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On Common Ground

“Common Ground” offers a comprehensive and unrelenting look at school desegregation in Boston.

On Common Ground
posted on: May 13, 2010 | author: Rachael Horowitz

Tracing the Cerberus of college admissions

Nicholas Lemann traces the history of the SAT, from its roots as an intelligence test, to its meteoric rise in stature as a gatekeeper to college admission for millions.

Tracing the Cerberus of college admissions
posted on: May 6, 2010 | author: Scott Olster

A Hope in the Unseen

A Hope in the Unseen follows Jennings from a lonely, stubborn, smart kid at a District of Columbia school.

A Hope in the Unseen
posted on: May 1, 2010 | author: Taylor Brown

Appreciating the “Small Victories”

Samuel Freedman’s book, “Small Victories”, follows high school English teacher Jessica Siegel through the 1987/88 school year and shows the challenges and victories along the way.

Appreciating the “Small Victories”
posted on: May 1, 2010 | author: Megan Gibson

All God’s Children

The story of Willie James Bosket, Jr.’s violent past that began at age five is just a part an evolving history of violence that can be traced to the American Revolution.

All God’s Children
posted on: Apr 30, 2010 | author: Alec Johnson

Wilder and the child welfare ripple

From 1927 to 1939, the number of child welfare cases for white children declined by 31 percent while the number of black children brought before children’s court increased by 134 percent.

Wilder and the child welfare ripple
posted on: Apr 14, 2010 | author: anb2133

Random Family

A coming of age story about two women from the Bronx and their family.

Random Family
posted on: Mar 31, 2010 | author: Mariah Summers

Growing up in Chicago

Wall Street Journal reporter Alex Kotlowitz chronicled the lives of two boys living in one of the countries most dangerous housing projects as they attempt to grow up, in his book, There are No Children Here.

Growing up in Chicago
posted on: Mar 22, 2010 | author: Althea A. Fung

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