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What Young Men Of Color Can Teach Us About The Achievement Gap

"They're stuck in a predicament that teaches them that that's who they are. And that that's how they fit into the world," says Harvard economist Ron Ferguson.
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Citadel Military College Says Prospective Student Can't Wear Hijab

The woman's family is considering legal action, according to a Muslim advocacy group. Citadel's president says a headscarf would violate the school's uniform policy, part of a core lesson on teamwork.
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Obama Gets All In His Blackness At Howard

Some applauded the president's speech at the historic black university as a break from "respectability politics" that demean African-Americans. Other saw it as more of the same.

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Fact Check: Did Hillary Clinton Introduce A New Approach To Early Education?

The HIPPY program, based on home visits, teaches parents to be their children's first teachers.
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Texas Lt. Gov. Targets Fort Worth Schools Chief Over Transgender Guidelines

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says parents should call for the Fort Worth district leader to step down over guidelines intended to support trans students. It's the latest development in a nationwide debate.
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North Carolina Sues The Justice Department Over The State’s Bias Law

North Carolina sues the U.S. in a transgender law dispute.

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Through The Looking Glass: How Children's Books Have Grown Up

Literature for kids hasn't always been focused on the magical and whimsical. We take a three-century tour through the history of children's books in the classroom.
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ACLU: D.C. Public Schools Initiative Is Unfair To Girls

The American Civil Liberties Union has released a report that finds a D.C. Public Schools initiative, which focuses on boys of color, is not fair to girls.
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Notorious FDA? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking

For its latest anti-tobacco campaign, the Food and Drug Administration wants to harness hip-hop swagger to reach minority teens — who disproportionately suffer the consequences of smoking.
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NYC Teens Spotlight School Funding Woes On Stage

A lawsuit over the way public schools are financed in the state became so dramatic that it inspired some New York City high school students to write a play about it.

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