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

It’s not who controls the schools that matters, it’s whether they care about equity

New Orleans has had plenty of school choice in the last decade, but vulnerable students have been left behind

A racially charged assault spurs schools to rally behind Portland’s large refugee community

‘Welcoming refugees is not a political issue. It’s about people.’

Support Betsy DeVos, shoot yourself in the foot

Education groups aimed at uplifting black students should not be the black face of her agenda

Obama’s national spotlight on young black and brown men: Has it improved their lives?

Questions remain about the My Brother’s Keeper program in the Trump administration

Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college

Make it easier to estimate real costs, and more students may take a chance on elite colleges

A professor’s proposed Black History Month course for one student: President Donald Trump

AFAM 0045 African-American History for Clueless Presidents (and Black Folk who’ve seen LaLa Land)

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Foundations aren’t helping anyone if they’re not serious about social justice

Philanthropy needs to become more diverse and fund fight for political change

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