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All students benefit from minority teachers
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
WASHINGTON – Despite the cry from minorities for more teachers who look like them, both whites and blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress. “… A study of the relationship between the presence of African American teachers in schools and African American students’ access
N.C. voter turnout not just black and white
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
CHARLOTTE – Turnout was up for black voters overall in the state's May primary, but further analysis reveals plenty of shades of gray in the Tarheel State's voting data. Statewide, 44,000 more African-Americans cast their ballot than in the 2012 primary, but turnout is actually down in more than half of North Carolina's counties where blacks make up
Juvenile justice system failing Southern youth
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
“The most disadvantaged, troubled students in the South and the nation attend schools in the juvenile justice systems,” a report from the Southern Education Foundation begins. The document, Just Learning: The Imperative to Transform Juvenile Justice Systems into Effective Educational Systems, raises a number of questions: If so many children
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Practically every young person downloads applications or apps to their phones or tablets. Their

‘Treme’ actor settles profiling suit vs. Macy’s

NEW YORK — A black actor who accused Macy’s of racially profiling minorities as

Drop in black homeownership rate double that of whites

Each year the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University assesses the nation’s