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Report: minority students get less effective, less experienced teachers

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According to a report released by The Center For American Progress, low-income students of color generally have less experienced and less effective teachers. The report analyzed the evaluation scores of teachers in low-income and affluent districts in both Massachusetts and Louisiana.

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Scholarship Alert: Tom Joyner launches scholarship for art students

The Tom Joyner Foundation has announced that it will offer a scholarship for Arts majors at Historically Black Collegiate Universities. 

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Mother who was jailed for enrolling kids in school writes book

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In 2011, Kelley Williams-Bolar was jailed for sending her two daughters to a school in a predominantly white school district where her father lived. The family had lived in an Ohio housing project, with their neighborhood lacking quality schools. Now, Williams-Bolar is expected to reveal a more in-depth look behind-the scenes with the release of […]

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Study: challenges caused by poverty found to impact instructional time in classroom

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According to a study led by John Rogers of UCLA, poverty-related challenges steal time away from high school class periods at low income schools. As a result, students receive an average of 30 minutes less instruction per day than peers with higher incomes. 

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Oakland senior’s 5.0 GPA lands him several college acceptance letters

Akintunde Ahmad is the latest senior to be celebrated. The 17-year-old Oakland Technical High School student’s 5.0 GPA and 2100 (out of 2400) SAT score has landed him admission to several Ivy League institutions, as well as other top colleges. 

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Video: humorous web series explores race, gender dynamics

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A new YouTube series is taking on race and gender. Tales from the Kraka Tower, created by University of South Florida MA student Aphrodite Kocieda, is equivalent to the academic version of Awkward Black Girl. 

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D.C. student accepted into five Ivy League colleges

The season of college acceptance is upon us, and while many high schoolers are lucky to get accepted into one prestigious institution, one Washington D. C. student has five vying for him. Avery Coffey applied to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown. He got into all of them. 

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‘Dear White People’ film creator uses satire, comedy to tackle race

College students across the country are tackling race and prejudice, and a new film is taking on the issue through comedy and satire. Dear White People follows a group of black students at a fictional, Ivy League school. One of the characters host a radio program of the same title where she confronts racism faced by […]

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Report: black girls more likely to be punished in school than whites

According to a recent report by the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, black girls are more likely to be punished for being “un-ladylike” and seen by teachers as “loud, defiant, and precocious.” 

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First Encounter with Race

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                                                                I remember, when I first stepped into my fourth grade classroom, my mouth dropped to the floor.  It was the middle of the summer and we had just moved to the suburbs. Unfortunately for me, they were on cycle scheduling and so my summer time and childhood  of fun had ended abruptly.  I found […]

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