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It Takes the Government Four Years to Investigate Colleges For Mishandling Campus Rape

The Department of Education takes an average of four years to investigate an allegation that a college has mishandled a sexual violence case, leaving …

Title IX

What Schools Should Teach Kids About Sex

In America, the subject is often limited to "a smattering of information about [humans'] reproductive organs and a set of stern warnings about putting them to use."<p>"There is probably no subject that has posed greater headaches to teachers than sex education," writes NYU history and education …

College towns fail just as much as colleges at handling sexual assault

For every horrible narrative about a rape on a college campus, there's a question: why is the college involved with this at all? Why are librarians and professors and students adjudicating questions about consent that are usually left to courts?<p>Jon Krakauer's <i>Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in</i> …

The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Poverty

joined the Community Development team in 2013 as part of a new partnership program with the Banking Supervision and Regulation unit. In this role, he …

Don't Ignore The Hunting Ground Because of Rolling Stone's Fuckup on the Real Problem of Campus Rape

I was not prepared for this movie. Being a feminist writer, I spend a lot of my time examining many of the abuses and injustices that women face in …

Seattle

The Author Who's Teaching Boys How to Talk About Rape

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and today marks the kickoff of a new program between …

Minding the nurture gap

<b>Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis</b>. By Robert Putnam. <i>Simon & Schuster; 386 pages; $28 and £18.99.</i><p>THE most important divide in America today is …

The Rise of Homeschooling Among Black Families

African American parents are increasingly taking their kids' education into their own hands—and in many cases, it's to protect them from institutional racism and stereotyping.<p>Marvell Robinson was in kindergarten when a classmate reportedly poured an anthill on him at the playground. After that, the …

None Of Your Business

<i>“None Of Your Business”</i><p><i>What’s the matter with your life?</i> <i><br>Why you gotta mess with mine?</i> <i><br>Don’t keep sweatin’ what I do</i> <i><br>Cause I’m gonna be just fine –</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

It looks like it’s going to be The Year of Bystander Intervention. The White House is pushing it. It’s all the buzz at college administrator conferences. The anti-violence organization I co-direct gets plenty of emails from schools requesting bystander training, despite our very public skepticism of it. I find the fixation on bystander intervention ...

It looks like it’s going to be The Year of Bystander Intervention.<p>The White House is pushing it. It’s all the buzz at college administrator …

We’ll Need an Economic Program to Make #BlackLivesMatter. Here Are Three Ideas.

We are in the midst of a movement to upend white supremacy. Thousands of people across the country, acting in response to the unpunished killings of …

It's Not Insurance, but Maybe It's a Start

Inirina Garcia can't remember the last time she saw a primary care doctor to talk about her health. But on a recent December morning, she was discussing her sleep trouble with Dr. Diana Ramirez-Baron.<p>“I go to bed, and after 10 minutes I wake up and can’t get back to sleep,” she explains. “It …

Health Care

The Most Helpful Parenting Articles of 2014

What was the most helpful parenting article you read in 2014? I couldn’t pick just one, so….<p>Here is a collection of the most helpful parenting …

The Failure of Bystander Intervention

<b>Bystander intervention is less a weapon in the fight against sexual assault and more an evolved form of victim blaming.</b><p>It’s the first day of student …

Is Fitting In as Important as Getting In?

WNYC and the Jackie Robinson Foundation present an interactive conversation, live and online, about race and higher education<p>Tickets: $10<p>Duration: 1 …

Parable of the Polygons

<b>This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world.</b><p>These little cuties are 50% Triangles, 50% Squares, and 100% slightly shapist. But …

Audio Mixing

Meet The Trans Teen Who Just Won $25K to Make Schools Trans-Inclusive

Eli Erlick — the 19-year-old dynamo behind Trans Student Education Resources — knows firsthand the need for more trans-inclusive policies and …

How ADHD is radically mistreated

Research shows that children with ADHD are often extremely creative. Our institutions are failing them<p>In his 2004 book “Creativity is Forever“, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 …

Better All the Time

How the “performance revolution” came to athletics—and beyond.<p>In the summer of 1976, Kermit Washington was in trouble. He was a power forward in the N.B.A., and had just finished his third season with the L.A. Lakers. He had been a highly touted player coming out of American University, where he …

The 30 best running songs

Whether you love running with all your heart or only take to the pavement begrudgingly, it's the dance party playlist in your ears that can make or …

Foo Fighters

Checklist helps police save domestic abuse victims

App Helps Low-Income Moms Stay Connected to Nutrition

When it comes to making “there’s an app for that” a more equitable catchphrase, progress continues. Last month I wrote about Easy Food Stamps, an app …

Cities

Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong

America is the land of opportunity, just for some more than others.<p>That's because, in large part, inequality starts in the crib. Rich parents can afford to spend more time and money on their kids, and that gap has only grown the past few decades. Indeed, economists Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane …

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Poor Kids and the 'Word Gap'

The White House launches a new literacy initiative aimed at low-income children.<p>“Education,” Horace Mann declared in 1848, “is a great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social machinery.” But increasingly, the condition of American children—and even their eventual role in …