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Last week, a group of Washington, D.C., parents and teachers stopped Betsy DeVos, the new secretary of education, from entering a D.C. middle school. Several conservative pundits compared DeVos, an outspoken school-choice advocate, to Vivian Malone and James Hood, the black students Read More
BERKELEY — Alarmed by recent local and national events, a student group is lobbying UC Berkeley with renewed vigor to fund the operation of a black student resource center. “After Milo Yiannopoulos’ recent visit to our campus and the results of the 2016 presidential election, the Black Student Union ...
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Featured Resource: Campus Life: Racial Injustice Edition (Youth Radio/Medium) This story is a flashback to 2015, when Youth Radio collected dispatches from college students across the US amid protests of schools’ responses to racist incidents. Overt hate speech and threats triggered those protests. But one Harvard student, Soraya Shockley, ...
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Since President Trump took office last month, the future of 750,000 young people living in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has become uncertain. On the campaign trail Trump vowed to repeal the Obama-era policy, which allows certain immigrants who ...
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Top of the Order: Activist Activity?: Salesforce.com recently acquired some new “friends”, if you will. But whether they are the kind of friends who just stop by, say hi, and then go home after a bit, or those who put their feet up on the coffee table, drink all ...
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Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools -- an "overlooked crisis" that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at Michigan State University, and Dorothy Hines-Datiri, assistant professor at the University of Kansas and former ...
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That’s the charge leveled by one reader, J., who responds to my grammar confession from earlier this week by advising me to “battle the misinformed pedantry of the peevers”—and points out a number of ways in which I’m guilty of misinformation myself. But first, two more readers offer their ...
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Catholic schools, once a mainstay for the Irish, Italian, and Polish communities in American cities, are struggling. With shrinking numbers of nuns as a source of free labor, and fewer parishioners passing the donation baskets on Sunday and enrolling their kids in parochial schools, many simply Read More
Over the weekend, Yale President Peter Salovey announced that the university will give Calhoun College, dedicated to the white supremacist and fervent slavery supporter John Calhoun, a new name: Hopper College, after the renowned computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper. In the fall of 2015, Yale and other universities ...
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Despite dramatic growth in enrollment in online charter schools in Ohio, students are not achieving the same academic success as those in brick-and-mortar charter and public schools, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and RAND Corporation. "Our research suggests that online schools -- ...
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As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom. Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can’t determine fake news from the real ...
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ALBANY — A resolution declaring Albany a “Safe Haven School District” and its schools “sensitive locations” under a 2011 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy won unanimous school board approval this week. The issue drew a full house to the Feb. 14 meeting at City Hall. The resolution is a ...
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In their different ways, Fremont’s city and school leaders have been taking steps to make it loud and clear they intend to protect immigrants who live within the city’s borders. Following the election of President Donald Trump, the Fremont City Council in late November issued an open letter that reaffirmed ...
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Top of the Order: The Fair is Over: For years, Intel has thrown its weight behind efforts to increase interest in science and technology among America’s youth by supporting various different science fairs. Having Intel’s name attached to events like the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) gave the ...
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Here we go again–after the debut edition of TK Mail did not produce the end of the known world last month, I figured I would try another one. It is possible I will keep going with this and eventually, yes, this recurring item will almost inevitably result in the end ...
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Leaving my school building the other day, I had an unexpected realization: Perhaps a computer was a more effective teacher than I currently was. The thought unnerved me, and still does as I’m writing this. I’m a nearly 13-year veteran educator dedicated to reflecting upon and refining my teaching craft ...
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As states experience fiscal challenges, higher education institutions across the U.S. are facing reductions in publicly funded support. One of the ways to counter this loss of revenue is by winning grants from government and private entities. My school, Pima Community College, is actively competing for this source of funding ...
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My parents didn't play by the rules of the public education system. I'm so grateful they didn't. As immigrants from Colombia and Brazil, my father and mother recognized that education was the only way out for their children. They managed to scrape together enough money to send me and my ...
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Based on their track records or stated policy positions, several of President Trump's confirmed and soon-to-be-confirmed cabinet heads will share a rather unique approach to their new positions: They may seek to undercut the mission statements of their own departments. Among this rarified company, ...
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School choice aids and abets segregation—or so goes the logic of many of the policy’s loudest critics. But a study recently published in Education and Urban Society provides evidence to the contrary: A voucher program actually reduced racial stratification in the public schools that families decided ...
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