Affirmative action in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27320/all en NFL to evaluate call to expand Rooney Rule http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nfl-league-evaluating-call-expand-rooney-rule The National Football League said on Tuesday it is considering a proposal to expand the Rooney Rule, designed to increase the number of minority head coaches, after all eight recent vacancies were filled by white coaches. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nfl-league-evaluating-call-expand-rooney-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Affirmative action in the United States Business National Football League National Football League Rooney Rule Social Issues Entertainment United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:15:00 +0000 5737935 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Goodell says lack of coaching diversity "not acceptable" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-goodell-says-lack-coaching-diversity-not-acceptable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>NEW ORLEANS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The low level of diversity in recent coaching hires is "not acceptable," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday, adding the league would look at expanding its Rooney Rule to bring in more minority coaches.</p> <p>The Rooney Rule was established in 2003 and requires National Football League teams to interview at least one minority candidate for head coaching or senior football operation jobs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-goodell-says-lack-coaching-diversity-not-acceptable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Affirmative action in the United States Labor National Football League Rooney Rule Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:00:43 +0000 5743497 at http://www.globalpost.com A one-hour class could cut the college dropout rate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140224/one-hour-class-could-cut-the-college-dropout-rate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Liz Weston</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - First generation college students get lower grades and are more likely to drop out - an "achievement gap" that threatens efforts to boost the number of college graduates.</p> <p>Recent research, however, suggests a simple one-hour intervention that focuses on students' social-class backgrounds could help close the divide.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140224/one-hour-class-could-cut-the-college-dropout-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Achievement gap in the United States Affirmative action in the United States Business Environment Health Politics Social Issues Socioeconomics Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:49:32 +0000 6079509 at http://www.globalpost.com Asians outperform white students because they try harder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/asians-outperform-white-students-because-they-try-harder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asian-American schoolchildren tend to outperform their white counterparts in school because they try harder, according to a US study out Monday.</p> <p>The findings were based on an analysis of records from two separate surveys tracking several thousand whites and Asians in the United States from kindergarten through high school.</p> <p>Scientists at Queens College of New York, the University of Michigan and Peking University in Beijing looked at grades, test scores, teacher ratings, family income and education level, immigration status and other factors.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/asians-outperform-white-students-because-they-try-harder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Achievement gap in the United States Affirmative action in the United States Social inequality Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 05 May 2014 22:04:46 +0000 6139462 at http://www.globalpost.com Court says Univ. of Texas can use race as a factor in admissions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140716/court-says-univ-texas-can-use-race-factor-admissions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Jul 16 (EFE).- A federal appeals court ruled that the University of Texas may use affirmative action in admissions to ensure ethnic diversity among its student body.</p> <p>A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans voted 2-1 to throw out the lawsuit brought by Abigail Fisher, a white woman who was refused admittance to UT Austin in 2008.</p> <p>UT Austin uses race as one factor in admitting one-fourth of its students each year, a practice that favors the admission of minority students, above all African Americans and Hispanics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140716/court-says-univ-texas-can-use-race-factor-admissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Affirmative action in the United States Business Geography of Texas Hospitality Law Politics Social inequality Social Issues Agencia EFE Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:46:02 +0000 6206640 at http://www.globalpost.com