, I hope you’re enjoying your Thursday so far, and thank you very much for opening this week’s issue. Today’s edition is three parts education, one part donuts. If you’re someone who appreciates reading something positive now and then, start with the lead article
, an ode to the Los Angeles donut. Bonus points if you read it while eating a donut. (Yes, send me a selfie.)
Then, after your sugar high wears off, dive back in and enjoy three articles on education, back to back to back. The first discusses how one program supports Black men to thrive as teachers. The second exposes how colleges compromise diversity for tuition dollars. And the third explores how middle and high schools can better prepare first-generation students of color to succeed in and graduate from college. Happy reading!