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“Scared Straight” Anti-Drug Programs Aren’t Scaring Kids at All

November 25, 2015 by Joanne Csete

A new report suggests that fear-based abstinence programs like D.A.R.E. might actually increase drug use among youth.

Taking “Ban the Box” to the Next Level

November 13, 2015 by Dorsey Nunn 5

The president’s move to get federal agencies to ban the box is an important first step. But to create systemic change we need to extend it to the private sector.

Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

November 6, 2015 by Janel George 7

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.