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    Education makes people more likely to support political compromise…except for conservatives

Education makes people more likely to support political compromise…except for conservatives

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In the current polarized environment of contemporary US politics, compromise between those from different sides of the political aisle seems hard to come by. In new research, James M. Glaser, Jeffrey M. Berry and Deborah J. Schildkraut look at the role of education as a factor in whether people support political compromise. They find that while those with a […]

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    Even as neighborhoods integrate through gentrification, school choice often means local schools do not.  

Even as neighborhoods integrate through gentrification, school choice often means local schools do not.  

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In the last two decades, cities have been affected by two important trends: gentrification, which has led to more demographically integrated neighborhoods, and the rise of school choice, which breaks the link between where kids live and go to school. In new research, Jennifer Candipan looks at how school choice affects who goes to school in different types of […]

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    Our new measure shows Historically Black Colleges and Universities are leaders in student outcomes and in promoting social mobility among disadvantaged populations  

Our new measure shows Historically Black Colleges and Universities are leaders in student outcomes and in promoting social mobility among disadvantaged populations  

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Despite their success in promoting social mobility for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are often ranked lower than Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). In new research Precious M. Hardy and Mara S. Aruguete controlled for students’ socioeconomic status – a factor which can have a large influence on success measures used to assess the quality […]

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    If historically Black colleges and universities can improve web accessibility, Black students with disabilities may have far greater access to educational opportunities

If historically Black colleges and universities can improve web accessibility, Black students with disabilities may have far greater access to educational opportunities

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In the digital age universities rely on their websites to attract new students and to interact with existing ones. For those students who have vision or hearing impairment, then web accessible websites are incredibly important. In new research, ZW Taylor examines the web accessibility of the landing pages of all 100 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). He finds […]

September 20th, 2019|Education, Z.W. Taylor|0 Comments|
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    Oxcart rather than “Snowplow” or “Lawnmower” Parents: Our Students’ Parents are NOT the Problem

Oxcart rather than “Snowplow” or “Lawnmower” Parents: Our Students’ Parents are NOT the Problem

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In the wake of a recent poll on parental involvement with adult children’s lives, and the US College admissions scandal, Charis Thompson stands up for the majority of students’ parents who are doing their best for their children, often under difficult circumstances.

A US poll on parental involvement in adult children’s lives from earlier this year got a lot of attention. […]

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    Charting the rise and fall of North American leadership in global science: Insights from the population of Nobel Laureates.

Charting the rise and fall of North American leadership in global science: Insights from the population of Nobel Laureates.

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For the majority of the last century North America has been at the epicentre of global scientific research. However, through the course of the 21st century other countries have begun to close this gap in a number of ways, notably China is now the global leader in published research and is on course to overtake the US in […]

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    Black students’ choices are at least as important as colleges’ policies in reducing the black-white degree gap

Black students’ choices are at least as important as colleges’ policies in reducing the black-white degree gap

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Despite policies to counter the legacy of discrimination, such as affirmative action, black students are still far less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree compared to whites. In new research Christina Ciocca Eller and Thomas A. DiPrete find that black students are actually more willing to enter-four year colleges than whites, and that their own actions do at least […]

How Senator Joe Biden got it wrong on busing in the 1970s

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Former Vice President Joe Biden leads in recent Democratic primary polling, and is considered by many to be the front-runner to win the Party’s presidential nomination next year. Biden’s presidential ambitions have meant that greater scrutiny has been placed on his 36-year Congressional record.  Richard Johnson takes a close look at then-Senator Biden’s opposition to the federally mandated system […]

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    Book Review: Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education edited by Marc Spooner and James McNinch

Book Review: Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education edited by Marc Spooner and James McNinch

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In Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education, editors Marc Spooner and James McNinch bring together contributors including Noam Chomsky, Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Eve Tuck to offer critical perspectives on the impact of neoliberalism and new managerialism on universities. Grounded in rigorous research, this is a worthy read for scholars, policymakers and education practitioners, writes Khalaf Mohamed Abdellatif.

Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education. Marc Spooner and […]

February 17th, 2019|Book Reviews, Education|0 Comments|
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    The Los Angeles teachers’ strike is the latest dispute in a national movement

The Los Angeles teachers’ strike is the latest dispute in a national movement

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As of today, tens of thousands of teachers in one of America’s largest cities have walked off the job in the latest dispute between a teachers’ union and a school district. Bradley D. Marianno writes that the Los Angeles teachers’ strike is both a continuation of the national ‘Red4Ed’ movement – which has seen teachers’ strikes across the US […]

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