Race and Equity

Over 50 years since the Civil Rights Era, 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. Racial disparities endure at every level of the system and are only compounded for boys. We will explore the root causes and look for solutions using research, data and on-the-ground reporting.

Students need a boost in wealth more than a boost in SAT scores

The College Board creates an adversity score to acknowledge that wealth and race matter

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

Three colleges and a chamber of commerce in Michigan are helping students who need it

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

The first black high school in New Orleans, McDonogh 35, was a source of pride, until the chartering of the city’s schools after Hurricane Katrina contributed to its academic collapse. Now, the school board hopes turning it over to a charter organization can save it

Teachers go to school on racial bias

Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable — and absolutely necessary

OPINION: ‘Punitive discipline makes school feel like a prison, not a community’

Four ways to stop undermining education and educators

reparations

Voting for reparations, one institution at a time

Georgetown University’s students provide a blueprint for atoning for slavery

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School district secessions gather speed, a new report shows

Wealthy school districts are increasingly splitting from poorer, more diverse ones, accelerating resegregation

OPINION: How do we ensure that charter schools don’t exacerbate segregation?

The tool to encouraging integration that no one's talking about

charter schools

DeVos’ support of charters spells disaster for their Democrat backers

The party of diversity should promote policies that embrace inclusion

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