More than 90 social justice groups, education organizations, and school district and legislative leaders from across the state have voiced their opposition to the plan, first proposed in 2016 and enthusiastically embraced by CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White as a way to raise standards and graduation rates, close achievement equity gaps and better prepare California’s future workforce. … [Read more...] about Cal State math proposal would create an unfair barrier for black and Latino students, critics say
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Actually, the first test of the two candidates’ minority appeal could come earlier, in the Nevada caucuses on February 20. The state has significant African-American and Latino populations (the latter community has gotten far less attention in the debate over Sanders’s appeal to minority voters), but the caucuses are mostly a murky battle of organizations in a state without a lot of nomination-contest history. Indeed, Clinton’s ace in the hole there is less minority support than the experience and personal investment of her campaign manager, Robby Mook, in the event; he ran her 2008 caucus campaign there, which narrowly upset Obama in the popular vote (although Obama wound up with more convention delegates). … [Read more...] about The Battle Between Sanders and Clinton for Black Voters Keeps Getting More Intense
The franchise is collaborating more with Harvey — not only is he now expected to get a start during the first week of the season, but on April 17 the Mets are giving away a Harvey-designed T-shirt at Citi Field. “The people that run baseball would love to control the athlete,” says Ron Darling, a pitcher for the rollicking ’86 Mets championship team and now a broadcaster for SNY, the Mets’ cable channel. “A lot of the stars today kind of handle themselves — they’re free agents off the field more than ever in terms of marketing. Matt’s a supernova, man. You’ve got to let him go, let him flourish.” A happy Harvey should make for better Mets baseball. It’s already been good for Mets business. … [Read more...] about Are the Mets Big Enough for Matt Harvey?
"Small rooms can often take rich color, especially baths and entry halls," notes Michael Boodro, chairman of editorial and strategic initiatives at Dering Hall. His plan was to paint the little loo in his first apartment a deep, glossy eggplant. … [Read more...] about 5 Horrific Painting Fails Done by Designers—in Their Own Homes
Buchanan comes to the project from the short-lived Buck’s Barbecue Co. in Galveston where he brought his signature Central Texas-style smoked meats to the port city not known for craft barbecue. Before that he was well known in the Houston barbecue community for his work under the Buck’s brand at Lucky’s Lodge in East Downtown and previously at the much-admired Pappa Charlie’s, also in EaDo. … [Read more...] about Houston pitmaster to take over operations at Dozier’s in Fulshear