Schools in predominantly Black communities receive less funding, even though Black homeowners pay higher tax rates.
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A school finance expert and an education law scholar make the case for why reparations should be paid to African Americans by changing the way schools are funded.
Protesters at an anti-vaccine rally in Pennsylvania in August 2021.
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Republicans are four times as likely as Democrats to say they’re not going to get the COVID-19 vaccine. What’s behind the polarization of who trusts or denies science?
Four people – none of them trained astronauts – launched into orbit aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule on Sept. 15, 2021.
The Inspiration4 mission sent four civilians to space for three days. Though still funded by a billionaire, the mission is a step forward in the nascent space tourism industry.
Gavin Newsom’s victory could provide a national strategy for Democrats.
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The state’s Democratic governor held off an attempt to oust him by some margin. His victory provides a pathway for the national party, and a reminder of the mobilizing power of the state.
The James Webb Space Telescope is the biggest orbital telescope ever built and is scheduled to be launched into space on Dec. 18, 2021.
The largest orbital telescope ever made will allow astronomers to study the atmospheres of alien planets, learn about how stars form in the Milky Way and peer into the farthest reaches of the universe.
Protesters gather at Indiana University in June 2021 to demonstrate against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for students, staff and faculty.
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Subtly shifting the crafting and delivery of public health messaging on COVID-19 vaccines could go a long way toward persuading many of the unvaccinated to get the shot.
In the early 1960s, Barry Goldwater, a Republican U.S. senator from Arizona, called for the GOP to adopt racist principles.
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For much of the country’s history, the Republican Party was the party of Lincoln and racial equality, and the Democratic Party backed Jim Crow laws and white supremacy. The two parties switched.
People around the world mourned loved ones on International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, 2021.
False narratives about drug addiction and policies that are not supported by research are deepening the overdose epidemic in the US.
A woman holds a menstrual cup in Kenya.
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Menstruation cups are increasingly being used as an environmentally friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads.
Global views on climate change are shifting, but there is still a strong progressive-conservative divide.
Pew asked people in 17 countries how they felt about climate change. The survey found some optimism but also deep ideological divides, particularly in the United States.
Your experiences affect your brain – and your brain affects your health.
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New research points to a biological way that racism can lead to health disparities.
North Korea’s testing of two long-range cruise missiles was a provocative act – but a predictable one, too.
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North Korea has tended to ratchet up tensions when the U.S. is seen to be weak and when it feels it can yield greater concessions, a scholar explains.
Many churches propped up white supremacist beliefs through pulpit rhetoric and segregationist policies.
Race and religion have intertwined since the earliest days of the US. Critical race theory can explore how white supremacy has operated through religious establishments.
Today’s science standards encourage teachers to base lessons on real-world phenomena rather than textbook facts and definitions.
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Effective science teachers use everyday natural events to get students to explore their world. Here’s how they do it, according to an expert who prepares elementary school science teachers.