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Parental Incarceration Has Worsened Disparities Between Black, White Children

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April 22, 2014
Parental Incarceration Has Worsened Disparities Between Black, White Children

  By Holly Yettick April 18, 2014 A pair of sociologists has taken a ruler to the role that parental incarceration plays in childhood inequality, only to learn that a measuring wheel might have been a more appropriate tool. By the time they reached age 14, a quarter of black babies born in 1990 had...
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Report finds wide racial disparity in U.S. children’s well-being

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April 18, 2014
Report finds wide racial disparity in U.S. children’s well-being

BY VICTORIA CAVALIERE April 1, 2014  (Reuters) – African-American children’s poverty, poor housing and lack of access to education pose a national crisis, said a report released Tuesday that found a wide gap in well-being among U.S. children of different races. In almost every region of the United States, African-American, Latino and Native American...
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Mom Jailed for Enrolling Kids in School Tells Her Story in New Book, Film

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April 12, 2014
Mom Jailed for Enrolling Kids in School Tells Her Story in New Book, Film

An update on Ohio mom Kelley Williams-Bolar, who was jailed in 2011 for enrolling kids in predominately white school district Kelley Williams-Bolar and her daughters By KHADIJAH Z. ALI-COLEMAN March 2014 With Hollywood knocking on her door, Kelley Williams-Bolar will be marking 2014 as the year that her story is finally told in summation. In...
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Many Institutions Continue to Struggle With Gender Imbalance

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April 8, 2014
Many Institutions Continue to Struggle With Gender Imbalance

by Pearl Stewart March 19, 2014   “Hey, where are all the college guys?” inquired USA Today in 2001; “Gender imbalance in college applications: Does it lead to a preference for men in the admissions process?” asked the Economics of Education Review journal in 2005; and Shirley Wilcher, executive director of the American Association...
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High Teacher Turnover Hurting Students, Study Finds

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March 31, 2014
High Teacher Turnover Hurting Students, Study Finds

        MARCH 31, 2014   High turnover among new teachers in public school classrooms undermines school stability, serves as an impediment to educational reform, and hurts student achievement, a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching finds. The report, Beginners in the Classroom: What the Changing Demographics of Teaching Mean for...
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Study: Black girls suspended at higher rates than most boys

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March 28, 2014
Study: Black girls suspended at higher rates than most boys

BY NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON March 21, 2014 Six decades after the Supreme Court mandated school integration, racial and gender disparities in school discipline stubbornly persist, according to a new study by the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Education.  The report, released Friday, offers a snapshot of the experiences of 49 million students across the country...
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Pushed Out of School, Black Girls Lose Huge Ground

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March 28, 2014
Pushed Out of School, Black Girls Lose Huge Ground

  By Crystal Lewis WeNews correspondent Monday, March 24, 2014 Once black girls wind up in juvenile justice schools it’s hard to find the path to financial stability. Research has found that black girls are more likely to be punished for being “un-ladylike” and seen by teachers as “loud, defiant, and precocious.” The first...
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The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

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March 24, 2014
The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

Phillip Jackson, executive director of the Black Star Project, believes that parents, peers and the community-at-large need to support the education of children in order to improve the quality of life in black and Latino communities. “I want to take education to the streets,” he said.   By CHARLOTTE LAIT...
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Swim lessons help minority children break cycle

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March 23, 2014
Swim lessons help minority children break cycle

The Josh Project has helped more than 1,000 children in Ohio learn to swim   By Lan Trinh, CNN May 10, 2012     Toledo, Ohio (CNN) – Wanda Butts dropped the phone and screamed when she heard the news that her son was dead. Josh had drowned while rafting on a lake with friends. The...
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In Jackson, Mississippi, federal school report highlights Mississippi disparities

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March 23, 2014
In Jackson, Mississippi, federal school report highlights Mississippi disparities

Jeff Amy March 21, 2014 JACKSON — Black students in Mississippi are much more likely to be taught by rookie teachers, and black males are suspended at the second-highest rates in the country. Those are among the findings of a U.S. Department of Education report on racial disparities in education released Friday. Neither finding is...
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