Education

Navient Corporation

Navient Agrees to $1.7-Billion Settlement for Abusive Lending Practices Impacting Thousands of US College Students

The price of a college education continues to be a stumbling block to many across the country. According to the Education Data Initiative, an estimated 43.2 million individuals are currently paying off loans with an average value of more than $39,000. Of that group, Black students and college graduates are…

Choose Chicago and United Airlines

United Airlines and ‘Choose Chicago’ Announce New Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Apprenticeship

Diversity in the travel and hospitality industries continues to be an area where much change is needed. In a 2020 survey conducted by Travel Weekly, 17% of whites and 61% of people of color reported that the fields are not diverse or inclusive enough and require serious reform and improvements….

Los Angeles Schools

More Than 62,000 Students and Staff in Los Angeles School District Test Positive for COVID-19

In-person learning may be returning to Los Angeles schools today, but that doesn’t mean COVID-19 is no longer a problem in the nation’s second-largest district. CNN’s Cheri Mossburg reported that based on current data, more than 62,000 Los Angeles students and staff have recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Mossburg…

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School in Vermont Charged in New ALCU Complaint With Failing To Protect Its Only Black Student 

In 2020, a 10th-grade Black female student attending high school in Vermont began experiencing severe harassment and racial discrimination from her classmates. The girl was new to the school, as well as the only Black student, and despite “repeated derogatory racial slurs, references to white supremacy and threats of physical…

Farmington, Utah

School District in Farmington, Utah Covered Up Over 200 Cases of Racial Harassment During a 5-Year Period

In a disturbing new report, officials with the Department of Justice have revealed that Black and Asian American students at a school district in Utah underwent years of verbal abuse and bullying while administrators willfully turned their back on the issue. In total, school records show at least 212 documented…

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Michigan School Forces Staff Members To Remove Rainbow Flags and Signs Supporting the LGBTQ Community

Another U.S. school system has been hit with anti-diversity initiatives forcing staff members to take down any signs or symbols showing their support for LGBTQ students. David Horak of NBC News affiliate WOOD-TV reported that “a middle school teacher in Three Rivers, Michigan, resigned after he and other teachers were…