Top Education Stories Affecting African-Americans in 2012

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  • Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban Struck Down
  • Department of Education Pledges Funds for HBCUs
  • Morehouse to Introduce Black LGBT Course
  • NAACP Goes After NYC's Elite Schools
  • Spelman Chooses Health Over Sports
  • Affirmative Action Goes Before Supreme Court
  • Graduation Rate Narrows Between Black and White Athletes
  • African-American Students Feel More Prepared for College
  • Oprah's Academy Graduates Its First Class
  • Congress Extends Low Student Loan Interest Rate
  • Obama Sends Threat to Colleges
  • Education Equals Better Health
  • White House Hosts HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference

Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban Struck Down

From HBCU initiatives to the future of affirmative action in the college admissions process, see how education news has affected Blacks in 2012.  —Dorkys Ramos



Michigan's six-year-old affirmative action ban was deemed unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. Opponents of the law hope the ruling will affect anti-affirmative action policies around the country. Defenders of the ban plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo: AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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