"Parental Involvement Is Overrated" by Professor Angel Harris

By KEITH ROBINSON and ANGEL L. HARRIS April 12, 2014, 2:32 pm Most people, asked whether parental involvement benefits children academically, would say, “of course it does.” But evidence from our research suggests otherwise. In fact, most forms of parental involvement, like observing a child’s class, contacting a school…
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"Fair Wages: A History of Getting Paid" with Karin Shapiro

Ed talks with historian Karin Shapiro about the convict leasing arrangements of the 1890s that led to labor disputes with free workers, and even sparked a violent conflict in Tennessee.
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Hip-Hop Music in the Classroom with 9th Wonder

The State of Things | WUNC A new documentary, “Hip Hop Fellow,” follows Patrick Douthit aka 9th Wonder’s teaching experiences during his fellowship at Harvard University. The film premiers at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham next weekend. Host Frank Stasio talks with Douthit; director Kenneth Price;…
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Thavolia Glymph Wins 2013 George and Ann Richards Prize for Article

Thavolia Glymph has won the George and Ann Richards Prize for the best article published in The Journal of the Civil War Era in 2013. Her article, “Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of Slave Insurgency in the Civil War,” appeared in the December issue. The article was selected…
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Book: helping your kids with homework may do more harm than good

Posted: Mar 25, 2014 10:39 PM EDT Updated: Mar 25, 2014 10:39 PM EDT By JOHN HUDDY, @JohnHuddyfox5 MYFOXNY.COM - Helping your kid with their homework may not be helping much at all, according to a new study published in the book "The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children's…
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Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

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And other insights from a ground- breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement Dana Goldstein Mar 19 2014, 9:06 PM ET Jean Jullien One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers,…
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Associate Professor Charmaine Royal: Recipient of the Thomas Langford Lectureship Award

Charmain Royal (AAAS) has been selected as one of five recipients of Duke University’s Thomas Langford Lectureship Award for the academic year 2013-14. This program was established in 2000 as a tribute to the memory of Thomas Langford, former Divinity School faculty member, Dean, and Provost, who embodied the…
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Mark Anthony Neal talks with Art Historian Richard J. Powell, curator of 'Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist' at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University via TheRoot.com

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Chicago’s Often Forgotten Role in African-American Art
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NEH Grants Awarded to AAAS (in Collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality) and Matory's Center for African & African American Research

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded AAAS, in collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality, a grant to conduct a three-week summer institute for secondary school teachers to be held in July 2013 on "African American Literature and Social History." Professor J. Lorand…
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Achievement Gap at Duke: Investigating the Factors Influencing the Academic Performance of Black Students

Senior Distinction Project by Dayo Oshilaja April 22, 2011 Download full paper here:
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