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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Reporter’s notebook: Taking a deeper look at corporal punishment data

Last fall, I started talking to people about school discipline after reading about the behavior challenges educators were describing with the return to in-person learning. I wondered how schools were going to approach exclusionary discipline after the whole country had spent the last year talking about how important it is for students to be in…

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