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, August 24, 2014 - 2:45pm
Following Ferguson: Grand Jury 101
The grand jury has been seated, and it happens to be three-quarters white . Now what? “The Good Wife” can only teach so much. Los Angeles Times reporter Lauren Raab breaks down the roles and responsibilities of the various actors in the room and explains the task ahead of the grand jury. In order...
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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 2:15pm
L.A. Girls and Women of Color Demand to Be Heard Amidst My Brother’s Keeper
Kristie Dotson knows what it’s like to have to do her homework on the backs of cars because she doesn’t have a home to go to after school’s out. “I too have gone homeless,” Dotson said of her youth in South Central Los Angeles. Today, she’s a professor of philosophy at Michigan State University but...
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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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