Amid criticism that its "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is too narrowly focused on minority boys, the White House released a report summarizing previous efforts aimed at girls and announced a working group to address issues faced by women and girls of color.
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November 12, 2014
October 08, 2014
Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.
September 30, 2014
About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.
September 24, 2014
A new study found that black women and men are less likely to think of STEM fields as more masculine, and black women are more interested in pursuing STEM majors.
September 15, 2014
The surplus military equipment was provided through a Department of Defense program, which has been criticized following local response to protests in Ferguson, Mo.
August 29, 2014
Oh, seemingly intractable social inequalities: Fewer than 15% of undergrads at the top colleges come from the poorer half of American families. At specialized high schools in New York City, only 5-7% of attendees are students of color. Chronic absenteeism and poverty are correlated. And, I'm putting this blog to rest.
August 26, 2014
A group of Arkansas school districts are bound by a desegregation agreement to follow a 1989 state law that has since been declared unconstitutional. What happens next?
August 21, 2014
Chingos: Making serious progress on the attainment issue will require renewed focus on the needs of all students, especially non-traditional college students.
August 21, 2014
Disparities in school discipline and disparities in arrest rates are linked, civil rights advocates say.
August 18, 2014
As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.