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.

STEM fields

Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

Birmingham is brimming with talented black students in STEM fields — why aren’t there more black-owned businesses?

Students at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The school has made steady progress in increasing diversity on campus. Enrollment of underrepresented minorities has climbed from 12 percent in 2002 to roughly 27 percent this year.

Texas 10% policy didn’t expand number of high schools feeding students to top universities

Affirmative action workaround isn't working, researchers find

OPINION: ‘What teachers and schools need is for the whole community to see education as its job’

When it comes to community schools, districts should turn to proven models that offer comprehensive supports

Achievement gap closed, one chancellor asks, “Why aren’t we all doing this?”

With a strong support system and a partnership with the Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota Rochester has students from different backgrounds graduating at similar rates

A graduating student wears a money lei, a necklace made of US dollar bills, at the Pasadena City College graduation ceremony, June 14, in Pasadena, California. With 45 million borrowers owing $1.5 trillion, the student debt crisis in the United States has exploded in recent years and has become a key electoral issue in the run-up to the 2020 presidential elections.

To boost black students, we should give free college to students who don’t need it

Bernie Sanders has the right idea: Debt forgiveness and free college for everyone is the only politically feasible way to get relief to the students who desperately need it

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OPINION: Is this minority group too small to have a voice on campus?

How U.S. higher education can become more inclusive

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Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

Like many U.S. colleges, Indiana University Northwest is seeing a sharp rise in Latinx students — but support for them is lagging

College applications

In higher education, the wand chooses the wizard

It’s not Hufflepuff and Slytherin, it’s Harvard and Stanford

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

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