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A girl at recess runs at the Heart Butte School on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northern Montana. Overshadowed by attention to the challenges faced by nonwhite high school graduates in cities, low-income black, Hispanic and native American students in rural areas are equally unlikely to go on to college.

Eclipsed by urban counterparts, rural nonwhites go to college at equally low rates

Economics, culture and distance conspire to keep rural nonwhites from higher educations

Charter school leaders are complicit with segregation, and it’s hurting their movement

Proponents of charter schools have bought into the watered down notion of inclusion

Sanborn Regional High School student Jailee Thibeault does research during her social studies class. Each student chose a different figure from the American Civil War to profile.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

Boosters of personalized learning hoped for transformations under new ESSA law

It’s time our educational institutions instilled some civic-minded values in students

Learning is about more than college readiness, and we ignore that at our peril

The Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson Public Schools entered into an agreement with a private foundation, the City of Jackson, and the Governor’s office to improve its schools.

Large Mississippi district handed over to public-private partnership

Takeover of Jackson Public Schools offers a ‘new model’ for the country

Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Senior Scientist Emerita NIH, speaks at the dedication ceremony of a building renamed Pinn Hall in her honor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. 

Removing racist monuments is about making history, not erasing it

We need to memorialize more statues of trailblazers such as physician Vivian Pinn

Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, located in the capital of San Juan, among other colleges. Students are faced with hard decisions about where to study.

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria is Trump’s Katrina

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An exhibit at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Students around the state say education on the Civil Rights Movement is lacking in schools.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new ‘innovative’ standards

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

It’s illegal to run schools designed to keep out black students, but the Department of Justice is letting districts get away with it

Faced with the domestic terrorism at Charlottesville, Betsy DeVos fails another test

Our nation’s top education official refuses to condemn white supremacy

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