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Battling racial bias at Harvard

Education | A lawsuit challenges the Ivy League school’s limits on Asian-American applicants
by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/20/18, 03:53 pm

Efforts to expunge racial discrimination in higher education usually focus on increasing the number of minority groups on campus, but not at Harvard.

The nation’s premier Ivy League school has spent decades trying to limit the number of Asian-American students on campus, an effort critics say effectively blocks them from future influence in the powerful U.S. public and private institutions where Harvard’s graduates often land.

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Walmart rolls back college costs

Education | The nation’s largest retailer becomes the biggest private company to offer low-wage workers a higher education benefit
by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/13/18, 01:51 pm

Walmart unveiled a plan last month to help its associates earn a college degree—for the ridiculously low rollback price of $1 a day. Although not the first U.S. employer to offer a college partnership program, it’s the largest. It’s also one of the only companies to offer the benefit to entry-level employees who might not otherwise have a chance to further their education and improve their job prospects.

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Critics blast Texas governor’s school safety plan

Education | Gun control advocates say nothing but limiting firearms will stop student killers
by Anna Johansen
Posted 6/06/18, 01:54 pm

Texas schools could send teachers to gun training courses as soon as this summer under a school safety plan Gov. Greg Abbott introduced last week. Abbott made the recommendations in response to the May 18 school shooting at Santa Fe High School, just south of Houston.

Some of the ideas detailed in the 43-page report require changes to state laws and would necessitate a special session of the Texas legislature, but schools can implement some proposed measures immediately.

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