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The Home Shows
In a few weeks Seattle's hometown heros Pearl Jam will play two concerts in the city to raise awareness and money to address the region’s homelessness crisis. As part of The Home Shows Initiative, the band has produced a series of videos spotlighting service providers and people who have experienced homelessness, including youth. You can watch the two youth-focused video below, and catch all of the videos here.
Watch: Lending a Hand to Foster Youth
Watch: Students Experiencing Homelessness
How Money Matters for Schools
This new research brief from the Learning Policy Institute examines how school funding levels affect students outcomes—concluding that adequate funding is necessary for improving educational equity.
How Elite Schools Stay So White
Dr. Natasha Warikoo, an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Nadirah Foley, a former admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania, explain why elite schools maintain majority white student bodies, pointing to unequal admissions practices that “push people of color to the margins while ensuring that a quorum of white students always have a place.”