Tag: Students

Arkansas fights transgender rights

Arkansas Lawmakers Pass One of the Most Biased — and Anti-Trans — Laws Ever in U.S. History

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Meanwhile, in a blatant show of hatred and disregard for transgender rights and freedoms, lawmakers in Arkansas have passed what the ACLU has described as the “single most extreme anti-trans law to ever pass through a state legislature.” Jo Yurcaba of NBC…

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…

student debt

White House Cancels $1 Billion in Student Debt

In a move that will particularly benefit minorities and people of color, recently approved Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has announced reform that would grant nearly $1 billion in total student loan forgiveness for approximately 72,000 Americans in the coming weeks. According to Adam S. Minsky of Forbes, the newly announced…

diverse students in school

Judges Approve Diversity Efforts in Two High Profile School Lawsuits

In a dual win for advocates of diversity in education, judges in Virginia and Connecticut have issued rulings supporting admissions standards that bolster diverse enrollment for both high school and college-aged students. In the first case, Pete Williams from NBC News has reported that the Justice Department has granted “voluntary…

Columbia University

Columbia University Students Stage Tuition Strike

Angered over increased financial burdens, a move to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what they call a “flagrant disregard for initiatives democratically supported within the community,” more than 1,000 Columbia University students have gone on tuition strike, refusing to make required payments that were due to the…

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25 Percent of American Students Lack Resources for Remote Learning; Is the Death Penalty Inherently Racist?; and More

Digital divide for rural students and students of color continues to worsen. A staggering 25% of all school-aged children in the U.S. live in households without reliable Wi-Fi and consistent broadband internet service or access to web-enabled devices such as a computer or tablet, according to data from the National…