Tagged with minorities

How to Discipline Students Without Turning School Into a Prison

For years a body of troubling evidence has been building that reveals racially discriminatory practices in school disciplinary measures. Black and Latino children are more likely to be disciplined, be more severely disciplined, and are more frequently are suspended or expelled or sent to special alternative schools. “Zero-tolerance” policies that presume all explanations for infractions … Continue reading

Christie Hails N.J. Version of Dream Act as Equalizer

In a move lauded by some and denounced by others, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie publicly signed legislation that now allows the children of immigrants who came to this country illegally, to pay in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. The bill, which Christie privately signed into law back in late December so it … Continue reading

Calif. Higher Ed Leader: Demand-Based Funding Best Serves Underrepresented Groups

Following the system leadership panel discussion earlier this month at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Higher Education Government Relations Conference, California Community Colleges Chancellor Dr. Brice W. Harris talked to Diverse about the population growth of first-generation college students and the diversity concerns of underrepresented groups. The California system, the largest … Continue reading

Minority Groups View College More Favorably Than Whites

Blacks and Hispanics are more hopeful than whites about the value of a college education and the influence of education on improving the economy, according to a new report. The findings of the most recent Next America Poll, from a survey conducted last month by the College Board and National Journal and released at an … Continue reading

NAACP Increases Efforts to Target College Students

For as long as she can remember, Georgetown University junior Mikaela Ferrill has been an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Ferrill, 20, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attended her first NAACP meeting with her mother when she was a child and eventually got active in the youth council of … Continue reading

U.S. Education Department and Social Security Administration Award Four Grants to Improve Retirement Security within Minority Low-Income Communities

The U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration [Friday] announced the award of $466,603 to four Minority-Serving Institutions to conduct research in the areas of retirement security, financial literacy, and financial decision-making within minority and low-income communities. The purpose of the program is twofold: to provide opportunities for graduate students at institutions with … Continue reading