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College and Minorities: Justice Scalia Has It Backwards

Cait Lamberton | Posted 01.06.2016 | College
Cait Lamberton

Minority students often exempt themselves from consideration before they even get the chance to succeed by applying to fewer and less-selective colleges than they are academically qualified to attend.

Minority Students With Disabilities Fast-Tracked to Prison: Activist Leroy Moore, Jr. Talks Solutions

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 01.06.2016 | Education
Kathleen Kiley

The prison-to-pipeline problem won't be solved overnight, but there are strategies parents, schools, advocacy groups and government authorities are trying to implement to protect students living with disabilities.

3 Challenges Minority Students Face with Scholarship Search

Nancy Laws | Posted 12.21.2015 | Education
Nancy Laws

When I googled organizations that help black and latino students find scholarships, I was greeted by a list of scholarship websites that would be over...

The Paradoxes in Getting More Women and Minorities in STEM

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

As a female math major, I am all for minorities and women in STEM, but I feel like voicing out about the complexities with this issue and why it's far from a straightforward fix. So, while mathematics strives for simplicity and directness, the problems with getting more women and minorities involved in this subject is far from simple or straightforward.

Missing: Talented and Underserved

Sandy Marshall | Posted 11.03.2015 | Education
Sandy Marshall

In the STEM space talented, capable students who don't look like we might expect; who may not live in the zip code with the awesome robotics club; whose parents may not be aware that a few bus stops away from their front door a world of opportunity awaits. This needs to change.

After 19-year Probe, Feds KO Complaint Against NYC's All-girls School

Michael Meyers | Posted 11.02.2015 | Education
Michael Meyers

It only took 19 years -- for the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to approve as legal East Harlem's Young Women's Leadership School (YWLS) which began in 1996 as a middle school for girls and which is now a middle and senior high school.

Improving Schools for Every Student

Harriet Sanford | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Harriet Sanford

More often than not in recent years, schools have had to go it alone in trying to meet the needs of our most underserved students. So it's encouraging to see a renewed emphasis on context, and on the kinds of solutions we've seen work in some of our neediest communities

Scientists Should Contribute to, Not Shun, Social Media

Mona Shattell | Posted 09.22.2015 | Media
Mona Shattell

Social media provides us with a tremendous opportunity to support the ongoing and future development of our nurses, scientists, and professional leaders.

I Don't Want to See Another All-Male Muslim Panel, Ever Again

Coming of Faith | Posted 08.14.2015 | Religion
Coming of Faith

Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, was a feminist. That is not a matter of opinion, but rather fact based upon all the information we have available on the Prophet, including both religious and academic text.

This Is Where Students Get Suspended From School The Most

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

The likelihood that a student will get suspended from school may have a lot to do with their geographic location. The U.S. Department of Education on ...

The State of Latinos in U.S. Higher Education

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 06.17.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Two recent reports provide an enlightening picture of the state of higher education for Latinos in the U.S. While there have been encouraging developments over the past 10 years, Latinos remain underrepresented and underserved across virtually all post-secondary education sectors.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

College Minority Recruiting

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.27.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Not everyone needs to attend college to obtain a good job. But for most college continues to be the principal route to a good life. It's time now for a national conversation between community colleges and public and private four-year colleges and universities about how to create a pipeline that offers a pathway for minorities, especially black students.

Oh My Gods: The Triumphs of a Little Brown Kid

Sutheshna Mani | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Sutheshna Mani

To me, all faiths shared similarities, and my childhood naiveté could not comprehend tension and factionalism within and between these religions. I was also incapable of understanding why my teacher went so in-depth with the Abrahamic faiths, but skipped over the eastern religions, including mine.

Why Would You Call Them 'Miracle Schools'?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

A recent online kerfuffle raised the question -- yet again -- of whether it is possible for schools to help children of color and children from low-income homes learn to high standards. I'm always a bit surprised that it's still necessary to have this conversation, but I guess it is.

Rebecca Klein

Study: Recruiting More Minority Teachers Could Do Wonders For Minority Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.09.2015 | Black Voices

One way to help low-performing students do better in school could be to put them in classrooms with teachers who share their race, a new study says. ...

Expanding The Conversation On STEM

Joe Kennedy III | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Joe Kennedy III

Our failure to set up all students for success in an increasingly technology-driven economy is not just limiting their futures. It's limiting our country's future as well.

Cuomo and New York State Continue to Fail Minority Youth

Alan Singer | Posted 05.02.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Politicians whine. Politicians bluster. Politicians blame. New York State Governor Andy Cuomo does it with the worst of them, especially when it comes to education. It is easy to blame teachers.

Dear White People, Taylor Swift and Me

Isa Adney | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Isa Adney

No matter how you identify yourself or where you happen to find yourself on the spectrum of power and privilege, think about one thing you can do or say or ask today that can make someone feel a little bit less alone, and a little bit more at home.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

60 Percent Of Homeless Youths Have Been Raped Or Assaulted: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.23.2014 | Impact

A new study explored who is falling victim to youth homelessness and why, and the results are troubling. The survey, conducted by the University o...

A Clarion Call to Black Higher Education

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The leadership dilemma for HBCU presidents is that of broadening access while also advancing high academic standards and strengthening outcomes. The data suggest that this will be a steep climb for most HBCUs.

Common Core Kills Curiosity

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Acknowledging the myriad ways in which school districts can undermine curiosity and academic exploration by over-stressing test scores and technical training, one can emphasize the importance of structured explorations that can expand a child's imagination.

Changing How California Teaches History

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

History can be either a boring, anachronistic and even disempowering subject for children, or a magnificently life-changing and worldview-shaping one. California is at a moment now when it has to choose which of these approaches schools get to teach.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.