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Like other companies, Twitter also comes up short on diversity

Twitter is the latest company to confirm that the field of technology isn’t diverse. The company released a statistical breakdown of the genders and ethnic backgrounds of its employees, and like many companies, the “diversity report” does not live up to its name. 

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Report: teachers in America do not reflect country’s diversity

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According to a report released by the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association, U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. The report seeks to call attention to what researchers refer to as the “diversity gap” at elementary and secondary schools in the country. 

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Record number of African Americans accepted to Harvard

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Ivy League institutions are tough to get in. Typically, they only accept 5 to 10 percent of all students who apply. But according to data reported by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education,  Harvard has accepted a record high of African Americans into its school for this upcoming school year. 

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Match Education offers Fellowship to black, Latino post-grads

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Match Education, a non-profit working to close the achievement gap, is offering a fellowship opportunity. The 11 month post-graduate program is open to any major. 

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Mostly white male students taking AP computer science course

Advanced Placement courses often offer a gateway to some the education’s most privileged professions. According to a new analysis of test-taking data, white males dominant the Advanced Placement exam in computer science in certain states.

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50 years later: a look at the war on poverty

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a formal declaration to end poverty in America. The announcement came during his State of the Union address, and sought out to tackle to roots and consequences of being poor in the U.S.  While some credit Johnson’s war on poverty as a success, many feel that […]

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Parents protest ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline education in New Orleans charter school

Parents of some New Orleans students have pulled their children out of school and are protesting the “school-to-prison” pipeline approach to the educational experiences of their children. About 12 families are protesting the practices of three New Orleans charter schools run by Collegiate Academies, due to what they believe is an environment not conducive to […]

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NAACP, John Legend join fight to restore Voting Rights Act

Grammy-award winning artist and activist John Legend has partnered with the NAACP to promote voting rights efforts across the country. The partnership was formed in hopes of restoring the Voting Rights Act, back to its original form and raising awareness of the obstacles that minority voters face.

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Northwestern University seeks to diversify student population with new program

Northwestern University is one of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning. Five years ago, the school’s freshman class included just 28 graduates from Chicago Public Schools. The Northwestern Academy, a new program created by the university, is seeking to increase that number.

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Stop-and-Frisk numbers sharply decline in NYC

The number of stop-and-frisks occurrences conducted by the NYPD has declined by 80 percent in recent months compared to this time last year. Officers also recovered fewer weapons according to data obtained from the police department on Monday.

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