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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.

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    Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The case challenges a Michigan voter-approved ban against considering race or gender in public…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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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    The Future of School Integration

    Panelists talked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s December 4, 2006 hearing on the constitutionality of racial school integration plans in Louisville, Kentucky, and Seattle, Washington. They also focused on Mr.…

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    Education Standards

    Experts spoke to reporters about the release of the Education Week report “Quality Counts 2006: A Decade of Standards-based Education.” Using charts and graphs, Ms. Olson and Mr. Swanson…

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    A Matter of Law: Equal Rights

    Judge Carter talked about his memoir A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights, published by New Press. He talked about his life as a black man born into a culture…

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    American Indians National Congress

    Secretary Spellings and Congressman Cole spoke before hundreds of Indian tribal and community leaders at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 62nd Annual Conference.…

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    The Shame of the Nation: Apartheid Schooling in America

    Jonathan Kozol talked about his book The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, published by Crown. After visiting 60 public schools around the nation, he found that…

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    Black College Presidents Forum

    The 2005 National Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Conference was held to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the first Presidential Executive Order on HBCUs which…

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    Black College Presidents Forum

    The 2005 National Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Conference was held to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the first Presidential Executive Order on HBCUs which…

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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing, Day 4 Part 4

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the appointment of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Chief Justice William…

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