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Little Improvement in Black Male Enrollment at 27 Illinois Colleges from 2008 to 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping Out Community Groups?

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October 15, 2014
Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Keeping Out Community Groups?

President Obama announcing his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen)By Freddie AllenNNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to spark innovation at the local level to improve life outcomes for young men and boys of color, White House officials recently announced the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge,...
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Study: Charter schools have worsened school segregation

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October 14, 2014
Study: Charter schools have worsened school segregation

Lauren Fitzpatrick October 13, 2014 Charter schools have worsened school segregation in Chicago and overall have not made the city’s school system stronger  — but might have weakened it, according to a new report by urban planners. Looking at school data for 2012-13, the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota Law...
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Marching with a purpose

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October 8, 2014
Marching with a purpose

Millions Fathers March lacks numbers, but promotes agenda of child safety (Photos by Gary McCarthy/Los Angeles Wave) By Erick Johnson October 2, 2014 Passers-by in vehicles honked to show their support, while patrons of businesses along the route came to their doors to cheer on those who marched and chanted “A million fathers with...
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