Law and policy

Lynette Stewart lifts her son Quincy, 3, up to a rock at George Rocky Graham Park in Marin City, California.

$5.5 billion will expand care for thousands of kids in California, but it may not be enough

As presidential candidates propose investment in child care and paid leave on a national scale, California’s success or failure could act as a bellwether.

immigrants

We are a nation of migrants, not a collection of diplomas

The rush to embrace only highly educated immigrants reveals our classist elitism

FCC changes its rules, puts educational spectrum up for open auction

Rural school districts had hoped to close “homework gaps” via access to wireless spectrum set aside for educational use 50 years ago

certificate programs

‘They just saw me as a dollar sign’: How some certificate schools profit from vulnerable students

When government turns a blind eye, for-profit colleges fail to fulfill promise of a fast path to a new career and leave students in debt

Students need a boost in wealth more than a boost in SAT scores

The College Board creates an adversity score to acknowledge that wealth and race matter

OPINION: The difficult discussions about gun violence that we can’t afford not to have

'Classroom conversations are one vital way to start small'

reparations

Voting for reparations, one institution at a time

Georgetown University’s students provide a blueprint for atoning for slavery

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School district secessions gather speed, a new report shows

Wealthy school districts are increasingly splitting from poorer, more diverse ones, accelerating resegregation

Regulations for child care hard to roll back, as Trump proposed, because there aren’t many

According to reporting by The Hechinger Report, the lack of tight regulations is contributing to an epidemic of poor quality care offered to young children in the U.S.

Operation Varsity Blues proves we need affirmative action

Affirmative action isn’t the problem, it’s wealthy parents who are robbing underrepresented groups of opportunities to climb the social ladder.

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