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Joy Resmovits

Fewer Than Half Of American Students Are Ready For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores pr...

Why We're Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'

William A. Darity Jr. | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
William A. Darity Jr.

There is little reason to believe that the widely held claim that black and Latino students enter selective universities as comparatively inferior students will not cease to rear its ugly head. It is a pervasive stereotype that minority students must face from matriculation to graduation.

For Black America, the Only Jobs That Await Are Jobs HBCUs Help to Create

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

There is no hope for an institution that doesn't show faith in its own products, especially in an economic climate where very few beyond the campus gates value emerging Black professional talent.

From Morehouse to Berkeley and Back: Difficult Decisions for Black Students

Marcus Lee | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Marcus Lee

If we assume our own inherent potential and value as students and remain critical, we can begin to see the challenges that seek to obstruct us more vividly, call them out more pointedly, and work together across institutions to create change more triumphantly.

New Orleans Teachers And Students Wrestle With Racial Tension

The Root | Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Every year hundreds of young, idealistic recent college graduates flood into New Orleans to teach at the city’s public schools. But in a school syst...

US Teachers Nowhere As Diverse As Their Students

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 07.04.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, ye...

African American Students Weigh Campus Attitudes In Picking Colleges

The Los Angeles Times | Carla Rivera | Posted 05.01.2014 | Black Voices

Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood. The 18 ...

Triplets Head To Ivy League School Together

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Black Voices

Three D.C. brothers are deciding which Ivy League institution they will attend next fall. The "Jones Boys" triplets, Malik, Ahmed and Kahlil, are c...

Harvard Makes History!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities. This year, Harvard University proved just how far they’ve ...

What's Next, Arrest in the Womb? Black Students Under Fire

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The quick-trigger suspension and expulsion of black students from schools at the drop of a dime has reached down into preschools and preconditioned far too many teachers and principals to regard black children as classroom dangers.

Using Social Media to Spark On Campus Dialogue

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Catherine Okafor

For quite some time many have warned of the dangers of abusing social media by posting all the wrong things, however, some are using it the right way....

For HBCUs, the Proof Is in the Productivity

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

And as the nation scrambles to match the intellectual capacity of nations in the Middle and Far East for economic and national security interests, the tenor of the nation's conversation towards HBCUs has changed.

35 Books All Educators of African American and Latino Students Must Read

Quassan Castro | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Reading a body of work that offers effective insights to educators has proven to greatly assist educators with strengthening their teaching practices....

Twelve Tips All Educators Must Know About Educating African American and Latino Students

Quassan Castro | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

If you do not understand the population of students you teach, your success in the classroom can be greatly minimized.

Tormented Black Student Faced Roommates From Hell

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.25.2013 | Black Voices

Three students at San Jose State University have been charged with a hate crime and battery after allegedly tormenting their black roommate with racis...

The Silent Enemy of Hopeful Educators

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.18.2013 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

As a black male who grew up economically disadvantaged, I benefited greatly from teachers throughout my academic life. I've always known the value of being an educator.

Joy Resmovits

These Children Have Been Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

Beatrice Avery is out of options. It's already August, and her son, a special education student in Buena Vista, Mich., still doesn't know where he's g...

Joy Resmovits

Still Separate, Still Unequal

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. NEW YORK -- When Dwight Davis, a ...

Are White Universities Undermining Black Culture?

Posted 07.23.2013 | Black Voices

College comes with growing pains of its own, but for black students attending predominately white universities, a different type of challenge exists, ...

The Urban Teacher's Game Plan for Next Year

Randy Miller | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

I've been able to develop a few ways of getting the most out of my students. As you plan for the coming school year, I encourage you to try out some of these suggestions that helped me become a better teacher; I believe some of these will help you become a better teacher as well.

Would a White Girl Be Prosecuted for a Botched Science Experiment?

Jesse Lava | Posted 07.02.2013 | Crime
Jesse Lava

The notion of a white girl getting hauled off to jail for a harmless expression of intellectual curiosity is dubious, to say the least. And though the rise of "zero tolerance" policies in American schools should theoretically be race-neutral, that's not the reality.

Teaching in Prison's Shadow

Sally Lee | Posted 06.24.2013 | Black Voices
Sally Lee

"School-to-prison pipeline" is a phrase that describes a set of policies and practices that push young people out of public schools and into the criminal justice system. It is a kind of shorthand that activists use to refer to places where schools are linked to the merciless tendrils of the prison system.

Race Indeed Does Matter in the Classroom

Randy Miller | Posted 05.10.2013 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

There needs to be more of a balance with respect to the racial composition of teachers in urban schools -- we cannot just hire black teachers for history and Latino teachers to teach Spanish. We need teachers of color in the mathematics, science and English content areas as well.

New Federal Loan Policies Hamper Black College Enrollment

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 02.26.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Ariadne Partlow dreamed of graduating Spelman College and moving on to medical school, but instead of studying biology this semester, she w...

Why I Support School Choice

Michael McShane | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
Michael McShane

What choice does is establish the conditions under which change can happen. It frees families from an intransigent bureaucracy that has failed to meet their needs for decades.