Education

Princeton University

Princeton University Lands $20 Million Gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies Dedicated Towards Ongoing Diversity Efforts

Nestled quietly in the lush green farmland of central New Jersey, Princeton University is one of the smaller and more modest Ivy League schools in the country. But thanks to a new $20 million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the school could also soon become a leader in the world of…

Flagship University The University of Maryland

Enrollment of Students of Color at Flagship Universities Continues to Decline

Many state’s “flagship” universities say diversity is a leading focus and priority when it comes to admissions, but a new look at data from these schools shows the reality: enrollment of students of color continues to lag. Flagship universities, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the…

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

Arizona Conservatives Attempt to Roll Back LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum in Schools

Republican lawmakers in Arizona have approved new laws revamping LGBTQ-inclusive education in schools, making it harder for educators to teach about historical events such as the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City that started the gay rights movement, discussions about sexual orientation or instruction of anything related to LGBTQ…

moon landing

NASA Plans to Land First Person of Color and First Woman on Moon by 2024

The last manned mission to the moon took place in 1972. Forty-nine years after the Apollo program, NASA is once again talking about lunar space exploration — this time, it will have a focus on diversity and inclusion. Ashley Strickland of CNN has reported that NASA’s newly launched space program,…

student in library

Books Focusing on Race, Diversity, and Inclusion Still Labelled as “Inappropriate” for Students in 2020, American Library Association Reports

American culture as a whole experienced a civil rights reawakening throughout 2020. Although there has been a dramatic increase in calls for social justice, representation and inclusion, this progressive movement still has plenty of detractors, especially in the educational space. According to a new report from the American Library Association,…

Abraham Lincoln High School

San Francisco School Board Forced to Abandon Controversial Plan to Rename Schools Honoring Historic Figures

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education drew nationwide attention earlier this year over its announcement to change the name of 44 schools “named after figures with disputed historical relevance.” And now, following widespread public condemnation and a vote of members, the board has decided it will no…

Black and Latinx STEM careers

Blacks — and Especially Hispanics — Remain Vastly Underrepresented in Burgeoning STEM Careers, Pew Study Reports 

While careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) remain among the fasting-growing areas in America’s workforce, the disparity of people filling those positions also continues to grow. Nicole Acevedo of NBC News has reported that “Latino and Black workers remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce compared with their share…

Christian Colleges

Department of Education Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit by LGBTQ Students Attending Religious Schools

Thirty-three students have filed a new class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging that the government agency provides federal funding and support to religious schools that are then allowed to freely discriminate against LGBTQ students. The students involved in the suit say that they have faced discrimination at…

Spelman College

Spelman College, Top HBCU in the US, Sees Record Applications for Fall 2021 Semester

Following 2020’s racial reckoning in America, interest in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) has never been higher. The push to attend these schools is so great that Spelman College recently announced a new admissions record: more applicants have applied to attend the Black women’s college in Atlanta for the…