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Sociological, biological and health research and findings about race and ethnicity; and personal reflections, anecdotes, and commentary on family values, traditions of different racial and ethnic groups to explore and communicate larger truths about the importance of family, the changing definition of family, across racial and ethnic groups.
May 2nd, 2014
Written by Carla K. Johnson in All About Family with 0 Comments
Hispanics still lack health care coverage despite the apparent success of the initial results of Obamacare, where the enrollment exceeded 8 million – far beyond the original target despite a less than stellar rollout. Many Hispanics tried to get coverage but hit roadblocks, said Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a nonpartisan advocacy network. The reasons are...
April 27th, 2014
Written by Kimberly Hefling - AP Education Writer in All About Family with 0 Comments
High school graduation rates have improved but still not good enough. U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma. Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020. Their report, based on Education Department statistics from 2012, is being...
April 19th, 2014
Written by Alan Scher Zagier in All About Family with 0 Comments
Hate crimes are an affront to us all as Americans and to this nation, declared Attorney General Eric Holder, as he noted America stands with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City. Before an overflow crowd of about 1,300, Holder joined Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and several religious and political leaders at an interfaith memorial service at the...
April 8th, 2014
Written by Scott Bauer in All About Family with 1 Comment
The achievement gap is wide between white and minorities test results show. Reading and math scores for most Wisconsin public school students increased slightly on tests administered last fall, but wide achievement gaps between white students and minorities persist, results released Tuesday show. Test results for students participating in the taxpayer-subsidized private school voucher program...
April 1st, 2014
Written by David Crary in All About Family with 3 Comments
Black, Latino and American Indian children, in every region of America, lag behind white and Asian children are not positioned for success, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap. Titled "Race for Results," the report is being released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which for decades has worked to improve child well-being in the United States....