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  • Learning Gaps Between Rich and Poor Kids are Decreasing

    Despite widening income inequality, two new studies reveal that kids from all ends of the wealth spectrum are now entering schools with equivalent preparedness. The studies also show that racial achievement gaps are also smaller than they’ve been in the … Continued

  • Colorblindness in Education

    In an Education Week article, French and Simmons discuss the reluctance of teachers and staff in public schools to explicitly discuss race. Though these teachers have good intentions, French and Simmons argue that a colorblind approach allows students of color … Continued

  • Young Black Doctors Beat the Odds

     Autumn A. Arnett of Diverse magazine tells the story of four young men from Newark, New Jersey who made a pact to overcome their environment and become doctors. In this article, these young doctors discuss professional bias, recruitment efforts, and medical … Continued

  • Diversity Efforts in Engineering

    An article by the University of New Mexico Newsroom reports that more than 100 engineering deans in the United States have signed the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Deans’ Council Diversity Initiative letter. The ASEE intiative focuses providing more opportunities … Continued

  • Increasing Latino Enrollment & Graduation

    A Junior College in Santa Rosa, California is launching a new initiative to help Latino students enroll in and graduate from four-year institutions. Juan Arias, project director for META4 said: “Getting them in school is not enough. The journey through … Continued

  • Why “People of Color”?

    The language used to describe minorities in the United States has evolved over time. A rising trend is the use of the phrase “people of color” instead of “minorities”. This article explains that the ultimate goal is inclusivity. “People of color” … Continued

  • The Excelling Men of New York

    Fatima Scipio of the Huffington Post describes her encounters with high-achieving young men in New York schools. Local community organizations in the Tri-State area work to empower young men of color with positive messages of success. Their mission is to … Continued