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Black Girls Face Higher Suspension Rate Than White Girls

Black Girls Face Higher Suspension Rate Than White Girls

Adults often give kids a simple advice for success: “Stay in school.” But research shows that if you’re Black and female, that’s a lot harder to do.  According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, Black girls are suspended an average of six times more often than White girls, while Black [...]
Too Small to FailLong bus rides, boarded-up schools and withering small towns: This is the legacy of school consolidation in Arkansas, rural residents say. More than half a century after the Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education, virtually every state in the nation continues to struggle with how to fund [...]
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Tennessee Students Call for ‘Tuition Equity’ at College  For thousands of immigrant students in Tennessee, the question this legislative session is this: Will their state be the next to grant “Tuition Equity” so that a barrier to college education will crumble? If state lawmakers agree, an estimated 25,000 young people will be able to pay lower tuition to earn their degrees, according [...]
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DREAMers Special Scholarship Round Deadline is 3/17  TheDream.US – a national scholarship fund for undocumented college students – is accepting applications through March 17 for academic support of up to $25,000 from individuals in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of the country, the organization announced.  This application round is a special one based on where [...]
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A Path Forward for Little Rock Schools? It’s EngagementI hate it. I hate that the Arkansas Board of Education on Jan. 28 took control of the Little Rock School District (LRSD). I hate that the board ignored the broad-based community support for LRSD, including the incredibly-powerful voices of student leaders. I hate that the takeover will overshadow the great schools, educators and programs [...]
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Inequality Strikes Colleges, Creating Rich-Poor Grad GapLOS ANGELES (AP) — There is a growing divide between who earns a bachelor’s degree by age 24, with the gap between the nation’s richest and poorest students doubling during the last four decades, according to a report released Tuesday. The percentage of students from the lowest-income families — those making $34,160 a year or [...]
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Poor Students Become the Majority in U.S. Public Schools  So what does it mean that low-income students are now – on average – the majority in the country’s public schools?  That question is making ripples among neighborhood groups, education organizations, policymakers and businesses, following a report from the Atlanta-based Southern Education Foundation (SEF). The analysis, released the week of Jan. 12, highlights the [...]
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DREAMer Scholarships Get $10M, as 500 Students Picked  TheDream.US, a national scholarship program for undocumented youth who want to attend a four-year college, has pulled in a $10 million investment from The Pershing Square Foundation, as 500 recipients from the fall application round have been notified that they’ve been awarded up to $25,000 to pursue higher education. The three-year contribution from The [...]
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Community College Should Be Tuition Free, Obama SaysKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the tuition cost of two years of community college “down to zero” for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state’s Republican governor. However, the idea and its $60 billion federal price tag [...]
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Chicago Activists File Petitions for an Elected School Board  Grassroots activists in Chicago are pressing for an advisory vote on the February 2015 ballot that would allow voters to show whether they want the city’s school board to be elected. Organizers collected more than 50,000 signatures, which were filed Monday with the Board of Elections. Chicago, the third-largest school district in America, is [...]
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