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US schools are not racially integrated, despite decades of effort

Court-ordered desegregation has happened in the U.S. as recently as 2015, when a federal judge issued a desegregation order to the Cleveland, Miss. ...

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I’m a Black sociologist, and a mom – by listening to other Black mothers, I’ve learned about their pandemic struggles and strengths

When schools shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, moms took on the burden of supporting students at home. AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar Loren ...

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In Midwestern schools, LGBTQ teachers face discrimination, hate and their own fears

Teachers and their supporters demonstrate in St. Paul, Minn., in March 2022. Michael Siluk/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Ferial ...

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Racism is different than colorism – here’s how

The preference for lighter skin has its roots in colonial histories. STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP via Getty Images Ronald Hall, Michigan State ...

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3 ways to make ‘belonging’ more than a buzzword in higher ed

Belonging is a key to college student success. RichLegg/E+ via Getty Images Michelle Samura, Chapman University “Belonging” is ...

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Psychological tips aren’t enough – policies need to address structural inequities so everyone can flourish

Who gets to flourish and who doesn’t? Tony Anderson/DigitalVision via Getty Images Sarah S. Willen, University of Connecticut; Abigail ...

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Despite $400 boost, Pell Grants fall far short of original goal to make college more affordable for low- and middle-income students

The Pell Grant covers less than 30 percent of the costs to attend a four-year public college. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty ...

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Harvard Student Newspaper Endorses BDS Movement Against Israel, Sparks Fierce Reactions Online

The editorial board of Harvard’s student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, has “finally” endorsed boycotting, ...

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Four reasons you should consider adult education – even if you’re at the start of your career

Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Will Curtis, University of Warwick Adult education has often been associated with evening classes for older people, ...

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Students with caring responsibilities face significant challenges – but universities are hindering rather than helping them

BUNDITINAY/Shutterstock Jessica Runacres, Staffordshire University and Daniel Herron, Staffordshire University Roughly 6% of the UK population ...

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