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. In our ongoing coverage of education, The Hechinger Report explores how white students are given advantages every step of the way, how racism is woven into the system — from the way schools are funded to the material students are taught — and what’s being done to make change.


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​​Por qué los estudiantes blancos tienen 250% más probabilidad de graduación en universidades públicas en comparación a los estudiantes afroamericanos  

Cuando Diamante Hare pisó por primera vez el campus de Northeastern Illinois University en Chicago en 2018, los miles de dólares en subvenciones, becas y préstamos que había sacado estaban en juego, al igual que su futuro. Además, las probabilidades estaban en su contra. Era la primera vez que estaba lejos de su vecindario, un…

OPINION: Banning critical race theory ignores truths all students must hear

Imagine a country where you are a slave. You have no rights. You cannot attend public schools, visit the public library, eat in restaurants, enjoy public parks, go to churches or attend movie theaters. You cannot vote or meet and organize with others like yourself who are also denied these rights. That country is the…

PROOF POINTS: What research tells us about gifted education

After years of discussion, New York City announced in October 2021 that it is overhauling gifted and talented programs, eliminating the testing of thousands of 4-year-olds and the city’s separate education system of schools and classrooms for students who score high on this one test.  I wanted to know what the research evidence says about…

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