Around 22 percent of American children lived below the federal poverty line in 2013, up from 18 percent in 2008, according to a new report. Black, Hispanic, and American Indian children were twice as likely to live in poverty as whites.
A new study found the percentage of American children living in poverty has declined slightly since 2010 as the economy has improved, but the rate for African-American children remains extremely high, at nearly 40 percent.
The new mayor of Venice has officially banned books on the subjects of homosexuality and disability from the city's schools, prompting a wave of criticism. The city official made the blacklist promise during his mayoral campaign.
New housing rules introduced by the Obama administration will require cities that receive federal funds to scrutinize housing patterns for racial bias. They will also be required to report on those biases and include remedies for reducing segregation.
When school resumes this fall, 5 million students in Texas will learn from history books based on state academic guidelines that sidestep the major issues of racial segregation and oppression in America's history.
Israel has arrested six Bedouins, including four elementary and high school teachers, and indicted them for their alleged support of Islamic State peoples and the promotion of the jihadist ideology, the Shin Bet security service has announced.