Tag: Education

Newberg, Oregon

Oregon School Employee Suspended for Showing Up to Work in Blackface To Protest State Vaccination Policies

Racial controversies continue to mount at the Newberg Public School system located in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. Last week, students in the district’s high school conducted a mock “slave auction” on social media in which they ridiculed fellow classmates and discussed how much they would or wouldn’t pay to…

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NASA Pledges $18 Million on New Research Projects at Several HBCUs To Help Boost STEM Diversity

In a major new push to help increase diversity and inclusion in the world of STEM, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will soon be supporting academic programs at several of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)….

children's learning

New Children’s Digital Series Hopes to Teach the Value of Diversity and ‘Cultural Humility’

ABCmouse, the hugely popular subscription-based children’s education platform, is entering the DEI space. Corinne Dorsey of The Grio has reported that “the digitally-based academy, intended for young children, is offering a new feature to teach diversity, equity and inclusion.” In partnership with Age of Learning, an education technology provider, Dorsey…

Walmart

Walmart Tests New Employee Retention Strategy by Covering 100% of College Tuition Fees

America’s largest retailer is attempting a surprising new strategy to help the company attract and retain top-level talent. Walmart (No. 22 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021) has announced that it will now begin covering full tuition plus the cost of books for its workers…

Asian history

Illinois Becomes First US State To Mandate Teaching Asian American History in Public Schools

Following more than a year of biased attacks and increased discrimination against Asian American individuals, groups on the state and national level are continuing to step up and look for new ways to end the violence while increasing inclusion, representation and awareness for the AAPI community. The latest effort? Illinois…

Zaila Avant-garde

14-Year-Old Zaila Avant-garde Wins National Spelling Bee; First-Ever African American Winner in Event History

With her successful spelling of the word “murraya,” a type of tropical Asiatic and Australian tree, Zaila Avant-garde from Harvey, Louisana won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee, becoming the event’s first-ever African American winner and the second Black winner in the competition’s 96-year history, after Jamaica’s Jody-Anne Maxwell won…