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Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

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Year after year in measure after measure, Black, Latino, and Native American students trail their White peers in educational outcomes. These gaps were at their lowest in 1988, the same year public schools hit peak integration levels – and long-term data shows that this was no coincidence.
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The danger of focusing reform on ‘concentrated poverty’

Shelterforce began, 40 years ago, as a newspaper for tenant organizers. They were legal aid lawyers and similar rabble rousers in small cities in Northern New Jersey, wanting to connect to other folks doing similar work across the country: organizing groups of tenants to stand up to their landlords about horrendous living conditions, fighting for policies that protected tenants. Continue Reading →

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How Dr. King’s prophetic words define our current crises

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Shelterforce began, 40 years ago, as a newspaper for tenant organizers. They were legal aid lawyers and similar rabble rousers in small cities in Northern New Jersey, wanting to connect to other folks doing similar work across the country: organizing groups of tenants to stand up to their landlords about horrendous living conditions, fighting for policies that protected tenants. Continue Reading →

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Moxie Girl turns flaws into superpowers

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I am excited and inspired to see the increased dialogue in videos, community activities and books on young girls learning to be more positive about how they view their Black hair texture. One comic book in particular that resonated with me is called “The Adventures of Moxie Girl.” Continue Reading →

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