Tag: Education

The Integration Success Stories

On April 19, 1971, the Senate began debate on legislation that had the potential to foster meaningful integration in American schools. The bill was Connecticut senator Abraham Ribicoff’s baby. He thought that supposedly haphazard, so-called “de facto” segregation was a myth. Instead, he believed that all segregation was traceable to law or public policy. It […]

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Unity releases game design and computer science tools for the classroom

Unity Technologies, the maker of the widely-used real-time 3D game development platform, has launched two new tools for the classroom. Create with Code and Unity Teach are now generally available for students to learn both game design and computer science. Create with Code, the first comprehensive solution for educators to teach computer science using Unity, […]

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Teen Security Researcher Suspended for Exposing Vulnerabilities in His School’s Software

Bill Demirkapi, an 11th grader in Lexington, Massachusetts, had found a vulnerability in Aspen, the software his school uses to deliver students’ grades, transcripts, and schedules. With this sort of access, an attacker could obtain a student’s password, their birth city, details on their free or reduced lunch, and other information. But Demirkapi didn’t want […]

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EZ365 reveals blockchain for digital asset trading, gambling, esports betting, and education

EZ365 today announced its plan to launch the world’s first blockchain-based ecosystem that combines a digital asset exchange, a cryptocurrency casino, esports betting, and a blockchain education portal. That’s an all-in platform which shows off the potential of blockchain to enhance traditional online businesses. Malta-based EZ365 has three integrated and complementary platforms: EZ Exchange – […]

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Higher Education Faces a Turning Point

Late last month, President Trump spoke at an event for Turning Point USA, a right-wing student rights organization that has spent years fomenting a culture war against higher education. Trump entered to his campaign song, Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA,” and spent almost the entirety of his 90 minutes on stage ranting about the […]

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A First at a Century-Old Seminary: A Black Woman Takes Charge

First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem had 300 members and no website when LaKeesha Walrond and her husband took over as pastors. Yet, as many churches have strained to maintain their congregations, theirs flourished: More than 10,000 congregants now come for Sunday services and for mental health programs, yoga classes and a free co-working space. […]

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Citing a Shortage of Black Doctors, Career Mechanic Becomes One at Age 47: ‘You Can Do it, This is Totally Possible’

Carl Allamby (center) speaks to an audience at Cleveland State University. Screenshot: CSU-Tech Representation matters. It’s much more than a mere catchphrase devised to disrupt the status quo, it’s a rallying cry in our quest to survive in a world constructed to malign and subjugate us. It’s also a reminder that manifests every time a […]

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Rich Families Are Legally Separating from Their Kids to Pay Less for College

Georgetown University’s campus. Photo by Alex Wong/Get On its website, Destination College describes itself as “a Chicago based firm working with families to make college affordable for their children.” The smiling blonde woman holding an award on its homepage, Lora Georgieva, has apparently helped “many homeless students, refugees, and single moms achieve their college dream.” […]

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#DodgeBallWhileBlack: 10-Year-Old Black Boy Charged With a Crime for Playing Dodge Ball

Photo: iStock In the latest case of what one apparently cannot do and be black in this country, a 10-year-old black child is facing an assault charge because he (allegedly) hit another child (and, yes, a white child) in the face while playing a game of dodge ball. The black child’s mom, Cameishi Lindley, tells […]

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It’s Easy to Forget, but a Program to Forgive Student Loans Already Exists

ImageThe rejection rate for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is 99.3 percent, but that’s likely to decrease significantly over time. A graduate at Pasadena City College wore a money lei in June.CreditRobyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images When Bernie Sanders recently announced a $1.6 trillion plan to forgive all student loans, he had a […]

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White Professor Accuses Historically Black Tuskegee University of Age, Racial Discrimination: ‘It’s Just Wrong’

Image: iStock Here’s something I never thought I’d live to see: a historically black college has been slapped with a lawsuit alleging age and racial discrimination—by a white guy. According to the Daily Beast, the school in question is Alabama’s Tuskegee University, which is being sued by its own 73-year-old physics professor and one-time Teacher […]

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‘I Cannot Tell a Lie’: Decision to Paint Over George Washington Mural Raises Dem Fears of a Campaign Gift to Trump

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie BrownPhoto: Frazer Harrison (Getty) Controversy is roiling Democratic circles in San Francisco over a controversial decision by the city’s school board to paint over an early-20th-century mural that depicts George Washington as a slave owner as well as a military commander who oversaw the decimation of Native Americans. Supporters of […]

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Angela Davis to be Inducted Into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

Photo: Jemal Countess (Getty Images) The National Women’s Hall of Fame prides itself on celebrating the achievements of transcendent women throughout the course of American history. And this fall, educator and activist Angela Davis will be recognized for both her courage and accomplishments. The Associated Press reports that Davis is among the class of 2019 […]

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‘I’m All About Just Getting Stuff Done’: Kamala Harris Gets Political and Personal on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speaks during the Spotify House Of Are & Be Podcast Session Presenting “Jemele Hill Is Unbothered Live With Senator Kamala Harris” on July 6, 2019, in New Orleans.Photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images for Spotify) “Some might think that breaking barriers means you start out on one side of the barrier and […]

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It Was Never About Busing

When Senator Kamala Harris confronted former Vice President Joe Biden at the second Democratic presidential debate about his support of bills to ban busing for school desegregation during the 1970s and early ’80s, he gave a sort of denial. “I did not oppose busing in America,” he said. “What I opposed is busing ordered by […]

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White Woman Discovers Racism

Screenshot: Red Table Talk Facebook In the latest episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith, alongside her mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, hosted former Sex and the City star Kristin Davis for a probing, earnest talk about the complications of transracial adoption. Titled “Should White People Adopt Black Kids,” the discussion featured Davis talking at […]

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Schools Scramble to Handle Thousands of New Migrant Families

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Dayvin Mungia, 7, arrived from El Salvador at South Grade Elementary in South Florida last year with, it seemed, no schooling at all. “He didn’t even recognize the first letter of his name,” said Nicol Sakellarios, his second-grade teacher, as the smiling boy gamely stumbled through his ABC’s in summer school […]

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