Tag: Education

Why Is Bill de Blasio’s Presidential Dream a Sad Joke?

It may be hard to believe now, but for a New York minute it seemed that Bill de Blasio was going to be the champion of an insurgent left. Progressive activists and commentators hailed de Blasio’s landslide victory in New York’s 2013 mayoral election as a sign of an encouraging new direction for the Democratic […]

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Morehouse College To Admit Transgender Students

Screenshot: Morehouse College Morehouse College, the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men, will allow individuals who self-identify as men, regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth, to be considered for admission. According to a press release from the institution, the new Gender Identity Admissions and Matriculation Policy will apply to all students […]

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LeBron’s I Promise School Boasts ‘Extraordinary’ Results

Photo: Jason Miller (Stringer for Getty Images) NBA players are lauded for their otherworldly feats on the court, but oftentimes their accomplishments elsewhere go unsung. The Los Angeles Lakers had more than their fair share of struggles this season, but thankfully their superstar forward LeBron James has plenty to brag about off the court. USA […]

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A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The news last month that only seven black students were offered seats at Stuyvesant High School, New York City’s most selective public high school, incited a national uproar about merit, race and class in education. This week, officials said […]

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Make School raises $15 million for its pay-for-performance computer science program

Make School, a unique pay-for-performance college that only requires students to make tuition payments if their income exceeds $60,000 after graduation, today announced that it has raised $15 million in series B funding led by Venrock, with participation from Learn Capital and Kapor Capital. It follows on the heels of a roughly $10 million round […]

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We’ve Been Talking About Education All Wrong. Wyatt Cenac Wants to Change That

Photo: Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas (HBO) Wyatt Cenac knows it’s easy to laugh at Aunt Becky. When news broke last month of the college admissions scandal—which saw dozens of the nation’s most privileged parents receive federal indictments for bribing their children’s way into the nation’s top universities—it dominated as many punchlines as it did headlines. […]

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What It’s Like Writing Fake Essays for Wealthy International Students

Essay photo courtesy Pexels. This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Anthony* is a graduate of a top-tier American university, a former adjunct at several American schools, and currently works at a college application consulting company based in Seoul. He holds two degrees, and his own SAT score was near-perfect. On a typical day, Anthony […]

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Cut the Check: Kamala Harris Announces $315 Billion Plan to Address Educational Inequality in Black and Brown Communities, Jump-start HBCUs

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is introduced at the ‘Conversations that Count’ event during the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on March 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harris is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris […]

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Report: Public Universities Prioritize Out-of-State, Wealthy, White Students, Cue Shock and Awe

Image: iStock While Dr. Dre’s $70 million donations daughter was somehow able to get into USC based “entirely” on her own merit, for many black children, the process to attend their college of choice is an obstacle course of anxiety and racial bias. And while our experiences as perpetual victims of prejudice are irrefutable, it’s […]

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Trump, Devos Propose Cap on Student Loans, Ushering in a New Era of Academic Inequality for Working-Class Families

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during a parent-teacher conference at the Roosevelt Room of the White House February 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House held the session to discuss education.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Utter the words “Sallie Mae” around anyone over the age of 18, […]

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The Argument: Is Trump Causing White Terrorism?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher This week on “The Argument,” is President Trump partly to blame for white supremacist attacks like the New Zealand mosque shooting? Michelle Goldberg argues that the president bridges racist ideology and the internet’s nihilistic […]

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Harvard Accused of ‘Shamelessly’ Profiting From Slavery Photos

Photo: John Shishmanian (Associated Press) Harvard University has been accused of “shamelessly” profiting from photos featuring 19th-century slaves, all while ignoring repeated requests to turn over the photos in question to the descendants of those pictured. As such, a lawsuit was filed on Wednesday. According to USA Today, the school is being sued by Norwich, […]

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What UT, USC, and Georgetown Students Are Saying About the College Cheating Scam

Left Image: Olivia Jade Giannulli. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Right Image: USC. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) When the massive college admissions scam broke into the open on Tuesday, Ryan Cobb’s dad texted him about a family friend. “Holy shit!!! mike center!!! Unbelievably stupid” the message read, […]

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Dropbox adds Klaxoon, Pronto, and WeVideo integrations in education push

Dropbox is doubling down on its education efforts. The cloud storage service, which went public last year, today announced it has inked deals with Klaxoon, Pronto, and WeVideo to expand its productivity offerings. San Francisco-headquartered Dropbox said WeVideo’s cloud-based video editing tool, Pronto’s real-time chat app, and Klaxoon’s polls, word clouds, and other interactive tools […]

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