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By Stephanie Livingston Futurity   The picture most people have of ancient Maya civilizations—royalty and elaborate temples—isn’t broad enough, researchers say. But now, ancient bones are hinting at the lives of the other 99 percent—the Maya middle class. “When…

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By William Schmidt and Nathan A Burroughs The Conversation The influence of student poverty on student learning is indisputable. International studies demonstrate that in every country, children from disadvantaged backgrounds are much less likely to excel in school than their…

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By Arielle O'Shea NerdWallet   How’s 75 sound for a retirement age? Too far away? That could be the reality for today’s college graduates, according toNerdWallet research released today. The study looked at how rising student loan debt and higher…

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By La Monica Everett-Haynes Futurity African Americans may have to wait in a crosswalk about 32 percent longer than white people before drivers stop. Further, research suggests African Americans are twice as likely to be passed by multiple vehicles. “We…

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SaludToday  The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is launching “Fresh Empire” a hip-hop themed anti-tobacco campaign targeted at Latinos and Blacks. “Unfortunately, the health burdens of tobacco use disproportionately affect minority teens – particularly African American and Hispanic youth,” said…

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By James Wiener Ancient History Encyclopedia   Despite the popular appeal of the legendary city of El Dorado, our collective understanding of ancient Colombia’s history remains largely obscured by the advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica and the Andes. A new…

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By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat   The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics has launched a digital campaign to highlight the impact of Latino teachers and hopefully to attract more Latinos to the teaching profession.  The…

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