Race and Equity

Over 50 years since the Civil Rights Era, there is perhaps no issue in American education more intractable or more painful than the persistent gaps in educational outcomes between black and brown students and their white peers. Racial disparities endure at every level of the system and are only compounded for boys. We will explore the root causes and look for solutions using research, data and on-the-ground reporting. See all our Special Reports

New study reveals cities where low-income students are doing best

When it comes to educating students from urban low-income families, according to a new study, one state leads the pack. And it’s one you might not expect. Texas cities were…

Unlike the students they oversee, most college presidents are white and male

New report finds only slow progress toward diversifying the top jobs on campus

OPINION: This summer, let’s plan some difficult campus conversations about race

Facing our differences, stereotypes, privileges and fears

Good news: There is an answer to the shortage of black and brown teachers

If you could only see them, right under your noses

PODCAST: What happens when students get into college—but can’t afford to attend?

How college financial aid benefits wealthier students

High school seniors reveal choices in joyous ‘signing day’ ceremony

College-bound students at Match High School set money woes aside and become heroes, just for a day

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Building educational “success” on the backs of fired black teachers

Was the human cost of New Orleans’ school choice reforms really worth it?

PODCAST: How four immigrant families and one lawsuit changed education in America

The fight for free education for undocumented students

I finally agree, college isn’t for everyone

White nationalist activity on campus has shown me that higher education doesn’t need to be inclusive at all costs

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