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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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Keeping Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

October 24, 2017 | Marcy Mistrett

A new report documents major gains in the drive to reduce the number of youths in adult jails and prisons. How philanthropy can help with the challenges ahead.

Q&A: The Promise of Resistance in Puerto Rico

August 31, 2017

Amid the island’s worst financial crisis ever, a fiscal control board has proposed deep cuts to Puerto Rico’s university system. Here’s how students on campus are battling back.

Q&A: Inside the Campaign to Close Rikers

April 6, 2017

An independent commission helped advance a long-running drive to shutter the notorious New York City jail complex on Rikers Island. What happens next?

How “Raising the Age” Is Transforming Youth Justice

March 17, 2017 | Marcy Mistrett, Marc Schindler

The evidence is now in, and it’s clear: raising the age at which states define childhood keeps our communities and young people safer, and can be done while keeping costs in check.

Students in Puerto Rico Defend Their Right to Affordable Education

April 7, 2016 | Karina Claudio Betancourt

As funding for education is slashed, students and professors in Puerto Rico are emerging as the frontline critics of austerity.

A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

January 29, 2016 | Marsha Levick

With dizzying speed, the Supreme Court has created a better justice system for juveniles.

New Law Will Help Prevent Law Enforcement Overreach in Schools

December 10, 2015 | Christopher Scott

The legislation, signed by President Obama, could reduce racial disparities in harsh school discipline practices.

Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

November 6, 2015 | Janel George

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.

Keep Kids Off the Sex Offender Registry

October 6, 2015 | Eli Lehrer

When it comes to making minors register as sex offenders, the costs to communities far outweigh the benefits.

Want to Slash Recidivism Rates? Educate the Incarcerated

August 3, 2015 | Christopher Scott, Nkechi Taifa

President Obama’s move to restore prisoners’ access to Pell Grants could be a game changer for reform.

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