Data and research

Mississippi requires 180 days of instruction each year.

How do Mississippi’s requirements for instructional time compare to the rest of the country?

New report looks at rules on number of school days, hours required nationwide

Students at a charter school near Washington, D.C.

Dress codes can’t cover for bad teaching

Rules for black girls abound, and provide more opportunity for punishment

Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

Any educational reform that ignores segregation is doomed to failure

A new report finds that such reforms only placate white people, don't bring equity

Students walk on the campus of historical Morehouse College in Atlanta Ga.

We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

Colleges that allow their students to also start businesses give them a boost

Segregation incarnated in brick and mortar

Where charter schools are built shows our commitment to integration

Roseanne Barr arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of

The empress’s new clothes

The “Roseanne” reboot claims to be populist, but in the vein of Donald Trump

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Who benefits from research on racial disparities?

The other side of the coin of inequality that we need to confront

Dell advertises a panel at SXSW about diversity in tech.

Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time

Bringing black and brown undergrads to the gathering at SXSW is a tactic easily copied by all companies

Schools collect reams of data that could help teachers make decisions in the classroom, but getting all that data into one system, formatted the same way, is a pressing challenge for districts.

School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

A drive to make data ‘interoperable’ could unlock the promise of classroom innovation in the digital age

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