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

Protecting Or policing?

School-based police officers are paid to protect our kids. But sometimes they do more harm than good

Students scramble as application season races down to the wire

Deadlines, endless forms, constant college prep pressure at Mass. charter school — is the finish line in sight for these low-income students?

Defying political pushback, private colleges quietly enroll undocumented students

Outside financial support helps, but post-election realities may overcome bold rhetoric

Colleges face a new reality, as the number of high school graduates will decline

An increase in low-income and minority-group students will challenge colleges to serve them better

Dual-language programs benefit disadvantaged black kids, too, experts say

Teachers Ivonne Kendrick and Milagro Nuñez lead preschool students at Houston Elementary School in a song during a time of “música y movimiento.” Photo: Natalie Gross …

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In segregated classrooms, students struggle to understand a Trump victory

Kids in a deep red state, surprised at the election's outcome, fear what's next

Muslim girls in Trump’s America: “I’m not going to cower into fear”

After Trump: Some observant Muslim students say they feel targeted, but still hopeful

After Trump victory, black professors speak out about the routine racism of academia

Even on “liberal” campuses, black academics don’t feel secure, and even less so now

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