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.

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to then-Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault during an event in the Oval Office of the White House October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Good teachers use the N-word

But it's how they use it that makes all the difference

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a new book How Schools Work: An Inside Account

OPINION: Arne Duncan, the fallible narrator

Aaron Pallas weighs in on Arne Duncan's "How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education"

LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools.

LeBron is dishing out assists to a local school district in Ohio

The basketball player opens his I Promise school to widespread applause

Students have access to hundreds of courses while they are in Illinois' juvenile justice facilities, but they tend to focus on math, language arts, social studies and science.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

But the quality of online coursework is one of many concerns for advocates

Roosevelt Montás, who spoke no English when he arrived in New York City from the Dominican Republic at age 12, leads Columbia University’s Freedom and Citizenship summer program for New York high school students.

Reading, writing and arguing: Can a summer of big questions push students to college?

High school students get jump-start studying great books, philosophers

Clusters of black science majors offer a map for future investment

Businesses should pay attention to black communities’ growth in cities

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Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson watches during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Berea, Ohio.

Disrupting education, the NFL way

Hiring more black public school teachers helps students get to the goal line

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?

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