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STUDY: Graduation Gap Growing Between Black and White Students

“What we see in our report lends credibility to what the student activists have been saying.”

Just In Case You're Already Over This School Year

Here’s something to help you stay sane this school year.

Poarch Creek Band of Indians High Schooler Can Finally Graduate

Alabama’s Escambia Academy decides that a Native student’s decision to wear feather during graduation doesn’t merit a fine or loss of diploma.

Preying on Black Ambition

From subprime mortgages to subprime credit cards and now subprime degrees, a small number of people continue to get rich off of black Americans’ aspirations.

Obamas to Black Grads: Good Job. Now Stop Being Such a Failure

Once again, the president uses his pulpit to browbeat black people for the failings he sees.

If March Madness Were Based on Black Grad Rates, Who Would Win?

White male basketball student-athletes on tournament teams graduate at the rate of 90 percent versus only 65 percent of black male basketball student-athletes.

Meet the Nguyen Seniors Whose Yearbook Quotes Went Viral

Meet Presentation High School seniors Alexandra, Angela, Angelica, Elizabeth, Emily, Isabella, Madeline, and Vi Nguyen who submitted senior quotes for the yearbook that once combined read “We know what you’re thinking, and no, we’re not related!”

Study: Many College Students are Part-Timers, Less Likely to Graduate

A new report finds that, barring serious reforms, today’s young people will be the first generation in American history to be less educated than their predecessors.

Why Are So Few Young Men of Color Graduating High School?

New graphics tell the story.

An Open Address to 2011 Graduates: It's OK to Follow, Say No and Get Hurt

Go forth as joiners, says Rinku Sen, with the clarity that lets you say no on the way to yes, and with an open heart.

March Madness: Who Would Win if They Scored for Schooling?

Spoiler alert: The Butler Bulldogs are the academic champs. But nobody wins when it comes to the racial gap in achievement.