Richard Perez-Pena

New York Times

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Higher education reporter for the New York Times

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LAUSD closed all of its campuses and facilities this week because of an emailed terror threat which claimed bombs, nerve gas and automatic weapons were stashed at several schools, and…

A Tale of Two Cities and Their Email Threats

LAUSD closed all of its campuses and facilities this week because of an emailed terror threat which claimed bombs, nerve gas and automatic weapons were stashed at several schools, and…

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For 30 years or more, America’s elite colleges and universities have promised to open their doors to more high-school seniors from low-income families.

Where Are the Poor Students at Elite Universities?

For 30 years or more, America’s elite colleges and universities have promised to open their doors to more high-school seniors from low-income families.

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A  spoken word video  made at UCLA has gone viral.

Black and Outnumbered at UCLA

A spoken word video made at UCLA has gone viral.

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