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Owning the Achievement Gap in Higher Education

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

At my community college in suburban Maryland, much of our conversation lately revolves around what students need -- what they need to access college a...

Hidden Treasures: The Colleges and Universities That Are Finally Being Noticed

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

As our nation begins to reexamine its social structure -- one, that for so long has been perceived to reward merit and hard work, but in actuality reproduces social class inequities -- a vision for a new educational landscape must include MSIs.

Affirmative Action's Push-Pull on Diversity in Higher Education

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

What is at stake in this case is critical because the Supreme Court's ruling will be applicable nationwide. If the ruling is upheld, universities across our nation will continue their efforts to increase diversity in enrollment.

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: Why Affirmative Action Still Matters

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Deborah N. Archer

If the challenge is successful, Fisher would reverse decades of legal precedent, stifling universities' ability to develop a diverse student body, and closing the door to equal opportunities for students of color. Not only would minority students lose, but so would our nation.

PHOTOS: The Best-Paid Majors For Minority Students

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

For college freshmen and sophomores, August means plenty of shopping for dorm room decor and overpriced textbooks. Juniors, however, have a much more ...

School Suggests 'African American Attire' Is 'Animal Print'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

A letter sent home with students at Western Union Elementary School in North Carolina didn't sit well with parents. The note asked students to wear...

Federal Aid to the Schools -- Wasteful or Helpful?

Jack Jennings | Posted 06.21.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

The proportion of students who are the focus of federal aid is growing. Thus, we should reconfirm our commitment to bringing about greater equity in education.

Can Boys Succeed in Later Life If They Can't Read As Well As Girls?

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

A major shift in the academic achievement of males -- and their prospects for a good life -- is occurring right before our eyes.

Having a Strong Team Is Essential for Our Kids' Success

Nnamdi Asomugha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nnamdi Asomugha

When high school graduates cross the stage and collect their diplomas, there are many people who helped to make that happen.

Sheepskins Should Trump Pigskins

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kati Haycock

If colleges and universities competed not in athletics, but instead in college-completion rates, their rankings would look quite different.