Topic: Education

Texas Must Change How We Learn About Black Lives in Schools

March 2, 2016
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Students only get a glimpse of black people in history, other than when the textbooks talk about slavery or the Civil Rights Movement. It’s time for a change.

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Community College Students Arrive Unprepared, Says Study

Feb. 23, 2016
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A majority of community college students arrive underprepared for college-level work, do not reach their educational goals, according to new report.

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The Ways We Teach Black History Need Improvement

Feb. 8, 2016
Black History Month

When the telling or teaching of African Americans’ history begins with slavery, it ignores their humanity now, just as their humanity was denied in the past.

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Mixing Ages in Head Start Stunts Academic Progress

Nov. 10, 2015
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Four-year-olds in the nation’s largest preschool program fare worse with 3-year-olds in their classrooms, according to new research that shows a common practice in most Head Start programs may stunt children’s learning.

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Texas’ $37M Physical Education Program Didn't Reduce Obesity

Aug. 24, 2015
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A new article by researchers at UT Austin reports that Texas Fitness Now, Texas’ $37 million physical education program, had no effect on children’s weight.

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