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Shi and Zhu Examine Bias Against Asian Students in a New Study in Journal of Public Economics

March 3, 2023

"'Model minorities'" in the classroom? Positive evaluation bias towards Asian students and its consequences," co-authored by Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was published in the Journal of Public Economics.

Inequality in Literacy Skills at Kindergarten Entry at the Intersections of Social Programs and Race

February 1, 2023

"Inequality in Literacy Skills at Kindergarten Entry at the Intersections of Social Programs and Race," co-authored by public administration and international affairs professors Michah Rothbart and Colleen Heflin, was published in Children and Youth Services Review.

Yingyi Ma Quoted in South China Morning Post Article on China Sending Students to US Universities

November 23, 2022

Chinese students do not necessarily come to the U.S. because they love America or are interested in it, Ma tells South China Morning Post. "They want to get American degrees," she says, and use them to get better jobs back home.

See related: China, Education, United States

Research on Racial Disparities in Education by Professors Drake, Shi and Zhu Cited in NY Times

November 1, 2022

The work of Sean Drake, assistant professor of sociology, Ying Shi, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, and Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, was referenced in the article, "Asian American Students Face Bias, but It’s Not What You Might Think."

Historical Information and Beliefs About Racial Inequality

August 12, 2022

"Historical information and beliefs about racial inequality," co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Steven White was published in Policies, Groups, and Identities.

White Study on Exposure to Historical Information on Racial Inequality Featured in NBC News Article

August 12, 2022

"Historical information and beliefs about racial inequality," co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Steven White, was featured in the NBC News article, "Teachers say in new survey they’re being told not to talk about racism and race."

Schwartz Quoted in Chalkbeat Article on Reversing New York City School Budgets

August 9, 2022

Amy Ellen Schwartz, professor of economics and public administration and international affairs, was quoted in the Chalkbeat article, "Eric Adams is facing pressure to reverse NYC school budget cuts. Should he?"

Gadarian Quoted in NCPR Story on Rep. Stefanik’s False Claim About Teaching CRT in NY Schools

June 21, 2022

Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science, was quoted in the North Country Public Radio article, "Stefanik says NY schools are forcing a 'radical and racist' agenda on children. The false claim fits a pattern."

Drake Talks About Academic Apartheid on FreshEd Podcast

June 21, 2022
Sean Drake, assistant professor of sociology, was interviewed on the FreshEd podcast about academic apartheid and race and the criminalization of failure in U.S. schools. 

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