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A Snapshot of an HBCU That's 90 Percent White

A Snapshot of an HBCU That’s 90 Percent White

by Julianne Hing on October 18 2013, 3:35PM

For decades HBCUs have been enrolling increasing numbers of non-black students. At Bluefield State College though, whites are in the overwhelming majority.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 2:03PM

The prospects for the pro-affirmative action plaintiffs in Tuesday’s Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Supreme Court case were never terribly promising. And the oral arguments yesterday did little to challenge that notion.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2013, 7:00AM

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. A primer for this highly technical—and important—case

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Hip-Hop Meets Science at a High School in the Bronx

Hip-Hop Meets Science at a High School in the Bronx

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 11:35AM

Columbia Professor Dr. Chris Emdin is piloting an innovative approach to science curriculum at Bronx Compass High School.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Univ. of Wisconsin to Hmong-American Studies Classes

Univ. of Wisconsin to Hmong-American Studies Classes

by Julianne Hing on October 3 2013, 3:05PM

The local Hmong community advocated for the position for years.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don't Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don’t Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2013, 5:03PM

It’s the administration’s first guidance since the Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action this summer.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Jamie Foxx Makes a Promise to Save Scholarships at the Univ. of Calif.

Jamie Foxx Makes a Promise to Save Scholarships at the Univ. of Calif.

by Jamilah King on September 23 2013, 8:49AM

And you can, too. Here’s how.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Just In Case You're Already Over This School Year

Just In Case You’re Already Over This School Year

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 11:12AM

Here’s something to help you stay sane this school year.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Charis Books Teams Up with Freedom U to Get Undocumented Students Textbooks

Charis Books Teams Up with Freedom U to Get Undocumented Students Textbooks

by Aura Bogado on September 16 2013, 1:54PM

The bookstore is helping Freedom University’s undocumented students get much-needed books this semester.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

University of Alabama Sororities Bar Black Pledges

University of Alabama Sororities Bar Black Pledges

by Aura Bogado on September 11 2013, 4:01PM

Segregation forever?

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

What Ever Happened to Michelle Obama's School Lunch Program?

What Ever Happened to Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program?

by Von Diaz on September 9 2013, 7:00AM

As districts drop the healthier meals due to student complaints will the kids who need them most lose out?

Topics: Schools & Youth

Asian American Students Still Face Bullying in New York City Schools

Asian American Students Still Face Bullying in New York City Schools

by Jamilah King on September 6 2013, 12:56PM

It’s time to go back to school, and for too many students, that’s not a good thing.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Meet Antoinette Tuff, Crisis Negotiator

Meet Antoinette Tuff, Crisis Negotiator

by Aura Bogado on August 22 2013, 2:32PM

Call it Tuff love.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor's Home

Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor’s Home

by Brentin Mock on August 15 2013, 4:30PM

The Dream Defenders are now taking their struggle from the capitol building to their communities.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Rapper Pitbull Explains His New Miami Charter School

Rapper Pitbull Explains His New Miami Charter School

by Jamilah King on August 12 2013, 9:24AM

It looks like John Legend isn’t the only pop star who’s interested in education reform.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Dream Defenders Introduce 'Trayvon's Law'; Talib Kweli Weighs In

The Dream Defenders Introduce ‘Trayvon’s Law’; Talib Kweli Weighs In

by Brentin Mock on August 8 2013, 4:34PM

Youth leaders want state to reform Stand Your Ground and School-to-Prison Pipeline issues.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Youth Remix Macklemore Song for Quality Sex Education

Youth Remix Macklemore Song for Quality Sex Education

by Jamilah King on August 8 2013, 1:44PM

Here’s sex positive, protection endorsing riff on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s song “Thriftshop.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Proposal Heats Up to Merge City College of San Francisco

Proposal Heats Up to Merge City College of San Francisco

by Jamilah King on August 7 2013, 12:49PM

An intriguing and somewhat radical idea is coming together around one of the nation’s most embattled community colleges.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Florida 18-Year-Old is the Youngest to Pass UK's Bar Exam

Florida 18-Year-Old is the Youngest to Pass UK’s Bar Exam

by Jamilah King on August 6 2013, 10:33AM

Gabrielle Turnquest has plans to become a fashion law attorney.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

From Sandy to SoHo: Teen Artists Paint New York City's Recovery

From Sandy to SoHo: Teen Artists Paint New York City’s Recovery

by Jamilah King on August 5 2013, 7:00AM

Young artists from neighborhoods devastated by New York City’s worst natural disaster want to tell their stories.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth