education

Bernie Sanders Met With Native Americans To Discuss Poverty & Here’s Why This Matters

So, who thinks anyone would know about the many issues faced by Native people without a popular white male politician around to hand them his mic and let them share their stories?

Kylie Cheung |

Schools Shut Down In Bible Belt Due To Lesson On Isam

A simple high school lesson at Riverheads High School in Augusta County, Virginia became the source of shrieking uproar for all of the schools in its district. Angry parents sending…

Katrin Higher |

Racism At Colleges And Universities Is A Problem – I Know Because I Lived It

Movements have sprung up on university campuses nation-wide, inspired by protests at the University of Missouri that lead to the resignation of the school’s president for not addressing the student…

Tiffanie Drayton |

Spring Valley High School: Children With Behavioral Problems Are Not Criminals

Why do we treat kids with behavioral problems as criminals, when the truth is they should be treated as aneurotypical?

Carol H. Hood |

Texas Mom Shocked By What Her Son’s Book Says About Slavery

The book suggests that slaves were basically just immigrant workers.

Robyn Pennacchia |

School Vouchers Violate State Constitution, Rules Colorado Supreme Court

The court found that funneling money from public education to religious schools violated its state constitution.

Robyn Pennacchia |

Adrienne Truscott Does Rape Comedy Right

See, rape jokes can be funny!

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Cory Booker Is Calling Congress Out On Its “Pot Hypocrisy”

Or is it hyPOTcrisy? Heh heh heh.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Chicago’s First Manslaughter Trial Against A Police Officer In 15 Years Starts Today

The trial of a police officer for manslaughter begins today in Chicago, the first in the last 15 years of the city’s history. Officer Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd, an unarmed Black

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Starbucks Will Now Pay For Employees’ Entire Four-Year College Educations

Starbucks announced yesterday that all full- and part-time employees of the company are eligible to receive fully-paid tuition for Arizona State University’s online bachelor’s degree program. A little under a year ago,…

Claire Hannum |

Mindy Kaling’s Brother Trying To “Pass As Black” For Med School Should Bother You A Lot, Even If You’re Not Black

To be a bonafide celebrity is to know that at some point an errant family member will crawl out of the woodwork, hoping to leverage your fame into their 15minutes. And…

Beejoli Shah |

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 90-Year-Old Priscilla Sitienei Proves It’s Never Too Late To Get An Education

At 90-years-old, Priscilla Sitienei attends elementary school alongside six of her great-great-grandchildren and often scores better than them in class. Sitienei, who lives in Kenya and is lovingly known by her classmates as…

Claire Hannum |

“Humans Of New York” Helps Raise Over $1 Million For Brooklyn School

A little over a week ago, Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the blog “Humans Of New York,” posted a photo of a young man named Vidal who cited his school principal,…

Claire Hannum |

“Why Is My Curriculum White?” Is Exactly The Question We Should Be Asking About University Education

The hardest thing I was ever tasked with reading in a history course was Edward Said’s Orientalism. I dropped the course because it was totally over my head. That says…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Bill Nye Explains Evolution With Emojis

Bill Nye has been on an evolution-education kick lately. First, last week, he went on Newsmax’s “MidPoint” to talk about his vehement opposition to creationism being taught in public schools,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

The Soapbox: Dissent Belongs In The Classroom

Driving home with my 16-year-old son this week, I asked him if any of his teachers had led a discussion regarding recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. He told me that…

Jess Burnquist |

Michael Brown’s Parents Spoke To The UN About Justice In Ferguson

Michael Brown’s parents gave a statement to the UN about the need for justice in Ferguson, Missouri. [The Root]
Jeff Osborne isn’t sorry for the Nazi imagery in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Black Women Are More Confident About Entering STEM Fields

A new American Psychology Association study shows that while STEM is associated with masculinity cross-culturally, black women associate STEM with men less than white women do. The study mentions that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |
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