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This is an audio transcript of the Rachman Review podcast episode: How social media platforms put profits before people [MUSIC PLAYING] Madhumita MurgiaHello and welcome to the Rachman Review. I’m Madhumita Murgia, European technology correspondent at the Financial Times, filling in for Gideon Rachman, who’s away on leave. In this week’s podcast, we . . […]

The debate that continues to simmer over California’s new math guidelines is a reminder that divisions remain deep over approaches to instruction, the pacing of algebra in middle school and the offerings at high school, particularly for students interested in STEM in college. The State Board of Education has pushed back the adoption of the California […]

By Eric Feldman On July 13, Mary McLeod Bethune became the first Black American to be featured in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, representing Florida. On the day of the unveiling, FIU students alongside students from Bethune-Cookman University, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and the University of Florida had the opportunity to see the statue […]

Infants from minoritized racial and ethnic backgrounds who have positive newborn screening tests for cystic fibrosis received their diagnostic follow-up for the disease later than recommended and later than white, non-Hispanic infants, according to a study published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. The study also found that this delay in diagnosis and treatment was […]

The Future of Financial Services Summit brings together fintech experts and thought leaders to share the latest insights on career opportunities, decentralized finance, and investment strategies.  NEW YORK, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BLACK ENTERPRISE will present its first

A sign indicates that an absentee ballot drop box is available to voters outside a Fulton County early voting site at C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center in Atlanta on May 18. Alyssa Pointer for NPR hide caption toggle caption Alyssa Pointer for NPR A sign indicates that an absentee ballot drop box is available […]

Talking with Curious Story Lab Host and SVA Alumnus Michele Washington – SVA  SVA Features Source link

US National Science Foundation data collected between 1996 and 2019 show that white principal investigators were more likely to receive grant funding than their nonwhite colleagues, suggesting that “Systemic racism manifests at the NSF as higher funding rates for proposals by White PIs than those by non-White PIs,” a preprint posted this month argues.  NSF, […]

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Society for Science, one of the nation’s most prominent scientific and educational institutions, today announced the recipients of the 2022 STEM Action Grants Program. A total of $176,000 will be awarded to 45 innovative community-based STEM organizations based in 22 states and Washington, D.C. The program works toward developing an […]

The spotted lanternfly — an invasive plant hopper from China that can kill grapevines and many trees — was found in central Iowa this month and spurred a swift response to contain and eradicate it. “The day that they called us, we had a whole herd of people out there looking for any other signs […]

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