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Making Massachusetts Schools Fairer

Dec 20, 2018
A student works on math.
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We in Massachusetts need to address an issue that for decades has compromised our standing as an educational leader. Despite the strides we’ve made, our education system is not properly serving all our students.

Writer Grace Lin recommends some multicultural kids' books families might enjoy this winter season.
NEPR

It's that time of year again: when we turn to author and illustrator Grace Lin for her list of the year's best children's books. 

Boston city councilors are trying to prevent marijuana businesses from becoming like lots of other industries in the city — mostly white and, as they said Tuesday, “inequitable.”

As Bernie Sanders seeks to broaden his national appeal among the black and Latino voters who would be critical to his success in a 2020 presidential campaign, the white senator from Vermont is struggling to improve a complicated relationship with racial justice leaders in his own backyard.

Willie O’Ree, the first black man to play in the NHL and on the Bruins, was inducted Monday into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Today, the number of minorities playing professional sports is at its highest ever — but the NHL is still 97 percent white.

To talk about the man who broke the NHL’s color barrier 60 years ago — and how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to go — Kwame Damon Mason joined Morning Edition. He directed the film “Soul On Ice” which is about the history of black ice hockey players in the U.S. and Canada.

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