Justice

Violent attack raises concerns about 'parachute kids' from China

Thousands of Chinese teenagers travel alone to the US to attend high school. They're called parachute kids — and their numbers have skyrocketed in recent years. Now a shocking case of bullying in California has brought to light the problems that come with these teenagers living so far away from their families.

Education

Here's what eighth graders can teach us about perpetuating stereotypes

Many students from immigrant families go to diverse schools. But diversity itself doesn't guarantee understanding. Self-segregation and stereotypes persist, even in communities that pride themselves on their multiculturalism. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, middle-school teachers build empathy among classmates by teaching "the danger of a single story."

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