Civil rights

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?

When students are better role models than school leaders

The suppression of human rights and free speech starts in school

race and college admission

Facts about race and college admission

Political winds may shift, but racial factors in college success statistics don’t

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

Jennifer Rich

The importance of difficult conversations in U.S. classrooms: Teaching about the migrant crisis

What educators can do to encourage thoughtful, respectful debate—even among elementary students

Lake Oconee Academy is expanding. A new high school facility is under construction.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

Loose laws let scores of charters create policies that favor white students

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Betsy DeVos’ smoking gun of ignorance

The education secretary tells Congress that school safety doesn’t involve gun control

OPINION: Did Betsy DeVos just suggest that schools roll back students’ civil rights?

Her testimony underscores ‘a crying need for renewed commitment to strong federal civil rights enforcement’

The unseen obstacles facing undocumented college students

What will happen to immigrant students post-DACA?

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