Report: Only 7 Black Students Admitted to New York City’s Top High School

Report: Only 7 Black Students Admitted to New York City’s Top High School

Stuyvesant High School, New York City’s most prestigious secondary school, only admitted seven black students for the upcoming fall term. Asian students make up 73 percent of the student body. According to a report from the New York Times, Stuyvesant High School only offered admission to seven blacks students this year for their incoming 900-seat freshman…
Bill De Blasio Institutes ‘Meat Free Mondays’ in NYC Public Schools

Bill De Blasio Institutes ‘Meat Free Mondays’ in NYC Public Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that public schools in New York City would no longer serve meat to students on Monday of each week. De Blasio and NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said during Monday’s announcement at P.S. 130 in Brooklyn that the change aimed to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions” and “improve”…
‘He’s shady’: Ringleader in college scandal irritated others

‘He’s shady’: Ringleader in college scandal irritated others

For 25 years, William “Rick” Singer was in the business of helping high school students get into some of the country’s top colleges, gaining a reputation as...
Inside Tufts University’s grade-hacking case

Inside Tufts University’s grade-hacking case

Each week, Extra Crunch members have access to conference calls moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, security reporter Zack Whittaker discussed his exclusive...
Admissions scandal highlights divide over class in America

Admissions scandal highlights divide over class in America

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The families ensnared in the college bribery scandal embody wealth and privilege in America: CEOs, Hollywood stars, Wall Street millionaires. A California vineyard...
University of California Schools Now Require ‘Diversity Contributions’ from Math Professors

University of California Schools Now Require ‘Diversity Contributions’ from Math Professors

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Applicants for teaching positions at the University of California’s many campuses now have to prove their commitment to the institution’s various “diversity” initiatives. According to a report from Campus Reform, the University of California has instituted a policy that requires all applicants for teaching positions to commit to the institution’s “diversity” statement.…
FTC finalizes settlement with student loan refinancer SoFi over deceptive advertising

FTC finalizes settlement with student loan refinancer SoFi over deceptive advertising

The FTC announced this morning its has approved the final consent order with online student loan refinancer SoFi, which resolves the allegations around the SoFi’s deceptive advertising...
school awards for big breasts

High School Ending Cheerleading Gag Awards After Complaints

A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks after district officials received repeated complaints from parents and...
Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — It’s 1 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the...
Trump fires back at impeachment frenzy, after Dem’s profanity-laced threat

President Trump Announces Creation of Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, the President signed into law: H.R. 2200, the “Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018,” which reauthorizes and modifies...