Latest Diversity in education News

Illinois Supreme Court hires diversity and inclusion officer

Sep. 27, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has named a former associate chancellor at University of Illinois Springfield as a chief diversity and inclusion officer. Deanie Brown starts the new job for the state’s judicial branch of government in November. She’ll be responsible for...

FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Atif Qarni, Virginia's Secretary of Education, demonstrates to fifth graders in James Taylor Monterey Elementary School class, how to cut construction paper to form a T-shirt, as part of a lesson focusing on

PTA clashes with education secretary on admissions changes

Sep. 10, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A battle between parents at an elite northern Virginia high school and education officials who want to dramatically overhaul the school's admissions process to make it more inclusive is growing more intense, with a clash between the school's PTA and the state's education secretary....

Distillers funding scholarship program to promote diversity

Sep. 3, 2020 5:40 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Distillers' Association says it will fund scholarships at the University of Kentucky in a push to increase diversity in the distilled spirits industry. The scholars program fund will support full tuition each year for up to four students in UK's distillation, wine and...

Tennessee State, UT vet school collaborate for admission

Aug. 25, 2020 6:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine are working together to help college graduates get admitted to veterinary schools. Qualified Tennessee State freshmen start immediately to complete the requirements needed for admission at the...

Tulane grant to aid revival of abandoned school buildings

Aug. 22, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University in New Orleans says researchers from its School of Architecture have been awarded a $15,000 grant to assist in designing new uses for African American schools in Louisiana that were abandoned in the wake of school desegregation. In a news release, the university said...

Rising seniors at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology gather on the campus in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. From left in front are, Dinan Elsyad, 17, Sean Nguyen, 16, and Tiffany Ji, 17. From left at rear are, Jordan Lee, 17, and Shibli Nomani, 17. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Elite public schools in Virginia, elsewhere seek diversity

Aug. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology regularly finds itself at the very top of national rankings, an elite public school in the suburbs of the nation's capital for which families start preparing their children as early as kindergarten. For decades,...

U-M gets $6M commitment to engage more business students

Aug. 6, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Two successful graduates are committing $6 million to help the University of Michigan expand opportunities for minorities and students from low-income backgrounds who want to learn about real estate and investing. Stephen Ross and Jeff Blau said they want to help students from...