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NYU Receives $16 Million Gift for Social Science Research Using Big Data

New York University’s Silver School of Social Work has received what NYU called one of the largest gifts ever given to such a school, which will be used to try to crack open new insights into the problems of racism and social inequality.

A new report shows college enrollment dropped this spring.


California Leaders Push to Reverse Plummeting Statewide College Enrollment

A new study found a steep drop in college enrollment this spring — particularly in community colleges, which often serve more low-income students, foster youth and others who experience barriers to higher education.

LA County Schools Will Increase Scrutiny of School Resource Officers Starting in the Fall


L.A. County Schools Will Increase Scrutiny of Campus Cops Starting in the Fall

Sheriff's deputies patrolling schools across sprawling Los Angeles County will work under greater scrutiny when campuses reopen in the fall, following a vote by county supervisors.

A new report from Prevent Child Abuse America recommends President Joe Biden appoint a child abuse prevention czar.


New Report Urges Biden to Appoint Child Abuse Prevention ‘Czar’

A new report from Prevent Child Abuse America recommends President Biden appoint a child abuse prevention czar.


Minnesota Bill Would Remove Financial Burden of College for State’s Foster Youth

A bill being considered in the Minnesota Legislature would provide the state’s first-ever comprehensive support for students who are former foster youth.

Through challenges, education has helped former foster youth Sarah Thomas fight for herself and her children.


Through Struggles, Education Helps Former Foster Youth Fight for Herself and Her Children

Thomas moved to the San Jose area more than 20 years ago, shortly after entering foster care. Much has changed in the years since she aged out. A lot has stayed the same.


Texas Hold ‘Em: Social-Emotional Learning in the Lone STAAR State

Although millions in funds are annually invested in STAAR preparation, testing and re-testing, STAAR fails to capture the social-emotional learning growth of students.

Louisiana fails to ban corporal punishment in schools


Louisiana Tries — and Fails — to Ban Corporal Punishment in Schools

The latest effort to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment in Louisiana public schools once more failed to get enough votes to pass. The state House voted 48-49 last week, five short of the number required to pass the bill, which was authored by Republican Rep.

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Biden Taps Elizabeth Watson As Chief Labor Liaison

Elizabeth Watson, who has a lengthy history in youth and family policy and income inequality, has been nominated to be the Biden administration’s point person to Congress and the states on labor issues.