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Black, Latino males lag in Boston schools

November 14, 2014
Black, Latino males lag in Boston schools

By James Vaznis Globe Staff   November 13, 2014 Black and Latino males are facing an educational crisis in Boston, lagging substantially behind their peers on the MCAS, high school graduation rates, and other barometers that lower their prospects for college or workforce success, according to a city-commissioned report being released Thursday. Collectively, the...
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CRESCENT CITY CASTE SYSTEM

November 5, 2014
CRESCENT CITY CASTE SYSTEM

New Orleans is a relatively small American city that sometimes seems not to be part of the United States at all. Until Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was glamorized by images of black jazz and white dissipation. After Katrina, as if a curtain had been ripped away, it was revealed as a particularly extreme example...
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Asking the big Why? at the University of North Carolina

November 3, 2014
Asking the big Why? at the University of North Carolina

Mary Carey  By Mary Carey October 31, 2014 The Wainstein report covers the who, what, when, where and how questions. It even covers the little why question. Why did UNC have paper classes? The answer: to maintain athletes’ eligibility. The big Why isn’t mentioned, though. The big Why is why couldn’t these athletes maintain...
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Little Improvement in Black Male Enrollment at 27 Illinois Colleges from 2008 to 2012

October 29, 2014

Percentage of Black Male Student Enrollments at Major Illinois Universities2008 through 2012 School 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Bradley University 2.2 2.2 1.8 2.4 2.4 Chicago State University 20.4 20.4 21.5 20.9 20.4 Columbia College Chicago 6.3 6.5 6.6 7 7.3 DePaul University 2.9 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 Dominican University 1.6 1.4 1.7 1.9...
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Poor Kids Are Starving for Words

October 29, 2014
Poor Kids Are Starving for Words

According to a new initiative, launched at the White House on Thursday, the “word gap” that afflicts low-income children needs to be addressed with the same passion as child hunger.   Susanne Nilsson/Flickr Jessica Lahey October 16, 2014 “Education,” Horace Mann declared in 1848, “is a great equalizer of the conditions of men, the...
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ACT Scores Paint Troubling Picture For Students Of Color

October 28, 2014
ACT Scores Paint Troubling Picture For Students Of Color

  By Joy Resmovits August 20, 2014 As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts. While only 39 percent of all students who took the ACT...
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Teachers Expect Less From Black And Latino Students

October 27, 2014
Teachers Expect Less From Black And Latino Students

Cavan Images via Getty Images By Rebecca Klein October 7, 2014 Students from low-income families and students of color may perform poorly in school because their teachers simply do not believe in them. A study published Tuesday by the left-leaning Center for American Progress, or CAP, looks at whether teacher expectations produce a Pygmalian effect...
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What will Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize mean for girls’ education?

October 23, 2014
What will Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize mean for girls’ education?

Nsikam Akpan NPR · Oct 15, 2014  When Malala Yousafzai found out last Friday that she’d won the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl didn’t celebrate immediately. Instead she returned to a chemistry class at her high school in Birmingham, England. It was a fitting reaction by...
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Black Oakland students suspended less, but huge discrepancy remains

October 21, 2014
Black Oakland students suspended less, but huge discrepancy remains

By Doug Oakley October 19, 2014 OAKLAND — The school district here has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being taken out of school at a much higher rate than white students, according to a yearly report to the civil rights office of...
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Manatee County School District moves forward with plan for black males

October 16, 2014
Manatee County School District moves forward with plan for black males

  By MEGHIN DELANEY October 15, 2014   BRADENTON — The Manatee County School District on Tuesday unveiled an action plan to support black male students in schools, after an audit found the district was disproportionately identifying them as having emotional behavioral disabilities. Students who are classified as having EBD have persistent, consistent emotional...
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