African American Education, Education Reform, Black Education, African American News, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Report: 75 Percent of Black Boys in Calif. Don’t Meet State Reading Requirements – The Root The most recent round of testing in the state of California has revealed a disturbing statistic: Three out of 4 black boys failed to meet the reading and writing requirements, and more than half of them scored in the lowest category on the English portion of the test.

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Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Expansion of Overtime Pay for Millions of Workers “Employers that made big changes in their workforce ahead of the rule’s Dec. 1 effective date—either by raising managers’ salaries to the newly set threshold for overtime pay or eliminating job categories like assistant manager—say they aren’t yet planning to reverse course, while others are taking a wait-and-see approach,” the Wall Street Journal.