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  • Washington Journal Adam Harris Discusses the College Graduation Gap in Rural America
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    Adam Harris on the College Graduation Gap in Rural America

    Adam Harris talked about his Atlantic article, “The Education Deserts of Rural America,” on the college graduation gap between those living in rural and urban areas in the U.S. This program is part of a…

  • Black Americans Education and Poverty
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    Black Americans, Education, and Poverty

    2018 is the 50th anniversary of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael’s election as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and his founding of the Black Power movement.…

  • President Trump Remarks on White House HBCU Initiative
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    President Trump on White House HBCU Initiative

    President Trump named Johnny Taylor Jr. the chair of the President’s Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Mr. Taylor is the President and CEO of the…

  • Conference on Racial Justice and Education Ivory Toldson Remarks
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    Conference on Racial Justice and Education, Ivory Toldson Remarks

    Ivory Toldson delivered keynote remarks at the National Education Association Conference on Minorities and Women. He outlined key myths associated with black men and minority students in…

  • National Education Association Holds Conference on Women and Minorities
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    Conference on Racial Justice and Education, Youth Activists

    Youth activists shared their experiences with racism and its impact on their lives. Among the panelists were an LGBT and trans-health advocate, a student who works with Black Lives Matter,…

  • Conference on Racial Justice and Education Closing Remarks
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    Conference on Racial Justice and Education, Closing Remarks

    The National Education Association hosted a conference on racial justice in education featuring NEA officials and youth activists.

  • Maggie Severns on DC School Vouchers Bill
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    Washington, D.C. School Vouchers

    Politico education reporter Maggie Severns discussed a House bill to reauthorize a Washington, D.C. school voucher program for students from low-income families.

  • Innovation in Schools
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    Innovation in Schools

    Panelists talked about innovation in education to mark the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. The educators presented ideas on how innovation could help…

  • emSchuette v Coalition to Defend Affirmative Actionem Oral Argument
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    Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The case challenges a 2006 Michigan voter-approved constitutional amendment prohibiting consideration…

  • James Baldwin Conference Keynote Address
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    James Baldwin Conference, Keynote Address

    Author bell hooks discussed the work and impact of James Baldwin at a symposium celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain. During her…

  • Stewart Indian School
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    Stewart Indian School

    Richard Arnold, chairman of the Nevada Indian Commission, talked about the Stewart Indian School, located the Stewart area of Carson City, Nevada. The school was one of many created around the United States near the end…

  • emAfrican American Education in Delawareem
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    African American Education in Delaware

    Bradley Skelcher, author of African American Education in Delaware: A History through Photographs, talked about the struggle of African Americans in the post-Civil War era. In his book, Skelcher shares his…

  • emWhistling Vivaldiem
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    Whistling Vivaldi

    The provost of Columbia University presents his study of the effects of stereotypes on learning and testing and the state of education in the U.S. He discovers that telling a group what a…

  • Bay Path College Commencement
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    Bay Path College Commencement

    Erin Gruwell delivered the commencement address at Bay Path College. She gained fame from her work with the extremely under-privileged in Long Beach, CA. She made her students write stories…

  • Race Media and the Obama Presidency
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    Race, Media and the Obama Presidency

    Rev. Al Sharpton and former Speaker Newt Gingrich discussed racial and class issues in employment and education policies. They talked about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the…

  • emNo Excuses  Closing the Racial Gap in Educationem
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    No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Education

    Ms. Thernstrom talked about the book she co-authored with her husband, No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines the racial gap in…

  • emColor and Moneyem
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    Color and Money

    Peter Schmidt talked about his book Color and Money: How Rich White Kids Are Winning the War over College Affirmative Action, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He was interviewed at the 30th…

  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon Perspective
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    Pediatric Neurosurgeon Perspective

    Dr. Ben Carson talked about his rise out of poverty through education, the importance of education to the country, and how it can be improved. He told of instances when he overcame peer pressure…

  • Diversity in Higher Education
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    Diversity in Higher Education

    Panelists on both panels talked about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Powell’s legacy and school diversity. Topics included Powell’s methods of decision-making, his influence on court decisions,…

  • Kentucky School Integration Case
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    Kentucky School Integration Case

    Both counsels in the Kentucky case regarding desegregation in education, Meredith v. Jefferson County Public Schools, spoke about whether race can be used in assigning students to K-12…

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