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.

“Canyon Dreams”

How one Navajo Nation high school is trying to help students see a future that includes college

In a new book on "rez ball," columnist Michael Powell explores the lives of Navajo high schoolers on and off the court

math and reading scores

As Republicans stress political fiction over facts, students’ math and reading scores fall

GOP remedy for the decline? More of the policies that may have prompted it 

Elizabeth Warren shows she understands education in ways charter advocates did not

Linking housing and education gets at the root of the problem in our education system

black male students

Some evidence for the importance of teaching black culture to black students

A separate class for black boys led to improvements in dropout rates, study finds

OPINION: How ‘juvenile-justice’ schools harm one group in particular: Native American youth

States should increase communication and collaboration with local tribes to ensure culturally relevant programming

social-emotional learning curricula

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

Concern about the quality of social-emotional programs is rising — but one Virginia school sees academic success by focusing on students’ emotional wellbeing   

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Many HBCUs are teetering between surviving and thriving

These storied schools are largely responsible for the nation’s black middle class. They are also on the brink of financial ruin.

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