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A college scholarship meant to help low-income, black students now serves mostly white, middle-class kids

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At the time, a third of Louisiana’s adults were high school dropouts. Officials also believe the scholarship has helped stem a brain drain from the state. It’s definitely been a blessing,” he said. “It Black students make up 44 percent of the state’s elementary, middle and high school classes, but only 17 percent of the students who won the scholarship last year were black. The new convocation center at Xavier University is seen in New Orleans, Monday, Sept.

Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

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On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, three miles and a world apart. Despite a century of research, definitions of giftedness are fuzzy. Psychologists later poked holes in that definition.

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

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Among the many other problems dragging down Puerto Rico’s stagnant economy, made worse by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, is a huge high school dropout rate and, among those students who do manage to graduate, a comparatively low trajectory to college — especially college on the mainland — and a high dropout rate there, too. Related: New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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Each year since, they have won numerous awards, including the trophy for Outstanding Production for the best overall elementary school performance three years in a row, from 2013 to 2015, and again in 2017. She noted that she learned public speaking from a course during college, but that her elementary-school aged daughter is already able to speak confidently in front of groups. Yet, funding for the arts currently shows no sign of rebounding from cutbacks stemming from George W.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Fellows receive monthly stipends that start at $450 and rise each year, up to $700, in an attempt to combat steep post-secondary dropout rates — 33 percent of black college students drop out after one year of college, often because of financial shortfalls. “We’re Black students who have a black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate high school and go to college. But I could definitely tell I did something,” he said.

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Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Louisville ’s head basketball coach has been suspended for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games of the season, a piece of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s punishment stemming from a prostitution scandal that has roiled the institution for two years.” (National) Education Politics.