Jayne Matthews Hopson

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Targeted for cages not classrooms, Part II

Separate and Unequal School Punishment

Education Matters continues “The School to Prison Pipeline: Black Students Targeted for Cages not Classrooms.” Michelle Alexander, an associate professor of law at Ohio State University is the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” She recently sat with Rebekah Skelton, an education and social justice blogger for a Q&A examining the systematic criminalization and incarceration of African American children.

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Dr. Dre donates $30M to University of Southern California

This is not a new story. But, it just came to my attention via a Facebook post raising compelling questions about black philanthropy.

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Waldorf Middle School students beat Hopkins undergrads

Engineering contest brings out best in students

This week Education Matters highlights an extraordinary STEM achievement by a group of middle school girls.

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The great debate: Are classroom computers a threat to creativity?

What does a wrench, pencil, fork, ruler and a light bulb have in common?

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Orchestra teacher Willis Keeling: Performing musical alchemy for 60 years

1954 was a notable year. The United States Supreme Court ruled in unanimous decision that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional in the landmark case of Brown v Board of Education.

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Black students at risk for pneumonia when higher ed catches a cold

Still unconvinced higher education is driven by business interest rather than academic best interest of its students?

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Making a promise to educate new parents

Getting ready for the arrival of a new baby can cost families hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars.

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Dyslexia: Setting the record straight for academic success

As I write this week’s column my son is on a plane back to New England College. His fall semester break went by so quickly I felt sad to see him leave. However, as I watched this young scholar stride confidently towards the airport terminal I knew he was ready to return to school and continue his studies.

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TechBreakfast promotes STEM Education at Leith Walk Elementary School

It’s no secret our country’s public schools are failing to educate many of our most promising students.

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The Name Game: Are Emily and Greg chosen over Lakisha and Jamal?

Education Matters

Between 1892 and 1934, millions of Eastern European immigrants poured through the port of New York’s Ellis Island.

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