education

America’s Teachers Continue to Have Low Expecations for Black and Latino Students

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Students of all races need encouragement while they are in school, but it seems that students of color are getting the short end of the stick. A new report by the Center for American Progress found that it’s the educators of students of color who...

Philadelphia Students Walk Out and ‘Strike’ to Support Teachers

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Score one for the millennial generation and their commitment to social justice issues. Almost 200 students stood outside the Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts in a spirited protest and symbolic ‘strike’ on Wednesday morning in defense of their teachers whose labor union contracts have...

New Report Released on Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls

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A new report released by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (NAACP LDF) and the National Women’s Law Center. “Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls” offers historical context for black girls’ and women’s educational and economic experiences, but also provides policy recommendations to address these racial...

A Web-Based Training Program May Help Reduce Sexual Violence on College Campuses

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In light of domestic violence resurfacing at the forefront of many of our conversations, researchers at Georgia State University (GSU) has created an intervention program in hopes to lower the rates of sexual violence on college campuses. As stated in the study led by Laura...

Open Thread: Should Black Parents Take Full Blame For Their Underachieving Kids?

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A recent op-ed on the Washington Post has ruffled a lot of feathers. Dr. Andre Perry is the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. and the author of The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City. In his recent article,  “Stop Blaming...