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Students for Fair Admissions vs Harvard

Making elite colleges white again

Suing to eliminate consideration of race in college admissions undoes decades of progress

Harvard critic finds white jocks and rich kids get preferential treatment in admissions

Economist estimates that three-fourths of white students who are athletes, legacies, big donors or faculty children would have been rejected

private school tuition

A private school resets its tuition

Other schools should follow suit

mechanistic explanations

How you talk to your child might make them smarter

New research dissects the explanations that parents and teachers give young kids

AI

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

When it comes to tech and education reform, there’s been more talk than transformation

racial segregation

An analysis of achievement gaps in every school in America shows that poverty is the biggest hurdle

A Stanford study finds that racial segregation matters because black and Hispanic students are concentrated in high poverty schools

black teachers matter

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

We learn more from an integrated school staff than just the syllabus

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Students walk on campus at UC Merced in Merced, Ca. Monday, April 13, 2015.

Economists find free community college can backfire

Simulations by researchers find that the most cost effective way to raise college education levels in America would be to increase taxpayer spending at public universities

black athletes

Black athletes have a trump card they are not using enough

What would happen if they wielded their economic and cultural power collectively?

Scientific research on how to teach critical thinking contradicts education trends

An education researcher writes that scientists are united in their belief that content knowledge is crucial to effective critical thinking

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