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65 years after Brown v. Board of Education, school segregation is getting worse
May 17 marks the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court ruling ending school segregation. But a new study shows schools are increasingly becoming racially and economically segregated.
Money can't buy an end to systemic racism in education
Washington Post columnist Esther J. Cepeda writes about a recent report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce that reveals despite interventions and reforms, race and socioeconomic status are still the most reliable indicators of a student’s success. Cepeda argues that we must address systemic racism and discrimination if we want these outcomes to change.
Survey: Students are subject to high rates of housing insecurity
As rates of student homelessness rise – a 2018 survey found that over one third of university students and over one half of community college students had experienced housing insecurity – higher education institutions are working to better assist students who experience homelessness while pursuing degrees.
Juvenile justice reform based on simple truth: ‘You can’t punish the bad out of kids’
The Olympian Editorial Board praises Washington State’s efforts to reevaluate its approach to juvenile justice over the past decade. Under the leadership of Juvenile Court Administrator Mike Fenton, the state has implemented new programs and therapies in collaboration with community partners, which have helped to dramatically reduce juvenile incarceration rates.