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Study: Early racial gaps in math, science

Racial disparities in math and science achievement start as early as kindergarten, according to a new study.

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College Board modifies Black studies course

The College Board unleashed a torrent of criticism when it released the “framework” for its new Advanced Placement course in African American studies on Feb. 1 with several controversial topics and modern Black thinkers removed from the required curriculum.

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Setback for California fast-food workers

A restaurant industry-backed coalition collected enough signatures to force a binding referendum on a new California law that would empower a state council to set wages and working conditions for 550,000 fast-food workers.

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Chicago to monitor students’ social media

Chicago Public Schools has contracted with a Canadian company to monitor students’ public social media posts for signs they might engage in violence on campus or potentially harm themselves and require staff – or police – intervention.

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Mass layoffs in tech spur litigation

The thousands of layoffs at Twitter and other tech companies in recent months have renewed a focus on the decades-old federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which requires written notice of at least 60 days for mass layoffs and plant closings.

New African American Studies AP class

Roughly 60 public high schools across the country are piloting a new Advanced Placement course called African American Studies, the first new College Board offering since 2014.