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College Brings Opportunity, but Paying for It Offers Challenges

Higher education is one of the “cornerstones” of economic opportunity, Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve Board, said on Friday in an unusual…

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Postsecondary

August/September 2014 Roundup: Diversity

As Indigenous author Ambelin Kwaymullina wrote in a recent guest post, ‘The stories that people read about us matter, especially because, for many non-Indigenous people, stories are all they know of us.’ It’s important that we read the stories of Indigenous women not only to gain an understanding of their lives, but also because readers’ consumption of such stories finances the production of many more, in turn creating even greater awareness of and respect for Indigenous culture. 866 more words

Contemporary Fiction

Students and Affinity Groups

We took 17 students to Governor’s Academy to hear renowned speaker Rosetta Lee discuss the importance of racial diversity, and why affinity groups further both cultural and racial understanding on our campuses. 27 more words

Independent Schools

Reflections on Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Literature

          Some realizations have struck me as I’ve spent a solid month reading and studying children’s literature that features diversity. One is the significant shift in maturity and sensitivity that occurs when authors offer readers stories about combining cultures, races, religions, or abilities. 922 more words

Amada Irma Perez

The New Banned Book

Banned Books Week has come and gone, andt The Guardian recently reported a shift in why books are being challenged or banned. Sex, gender issues, and religion have been the staple of banned books, but… 336 more words

Diversity

How To Revive The California Model

Clark Kerr’s multiversity has spread across the world, but at home it is fraying at the edges. A rethink on tuition fees and on the wider benefits of higher education is needed to ensure its model of balancing excellence and access continues to impact international higher education.

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Postsecondary