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A few universities help black and Hispanic students reach and finish graduate school

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DURHAM, N.C. — Josiah Hardy seems like a great candidate for graduate school. A self-described science geek who has dreamed of becoming a doctor for as long as he can remember, Hardy studied hard, did well in school, was accepted into the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and declared a challenging interdisciplinary major of biochemistry […]


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Texas 10% policy didn’t expand number of high schools feeding students to top universities

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One proposal to boost the number of black and Latino students in elite schools is to cream the top students from every neighborhood or community, rather than admitting only the top students on a national or statewide yardstick. That way the brightest Latino students in a predominantly Latino school, for example, can get a shot […]


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Achievement gap closed, one chancellor asks, “Why aren’t we all doing this?”

Hechinger Report - June 27, 2019 2094

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Amarachi Orakwue felt stifled during high school in Minnesota, having immigrated to the United States from Nigeria in 2010. She “stuck out like a sore thumb,” she said, as one of the few students of color in class. “I never thought about the concept of, like, ‘We want you to feel like […]


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Histories of Violence: Life in Zones of Abandonment: A Time to Break the Spectacle of Ignorance and Violence – UncommonThought

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Search Search for: » » You're currently reading "Histories of Violence: Life in Zones of Abandonment: A Time to Break the Spectacle of Ignorance and Violence" 9 August 2019 Histories of Violence: Life in Zones of Abandonment: A Time to Break the Spectacle of Ignorance and Violence Share this... [Photo: Hopper College Courtyard, Yale ().] Brad Evans interviews Henry A. Giroux Source: Editor's Note I appreciate this interview for a variety of reason, not the least because it offers us a look into the early life of one of the best minds of our time, Henry A.