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    Study Finds Trump Supporters Believe U.S. Society Is Fair

    Voters who supported Donald Trump are more likely than other Americans—even other conservatives—to oppose social justice efforts, a new University of Michigan study shows. Specifically, this segment thinks the nation spends too much money promoting equality for the poor, women and minorities; agrees that disadvantaged groups have received more than they deserve economically; and believes […]

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    Rep. Bass Introduces The Foster Youth Mentoring Act

    On June 23, 2017, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to authorize funding to support mentoring programs that have a proven track record in serving foster youth. Rep. Bass serves as a Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, which is a bipartisan group of lawmakers dedicated to improving the country’s child welfare system. […]

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    New NASW President Kathryn Wehrmann to Support Push to Modernize, Improve Services

    Incoming National Association of Social Workers (NASW) President Kathryn Wehrmann will continue to support the association’s ongoing initiative to modernize and improve services, intensify advocacy at the state and local level, and recruit more social workers and social work students. Kathryn Wehrmann “At this time in our nation’s history social work is more important than […]

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    Proposed Trump Cuts Imperil Mental Health, Health Care, Education and More

    The budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump threatens critical health, scientific research and education programs that contribute to the social safety net for millions of Americans, according to the American Psychological Association. “This budget, if enacted, would jeopardize our nation’s educational, scientific and health enterprises and limit access to critically needed mental and behavioral […]

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    Obama’s Contributions to Social Change Will Leave a Lasting Legacy

    History is already attempting to rewrite Obama’s presidency. Over his eight years in office, Obama never exuded anything less than class, intelligence and an apparently endless appetite for hope and optimism. He frequently spoke about the progress toward a more perfect union and never publically condemned the colleagues who chose to hold him back. Our […]

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    Teacher Racial Bias Matters More for Students of Color

    English and math teachers underestimate the academic abilities of students of color, which in turn has an impact on students’ grades and academic expectations, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, published online in the journal Social Science Research, builds on existing evidence of how teacher […]

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    Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed, Study Finds

    Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children. Darlene Kertes and colleagues tested the commonly held belief that pet dogs provide social support for kids using a randomized […]

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