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How the Next President Will Sway Higher Education Policy

Oct 22, 2012

 In less than a month, millions of Americans will head to the polls and cast their ballot for one of two fundamentally different visions for America, and our higher education system.Will we choose to expand fairness, opportunity and shared responsibility?...

California’s Pickiest Eaters Grade New School Lunches

Oct 22, 2012

Two months into a new school year that saw stricter federal nutrition guidelines go into effect for school meals, youth reporters from New America Media fanned out in high schools across California to interview their peers and check out the...

Pakistani Assemblywoman: Girls’ Education Key to Ending Terrorism

Oct 22, 2012

 Editor’s Note: The attempted assassination of Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl being treated in a hospital in Britain after she was shot in the head by the Taliban Oct. 9 for championing girls’ education, has united her country like...

In California, Students and Parents Prefer the New School Lunches

Oct 18, 2012

By a ratio of 3 to 1, public school students in California say the new healthy school meals being served up in California’s K-12 public schools are better than what they’ve had in the past, according to a survey released...

For San Francisco, Decision Time on City College

Oct 16, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO – On November 6th, voters here will cast a ballot for the candidates they believe are best suited to steer the embattled City College of San Francisco (CCSF) out of its current crisis. How they vote will determine...

Fisher v. Texas: A View of Affirmative Action from Brazil

Oct 12, 2012

The October 10, 2012, Supreme Court argument in the Fisher v. Texas affirmative action case marks a peculiar turning point in the racial history of the United States and its inspiration in worldwide civil rights movements. Just as the United...

How Diversity Trumped Equity—and May Kill Affirmative Action

Oct 11, 2012

 Affirmative action has resisted multiple attempts on its life. But this week, opponents will take another whack at it. Nine years after the Supreme Court last affirmed universities’ rights to consider race in their admissions work, the Court is set...

Roberts Court May Have Last Word in Long Debate Over Affirmative Action

Oct 09, 2012

 On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case many court watchers believe will lead to the functional end of affirmative action in higher education. That it is before the Court at...

Reading Romeo and Juliet on an iPad

Oct 04, 2012

ORINDA, Calif. -- “Go ahead and highlight that passage in green,” my teacher instructs the class, informing us it will link to an online explanation. My fingers slide across the screen. “Give me my Romeo,” declares Juliet, “And when I...

Reading Shakespeare on an iPad

Oct 04, 2012

ORINDA, Calif. -- “Go ahead and highlight that passage in green,” my teacher instructs the class, informing us it will link to an online explanation. My fingers slide across the screen. “Give me my Romeo,” declares Juliet, “And when I...

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