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Six-year-old Jaquin Nelson attends a Hoodie Sabbath, a church service in New Orleans that honored Trayvon Martin. Mr. Martin, 17, was wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he was shot and killed by a neighborhood-watch volunteer in Florida. The event was organized by the PICO National Network's Lifelines to Healing Campaign, a faith-based effort to reduce gun violence in the nation's inner cities.
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Obama Inspires Thoughts on Supporting Black Males

Following the president's remarks last month on his own early encounters with racism, educators and advocates reflect on the plight of African-American youth. (August 6, 2013)

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04/14 02:10 pm | Denver District Taps DREAMers for Teaching Jobs | Superintendent Tom Boasberg says that undocumented college graduates would provide a pool of bilingual teachers as well as educators who can empathize with the district's ...

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Bypassing a vote on a controversial proposal for a Mexican-American studies course, the state board of education instead asked publishers to submit textbooks for ethnic studies topics.
April 10, 2014 - AP
Evidence suggests that policies that have led to a largely uncontrolled expansion of charter schools is risky, argues author Iris C. Rotberg.
March 27, 2014 - Education Week
Richard Rothstein writes about the oft-overlooked history of government-sanctioned segregated housing policy and its continuing impact on schools and minority achievement.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
While President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is promising, like many such programs it neglects to direct resources to helping minority girls succeed in school and life, Julia Grant writes.
March 21, 2014 - Education Week (Web)
New federal civil rights data show persistent and widespread disparities for disadvantaged students on key education indicators, from pre-K through high school.
March 21, 2014 | Updated: March 27, 2014 - Education Week
Average levels of school segregation by race have barely budged since the 1980s, says a forthcoming research review, but some scholars beg to differ.
March 13, 2014 - Education Week
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
As the district's director of family engagement, Tracy Hill is working to give parents the knowledge and tools they need to keep their children on the path to academic success.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
School leaders must take concrete action to attract black men into K-12 teaching, an area where they are now grossly underrepresented, says Donald G. Nicolas.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
February 24, 2014 - Education Week

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