Education

Affirmative Action

From Bakke to Fisher, evolution of affirmative action cases – Associated Press

Photo: Allan Bakke is hooded by his wife before receiving his degree in medicine during graduation ceremonies at the University of California at Davis, Calif., on June 4, 1982 The Supreme Court will take up the issue of affirmative action again Monday — the second time in six years — but with the conservative majority

Affirmative Action

Affirmative action under threat as high court hears UNC case – Associated Press

Photo: Students walk through the quad outside the student union at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Once a bastion of segregation, the University of North Carolina now takes account of race to make up for its sordid history and to increase the number of black students and other underrepresented minorities on campus.

COVID Effects

Test scores show historic COVID setbacks for kids across US – Associated Press

The COVID-19 pandemic caused historic learning setbacks for America’s children, sparing no state or region as it erased decades of academic progress and widened racial disparities, according to results of a national test that provide the sharpest look yet at the scale of the crisis. Across the country, math scores saw their largest decreases ever.

Prescott Unified School District

PUSD: Will They Ever Learn? – Arizona Independent

PUSD Superintendent Emails Show Intent To Avoid Consequences Of Election [Editor’s Note: Prescott eNews thanks Arizona Independent for the permission to republish this article.] Less than a week after releasing a bombshell memo that appeared to show a senior Prescott Unified School District administrator leveraging taxpayer money to force employees to get the COVID shot,

Education

2023’s Best Colleges in Arizona – WalletHub Study

With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1, and tuition and room and board at a four-year college costing around $23,000 – $52,000 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2023’s Best College & University Rankings report, as well as accompanying videos, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities. To help college-bound seniors choose the

College Admissions Tests

ACT test scores drop to lowest in 30 years in pandemic slide – Associated Press

Photo: New students at Bear River High School, in Grass Valley, Calif., gather to see their school schedules during the first morning of school Scores on the ACT college admissions test by this year’s high school graduates hit their lowest point in more than 30 years — the latest evidence of the enormity of learning

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