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Does Exposure to Violence and Trauma Impact Students' Education Prospects?

In the wake of Ferguson, policymakers need to pay more attention to the challenges that community violence pose for teenagers and young adults.

Not Everyone Can Afford the All-American On-Campus Life

The traditional college experience is increasingly available only to a privileged few.

Over Half of D.C. Schools Are Exposed to Gunfire

Just 9 percent of schools account for almost half of gunfire incidents within 1,000 feet of school buildings, a new study finds.

Why Your Physician Is Most Likely to Be White or Asian

Racial disparities in medical schools and professions persist. But a storefront medical school in Harlem is working toward a solution.

The Reinvention of the American High School

The key is collaboration between school systems, community colleges, and employers.

Why Is Florida Ending Remedial Education for College Students?

Starting this fall, academically underprepared students at Florida's public universities no longer have to take classes designed to help them catch up.

Racial Power Imbalances in Ferguson Start Early

Black kids in Ferguson are underrepresented in gifted-and-talented classes but overrepresented among those suspended or arrested at school. 

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Does Exposure to Violence and Trauma Impact Students' Education Prospects?

In the wake of Ferguson, policymakers need to pay more attention to the challenges that community violence pose for teenagers and young adults.

Not Everyone Can Afford the All-American On-Campus Life

The traditional college experience is increasingly available only to a privileged few.

Over Half of D.C. Schools Are Exposed to Gunfire

Just 9 percent of schools account for almost half of gunfire incidents within 1,000 feet of school buildings, a new study finds.

Why Your Physician Is Most Likely to Be White or Asian

Racial disparities in medical schools and professions persist. But a storefront medical school in Harlem is working toward a solution.

The Reinvention of the American High School

The key is collaboration between school systems, community colleges, and employers.

Why Is Florida Ending Remedial Education for College Students?

Starting this fall, academically underprepared students at Florida's public universities no longer have to take classes designed to help them catch up.

Racial Power Imbalances in Ferguson Start Early

Black kids in Ferguson are underrepresented in gifted-and-talented classes but overrepresented among those suspended or arrested at school. 

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