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.

Adley Nyakora, a freshman at Minnesota State University, Mankato, plays Operation, while Cornelius Bright, Elijah Calderon-Pitchford, Aburrahman Guantai, and Jordan Headley look on.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

Unless more residents get to and through college, the state won’t be able to fill jobs that require higher education

Educational Opportunity Programs

How Educational Opportunity Programs graduate first-generation college students

A wildly successful boot camp combines tough academics, strict rules and minimal sleep

Leona Tate, 64, who helped to desegregate the Deep South when she was six years old.

As a 6-year-old, Leona Tate helped desegregate schools. Now she wants others to learn that history

Tate plans to open an educational center in the New Orleans school she attended as one of only three black students in 1960

Schools need to step up to fight a rise in suicides among black children

Suicide rates for black children have doubled; we need to find out why and do something about it

OPINION: Are colleges failing first-generation students?

Catching up with higher ed’s new demographics

OPINION: 3 ways that colleges can support underrepresented students after the Harvard case

A chief diversity officer explains why YouTube counts as an idea

Charter school leaders should talk more about racism

Praising charters for “doing more with less” ignores how racist systems have devalued black communities, starving kids in both traditional and charter schools of resources

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In San Antonio, school integration may not lift all boats

One of the most economically segregated cities in the countries is trying integration to compete with charters and other school districts, but some schools in the poorest areas aren’t benefitting

Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town

As the federal government releases districts from desegregation orders, will their commitment to equity continue?

Participants celebrate “Selena Day” as part of the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference.

Why does pride in blackness provoke such defensiveness?

The resistance to the idea of a woke academy at a higher ed conference shows how far we still have to go

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