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Are police being asked to do too much? North Charleston

Why are police inside public schools?

Police in schools are being asked to deal with a range of issues, such as being a mental health counselor for a traumatized child. It is unfair to the police and can be harmful for children.
A Halloween gathering in Los Angeles for children who live on the street, in shelters or in cars. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

How racism has shaped welfare policy in America since 1935

On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
School closure over the summer widens the achievement gap between classes. School chair image via www.shutterstock.com

How community schools can beat summer learning loss for low-income students

The learning loss that occurs over the summer for poor students can lead to a growing academic achievement gap in subsequent years. What are community schools and how do they help low-income students?
What struggles do black families face over the summer? Mother child image via www.shutterstock.com

What summertime means for black children

Summer is not an idyllic time for all. Two researchers who are black and are parents to two black children describe why they feel the weight of the summer.
How can more kids be interested in science? Shawn Anderson

Here’s why kids fall behind in science

A 'leaky STEM pipeline' keeps many women, racial and ethnic minorities as well as adults from low-income families from pursuing STEM careers. How early do these leaks begin?
Why aren’t enough black students identified for gifted programs? Howard County Library System

Why do fewer black students get identified as gifted?

Two students -- one black and one white -- with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.

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