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Considering Race in College Admissions – 3 Questions Answered

By Stella M Flores, New York University On July 3, the Trump administration announced it will reverse several policy memos outlining how colleges and universities can use race as a factor in admissions. The memos aren’t law, but rather Obama-era guidance – issued jointly by the departments of Education and Justice – stating that the federal government recognizes “the compelling interest that postsecondary institutions have in obtaining the benefits that…

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Inequity in Education is Your (and My) Responsibility

By Kate Gerson ~ Getting Smart There is a great injustice happening in our schools, and it’s happening on our watch. What’s happening can be seen in national reports. The reading and math scores of our white students continue to be higher than the scores of our black and Latino students. In fact, the 30+ point gap between these groups’ National NAEP reading scores has been virtually unchanged since 1990.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | New York City's Education: No Longer Looking Quite So Bleak

New York City’s Education: No Longer Looking Quite So Bleak

Remember that blog post from January concerning how the Bloomberg administration lost New York City hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal Aid for Education? Well, it seems to have all worked out! Legislative leaders were quoted on Monday saying that they had reached an agreement to help New York City and its teachers’ union settle on an evaluation system, finally. Under this new agreement, they have until May 29th…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Learning Virtues

The Learning Virtues

We came across this article and found it thought provoking regarding Educational Justice: By DAVID BROOKS Published: February 28, 2013 Jin Li grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. When the madness was over, the Chinese awoke to discover that far from overleaping the West, they were “economically destitute and culturally barren.” This inspired an arduous catch-up campaign. Students were recruited to learn what the West had to offer.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Educational Justice for New York City Schools Looks Bleak

Educational Justice for New York City Schools Looks Bleak

Thursday was a tough day for New York City students and staff, as the Bloomberg administration and the New York City teachers union said that they had failed to come to a conclusion on a new system for evaluating teachers. This system would be responsible for evaluating 75,000 teachers and would also allow for $450 million in federal aid towards the improvement of the NYC school system. Losing sights on…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | College Level Experience in High School

College Level Experience in High School

For many students in high school the goal is always to get out in four years, but a new type of school in New York is prepping kids for the world with college level experience. Below is an article from the New York Times: At Technology High School, Goal Isn’t to Finish in 4 Years Michael Appleton for The New York Times Students use computers even in English class at…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Will a New Educational Model Create Economic Growth?

Will a New Educational Model Create Economic Growth?

We are consistently looking for stories and news articles about our focused topics, this one we found recently that is a combination of both Educational Justice and Economic Justice from USNews: U.S. Needs New Educational Model for Economic Growth Linking educators and employers is key to economic recovery and maintaining American global competitiveness By STAN LITOW October 19, 2012 Stanley Litow is IBM’s vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs…

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