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.

black fraternities

Rapper Boosie Badazz can be a bridge to getting black men into college

By wearing fraternity letters, hit rapper sends message that college is not just for elites

Education financing

Education can be the great equalizer, but it isn’t yet

A level playing field for children will only come about if we pay for it

STUDENT VOICE: Black boys need the guidance and mentorship of black male teachers

Why do black men comprise just 2 percent of the U.S. teaching force?

Let’s invest in black kids who pursue STEM the way we do black kids on the football field

Our students must develop tech skills or risk unemployment at the hands of AI

Charter school movement

Support for charters in 2020 election comes with a price

Black leaders must not sacrifice jobs, communities for false charter promises

segregation academies

Reckoning with Mississippi’s ‘segregation academies’

Like segregated lunch counters and separate entrances, private schools founded to evade integration are reminders of the South’s resistance to equality. But ‘segregation academies’ aren’t relics of the past

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free speech on campus

We must not allow bigots on campus to hide behind free speech

Academic freedom and the spread of hate are incompatible at an institution of learning

gifted students

Up to 3.6 million students should be labeled gifted, but aren’t

New report argues that schools are overlooking gifted students who would benefit from services, including large numbers of black and Latino students

HBCUs

HBCUs are leading centers of education — why are they treated as second-class citizens?

In Maryland, Gov. Hogan is shortchanging state’s black colleges, a pattern seen in other states

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