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The Urgent Need to Address K-12 School Segregation

By Rae Shih | March 29, 2016 Earlier this year, President Obama’s final State of the Union address discussed early childhood education, high school graduation rates, and community college access. But President Obama skirted a larger issue: poor academic preparation at the K-12 level is a root cause of a lack of people of color…

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How Many Februarys Will It Take for America to Believe Black Children Are the Future, Too?

By Ikhlas Saleem This post originally appeared at EducationPost.org. In 1986 Whitney Houston covered the George Benson hit, The Greatest Love of All, which he originally recorded for a film biography of Muhammad Ali. Stephen Holden of the New York Times wrote that Houston’s cover gave the “message of self-worth an astounding resonance and conviction…a compelling assertion of black pride, family…

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