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Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children. White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that… Continue reading
A report from the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center spotlights the pervasive disparities between graduation rates for Black male student-athletes, student-athletes in general and Black undergraduate men overall. Read the entire post here.
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Many proponents of online education have speculated that the digital learning environment might be a meritocracy, where students are judged not on their race or gender, but on the comments they post. A study being released todayby the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University, however, finds that bias appears to be strong in… Continue reading
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College students value a diverse and inclusive environment more than free speech rights, according to a new study on student attitudes on free expression. Thereportfrom Gallup and the Knight Foundation comes at a turbulent time on college campuses nationwide, where students have challenged the principles of the First Amendment — they have called for controversial… Continue reading
One of the strangest ironies of our time is that a body of thoroughly debunked science is being revived by people who claim to be defending truth against a rising tide of ignorance. The idea that certain races are inherently more intelligent than others is being trumpeted by a small group of anthropologists, IQ researchers,… Continue reading
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Leveraging the power of innovative technology, The Common Application has created a new transfer application experience for students who may be returning to school through nontraditional pipelines. The new experience simplifies the admissions process for transfer or other nontraditional students by offering a dynamic and tailored application for a students unique background. It also provides… Continue reading
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Though womens leaps in educational progress have narrowed the gender wage gap, their earnings still trail those of men.Womens path to equal pay remains inhibited by discrimination and their concentration in low-paying majors and occupations. Read the entire post here.
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If anyone ever doubted that black children are not treated equally in the classroom, the research released this year surely proved them wrong. In June, studies stated that black students are nearly four times as likely to be suspended as white students, and nearly twice as likely to be expelled. In September, we heard that… Continue reading
During my senior year of high school, I started dreading calculus. Every time my teacher slapped our tests face-down on our desks, I would peel up the corner of the page just enough to see the score, circled in red. The numbers were dropping quickly: 79, 64, 56. My classmates and I were not coy… Continue reading
A development programme that aims to empower female academics has been criticised for suggesting that womens image is more important than the quality of their work. One researcher said that the training offered by Springboard Consultancy, which has been running work and personal development programmes in more than 35 UK universities for nearly three decades,… Continue reading