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Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom

H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their lessons.
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aha! Aha! AHA! How 3 Insightful Moments Changed Safeena Husain's Life

She ran away to an ashram to heal from an abusive childhood. She used the Yellow Pages to pick a new career. Then a harsh encounter in an Indian village inspired her to found a group to educate girls.
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Beating The Odds: Coping With An Incarcerated Parent

On top of the challenges of being a first generation immigrant, Blossom Ojukwu struggled to cope with the incarceration of her father. Despite her obstacles, she graduated high school with a 3.9 and is pursuing a career in the arts.
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To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.
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Could It Be? Researchers Find A Hiring Bias That Favors Women

A new study shows that universities have a 2:1 preference for hiring women for STEM tenure-track positions.
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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.
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On The High School Diploma: A 'Bilingual' Stamp Of Approval?

Indiana may soon allow high school students to graduate with a 'seal of biliteracy.' Eight other states already do.
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Students At University of Mary Washington Challenge School Board On Divestment

Students around the country are pushing their schools to divest from companies that sell and promote the use of fossil fuels, including a handful at the University of Mary Washington in Frederick who were arrested for their efforts.

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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.
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Universities Target MBA Programs Toward Professional Athletes

Pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career. Some schools are now catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.

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