Tag: Education

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Failure Factories

On Dec. 18, 2007, the school board in Pinellas Country, Florida, voted to abandon integration. They justified the decision with bold promises: Schools in poor, black neighborhoods would get more money, more staff, more resources. They delivered none of that. A 5-part investigation.

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A Dream of Secular Utopia in ISIS' Backyard

On a thin sliver of land called Rojava where "rules of the neighboring ISIS caliphate ha[ve] been inverted," a Kurdish Syrian college trains its future autonomous leaders.
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Fiction Pick of the Week: "The Way You Look at Me"

Marriage, infidelity, distance, and communications.

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A Prescription for More Black Doctors

The struggles of Xavier University, a tiny, historically-black school in New Orleans, to train students for medical school.

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Black Arts

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco is very profitable for the family who runs it. But not so much for the students who attend in hopes of becoming artists.

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Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

A controversial effort divides students by race in order to combat racism.

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Why Are Palo Alto's Kids Killing Themselves?

How one community is struggling to understand and respond to a cluster of suicides.

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The Guardians Who Slumbereth Not

Mel and Norma Gabler of Longview, Texas, want to tell your children what to learn in school.

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A City Run by Children

The theme-park chain where kids learn to pilot a plane, pay taxes, and pretend to be adults.

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How to Be Intoxicated

College is when we first get drunk. Euripides’ The Bacchae can help us learn how to do it right.