after years of aggressive agitating and advocacy, the topic is inching its way into the limelight. On Wednesday, Congress finally noticed, too. For the first time, the school-to-prison pipeline was the focus of a Senate hearing.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 9:42am
The Real Audience for ‘Won’t Back Down’ May Not Have Been Moviegoers
Can life, in fact, imitate art? Organizers leading a controversial new school reform movement are doing their darndest to try. Starting this week, the education reform group Parent Revolution kicked off a national 32-city tour with “ Won’t Back Down, ” the slick new Hollywood movie featuring the hot-button fight around a policy called the parent trigger .
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:58am
Tucson Freedom Summer, Or 5 Ways to Fight Back Against An Unjust Law
Arizona’s ethnic studies ban may have shut down Tucson’s Mexican American Studies classes. But this summer in the southern Arizona city, class is in session. Educators are holding weekend community forums to educate the city about the now-banned ethnic studies courses.
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Friday, June 29, 2012 - 2:14pm
Parent Fundraising Deepens Inequality in the New Public School Economy
Who can afford to set aside enlisting their schoolchildren to hawk gift wrap for school fundraisers so parents can bring in over a $1 million through school PTAs? Parents at tony public schools on New York City’s Upper West Side, is who.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 12:35pm
DREAMers Welcome Obama’s Immigration Shift, But Pledge Caution
Nearly a million undocumented youth won a historic reprieve Friday when President Obama announced an initiative to end the deportations of those who would be eligible for the federal DREAM Act. The move came on the heels of aggressive actions and a groundswell of public support demanding exactly such a fix.
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Monday, July 11, 2011 - 11:04am
How Fear and Intimidation Led to Massive Atlanta School Cheating
Atlanta Public Schools are reeling from the fallout of a state investigation that confirmed reports of a massive test cheating scandal throughout the district. On Thursday, the interim state superintendent Erroll Davis announced four main reforms the district will adopt immediately, and vowed that educators who participated in the cheating would never teach in Atlanta public schools again.
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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 1:47pm
Arne Duncan: With New Rules, For-Profit Schools Need to be 35% Effective
Late may be better than never, but is something always better than nothing? That’s what student advocates are left wondering now after the Department of Education released its final and long-awaited “gainful employment” rule aimed at regulating the for-profit school industry on Thursday.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 11:41am
GOP Reopens Fight Over Nuclear Waste in Sacred Yucca Mountain
A little over a week before an 8.9-magnitude earthquake ripped open a fissure in the Earth, triggered a deadly tsunami and set off a potential worldwide nuclear catastrophe, House Republicans introduced a bill to permit 200 more commercial nuclear reactors in the U.S., “enough to triple current megawatt capacity, by 2040.” Tucked into that bill is a clause that revives the long debate around nuclear waste storage in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, a move that Native American and environmental groups have bee
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 11:42am
For-Profit Schools See “Subprime-Opportunity”
A new report out from the liberal education policy group EducationTrust says that the arc of the for-profit schools industry, and the disproportionate impact its had on the poor and people of color, mirrors another financial debacle that the country should be in no rush to relive: the subprime mortgage crisis.
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