Top Education Stories Affecting African-Americans in 2012

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  • 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

NAACP Goes After NYC's Elite Schools

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed a federal civil rights complaint with the Department of Education claiming that New York City's eight elite high schools have been discriminating against African-American and Latino students. The organization believes that the admissions process works against diversity, and it is looking for policy improvements. (Photo: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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