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.

OPINION: Educators must prepare for the dismantling of affirmative action

Five things to think about while helping all students move forward, not backward

OPINION: Bullying is on the rise, survey shows. How did we get here?

The severe and lasting consequences for victims

The measured achievement gap between the students in this Revere High School English as a Second Language class and their English-speaking peers is likely to balloon with the introduction of the PARCC exam. From left, clockwise, are Mateo López and Nataly Gómez, both from Colombia; Amanda Moreira, from Brazil; and Maria Hernández, from Honduras.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

Researchers also say that they found collaboration led to higher grades for black students

Black students default on college loans at a higher rate than others, study finds

Consequences can be severe for those who default

Inclusive campuses

OPINION: Making campus diversity real — starting in kindergarten

We need to examine the full educational journey

The voucher program we really need is not for school — it’s for after

Betsy DeVos can better serve working parents by supporting their aftercare needs

Early evidence of a ‘Trump effect’ on bullying in schools

Preliminary study results show that a community's preference for Trump is associated with higher rates of teasing and bullying in Virginia middle schools

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One solution for boosting Latino graduation rates

A new initiative aims to increase the number of older, Latino student graduates

Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash. Fights over teacher salaries and work conditions are escalating along the West Coast, and the disputes are particularly acute in Washington, a state that has infused at least $1 billion for teacher pay to resolve a long-running court battle.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

Strikes can help ensure class cabinets are fully stocked

Damian Lopez, 4, gives Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boabserg a high-five as he arrives for the first day of school at Escalante-Biggs Academy on August 20, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Take a closer look at those back-to-school photos: Is something missing?

School photos provide a snapshot of segregated schools from across the country

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