Recent podcasts on racial injustice in schools

By Danica Savonick|August 14, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

Discipline in schools and the school-to-prison pipeline: This American Life, “Is This Working?” – see also Huffington Post 3/20/15 “As Awareness of the School-to-Prison Pipeline Rises, Some Schools Rethink the Role of Police.”  Schools are increasingly relying on police officers to solve routine problems. This increases the likelihood that students will end up in prison. Students of color and students with disabilities are disproportionately targeted. Segregated schools: “Three Miles” and “The

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Minority Achievement Gap in Math

By Katina|July 27, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

[The following post is by Evan Misshula, Spring 2015 Futures Initiative Teaching Fellow. It is cross-posted from his website.] It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul. ~ Sofia Kovalevskaya Respecting our students helps them (and us) Linked below is an excellent but long presentation on the gaps in minority achievement in mathematics and the reasons for their persistence from the Mathematical Association of America.

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Stanford Offers Free Tuition If Your Family Earns Less than 125K. What if you earn 12.5K? Poverty and College Success Rates

By Cathy Davidson|April 3, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

[This is reblogged from, April 2, 2015] Stanford announced a remarkable new program today, that in the future students whose parents earn less than $125,000 will be able to go to Stanford tuition free:   It’s a great idea.   Without any financial aid,  a typical Stanford student pays over $65,000 a year in tuition alone.  What family making less than 125K a year can afford that?  This is

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CUNY Sociodemographics Map of New York City: Part I – Race and Ethnicity

By Michael Dorsch|February 10, 2015|Mapping|9 comments

CUNY schools serve a student population as diverse as NYC itself—and sometimes more so By: Michael Dorsch, Futures Initiative Fellow and Doctoral Student, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Read Part 2 Key Points: Across the CUNY system overall, race and ethnicity enrollment characteristics tend to match the race and ethnicity characteristics of the neighboring communities. The percentages of Hispanic, Non-Hispanic Black, and Non-Hispanic Asian students

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