poverty

A mother and son go from homeless to college

New York’s free tuition plan won’t help the neediest students. Should it?

Why six states still spend nothing on preschool

Many state preschool programs are still tiny, but in the Mountain West and New Hampshire, they are nonexistent. Here’s why

Study: Half or more of community college students struggle to afford food, housing

Biggest-ever survey on the topic also suggests that 14 percent of students are homeless

Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality?

Real reform begins early and accounts for racial and economic diversity

Why placing students in difficult high school classes may increase college enrollment

A district gets tough to help its low-income students succeed in college

What can Betsy DeVos really do?

Experts on left and right assess possibilities for expanding school choice and limiting the work of the Office for Civil Rights

In a city still struggling with segregation, a popular charter school fights to remain diverse

Bricolage Academy hopes new admissions system that sets aside seats for poor kids will keep classrooms integrated

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New Orleans schools still struggle with integration

A school named after early civil rights hero Homer Plessy tries to increase diversity against tough odds

Can private Pre-K for All providers survive in New York City?

As New York City continues to expand its nationally lauded free preschool program, private providers contend with high expectations and exacting requirements

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

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