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The Segregation Index found that, in large school districts, white-Black segregation has increased 35% and economic segregation has increased 47% over the past 30 years. (Photo/iStock)
The Segregation Index found that, in large school districts, white-Black segregation has increased 35% and economic segregation has increased 47% over the past 30 years. (Photo/iStock)

New ‘Segregation Index’ shows U.S. schools remain highly separated by race, ethnicity and economic status

USC and Stanford researchers say the index — a public resource for tracking segregation — signals an “urgent need” to address rising segregation in large school districts.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, will address the Association of American Universities on Monday, May 16. (Photo/Courtesy of the Presidential Office of Ukraine via Wikimedia Commons)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to address American universities Monday on future of higher ed in Ukraine

At 8 a.m. PDT, the Association of American Universities will livestream the speech on how American universities and Ukraine can work together to rebuild the country’s higher ed sector; a Q&A follows.

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The College Track program helps students of color get to and through college. Nationwide, College Track students graduate at a rate that’s double the national average for first-generation students from low-income communities. (Photo/Courtesy of College Track)

USC partners with College Track to promote school success for first-gen high school students of color

The national nonprofit’s new Crenshaw center is just 1½ miles from USC’s University Park Campus — and Trojan Olympian Allyson Felix has joined its board to boost participation in the neighborhood where she grew up.