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

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

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

Five things American colleges need to do to help black and Latino students

All institutions could be taking these steps to improve the success of non-white students

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Experts offer black and Latino college students eight tips for success

“Anybody who succeeds in science tends to work in some group. … But students who excel in high school are accustomed to being by themselves, working alone in their room.”

When cause of death is not suicide, but school

When black kids kill themselves, look to see what schools aren’t doing to protect them

How to hire more black principals

Nonprofit groups are using new strategies to diversify the talent pool for school leaders

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