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September 30, 2014

Communities Sign On to 'My Brother's Keeper' Efforts

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

Black Women More Interested In STEM Majors Than White Women, Study Shows

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

School Police Get Military Weapons, Vehicles, Equipment From Federal Agency

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

A Weekly Round-Up, And Some Final Thoughts

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

Arkansas Desegregation Agreement Outlives the Law It Is Based On

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

A Call to Think About 'Nontraditional' College Students

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

Schools in Ferguson, Mo., Suspend Black Students at Higher Rates Than Their Peers

Disparities in school discipline and disparities in arrest rates are linked, civil rights advocates say.

August 18, 2014

Shooting Protests Continue to Affect Schools in St. Louis Area

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.

August 13, 2014

St. Louis-Area District Delays First Day as Community Grapples With Shooting

Updated: Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have delayed the first day of school as the community continues to grapple with a police shooting of an unarmed teen there.

August 13, 2014

Missouri District Delays First Day of School in the Wake of Shooting, Protests

Updated: Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have delayed the first day of school as the community continues to grapple with a police shooting of an unarmed teen there.

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