In Publishing, Diversity Depends Not Only on Who’s Portrayed But How

To change unequal representation for people of color is to change not only how many are portrayed, but also how they’re portrayed.

Back-to-Schoolers Face Teacher Shortages, Polarization and Learning Gaps

More teachers are leaving the profession as fewer people seek to enter it, while fights over curricula and pandemic-era learning loss loom in classrooms nationwide.

CA Schools Get $117M to Turn Pavement Into Green Space

A new $117 million CalFIRE program aims to shade kids from record heat by replacing school pavement with drought-tolerant green space.

Lawyers Who Defended Affirmative Action Say Fight Isn’t Over

They argue the decision is likely to widen existing inequities in higher education and that proponents of Affirmative Action need to find new ways to ensure diversity.

‘Race is Still Relevant’ — Advocates Slam SCOTUS Ruling on Affirmative Action

Many are vowing to continue the fight for diversity in higher education and warn policy makers not to overreach in interpreting the controversial ruling.

Most Asians Support Affirmative Action, But Not in College

A survey of 7,000 Asian adults found a majority think affirmative action is a good thing but that race should not be used for admission into a university.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to be Statewide in CA

Starting June 6, millions of Californian children will be eligible to receive a monthly English or Spanish book.

Advocates Sound Alarm as SCOTUS Weighs Ban on Affirmative Action

As SCOTUS weighs a ban on Affirmative Action, advocates say a ban would harm campus diversity and could be used to target other diversity efforts.

Battle to Ban Books at Schools Dramatically Escalates

The culture wars are stepping up, particularly at public school libraries in Southern states, with an unprecedented number of bans on books written by people of color or LGBTQIA authors.

California’s College Corps Program a Respite for Student Volunteers

Supporters say the program gives students a sense of purpose and connection at a moment of rising anxiety and isolation across campuses.

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