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Childhood poverty: majority of U.S. public school students eligible for free or reduced lunch

Rising income inequality in the U.S. has produced a startling statistic: 51% of U.S. public school children in pre-K through 12th grade were eligible under the federal program for free and reduced-price lunches in the 2012-201...
by Adriana Maestas
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President Obama to propose plans for 2 years of free community college

President Obama announced on Thursday that he is proposing a program that would pay the community college tuition of students who are making steady progress toward degree completion. According to the White House, the program wo...
by Adriana Maestas
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ASPIRE Inspires in Violence Torn Chicago

News out of Chicago these days always seems to carry a body count; and having quickly become known as “Murder City” after the last few years of increasing gang and gun violence, one must diligently search for or stumble upo...
by Politic365 Staff
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Bill limiting school suspensions signed by CA Gov. Brown

Earlier this year some reports were released showing that students of color were more likely to be suspended from school than their white counterparts. The data was especially troubling in regards to black students who were thr...
by Adriana Maestas
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AZ Superintendent who pushed ban on Mexican American studies loses GOP primary

On Tuesday, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost in the primary election. This defeat came after Huppenthal admitted to making offensive comments on blogs under a pseudonym saying that welfare recip...
by Adriana Maestas
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HBCUs: After Millions Lost Obama Admin. Plans Parent PLUS Changes for 2015

In 2012, 28,000 students at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were denied Parent PLUS Loans.  Since the Obama Administration’s Department of Education changed the loan standards for Par...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Feds investigate Newark school reorganization plan for discrimination

Newark is planning a school reorganization plan, and parents are claiming that it discriminates against African American students. According to The Star-Ledger: “Parents and a local education advocacy organization filed ...
by Adriana Maestas
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HBCU’s and Performance Funding: A Short Video

The short video below explores the issue of “performance funding” and how it may impact HBCUs.  Many schools are funded based on how many full-time equivalent students are enrolled at the start of the semester.  M...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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