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

Social isolation in schools erodes our sense of self and community

Teachers can — and should — reach out to lonely kids

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

It’s illegal to run schools designed to keep out black students, but the Department of Justice is letting districts get away with it

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

California budgets millions to rebrand long-disparaged vocational education

Open letter to teachers who feel trapped in racist schools

Children have to be taught how to hate each other

OPINION: Can we trace the roots of Charlottesville to school segregation?

School isolation by race begins with our earliest learners

Black women have reasons to cry — they claim victory instead

But black girls still need our protection, and better policies

Faced with the domestic terrorism at Charlottesville, Betsy DeVos fails another test

Our nation’s top education official refuses to condemn white supremacy

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Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs

Muhlenberg College is one of many campuses hosting research-intensive programs

An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM

Diversifying the science and tech pipeline by increasing rigor and convincing colleges to share their secrets with high school students

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

Let’s hope reports of efforts to challenge race-conscious admissions are a false alarm

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