Black students are underrepresented in Advanced Placement courses.
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A college readiness scholar says the new Advanced Placement course in African American Studies has been weakened by political pressure from the right.
Unveiling of a statue of Richard T. Greener, the first Black professor at the University of South Carolina, in 2018.
As momentum builds to remove statutes that pay homage to Confederates and others who sought to uphold white supremacy, a historian explores questions about what should be erected in their place.
High-tech tools can help African American children avoid drugs and alcohol, honor their racial heritage, and remain optimistic.
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Rural African American families typically have more disadvantages than those living in urban areas. But high-tech options can help.
Evangelical Christian educator, Paige Patterson.
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With controversial Christian educators like Paige Patterson who believe that the Bible teaches women to submit to men, it matters to know today that evangelicals encouraged women’s education in the past.
For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any “Black holiday. ” It is a recognition that knowledge of Black history is worthwhile.
Though popular culture might suggest otherwise, cyberbullying isn’t just a white problem.
A recent Pew survey reported that young African-Americans are more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying. Why?
What do black Americans experience in the school system?
What are the race-related struggles that African-American students experience throughout their school years? Here’s the story of Tyrone.
Researchers have found large achievement gaps in science in kindergarten. However, these can change significantly in subsequent years.
Profits from slavery funded education. Washington and Lee University campus.
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The slave trade was used to fund American universities. Scholars are looking to recover the lost stories of the enslaved humans who built some of America’s oldest institutions.
Zero tolerance policies have been found to increase racial disparities.
New research finds state zero tolerance laws do not improve student safety. In fact, they increase the use of suspensions and racial disparities in discipline.
What does the progress of black students look like?
Statistics on black student graduation rates don’t reveal the complete picture: at highly selective colleges and universities, black student graduation rates range from 88 percent to 96 percent.
Creativity is a valuable skill. Why is it ignored in the admissions process?
A recent report, Turning the Tide, urges colleges and universities to reexamine their admissions process. What about measuring creativity?
Students are demanding more diverse faculty.
Many students arrive at college without ever having a non-white teacher. Professors of color can inspire higher order thinking and analysis.
Students across campuses are protesting against racial injustice.
A former activist turned professor says previous student movements may have opened the door for people of color to have greater opportunity but fell short of changing the power structure.
What’s new about black students’ demands?
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Here’s what black student activists were asking for 50 years ago. So, what changed?
Racism exists and not much may have changed in the past 30 years.
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Racial tensions on college campuses may not be much different for today’s students from what they were even 36 years ago, argues associate professor of history at University of Oklahoma.