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College Students Step Up in Ferguson

The protests that have swept up Ferguson, Mo., following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, in part have been powered by the young people. Some are local and others have come there to help organize.

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Little Progress on Drawing the Poor to Top Colleges

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA Aug 25, 2014 3:04 PM ET

As the shaded quadrangles of the nation’s elite campuses stir to life for the start of the academic year, they remain bastions of privilege. 1,887 more words


Will Skipping College Help Women Succeed?

When the venture capitalist Peter Thiel began offering young people $100,000 to forego college in favor of coding or other scientific and technical pursuits, he helped kick off a debate about the…

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Late Train Blogging; DiversityNerd Owes You

My last post was on July 21, 2014. That was a full five weeks ago. My day job has been cray cray busy and I am surrounded by people experiencing anxiety and stress. 305 more words


Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Deep inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, lies the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. 243 more words


Diversity Matters

As a teacher who is passionate about the plight of different people — those who are like me as well as different from myself, I have made it my truth, journey, and mission to surround myself with differences. 208 more words


On Diversity: Disability in Children's Literature

The recent posts I’ve done about diversity got me thinking about how the diversity of ability is portrayed in kids’ books. As a special education teacher, I tried to incorporate books with characters that my students could relate to and found that (perhaps no surprise here) the identities of my students with disabilities were as varied as their disability classifications. 551 more words