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Author Chat: New Book Mines Racial Disparities in College Degrees
Journalist Richard Whitmire discusses how to significantly improve graduation rates of first-generation, low-income, minority college students in his sixth book, The B.A. Breakthrough: How Ending Diploma Disparities Can Change the Face of America. Whitmire, a past president of the National Education Writers Association and former editorial writer for USA Today, discussed the book (published by The 74 and released April 9) and related issues with Diverse.
April 18, 2019
Diversity in Tech: Make School Bachelor’s Program with Dominican Accredited
Make School, a postsecondary educational program created by two 20-something techies, is now offering an industry-driven, project-oriented bachelor’s degree in partnership with Dominican University of California that students can complete in two years – and don’t have to start paying for until they graduate and secure a job that pays at least $60,000 a year.
December 28, 2018
UCLA Research Confirms Political Opinions Predict False Information About Dangers
Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) published a new study that found that people’s political opinions can determine whether they believe false information about dangers. The study, called Electoral fortunes reverse, mindsets do not, found those results still remain true today with Republicans controlling the White House and both houses of […]
December 18, 2018
Scholars Believe Supreme Court Likely to End Affirmative Action with Kavanaugh
Scholars from coast to coast expect the Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh – and they expect him to help end affirmative action by ruling against it in cases that reach the high court.
September 13, 2018
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New Book Chronicles Aftermath of US Japanese Incarceration
Growing up in the 1950s, Kay Ochi heard nary a syllable about the incarceration camps where her parents and other Japanese Americans languished during World War II. A new book documents how ordinary people gained empowerment through their activism around the issue.
July 31, 2018
UCLA Exceeds Fundraising Goal 18 Months Early
A University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) fundraiser has met its $4.2-billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule, school officials told the Los Angeles Times. The fundraiser was created in honor of UCLA’s 100th anniversary next year. and the money will go toward various university initiatives such as scholarships, research programs and faculty support. […]
July 31, 2018
Neurodiversity: The Next Frontier in Social Justice
The scar on my thigh reminds me of the day I almost gave up my career as a teacher. I now dedicate my career to helping children and adults with learning and behavioral challenges. These learners are the next frontier in social justice.
May 17, 2018
Achieving Equity in Education: Journalists as Truth-Tellers and Teachers
LOS ANGELES — Gathered for the 2018 Education Writers Association National Seminar, hundreds of education journalists heard from education experts, thought leaders and fellow journalists about ways to make their coverage of education issues nuanced, culturally relevant and enlightening.
May 16, 2018
Find Your Tribe and You Find Your Health and Success
Those we keep closest to us are a reflection of us and we, in some ways, become like them. Choose to spend the most time with those who mirror the best in you and inspire and encourage you to be better. They are your tribe.
May 3, 2018
Researchers Find Disparities in Off-Campus College Recruiting
UCLA and University of Arizona researchers released data this week that examined how colleges and universities often steer clear of poor communities and communities of color in off-campus recruiting.
May 2, 2018
Will High School Activism Hurt Your College Chances?
Students risked disciplinary action at nearly 3,000 high schools in the first nationwide walkout for gun policy reform in March. But they most likely didn’t risk their hopes for college admission. “Attention HS students: @AdelphiU fully supports your desire to stand up for your beliefs. Participation in non-violent demonstrations has never and will never affect […]
April 18, 2018
Arthur Ashe: A Sportsman Who Changed the World
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Arthur Ashe, a social justice advocate and tennis legend who won three Grand Slam titles and was the first Black man to ever win the singles title at Wimbledon.
April 8, 2018
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