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 finds that multiracial high schoolers show no test score gap with white students

While destroying claims to racial superiority, the results also open the way to damaging black schools

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

Black and Latino students have seen the most dramatic improvements, significantly narrowing the graduation gap with their white peers

Teachers at Piedmont Elementary School use iPads each morning with the school’s youngest students to check student emotions before beginning class work. (Photo by Jackie Mader)

Learning is social and emotional; our classrooms should be too

Accountability should not equal punishment

I got to choose private schools, but will vouchers really help other kids make it?

One of the first cities to embrace private school vouchers thinks not

When the firing of a principal raises bigger questions than one person’s bigotry

Dismantling racist policies is harder than destroying tangible symbols of racism

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…

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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

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