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. See all our Special Reports

Dartmouth freshmen Daniel Inoa and Natan Santos had uncomfortable moments as they were told: “You look suspicious.”

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

Moments of cold, loneliness — and missing the merengue

The United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

A conservative Supreme Court could threaten the education of immigrant students

When they come for our rights, who will you stand with — and who will stand with you?

In 6 states, school districts with the neediest students get less money than the wealthiest

New federal data shows a 3.4 percent funding gap between rich and poor school districts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray meet with New York City School system Chancellor Richard Carranza at Katz’s Deli Manhattan’s Lower East Side on April 1, 2018.

OPINION: How school segregation hit home for one white father

‘At cocktail parties, I firmly opposed racism. In real life, I collaborated with it’

Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Thousands of teachers and supporters continue to rally at the state Capitol as Oklahoma becomes the latest state to be plagued by teacher strife. Teachers are walking off the job after a $6,100 pay raise was rushed through the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you don’t work over the weekend, thank a union

The Janus Supreme Court ruling is bad news for all of us

OPINION: Loss of top centrist judge will hit higher ed hard

Kennedy’s Supreme Court replacement will likely part company on affirmative action

OPINION: What Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s retirement means for K-12 and race

Did public school diversity plans just get ready to die?

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The Martin Luther King Bridge, top, and Eads Bridge, bottom, connect East St. Louis with downtown St. Louis. Little of the economic boom that has transformed St. Louis has made it across the river.

Will turning schools into hubs for services help revive dying cities?

In East St. Louis, the school district is helping parents get back on their feet

Ex-slave and American abolitionist Frederick Douglass (Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) (1817 - 1895) as a young man, 1848. He became the first black man to be received at the White House, by President Abraham Lincoln.

Education unfits us for slavery; we need to protect the Department of Education

The new White House proposal to merge the Departments of Education and Labor views students only as workers

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